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Friday, October 3rd, 2014

About minimum wage and Lift Up Oakland (Community Voices)

By Sal Bednarz, owner of Actual Cafe & Victory Burger I’ve been giving some thought to the issue of increasing minimum wage since various initiatives started circulating earlier this year, and I thought it was time for me, a resident of Oakland for over twenty years and an Oakland small business owner for the last five,

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

20 eclecto-licious things to do in Oakland, October 3 – 9

We’ve all noticed what an eclectic place Oakland is. It’s not just the contrasts here, it’s the possibility of contrast and compliment that keeps us all so interested and engaged. A peek behind the scenes here at...

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Top 5 picks from Oakland’s Eat Real Festival 2014

Each year Oakland’s Eat Real Festival brings together the Bay Area’s best mobile food vendors, chefs, brewers and artisans in Jack London Square for a weekend of ridiculous overindulgence. In reality, the selection is far too vast...

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

5 finger-lickin’ good barbecue spots, Oakland-style

From Texas to Kansas City, from dry-rubbed to sauce-laden, there are multiple barbeque traditions, each claiming to be the best. Texans eschew sauce; Saint Louisans love their sweet sauce. Some regions rely on pork while others lean...

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 3)

“Comida Mobile” looks at the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Miguel Montiel grew up supporting his family’s fruit cup stand. Now helping manage the business, he remains grateful for his parents...

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

19 things to do in Oakland with traditions old and new, September 26 – October 2

This week, we have lots of traditional events. They’ve either been around for decades or are just starting out: 25th anniversary, a couple of 2nd annuals, decades-old annual, 3rd annual, first-ever, 1st annual, and of course, the...

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 2)

“Comida Mobile” explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Activist Emilia Otero has championed pushcart vending in Oakland for 17 years, fighting to legalize mobile food and providing immigrants a...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Longitude Oakland: Of transformation and tropical adventure

  Oakland is a place of constant transformation. The foodie landscape has been evolving into something different, something current, something well, happening, for quite some time now. Late-night clubs, fabulous upscale dining, and delectable food truck offerings...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Quick-serve Taiwanese lunch opens in Uptown Oakland

By now, employees, patrons, and residents of Uptown Oakland have certainly grown accustomed to the unending parade of new lunch spots opening shop beneath their windows. The small area surrounding the intersection of Broadway and West Grand alone now...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 1)

“Comida Mobile” explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Born and raised in Oakland, 22-year-old Miguel Montiel operates his family’s fruit cup stand on International Boulevard, often working from 5 a.m. to 5...

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