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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

25 crazy-fun things to do in Oakland with hardly any meetings at all, July 25 – 31

First off, Oakland, we double-dog-dare you to be bored on Saturday. There are some brand new and one-of-a-kind events this week, too, and so few meetings, it’s clear that the people who would normally be holding them want to join in the fun. It’ll be a challenge NOT to have crazy fun this week. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Off the Grid launches location in Uptown Oakland

San Francisco-based food truck organizer Off the Grid launched a new dinner market Monday in Uptown this week, expanding their existing presence in Oakland. Off the Grid has gained significant popularity in the Bay Area with its...

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Rockridge’s Osmanthus: Classic Asian flavors with creative adornment

Osmanthus sits inconspicuously on the northern border of Rockridge, at the intersection of College and Claremont Avenues. The establishment has little signage, and is recessed several feet off of the sidewalk, thanks to a small front patio...

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Oakland cat café comes closer to reality, set to open in September

Is the idea of opening a cat café too crazy for Oakland to handle? It certainly doesn’t seem so. The ambitious Cat Town Café project, which is set to be a space where visitors can enjoy a...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Old Oakland’s Galeto Brazilian Grill: Authentic rodízio with Italian roots

On the corner of Clay and 11th street in Old Oakland sits a spacious, clean, and contemporary Brazilian steakhouse. Owner Eli Nascimento, an experienced and hospitable man from Brasilia, already runs two other steakhouses in the Bay...

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

32 largely outdoorsy things to do in Oakland, July 11 – 17

So much biking and walking this week, Oakland! Even neighborhood meeting-y things are outside this week. Clearly, we’re supposed to go outside. Eh, let’s not fight it. Enjoy! Friday, July 11 Bike Life Exhibit Opens 5 –...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

PieTisserie to become permanent near Lake Merritt

Four years ago, Jaynelle St. Jean was affectionately known as “The Pie Lady,” giving away slices of homemade pie through her mother’s window to San Francisco residents; today, her business, PieTisserie, has gone from a regular Friday...

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Penrose: What’s past is prologue

I grew up in Oakland. I’ve seen a myriad of change, some good, some not. The streets of my childhood were constantly changing, adapting. To progress, to the passage of time, and even, on occasion, to the...

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

20 things to do to remind you summer is in full swing in Oakland, June 20 – 26

It’s the week of the summer solstice. Predictably, we’ve got plenty of outdoor items, iconic and new, things you’d eagerly anticipate and others you wouldn’t expect. Here’s to summertime fun, Oakland — Enjoy! Friday, June 20 Ceasefire...

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Late Nite Art at Impact Hub Oakland (Community Voices)

The evening I walked into the new Implact Hub Oakland for its first Late Nite Art event ultimately became a night of many firsts. For starters, I had actually never heard of, nor celebrated, the Pagan holiday, Beltane,...

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