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Why Cocktails?

In the land of the liquor store, where smashed bottles litter the streets and the promise of high class intoxication is brought to you by Napa wines, you might be wondering: why cocktails? Why not a shot of...
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L’OAKavore links roundup: Thanksgiving edition

If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving inspiration, take a gander at this state-by-state list of regional American recipes. Saint Louis Gooey Butter Cake? Vermont Cheddar Mashed Potatoes? Count me in....
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Giving back to those who need: the rent you pay for living (Community Voices)

Jamal is a young man who is slowly starving to death in public view. If he does not starve he may succumb to some disease his emaciated body can’t fight off, or freeze to death if he endures another winter...
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Alameda County Community Food Bank: Don’t throw your food away (Community Voices)

By Peggy Wang In order to live a healthy life, children need many things. They need suitable play equipment to get their exercise. They need accessible medical and dental care. And they need people to...
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Free Thanksgiving community meals link round-up

Looking for ways to spend Thanksgiving with your community? Oakland Local’s got a few suggestions: City of Oakland is hosting its 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for low-income families, seniors, and...
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Oakland’s 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The City of Oakland's just announced the 23rd annual Thanksgiving dinner, a free event to feed those who need some holiday food and cheer. Sponsored by  Oakland’s Human Services Department, Communities...
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Mockingbird Oakland: Grooving to the beat of the city

And if that piece of mind won't stay I'm gonna find myself a better way And if that better way ain't so I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow Going with the flow is the inescapable result of...
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Plum Bar + Restaurant Expands in Uptown

Plum Bar has been open for business in Uptown Oakland for two years now, and within that time it has been attached to Plum, a fine dining restaurant that has undergone many changes since first opening. Daniel...
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L’OAKavore link favorites to savor

Food for thought from around the internet: • I love jam on toast, so I was excited to see Serious Eats' appetizing round-up of the best jams in the USA. Take note of how many of Maggie Hoffman's 16 top...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oQaUAsrh8&w=560&h=315 "Comida Mobile" explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Activist Emilia Otero has...