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East Bay Vintners’ Urban Wine Xperience

Poor you if you missed this year's sold-out urban winery extravaganza on August 2. More than twenty wineries in the East Bay represented on a gorgeous day outside at Jack London Square. Along with wine, some...
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22 festival-heavy things to do in Oakland, August 8 – 14

This week isn't just festive, it boasts multiple festivals of various kinds, including great food, terrific music, and even one where you can bring your dog to a museum. (No, really.) Enjoy! Friday, August...
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Ready for kindergarten? In Oakland, hunger and fatigue play a role

Most kids starting kindergarten in Oakland public schools are not ready for the demands of school. What’s in their way? Hunger. Hunger and tiredness and illness, according to a report released this month....
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Doing barbecue and business right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

Carolyn S. Alexander, the co-owner of and chef at Oakland’s The Brick Pig’s House comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her work is a source of abundant pleasure and pride, drawing on nearly 100 years of...
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National Night Out: Downtown Oakland’s block party and bar crawl

On Tuesday, August 5, thousands of Bay Area residents will flock to Downtown Oakland’s many bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs for Oakland’s National Night Out. The event is partially coordinated by...
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20 things to do in Oakland that are riddled with unapologetic fun, August 1 – 7

You know what, Oakland? I'm really glad to see you getting out and having fun. Sure, there are a couple of meetings this week, but when aren't there? This is about as close to an events calendar of pure...
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Free Juice pops up in downtown Oakland

In a tiny but shiny retail space at 352 17th Street, near Harrison in downtown Oakland, a fresh face has popped up. Working with Popuphood, which is curating retail tenants for the landlord, upstart food...
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Lost & Found: An oasis in Uptown Oakland

Now that we are positioned squarely in the middle of summer, I thought I’d focus on what’s important to the season: beer. What do all Oaklanders need to complement their summer pints? Picnic tables,...
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Liba Falafel opens Downtown Oakland’s newest foodie hotspot

On a tree-lined block of 17th Street between Franklin and Harrison in downtown Oakland, popular food truck Liba Falafel has settled into a brick-and-mortar location. Although owner Gail Lillian tried to keep a...
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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...