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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...
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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,...
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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 coffee and...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Penrose: What’s past is prologue

Succulent panko-crusted pork strips 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...
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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 --...
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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...
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Doukkala: The beginning of a beautiful friendship

  Chilled Summer Gazpacho Morocco is a land of mystery. It has been the setting of a multitude of films, perhaps the most famous of which is the unforgettably iconic Casablanca. Casablanca was...