For more than a decade, The former Oakland Auditorium has sat idle at the east end of Lake Merritt. Waiting, in all its grandeur, for someone to step-up and return it to its former glory. Well, the time has come! The redevelopment is set to be underway by this summer. With a rich history focused on community engagement, locals are hoping the refurbished auditorium will be restored what it once was. Read More
Golden State Warriors step aside, there’s a new team of Champs in town! The Oakland Tech Girls Basketball team has just won the state title. After an outstanding season, the Bulldogs proved their star power and played an amazing final game with a score of 57-22. We are proud of this team and send a big congratulations. Go Bulldogs!!! Read More
Storytelling. the age-old method of passing along history, folklore, gossip and tradition. Some may think it’s gone to the way-side in our digital era, but not so. The Pop-up Magazine show is holding-on tight to the idea of reaching out to the community in long-form narrative. In existence since 2009, and still going strong. The show recently stopped-by Oakland and we hope it will return again sooner rather than later. Keeping it real in Oakland. Read More
Looks like mixologists are out. What’s in? Have-it-your-way cocktails. Drinks mixed to your specification by bartenders ready to cater to your needs. The latest trend focuses on drinks mixed to reflect Low AVB – in other words, less alcohol. Check out where you’ll find these delightful concoctions: Read More
Bandcamp, an art friendly alternative to online steaming, is well-known for supporting artists – in the real sense. Check out their new spot in Oakland. Not just a store, but also a venue. It allows locals to come on down and listen to the sounds of area musicians, while browsing merch. Check it out: Read More
Can’t really compare the amazing design of Ray and Charles Eames to many others. Modern, functional and distinctly Californian. If you’re like me, you appreciate their very real approach to design as a way of life, and will be heading over to the Oakland Museum of California asap! Get out there and support this great museum and enjoy revitalized Downtown Oakland. Read More
I know the city of Oakland can’t get a stadium deal done. I know the muck of what a bummer this is on so many fronts. But, rather than lower our heads and sigh – let’s enjoy the Green Machine for what it is now – which looks to be a pretty good team loaded with “possibilities” – Go A’s!! Read More
Aside from keeping warm, available in super earthy colors, you can feel good about your clothes. Click here to read the full story on EastBayTimes.com.
“Golden Gate Bridge: The world’s eyes will turn to San Francisco and the Bay Area this week. Even though the Super Bowl will be 45 miles south of San Francisco, it’s the Golden Gate Bridge, for people around the world, that provides the landmark imprint of the region.” Click here to see full article on sfgate.com
Another nice article about Oakland’s growth, trends and general pulse. Written from an outsider’s perspective. Read More.
Looks like a fun evening in West Oakland – always an inspiring scene at the Crucible. Learn More.
Great historical and artistic piece on Oakland’s rich African American history. Learn More.