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Wild Life!

Ever wonder what lurks in the woods and waterways of the East Bay? Like us, some animals are finding it difficult to find places to live, or to remain where they are, here in the East Bay. But, like humans, animals always find a way to adapt to their ever-changing habitats. Check out this guide to see where you might be lucky enough to spot birds, insects or amphibians doin’ their thing Read More

Local Podcast wins James Beard Award!

Oakland chef Katy Osuna’s podcast Copper & Heat, recently earned an award – much to her surprise! The theme of her cast is women in the kitchen. Those in the restaurant industry, that is. Through her own personal experience and observation, Osuna outlines gender roles in the industry and how many “traditional” attitudes align with the current #metoo movement. Hoping to open further discussion, Osuna wants spread awareness and get the cooks themselves in on the action. Read More

If Cities Could Dance …

Oakland is urban. Oakland is rich in cultural history. Oakland has deep roots in music and dance. Oakland is always creating. Poppin’, breakin’ and fancy footwork are Turfin’ moves – street style dance – an Oakland original. Check out the new film, If Cities Could Dance. Or, head out your door and find Turfin’ on the street, if you may be so lucky… Read More

Jack London Eateries

In recents years, the boom in real estate has launched a boom in restaurants in many of Oakland’s traditional neighborhoods. Jack London Square with its ample supply of trendy lofts, has also seen an influx of new spots for its hungry residents. Check out the article below and find your new favorite eatery or watering hole… Read More

Off-beat Materials at Slate

Three artists using unconventional materials have their work on display at Slate Gallery in Oakland. Old books – paperback and hardbound, vintage paper and even fabric are used to create modernist, abstract art that is both visually appealing and conceptually enticing. Read More

Pop-up Magazine?

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

Oakland – Most Exciting Place to Travel?

According to National Geographic, Oakland made the list as one of the most exciting places to travel in 2019. We couldn’t agree more. With its natural beauty, diverse population, world-class restaurants and overall cool vibe, Oakland ranks tops on our list, too! Read More

Oakland’s Top Restaurant Picks!

Ready, set eat! I have checked this event out over the past number of years – it is fun, delicious and a nice way to check out some new restaurants and old favorites. So, stay local and show some love to Oakland. Read More

Square Takes Over

A new lease for Square! Taking over the recently refurbished space once owned by Uber, Square is excited to be a new neighbor in Oakland’s already bustling Uptown neighborhood. Read More

Living Coral – Latest & Greatest Color Trend

In the real estate world, colors can be key. Painting a room in your home with the latest color will not only boost your mood, but may increase the overall aesthetic of your home’s interior. Check out the latest hue gaining popularity …. Read More

An Alternative Solution to Violence

In Oakland, a twist on conventional methods has proven successful in decreasing violence citywide. Impressive results are causing other municipalities to look at Oakland’s plan as a way to change the path of violence common in urban areas. Read More