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7 Things You Never Knew Were Invented in Oakland

While San Francisco and Berkeley have long been lauded for their contributions to pop culture via food (Irish coffee and It's-It) and science (16 elements and counting), it's time Oakland gets its due. Here are seven things, invented in The Town, that your life would suck without. You're welcome. 

Berkeley Dispensaries Must Give Free Weed to Low-Income Patients

In a landmark decision to serve the underprivileged of the East Bay, the Berkeley City Council UNANIMOUSLY voted last week to provide small amounts of free medical marijuana to low-income and homeless patients. Whoa.

Dine Al Fresco at These Lounge-Worthy East Bay Spots

On the nights when you're getting blown away in San Francisco, or chilled to the bone by Karl the Fog, head to the East Bay for a warmer dining experience. 

Berkeley's Oldest Cafe, Caffe Mediterraneum, For Sale

It's hard to imagine Berkeley's Caffe Mediteraneum—frequented by Beat legends Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and featured in the classic '60s film The Graduateas anything other than the local watering hole and hub of activism that it's been for the last 50 years. However, the legendary cafe just announced that it's for sale. 

Where to Have Brunch in Berkeley

If you've already made it through our list of top brunch spots in Oakland, travel a little farther north to the lush landscape of Berkeley's brunch scene. 

Oakland's Top Sushi Spots, Ranked

The Best Sushi in Oakland

Hankering for sushi across the Bay Bridge? We ranked Oakland's top six options so that you can stop fighting and just eat already. 

Inside Oakland's White Horse Inn, the Oldest LGBT Watering Hole in the US

Standing inconspicuously at the corner of 66th and Telegraph in Oakland, White Horse Inn is allegedly the oldest continuously operating LGBT bar in the US - but you'd never know it if you were just passing by.

5 Ways to Reward Yourself on Bike to Work Day

If you know what's good for you then you arrived to work a little sweater than usual this morning after pedaling yourself to the office on your tried but true bicycle. Now it's time for your reward!

The Rainy Day Guide to Oakland

Just when we thought spring had come to stay, it rains. But, just because it's wet outside doesn't mean you have to stay holed up inside your apartment. We rounded up some of the best indoor activities around Oakland to motivate you to explore on days when the weather has you dreading the outdoors. 

How to Spend the Perfect Sunny Day in Oakland

Sure it's pretty sunny in SF, but it's nothing compared to the glorious rays that shine down just across the Bay Bridge (it's supposed to be 77 degrees today). Take advantage of the warmth and good feels with this guide to the perfect sun-filled day in Oakland. 

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