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.
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.
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 Graduate—as 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.
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.
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!
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.