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Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Grand Lake, Oakland

Once just a swampy divide between downtown and East Oakland, Lake Merritt, nexus of the Grand Lake neighborhood, is now a destination-worthy cultural hub, thanks to a $122 million renovation. With fresh green expanses, a revamped bird sanctuary, and one heck of a beautified lagoon, you’ll come for the nature but end up staying for the food.

Bay Area Bikeshare Expanding to East Bay, Adding More Bikes

Back in 2013, the Bay Area Bikeshare system launched. Around 700 light blue bikes were set up around San Francisco and San Jose, available for people to rent for an hour or more to scoot about town. Two years later, the program, considered an astounding success with nearly a half million riders, plans on not only adding 7,000 more bikes but also expanding to the East Bay. Sweeeet.

Scenes of the City: Atop the Oakland Tribune Tower With Burning Man Cofounder John Law

For this week’s Scenes of the City, Burning Man cofounder John Law, who referred to himself as the "Quasimodo” of the Tribune Tower, takes us to the top of downtown Oakland's 305-foot Tribune Tower, which is steeped in history and mystery. 

Foodie Agenda: Hapa Ramen's Big Deal, Springtime at Parallel 37, and More

Close that Sprig app, call some friends, and make a gastronomic date at one of these choice spots.

Twerking Barre Class Comes to Oakland

Though twerking might be dead on the dance floor at your nearest 18-&-over club, it's alive and popping at Hot Spot Yoga Oakland. The recently opened yoga/fitness studio now offers last year's most popular dance move in convenient barre class form.

Escape From SF: Anthony Chabot Regional Park

For this week's Escape from SF, we head to nearby Anthony Chabot Park. Just 20 minutes outside of Oakland, the 5,067-acre park offers year-round camping and miles upon miles of hiking and riding trails (horses and bikes).

The Rainy Day Guide to Oakland

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. 

Levi's Revamps West Oakland Skate Park

The joyful sound of wheels grinding against cement could be heard all throughout West Oakland over the weekend, as Levi's revealed a revamped skate park in DeFremery Park.

How to Navigate Oakland's Art Murmur Like a Pro

First Friday is the perfect time to get to know Oakland. It’s a swirling, lively collection of open galleries, events, and food trucks. Every bar is jumping, every stage is occupied, and every part of the city is ready to be seen. Take BART or a Lyft instead of trying to park, carry cash for the staggering food truck lineup, and bring along your sense of adventure.

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. 

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