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!
Today it's supposed to reach a high of 75 degrees in Oakland; so, no one would blame you if you went for a very long walk, or even called in "sick" tomorrow. We have to milk these glorious days for everything they’re worth (before the spring gloom sets in); so, grab a bottle of wine, a baguette, some cheese, and a blanket and stake out your own little slice of heaven at one of these picnic-perfect Oakland parks.
If you said you hated Pixar movies, you'd be lying. With the exception of Cars (sorry, NASCAR fans) all their movies showcase storytelling at its finest. And part of what makes them so damn great is all the Bay Area love the animation studio includes in their films. After all, Pixar is located in Emeryville (and Richmond before that) so they have to give major props to the inspirational East Bay.
Now that the weather has taken a turn for the worse, you’ll be in need of indoor adventures. So, pick one (or two, or three) of these East Bay staples and enjoy a brew and some bar bites inside with friends.