This week, it's all about the much-anticipated opening of Starline Social Club in Uptown Oakland. Okay, it's about mom, too, but we think she'll understand our excitement.
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.
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.
Close that Sprig app, call some friends, and make a gastronomic date at one of these choice spots.
This Mediterranean masterpiece was built in 1936 and recently remodeled according to a Gordon Pierce design. The resulting home is adorned with arched doorways, beamed ceilings, and an exquisite curved stairway.
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.
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.
This week in East Bay restaurant news is all about the booze — or, the bar scene, rather. From the expansion of an already popular bar concept to a scandalous speakeasy, you now have even more options for good drinking (and eating) on this side of the Bay.