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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 Eats: Plum Bar Expands, a New Brewery, & a Scandalous Alameda Speakeasy

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.

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. 

Oakland Eats: New Falafel and Ice Cream Spots, Fusion Tacos, & More

Happy eating, East Bay-ers! This week, find new destinations for falafel and fusion tacos in Uptown Oakland, ice cream in Temescal, and a food-friendly drinking destination in Berkeley. 

5 Ways To Get Out on the Water This Summer

Make this the summer you actually take advantage of living near the ocean by learning to windsurf, kiteboard, or sail around the bay. 

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. Take advantage of the warmth and good feels with this guide to the perfect sun-filled day in Oakland. 

Classic Movie Scenes Shot in Berkeley and Oakland

You might have spotted Skinny Pete from Breaking Bad walking around Lake Merritt this week. Actor Charles Baker is starring in a new indie film, August Falls, which is currently shooting in Oakland and Berkeley.

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.

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