There are certain blocks in this city that seem like mini-universes. Each week, we'll highlight a stretch of pavement where you could spend an entire day and night. This time around, we travel to Oakland to highlight a stretch of College Avenue in Rockridge.
This Saturday, get out and break a sweat while helping beat lung cancer. Jog For Jill is a 5K run on the UC Berkeley campus in honor of Jill Costello, a championship winning coxswain and UC Berkeley student who passed away at age 22 from lung cancer. Sign up for the race here, and help raise awareness, as well as money for research. The race begins at 11 am at Kroeber fountain on the UC Berkeley Campus.
From the brand new to the tried and true, we think that these Oakland-based jewelry designers are doing some amazing things. From designing to casting to running their own stores, these women seriously can do it all.
It's one of those ho-hum weekends in February: Weather's okay but not great, it's not a three-day weekend, and Beer Week hasn't started yet. But fear not, we still found plenty of fun for you in the East Bay. Following are our three favorite reasons to hop over the bridge this weekend.
There are few better bedfellows than music and food. No meal can be truly complete without a well-paired soundtrack, each bite evoking a symphonic deluge if prepared just so. Oakland’s new maestros of dining—chef Paul Canales (who put in 12 years at Oliveto, mostly under Michael Tusk) and general manager Rocco Somazzi—are plucking the strings at recently opened Duende.
When you're not busy drinking beer and eating wings this weekend, consider a field trip away from the sea of 49ers fans and head east for a little nature, a little wood-fired pizza, and, oh yeah ... antiques!
Who knew the East Bay not only had its own Restaurant Week, but boasted TWO of them? That's right. This weekend is a great time to eat in the Beast with Oakland's Restaurant Week just kicking off, while Berkeley's wraps up. And hell, why not take a long walk in between meals?