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Where to Eat Rare Asian Dishes in the Bay Area

The Bay Area has just about all the delicious Asian cuisine you could ever want, but sometimes we crave something extra special. Here are our favorite exotic dishes from across the ocean that have made their way onto local menus.

Shop Talk: Swap-O-Rama-Rama in Oakland + Pier 1 SoMa Closing Sale

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

5 New Gallery Shows to See This Summer

From street art to fine art, here are five upcoming exhibits you just can't miss.

Kim Kardashian West to Speak About 'Objectification of Women' in Oakland

Noted beacon of female empowerment Kim Kardashian West is coming to Oakland to speak about, among other things, the objectification of women. Well, naturally. The Commonwealth Club of California will host Kardashian at an Inforum event on June 30, to be held at the Paramount Theater.  

A New Neighborhood Park Is Bringing Fresh Produce to West Oakland

West Oakland, a neighborhood well known for its lack of grocery stores, is taking matters into its own hands with a plan to grow fresh produce in a new neighborhood park. 

Bay Area Bikeshare Reveals Mint Green Bikes for Oakland Expansion

The Town is about to get even more stylish with the addition of thousands of flashy mint green bikes. 

Oakland Eats: Starline Social Club Opens in Uptown

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.

Three Oakland Fashion Designers to Watch

With the migration of SF's creative class across the Bay Bridge, it was meant to be that Oakland is now emerging as a Bay Area creative center. Fashion mavens rejoice: Oakland designers are applying sustainable quality and craftsmanship to modern, utilitarian wares that are perfect for wardrobe-building. Here are three of our faves.

Star Wars Day, Metallica Night, Brewfest, and More Happening at Giants and A's Games

On Monday, baseball season kicked off with the Giants snatching a glorious 5-4 win against the D-Backs. What's more, the A's beat the Rangers 8-0. A nice kickoff to the 2015 season. And with that, you should check out the special events happening at AT&T Park and O.co Coliseum during the season. Here are jut a few of our favorites:

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. 

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