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East Bay Foodie Update: Pie and Cocktails for All

On this gorgeous Friday, we're thrilled to bring you news about two of your favorite things—cocktails and pie.

Oakland Soul Singer Safia Mafia Releases Debut EP

Safia Mafia, the homegrown alternative soul singer who has been likened to Lana del Rey and Sza, exposes her Oakland roots in this month’s debut EP, “Pure.”

3 Secret Menu Items to Order at Fentons Creamery

Oh, Fentons. The Oakland staple has been serving up decadent homemade ice cream to loyal fans for over 100 years and even won a cameo appearance in Pixar's UP. But in all that time, I bet you never knew you could order these secret off-the-menu items:

The Legendary Rescue of the Fox Theatre Oakland

Mario and Erma DeLucchi were running late to the auction. It was 1978, and the historic Fox Theatre in Oakland was going up for sale at any moment. One company wanted to turn it into a parking lot, but the DeLucchi family were determined to save it. Mario dropped off his wife so she could get inside while he searched for parking. She arrived just in time to win a bid on the Fox for $340,000.

Property Porn: A Futuristic Oakland Abode for $21M

Sitting high above the Town in Oakland's Claremont hills, this futuristic abode is asking a whopping $21M. 

50 Things to Do in Oakland Before You Die

San Franciscans have been known to stick up their nose at Oakland - often considered SF's grimy, suburban little sister. But anyone who's spent time in The Town knows it's got a vibrant arts culture, incredible foodie scene, and strong sense of community and history all to itself.

Scraper Bike Movement Transforming Bikes and Lives

How do you keep at-risk Oakland youth from getting into trouble and staying in school? Tyrone Stevenson, aka “The Scraper King” has an answer: give them a bike, let them customize it and ride together as a community—but only if you maintain a 2.0 GPA and take really good care of your ride.

Oakland Gets Its Own Version of The Onion

You may have seen Matt Werner and his cronies peddling the paper—dressed up like 1920s street vendors—at last Friday's Art Murmur. Some of you may have even picked it up. If you did, you no doubt got a few chuckles out of the Bay Area's version of the infamous Onion.

At Campovida, Taste Mendocino...In Oakland

It’s not the most obvious combination: a Chilean making Italian varietal wine in a remote pocket of Mendocino County.

Oakland Trendsetter Sherri McMullen On Life and Style Across the Bay

Sherri McMullen is the owner and tastemaker of McMullen. Since she first opened her shop in 2007, Sherri has moved up from the original Piedmont Avenue space to the store's current airy and sophisticated space on Grand Avenue.

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