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Oakland Hip-Hop Duo, Los Rakas, To Perform at White House

There's some cool shit going down at the White House. Oakland-based Panamanian hip-hop duo Los Rakas are the latest rappers set to perform for the Obamas later this month.

Oakland Gets New City Motto: Love Life

On Tuesday, the Oakland City Council voted 5 to 3 to adopt a new city motto that they hope will better reflect what the Town stands for. But, we can't be the only ones who were a little confused when they first saw it, right? 

The Bay Area's Best Manicures, Pedicures, Nail Art, Salons + More

Tend to your tips and toes with our 2016 guide to the Bay Area's chicest and safest nail salons, best products, treatments and more. 

Weekend Guide: Brainiac Trivia at Cal Academy + East Bay Art Galore

What are you guys up to this weekend? Nothing? We're here to change that.

Weekend Guide: 50-Cent Dance Classes + 'Wicked' Returns to SF

Whether you're eating your heart out, sipping fine liquor, or dancing to the beat of your own drum, this weekend is a sure fire way to get your blood pumping. Don't wait, go and get'em tiger!

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do on Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Piedmont Avenue, with its vibrant mix of locally-owned shops and famous ice cream shops, offers plenty of opportunities for a day of fun. Whether it’s strolling through a graveyard, catching a flick at Oakland’s oldest theater, or sipping scorpions under the watchful eye of an animatronic hula dancer, the stretch of street between Pleasant Valley Ave. and MacArthur Blvd. offers a healthy mix of places to chow down, cut loose, and spend some cash.

11 Tasty Vegan Eateries in the East Bay

In recent years, Berkeley and Oakland have become filled with tasty vegan restaurants. Here are 12 delicious spots you need to try if you're devoted to the meatless movement (or just like veggies a lot). 

Fly With the Green Fairy: Where to Drink Absinthe in the Bay Area

Few spirits are as divisive as absinthe—the infamous green fairy conjures both sneers from skeptics and delight from devotees. The aromatic, herb-based elixir, which dates back to 18th century Europe, has made a resurgence in the Bay Area in recent years. But, many folks are still too nervous to try the somewhat esoteric drink. Fear not. Here are six local spots that will walk you through it.

Get Your Sea Legs: 5 Spots to Stand-Up Paddle Board in the Bay Area

Stand-up paddle boarding is all the rage among tropical vacationers. But turns out, you don't have to go to Hawaii to give it a try. Here are five local places to paddle out.

The Most Anticipated Bay Area Restaurant Openings of 2016

In August 2015, Bon Appetit food editor Andrew Knowlton named San Francisco the best food city in the country and Al’s Place the best new restaurant in America. But it's a brand new year, and promising restaurants are popping up all over the Bay Area. Here are six upcoming restaurants that may clinch our region's culinary dominance.

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