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Oakland Gets a Massive New Brewpub, Drake's Dealership

Nearly two years in the making, the long-awaited Drake's Dealership brewpub, from the team behind Drake's Brewery and Jupiter pub in Berkeley, will open in early August.

Where to Go Swimming in the East Bay

Since the East Bay is always about ten degrees warmer than San Francisco—and a lot of these spots are heated anyway–why not head to a swimming hole across the bridge if you’re looking to soak up a little sun this weekend? 

Kendrick Lamar's New Music Video Gives Major Props to Oakland

Fresh off his set at the BET Awards last weekend where he gave a stirring performance of “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar has unveiled the video for his latest single—and you're bound to recognize his whereabouts. 

Where to Go Swimming in Wine Country

It's not just about the food and vino in Wine Country. 

Watch: 'Steve Jobs' Film Trailer Starring Michael Fassbender

As if we weren't still reeling from the 2013 disaster, Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, Hollywood is bringing beloved Apple pioneer Steve Jobs to the big screen once again—this time starring X-Men's Michael Fassbender as the tech visionary.

Warriors' Harrison Barnes Plays Pick-up Ball in Oakland

While many of the Warriors were caught poppin' bottles of Moët and sippin' Patron after winning the NBA title, forward Harrison Barnes took his celebration to the streets of Oakland. 

Where to Plop Poolside in San Francisco

From swanky indoor pools, to heated saltwater baths, here's where to get your swim on in SF.

Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5 Million to Help California's Dreamers

Boy wonder and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to give back to California's large community of undocumented students seeking a college education. 

East Bay Gems Hidden Inside Pixar Movies

If you said you hated Pixar movies, you'd be lying. In honor of the Emeryville-based animation studio's newest film, Inside Out, which takes place in San Francisco—maybe you've seen some of their cheeky ads on BART— we rounded up all the hidden East Bay references we could find in past movies. Time for a Pixar marathon, no? 

Uber Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors, According to New Ruling

According to a ruling by the California Labor Commission, Uber drivers are employees, not contract workers. The distinction could have serious consequences for San Francisco's booming share economy. 

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