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09 Jul 2011

FREE: Temescal Street Fair

Temescal: It’s that slice of Oakland that’s just north of MacArthur BART and south of Berkeley city limits. Still don’t get the picture? It’s the neighborhood that’s home to both Bakesale Betty and Lanesplitter’s. Ah, now you see. Come out tomorrow and celebrate what I’m proud to call my ‘hood

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08 Jul 2011

Broke-Ass Day Trip: Russian River Tubing

The Bay Area is, undeniably, the shit; we have bomb-ass food, cool museums, an awesome bar scene — the list goes on. But the weather? Well, it leaves something to be desired (and I’m aware that I hold the minority opinion on this). Coming from the East, the toughest adjustment

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03 Jul 2011

4th of July Fireworks and Stuff, East Bay Style

Hey, I’m a grown-ass woman, and I still love watching a good fireworks show on the 4th of July. Unfortunately, our options in the East Bay are limited. For reasons unbeknownst to me, Jack London Square is not hosting a display this year. And Alameda supposedly has a huge parade

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25 Jun 2011

Today and Tomorrow: Get Your Art On for FREE

Do you like art? No? Well, uh, wanna spend a weekend in the sun after toiling away at your job all week? Yeah, I thought so. Today and tomorrow in Oakland, the Pacific Fine Arts Festival will invade Montclair Village and display the works of artists from all across the

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18 Jun 2011

Today: Doughnuts, Beers, and Dads

If your dad is Homer Simpson, he’s gonna go crazy for today’s event at Urban Indigo. And if your dad isn’t Homer Simpson, well, chances are he can’t say “no” to tasty treats. Today, Urban Indigo is hosting a FREE doughnuts-and-beer event in their store to say “thanks” to papas

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04 Jun 2011

Check Out the Hep Scene at the Hotsy Totsy Club, Daddy-o

Lookin’ for a real cool joint that offers cheap booze and hot licks on the jukebox? The Hotsy Totsy Club in Albany is your bar! I know what you’re thinking: “Where the hell is Albany?” Well it’s smack dab next to Berkeley, just down San Pablo, and believe me, it’s worth the trip.

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19 May 2011

East Bay Unwrapped: the Bulk of Berkeley Bowl

Everyone knows that buying foods in bulk can be a cost-effective way to stock up on every day pantry items and your favorite, albeit strange, snacks. Alison even provided tips on what to buy in bulk in her post from last year (click it, it’s got awesome pictures). So why

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