James Gage

19 Feb 2018

Pagan Matchmaking Takes Oakland by Storm in Happy Forever

Spy Emerson: performance artist, salacious sex goddess and owner/purveyor of the infamous Hook-Up Truck, adorned the stage of Albany’s historic Ivy Room Monday, for an iterative performance of Happy Forever, her vaudevillian, burlesque-esque variety-and-game show of sin, surrealism and surprise. Happy Forever has taken numerous shapes and forms over its 20-year

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29 Jan 2018

Hidden East Bay Wonders: The Albany Bulb

Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical and wonderful in the East Bay. This time, we bring you the Albany Bulb. Jutting into the waters of the San Francisco Bay, what began in 1963 as a massive landfill for construction debris and trash is today one of California’s

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11 Jan 2018

Hidden East Bay Wonders: Berkeley’s Thornburg Village

Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical, and wonderful in the East Bay. Featured this week: Berkeley’s Storybook-style Thornburg Village.

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01 Jan 2018

The New Gold Rush: What (Sm)Oakland Should Know about Legal Weed

As of January 1, Californians are able to legally purchase and recreationally enjoy marijuana just like booze. An era of prohibition has come to an end, and criminals will no longer be made of cannabis users.

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22 Dec 2017

Boozehound: 3 Dog Friendly Bars on San Pablo Avenue

Dogs and alcohol–what better combination exists to dull the pain? Luckily, there are bars scattered throughout the East Bay that welcome your Fido on a Friday night. Glug some top-notch hooch with the pooch, and chase it with the hair of the dog at these three canine-friendly bars for bar-friendly

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14 Dec 2017

ZooLights: When The Oakland Zoo Glows at Night

Thousands upon thousands of LED lights flicker against a towering backdrop of eucalyptus, cypress, pine, oak, and elm. Acrylic cobwebs wrap the palm trees, walkways, and exhibits of the Zoo in intoxicating color. It’s the perfect place to bring friends, family, or a first date.

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11 Dec 2017

Who Killed Oakland’s Electric Streetcars?

Progress isn’t always progress. When you sit in traffic tomorrow morning wondering how much it’ll cost to get your bashed-in rear window fixed, or how you’ll find a spot near work, just remember— it wasn’t always like this. The East Bay used to be the hub of a bustling, emission-free

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