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19 Mar 2011

Take a Stroll to The Avenue

Since we’re finally getting a dose of the wet and wild winter weather, I figured you might be looking for a dark hole to climb into and get drunk in this weekend. If that’s the case, look no further than The Avenue in Oakland. The Avenue is a quintessential dive

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12 Mar 2011

FREE: The Best Trivia Night West of the Mississippi

I’m going to let all of you in on a little secret. But if I tell you, you have to promise not to bring hordes of your friends to this particular place on this particular night. You promise? Okay, here goes: Trivia night at the Albatross in Berkeley beats the

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03 Mar 2011

East Bay Unwrapped: What Does Your Garden Grow?

1. Tomatoes: The tomato selection at your local horticultural center can be overwhelming. There are Romas, San Marzanos, Killer Tomatoes, etc. Here’s where my advice comes in handy. Cherry tomatoes, specifically the Super Sweet 100 variety, proved to be an unstoppable force in my garden. I only had one plant,

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26 Feb 2011

Om My Goodness: FREE Meditation Class Tomorrow

What are the things that make you go, “Om”? C&C Music Factory? A decadent chocolate dainty? How about a FREE meditation class hosted by Meditation A-Go-Go? If you’ve never taken time out of your chaotic urban rat race to focus on your inner quietude, this “Mindfulness and Meditation” class is

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24 Feb 2011

East Bay Unwrapped: Flacos Tacos

¡Holy frijoles! ¡Ay chihuahua! ¡Good God of guacamole! ¡Uh, cool! Flacos Tacos in South Berkeley made me wanna shout all of those things when I learned about their tasty, home made dishes and amazing specials. Flacos occupies the little stone hut that was once home to Ital Calabash, the Jamaican-vegan

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19 Feb 2011

Get Discovered (And Probably Screamed At) By Tyra Banks

This is it! This is your ticket out of brokeassdom! That is, as long as you’re at least 5’7″ and a female between the ages of 18 and 27. You probably need to possess some kind of unique beauty, too. Oh, and you’ll have to be okay with forfeiting your

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17 Feb 2011

East Bay Unwrapped: Berkeley Marina

Spring has almost sprung in the Bay Area, and you know what that means: prepare to fight for a plot on the beer-soaked, bohemian-smattered lawn of Dolores Park.  But it doesn’t have to be so.  Why not reconnect with nature in the beautiful and boundless Berkeley Marina? The Marina, with

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