Albany

27 Sep 2019

To Understand the East Bay, You Must First Understand San Pablo Avenue

The East Bay is nearly impossible to define as a whole. It’s a sprawling, urban area that includes two counties, two area codes and a population of over 2.7 million people. There is no one neighborhood or city that truly can encompass everything that the East Bay is. But there

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27 Mar 2019

Crawl San Pablo Avenue Bars Like an 86’d Sailor

My grandpa was infamous in the Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito area. To many, he was an old, drunk cuss of a man who had peeled his share of potatoes on Navy aircraft carriers. To me, he was Bampa and he was awesome. But awesome or not, he did manage to

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17 Oct 2018

Best Dates for Plant Nerds in the East Bay

Since we live in California, we have TWO prime planting seasons – Spring (duh) and the second right after the first rain in the Fall…which is now! This means that every nursery is booming with autumnal cuteness – and it’s the best time for you to ask out that cute plant nerd you know and adore.

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19 Feb 2018

Pagan Matchmaking Takes East Bay 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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05 Feb 2018

The Fight to Save Berkeley’s Alta Bates Hospital is Heating Up

By Nevin Long A crowd numbering in the hundreds gathered in the atrium of the Ed Roberts Campus in South Berkeley on Saturday to discuss the fight against the closure of Alta Bates Hospital. Officials from at least four municipalities, including Berkeley, Oakland, Albany and El Cerrito, and the state of

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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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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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