Oakland

21 Sep 2021

Second Sky Music Festival Attendees Were Too Tired For This Years Festival Season!

While the excitement was high initially, Second Sky Music Festival attendees realized ever so quickly their bodies weren’t actually ready for festival season. As it turns out, one and half years of staying at home to shelter in place had made them too soft to stand.

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robot looking handmade sculpture peeping behind a bridge
16 Sep 2021

Oakland’s Strange & Delightful “Troll Trail”

Deep in Oakland, imaginative trolls await you along the Bridgeview Troll Trail bringing the fun of art and creativity back into your life. What started out as just a way to bring in some fun during the all-consuming sadness of 2020, has turned into a collective art project.

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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31 Aug 2021

Check Out These Oakland Outdoor Bars to Soak Up What’s Left of Summer

The East Bay has taken a spanking this summer with abnormally high temperatures and smoky air you can chew on like a snack. But those punishing daytime rays make for beautiful summer nights, nights that will quickly disappear. So grab your vaccinated peeps and hit up some trippy outdoor bars

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10 Aug 2021

Hung Liu: Groundbreaking Oakland Artist Dies at 73

Hung Liu had cemented her place in Oakland history with a long life of contributing art she believed had the power to “change the world.” It was announced Monday that the 73-year-old painter died over the weekend from late-stage pancreatic cancer. Her passing comes less than two months before an

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05 Aug 2021

The Best Beer Drinking Patios in the East Bay

One of my favorite jobs as a journalist is trying out bars and restaurants in order to write our Beer Passports. This past year nearly every weekend I explored 2-3 new drinkin’ patios in the Bay Area, while asking friends and patrons where their favorite spots to drink were. Oakland

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20 Jul 2021

Oakland Zoo Gives Away Free Vaccinations and Free Family Passes at Sunday Clinic

The Oakland Zoo is not only giving you the chance to take care of that vaccination this weekend, but they’ll throw in a fat family entry pass with parking for your trouble. The pop-up clinic on Sunday at the zoo’s Zimmerman Auditorium is administering first doses to all eligible teens

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09 Jul 2021

How Hula Hooping Resets Body, Mind, and Soul

Hi and welcome to the BAS Weekend Wellness Column! My name is Erynne Elkins and I’m a Well-Being Advocate and Certified Breathwork Facilitator. Every Friday I’ll share a holistic wellness modality available here in the Bay Area. Cheers to good health! How Going Round in Circles Pays Off This just

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01 Jun 2021

Happy Pride Month! The Pink Torch Makes Its Journey to Twin Peaks

Pride Month is officially here!  The city will be lit up with the iconic Twin Peaks Pink Triangle Tuesday night, marking the first day of Pride Month. The symbolic torch is making its way from Oakland to San Francisco with a meandering series of celebrations and the torch-bearing procession that

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