Oakland

10 Nov 2009

My New Favorite Place in the East Bay: Revolution Café

Revolution Café is located in West Oakland in a neighborhood known as The Lower Bottoms, not a particularly endearing name, but somehow fitting for a place west of “Dogtown.’ From the outside it doesn’t look like anything special, but when you walk through the front door its awesomeness will smack you

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28 Oct 2009

A Broke-Ass take on “When Life Hands You Lemons”

Starting the first day of college, we were all broke.  When friends came over to study at our modest abodes and were, as college students perpetually find themselves, hungry, we each asked ourselves, ‘œWhy share what little I have?’  However some of us chose to share and some of us

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26 Oct 2009

FREE Appetizers at Franklin Square Wine Bar

Geoff King got at me the other day to hip me to a great deal he came across.  Apparently the fairly fancy Franklin Square Wine Bar in Oakland  has an amazing happy hour where they give out delicious FREE appetizers.  When I asked what kind of food it was, he

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14 Oct 2009

This Saturday: FREE Oakland Plant Exchange

In keeping with my ‘œHow to Make a Garden for Free in Berkeley’ series (Part I, Part II), here is a perfect opportunity to get a bunch of starts for your winter crop (though this looks to be more of a flower than veggie kind of party).  A FREE plant

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06 Oct 2009

The Rock Paper Scissors Collective

If you read Monica’s post about Workshop on Saturday, then you know that BAS loves DIY.  And the more the merrier, so here is another DIY hub in the East Bay. In the heart of the Oakland art scene is a little hole in the wall called the Rock Paper

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17 Sep 2009

Swap! Not Shop! Biannual Oakland Clothing Exchange plus $1 Drinks

Homeygrown’s Biannual Clothing Exchange SWAP! NOT SHOP! is this Saturday the 19th at Soundwave Studios in Oakland.  Their loftier goal: to ‘œcounteract the disposable nature of consumerism by providing the time and place for shopping renegades to recycle clothes and other reusable items.’  Their lower goal: get you boozed up

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06 Sep 2009

The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse: “Every Teacher’s First Stop and Every Artist’s Second Home”

Maybe you’re a preschool teacher who needs 75 toilet paper rolls for a class project.  Maybe your pants ripped and you need a new button, zipper, or fabric for patching.  Maybe you’re a crafter or artist and need some art supplies.  Maybe you just got an apartment and need some

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29 Aug 2009

The Arctic vs. The Bay: The 2009 Eat Real Festival

I just got back from Alaska, which to me, a liberal, vegan, and judgmental Californian, appeared to be a backwards, behind-the-times, redneck state with stunningly gorgeous views and impressive wilderness. Against this lush, green backdrop, the food situation was unforgivable.  Health food stores were few and far-between and restaurants were

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