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Oakland’s Redwood Regional Park is Painting the Hills with Vibrant Color

Gazing across fields of green against the panoramic view of the gleaming marine-blue water, realizing once again how lucky we are to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, people are commenting. “I have never seen it so green!” exclaimed local hiker and Oakland resident Julie Henshaw. Echoed by another …

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Sewn Seeds: Oakland’s Artistic Fashion Performance Steals Show at the Metro

Join your community for the third annual Fashion Performance Sewn Seeds and help support the operation of Oakland Women’s Center!  WHEN: Sat., Mar. 25 – Doors open at 6:30pm Show starts at 7pm WHAT: Sewn Seeds ~ Growing Strong ~ A Unique Oakland Fashion Performance  Showcasing local designers, vendors and …

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A Visit to Old Oakland’s Landmark G. B. Ratto & Co.

Walking through the tall doors of Ratto’s, you may journey back to the time years ago when you first discovered this hidden gem in its beautiful Victorian storefront in Old Oakland. Giovanni Battista Ratto opened his shop in 1897 as one of the first groceries offering Mediterranean spices, bulk rice, …

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Music You Don’t Want to Miss in Oakland this Weekend!

Terrence Brewer @ Mindful Music Academy Sat., Feb. 4, 8pm Guitarist Terrence Brewer presents an imaginative reinterpretation of his favorite Wes Montgomery album Full House. Full House is the seventh album and first live jazz album by American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, recorded at Tsubo in Berkeley on June 25, …

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James Taylor: Six Degrees of Separation. In Oakland.

Grammy-nominated songwriter/pianist John R Burr and renowned singer songwriter Jenna Mammina will be joined by John Shifflett on bass, Jason Lewis on drums and Scott Sorkin on guitar to present a tribute to the music of beloved singer-songwriter James Taylor at  the Musically Minded Academy  in Oakland’s Rockridge District on Sat., …

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