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Fine Art Festival on the Sidewalks of Montclair this Saturday & Sunday

Saturday  & Sunday, June 24/25 vibrant colors, serene landscapes, fine animal drawings, exquisite jewelry and beautiful Japanese inspired vases plus more fill the sidewalks of Montclair in the Oakland hills. It’s such a fun event and going into its 42nd year!  “I’ve been attending the Pacific Fine Arts  art shows …

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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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