Friday, August 26, 2011

bits and pieces 5

Lots of restaurant openings and closings in this round of bits and pieces. And there's a new feature here at Our Oakland -- an events calendar. It's still a work in progress, but has the basic event info for upcoming events. There's a permanent link at the right.

The Oakland Tribune will be merged with other local papers like the Alameda Times-Star and rebranded as the Tribune. Zennie on Oakland Focus chimes in with his thoughts.

A new bike-friendly cafe called Arbor will be opening in the Temescal, according to the East Bay Express. If it's anything like Actual Cafe, I'll be loving it.

Faz Oakland will be taking over the former Caffe Verbena spot, according to InsideScoop SF.

I never made it there, and I guess a lot of people didn't. The Temescal restaurant SR24 is no more.

GrubStreet has the scoop on new bar Make Westing. They're almost done with the build out of the space.

Piedmont Ave. has a new restaurant, Local Cafe, focusing on local food.

A nice article in the Oakland Tribune about Rebuilding Together Oakland.

I love this pic from Dancing Under the Stars over at Oakland Daily Photo. Tonight (Friday) is the final dance of the 2011 season.

Feel some Oakland love over on the newly-remodeled 38th Notes blog.

If you haven't been that way recently, the street changes by the 12th Street Dam have started.

The National Brotherhood of Cyclists was in town the other week, and received a special blessing at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Nice write up on new patio at The Trappist.

Oakland Local has a nice article on the new shuttle service to and from Alameda. If you've ever tried to walk or bike through the tubes, you know why this is a great thing.

Finally, Montreal-style bagels are available in the East Bay from Oakland-based Beauty's Bagel Shop.

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