Friday, April 21, 2017

Lake Temescal

The other day between storms I was treated to this lovely view of Lake Temescal on my bike ride home.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Oakland Urban Paths: Women's History walk

Saturday, March 18th, Oakland Urban Paths and the Oakland Walking Tours program led the 4th annual Women's History walk. About 60 people (and 3 dogs) joined us for a walk to learn about a few of the women who have shaped Oakland.

We had some special stops and some bonuses. Thanks to Tom at First Unitarian Church for telling us a bit about the church; Luan at Laurel Bookstore for the book display and pass-through; Alfred at the Oakland Business and Professional Women's Club for showing us around mid-remodel; and Ann at Camron-Stanford House, for coming in and opening up on a Saturday for us.

The following have links to the Oakland Wiki for more information. Some of the women, organizations, and places we talked about (more or less in order):

See more photos here.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Print Public 2016-2017

Thursday night was an opening reception for Print Public 2016-2017 at Kala Art Institute. The current artists that are part of Print Public are:
  • Drew Cameron
  • Ramekon O’Arwisters
  • Mildred Howard
  • Marksearch (Sue Mark and Bruce Douglas)
  • Kelly Ording and Jet Martinez
  • Jenifer K. Wofford
Although Kala is in Berkeley, a number of the artists are from Oakland. The exhibit runs through March 25, so check it out when you get a chance.

See more photos here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Oakland Restaurant Week

Like many others, I've been a bit distracted by current events, and by the weather. One of my few outings was to do bike parking for the Women's March in Oakland with Bike East Bay. Other than a few drops of rain, the march was thankfully dry and peaceful, and pretty awesome to see the huge turnout, not just in Oakland, but all over the country.

But we're in the midst of the 7th annual Oakland Restaurant Week, which runs until January 29th. Which I'd sort of forgotten about, until I received an email that caught my eye: The Vegan's Guide to Oakland. Also check out Explore Oakland’s bustling food scene during Oakland Restaurant Week on SFGate.

Whatever your dining tastes, Oakland Restaurant Week is a great chance to check out some the over 100 restaurants taking part, and get some nice deals with $20, $30 and $40 prix-fixe lunch or dinner options. Some restaurants are even donating some of their proceeds to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank. What restaurant week specials have you tried this year?