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Jan 20, 2021
Oakland

Ayesha Curry opens Sweet July store and cafe in Uptown Oakland

As she promised to last year, Ayesha Curry has just opened her first retail store in Oakland, in conjunction with her lifestyle magazine called Sweet July. The Sweet July store and cafe debuted Tuesday at 455 23rd Street in the Uptown neighborhood.  Read More

Jan 15, 2021
Oakland

New LGBTQ bar headed for I. Magnin building in downtown Oakland

A new LGBTQ bar appears to be headed for downtown Oakland — technically in the Uptown vicinity — in a ground-floor space of the iconic I. Magnin Building at 2001 Broadway. Read More

Jan 15, 2021
Oakland

Ghost Town Brewing plans new tap room in Oakland's Laurel District

West Oakland’s Ghost Town Brewing plans to expand to the city’s Laurel District next month, taking over the recently-vacated 4505 Burgers and BBQ location. Read More

Jan 11, 2021
Oakland

Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater creates GoFundMe to raise funds for staff

The Grand Lake Theater — Oakland’s historic cinema famous for its attention-grabbing marquee messages — has been closed since March. And now most of its crew members have “run out of their unemployment benefits,” leading the theater to create a fundraiser that will offer some financial support for its staff. Read More

Jan 05, 2021
Oakland

Internet-famous Lake Merritt duck couple gets rescue shelter home to treat their injuries

The bonded, black and white duck couple have become rock stars on Twitter and Reddit, but they’ve been enduring some serious pain and suffering behind the feathers. Read More

Dec 31, 2020
Oakland

Concord's smoking ban unfairly targets legal cannabis users

As of Friday, the East Bay city of Concord is rolling out a ban on smoking and vaping in multi-unit residences. The ordinance obviously seeks to reduce secondhand smoke exposure, but it carries overreaching consequences for legal cannabis users.  Read More

Dec 23, 2020
Oakland

71-year-old bowling alley Albany Bowl has closed permanently

Albany Bowl is the latest legacy business to be guttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the owner says its lanes will not reopen. Read More