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Neighborhoods

Marilyn, Martinis, and Muir

Visitors to the charming Contra Costa town can sip stout coffee, browse for antiques, and see where John Muir lived.
December 21, 2015

Solano Avenue Is Paradise for Consumers

From one end to another, Solano Avenue is an alluring destination for shopping, dining, and hanging out.
November 28, 2015

Rebranding Launched for Downtown Alameda

The Park Street Business Association updates its name, choosing Downtown Alameda Business Association to reflect its constituency.
October 16, 2015

Charming Benicia is Just a Bike Ride Away

First Street is the place to hang in this one-bustling port town where the arts, attractions, and dining are as vibrant as the quaint natural setting.
October 16, 2015

What Can Be Done About Alameda's Unsafe Streets?

Since 2012, there have been five pedestrian fatalities, 131 pedestrian accidents, and 168 bicyclists injured in altercations with cars on Alameda streets. What’s Alameda doing to make streets safer?
October 8, 2015

Emeryville as Entertainment Mecca

Cocktails on tap, high-end shopping, and artistic sensibilities greet visitors to the little city by the bay.
September 26, 2015

Free Oakland Up’s Jocelyn Meggait Gives Away Stuff to Change the Perception of Stuff

An art studio in the Dimond District melds economics, social studies, and art in a space where everything is given away.
September 26, 2015

Brotherly Love on Haight Avenue

The Haighters forge friendships and families that last a lifetime.
September 8, 2015

Chinatown Without the Tourist Kitsch

Eat, shop, and play in a vibrant neighborhood full of busy markets, public performances, and remarkable cuisine.
July 16, 2015

Oakland Techonomy Has Major Pluses

Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp stocks took a dive, so does it stand to reason that Oakland’s booming tech economy will follow suit? Is Oakland headed for tech apocalypse?
July 15, 2015