Category Archives: Oakland and the Bay Area

If it hurts one, it hurts all.

As long as I have been politically engaged, I have watched how almost any protest or direct action somehow ends up with an element of vandalism. Sometimes, small potatoes- graffiti here or there. Ranging to more serious acts such as … Continue reading

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Rally the Troupes- Now that’s some Sparkle in Motion

I am a blogging slacker. Or at least a Sparkle Motion slacker since I actively blog for work on Ella’s Voice. Sure I can blame it on the whole buying-a-house-and-moving thing. Or I could lament the recent and ongoing flare … Continue reading

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Oliveto

One of the great things about having a job that requires you to be”up” on news and views and such, is that I follow a whole bunch of Oakland blogs. So of course, the news of Oakland Restaurant Week popped … Continue reading

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What is wrong with people?

Last night I walked from BART to a friend’s house in San Francisco. I haven’t been in the city a lot lately so was looking at all the new bars and restaurants sprouting up along Mission Street. I was shocked … Continue reading

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Pican

Last night, we tried Pican in downtown Oakland with Ainsley’s college friend and her husband. We got there slightly early and waited in the bar area- cool light fixtures, comfortable seats, good music. They did have two TVs playing football … Continue reading

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As the Mehserle Sentence Comes Down…

I’m angry in advance that whatever channels people use to vent their frustrations in Oakland will be labeled as rioting and looting… whereas the car windows smashed, fires burnt, and other violence on the part of San Francisco Giant fans … Continue reading

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