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- Art & Soul Festival
- Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival
- Oaktown Half Marathon
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- Oakland Triathlon
- Hiero Weekend
- Oakland Pride Parade & Festival
- Eat Real Festival
- Oakland Cocktail Week
- Rolling Loud Music Festival
- Oaktoberfest in the Dimond
- Oakland Black Cowboy Parade
- Autumn Lights Festival
- Dia de los Muertos Festival
- Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker
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Q. Where is the first place you take your friends and family from out of town in Oakland?
A. A walking tour of Downtown and Uptown. There is so much historic architecture and lots of great spots to grab a drink!
Q. What’s your favorite secret spot in Oakland?
A. Joaquin Miller Park’s Pyramid to Moses. On a clear day, you can catch views of the city and the rest of the Bay Area. It’s also dog-friendly.
Q. Where would someone most likely find you on the weekend?
A. I’m always out getting a coffee, checking out the Grand Lake Farmers Market, and window shopping with my pup in Grand Lake, Rockridge, or on Piedmont Ave.
Q. Describe your Oakland in 3 words?
A. Genuine, edgy, familial.
Q. Where is one of your favorite travel destinations in the world?
A. Mexico City! It is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You’re never done exploring.
Q. What is your go-to happy hour drink?
A. Glass of Malbec.
Q. What do you love about your job?
A. I’m excited to share how awesome Oakland is and why people should experience it.
Q. Describe who you are in 140 characters or less.
A. Latina, East Bay native, beer and wine drinker, wanderluster, and fanatic of local love.
Q. Best place to shop in Oakland?
A. Any of the cool local pop-up markets at Jack London Square. You can find food, drinks, vintage and hand-made finds. The best!