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Best Places To Eat in Fruitvale

This East Oakland neighborhood was once called 'Brays' and 'Fruit Vale' thanks to the cherry and apricot orchards which could be found in the neighborhood before what we now know as Fruitvale became incorporated in 1909. Now, 110 years later, you can still find an abundance of fruits and vegetables, thanks to the…

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Oldest Family Run Businesses in Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown (屋崙華埠) is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. After the Chinese first settled in the area in the 1850s, many businesses started to appear. Although none are still around from the 1850s, there are still some that have been in the area for over 140 years…

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Oakland's Fall Festivals & Events

Fall doesn’t have to mean staying inside, and we have all the events you could want to attend. Whether your thing is arts and culture, sports, or music, Oakland has an event for you. Check out all of the family-friendly and sometimes even free activities that will help keep you and your family out of the house. Here is our list of just some of the best fall activities and fall festivalsin Oakland. Don’t forget to add your favorite events in the comments below…

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History of Asian Culture in Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown (屋崙華埠) is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. In the 1850s, the Chinese were the first Asian groups who traveled to California to help build the Central Pacific Railroad. Many of Chinese migrants first settled near the Oakland Estuary at 1st Street and Castro, after previous several…

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Explore the Black Panther Party’s History in Oakland, CA

Oakland has always prided itself on being a progressive city, standing up for the rights of its communities at all costs. Take the Black Panther Party of Self Defense for example, which originated right here in 1966. Though the Party officially disbanded in 1982 the legacy and presence remain today…

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4 Reasons You Should Meet in Oakland

Oakland is Accessible, Innovative and Bold Elevate Your Organization’s Meetings in Oakland Priding itself on being rooted in creativity, celebrating local culture, award-winning multi-cultural food scene and convenient location in San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland offers a welcoming and inclusive community to elevate your organization’s next meeting or convention. Oakland provides visitors with an urban experience while offering modern amenities and contemporary meeting spaces that are distinct, all within a prime destination for meeting planners and their attendees looking to take their meeting someplace different. As one of the premier meeting places on the West Coast, the popular Oakland Convention Center is just one of several creative meeting sites offering easy access to Downtown Oakland’s progressive culinary, arts and culture and nightlife scene that offers an inclusive and proactive spirit…

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Top 5 Things to do at Pedalfest 2019

The East Bay’s biggest pedal-powered festival, Pedalfest, is coming up on August 3 from 11-5pm in Jack London Square. Brought to you by Bike East Bay, Dolan Law Firm and Lyft, from stunt shows to bike rodeos to the epic amphibious bike race, you don’t want to miss it! Need help deciding what to do at this free…

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