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Guest Author: Heidi Keyes

The East Bay has long been an environment that is cannabis-friendly, and the city of Oakland continues to be at the forefront of legalization with some of the best dispensaries and cannabis-friendly events in the state. From lounging at Lake Merritt with the

Oakland has a proud and resilient Black history/community that celebrates the influence on cultures past, present and future. This is certainly reflected and embraced in its food. With everything from Caribbean jerk chicken and plantains to Ethiopian injera with wat and comforting Southern fried chicken, Oakland’s

If you thought that baseball games were just for sports fans, then you're wrong! This summer, don't miss out on cultural celebrations, exciting theme nights, and good ol' fashioned firework shows! It doesn't matter if you don't know who's on first, The Oakland A's have something for everybody! Go A's! #RootedinOakland 

We’re spilling the beans because something special is brewing in Oakland. Throughout the Oakland’s vibrant neighborhoods, inventive roasters and cafes are serving up a rich variety of tastes and experiences with coffee enthusiasts drinking it all in. Whether it’s sourcing the finest beans from sustainable farms around the world or training top-notch baristas to artfully pour the perfect cup, the specialty coffee-preneurs and professionals revolutionizing Oakland’s coffee scene take pride in their trade. Beyond stellar service and amazing coffee, they’re also dedicated to creating community with warm, welcoming spaces that reflect Oakland’s diverse, adventurous flavor. 

We spend a lot of time telling you how Oakland is the Sunny Side of the Bay, but from time to time we'll get rain as well. Don't worry though, that doesn't stop us from having a good time. Here is a quick guide on where to go if you are looking to run inside and escape the rain.