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Recent News Coverage


August 24, 2010
MC Hammer turned it out w/o a doubt at the Art and Soul Festival
Good News in Oakland
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April 21, 2010
Museum cafes draw not just diners but chefs
Oakland Tribune
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April 21, 2010
The Oakland Museum Remixes Its Gallery Space
East Bay Express
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March 30, 2010
Oakland Museum to mark reopening with 31-hour celebration
Oakland Tribune
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March 30, 2010
Uptown art performance packs audience at Joyce Gordon
Oakland Local
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March 25, 2010
Oakland gets a taste of New York at Uncle Dougie's
Oakland Tribune
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March 25, 2010
Bargain Bite: Trueburger, Oakland
San Francisco Chronicle
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March 16, 2010
Miss Pearl's Jam House: an elegant and sophisticated venue to celebrate St. Patrick's day
Examiner.com
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March 12, 2010
Swarm Gallery
Examiner.com
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March 10, 2010
Savor the Americas, bite by spicy bite
Via magazine
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March 7, 2010
New benchmark: Vitis seating from barrels
San Francisco Chronicle
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March 5, 2010
The Fleur de Pepin at Era Art Bar in Oakland
SFist
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March 3, 2010
Hibiscus Among Us
East Bay Express
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February 12, 2010
Night Owl: Beer Revolution and Era add to Oakland's night life scene
Oakland Tribune
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February 11, 2010
Flora Blossoms at Lunchtime
The Wall Street Journal
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February 8, 2010
New art at Swarm Gallery traces Oakland's history
Oakland Tribune
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February 7, 2010
Year later, Fox Theater's impact assessed
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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February 5, 2010
Celebrate "Fat Tuesday" at Pican
Examiner.com
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February 2010
A night out in Downtown Oakland
Sunset Magazine
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January 24, 2010
Restaurant Review: The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, in Oakland, Calif.
The New York Times
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January 24, 2010
Chop Bar is a treat in Jack London Square
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 21, 2010
Chop Bar is a treat in Jack London Square
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 14, 2010
Oakland's TheatreFIRST to preview "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"
Oakland Tribune
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January/February 2010
Taste of the Town: Square One - Bocanova Leads the Pack to the New Frontier
Oakland Magazine
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December 20, 2009
Johansson Projects a gallery worth watching
San Francisco Chronicle
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December 16, 2009
Night Writer: Oakland's Mimosa bubbles with style
Oakland Tribune
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December 11, 2010
Night Owl: Downtown Oakland gets a taste of Para Diso with new club
Oakland Tribune
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December 10, 2009
Spike Monkey is big on portions, community
San Francisco Chronicle
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December 2009
Lake Chalet
Diablo Magazine
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November 26, 2009
Street Date: Telegraph Avenue and Broadway, Uptown, Oakland
San Francisco Chronicle
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November 13, 2009
Continued leasing activity lights up Oakland nightlife
San Francisco Business Times
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November 11, 2009
Vibrant Stevedore-Friendly Fare
East Bay Express
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November 8, 2009
Turkey tops Bocanova's ambitious offerings
San Francisco Chronicle
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November 5, 2009
Art and fun intermingle on the first Friday of the month in Oakland
Oakland Tribune
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November 2009
Taste of the Town: Pican Lets the Good Times Roll
Oakland Magazine
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November 2009
Hitting Oakland's Uptown
Diablo Magazine
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October 18, 2009
Oakland gets a taste for gourmet
San Francisco Chronicle
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October 9, 2009
Night Owl: Oakland sees new batch of night life venues
Oakland Tribune
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September 29, 2009
Oakland, America's Next Great Dining Town
East Bay Express
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September 6, 2009
Opening: Bocanova in Oakland
San Francisco Chronicle
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August 28, 2009
Lake Chalet in Lake Merritt boat house receives warm welcome in Oakland
Oakland Tribune
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August 26, 2009
When was the last time you went Ice Skating
San Francisco Chronicle's Oakland Blog
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August 23, 2009
Sitting near a dock on the lake
San Francisco Chronicle
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August 21, 2009
If you want the best of bourbon, go to Pican
Oakland Tribune
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August 18, 2009
Merritt Badge: On the Dock Side of the Lake
San Francisco edition of UrbanDaddy.com
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July 31, 2009
Oakland's Terrace Room in Lake Merritt Hotel caters to night owls of any age
Oakland Tribune
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July 8, 2009
Oakland Metro Operahouse Returns to Form
East Bay Express
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July 5, 2009
Pican gives Southern dishes California twist
San Francisco Chronicle
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June 19, 2009
Hundreds Celebrate Uptown Unveiled in Oakland
Oakland Tribune
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June 10, 2009
Oakland Eclectic
New York Times - The Moment Blog
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June/July 2009
A Tale of Two Cities
The Restaurant Standard
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May 29, 2009
Oakland bars tap into demand
San Francisco Business Times
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May 14, 2009
Oakland's Mua is a fun trip
Oakland Tribune
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May 13, 2009
Pican's Southern Exposure
East Bay Express
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May 8, 2009
Southern cuisine rises in Oakland's uptown
Oakland Tribune
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May 8, 2009
It's Happening in Oakland
sfgate.com's Between Meals blog
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May 3, 2009
36 Hours in Oakland, Calif.
The New York Times
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May 1, 2009
Review: Pican, Oakland
Oakland Tribune
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April 1, 2009
Pican brings upscale Southern cuisine to downtown Oakland
Oakland Tribune
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April 2009
Ozumo: Uptown Oakland's new, big, hip Japanese spot.
Diablo Magazine
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March 29, 2009
What's New: Pican in Oakland
San Francisco Chronicle
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February 27, 2009
Ozumo Oakland Offers Many Ways to Enjoy Japanese cuisine
Oakland Tribune
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February 27, 2009
Oakland Night Life Defies Recession
Oakland Tribune
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February 18, 2009
Flesh and Izakaya at Ozumo Oakland
East Bay Express
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February 12, 2009
Downtown jewel shines anew
Oakland Tribune
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February 7, 2009
Renewed Oakland theater brings hope to Uptown
San Francisco Chronicle
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February 6, 2009
Fox Theater Reopens with Grand Party
East Bay Express
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February 4, 2009
Crazy Like the Fox
East Bay Express
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August 28, 2008
Sweet’s ballroom swings into new entertainment era in Oakland
Oakland Tribune
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July 25, 2008
Cock-A-Doodle Café: Something to crow about this summer
Contra Costa Times
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May 22, 2008
Flora
San Francisco Chronicle
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May 21, 2008
The Inside Scopp: Picán to give Uptown Oakland a taste of the South
San Francisco Chronicle
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April 10, 2008
Bar Bites: Franklin Square Wine Bar
San Francisco Chronicle
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April 9, 2008
Mono Debuts Dinner at Jack London Square
San Francisco Chronicle
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March 19, 2008
Familiar Flavors: Oakland is poisted to lurch toward restaurant maturity in 2008
East Bay Express
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February 24, 2008
Flora paves the way for great food in a changing hood
San Francisco Chronicle
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February 20, 2008
Soizic seduces with interplay of flavors
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 31, 2008
Oakland's Franklin Square Wine Bar pours on the refinement
Contra Costa Times
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January 25, 2008
Downtown Oakland shines a little brighter with new venues
Oakland Tribune
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January 17, 2008
17th Street, Oakland
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 17, 2008
Thanks to Trappist, hoppy days are here again
Contra Costa Times
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January 17, 2008
B Restaurant and Bar
San Francisco Chronicle
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December 26, 2007
It’s all about the vibe at Oakland’s Levende East
San Francisco Chronicle
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December 20, 2007
Bargain Bite: Café Madrid
San Francisco Chronicle
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August 2, 2007
B is for bold -- Oakland beckons
Contra Costa Times
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February 1, 2007
BARGAIN BITE : Cock-A-Doodle Cafe
San Francisco Chronicle
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October 18, 2006
Café dishes out bistro fare on Oakland's auto row
San Francisco Chronicle
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March 16, 2006
Lake Merritt: Oakland treasure greets spring with an array of aquatic offerings, and is perform for beginner windsurfers
San Francisco Chronicle
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March 2006
Oakland's Happy Hour
The East Bay Monthly
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December 16, 2005
Oakland: Club owner enlivens downtown with Uptown
San Francisco Chronicle
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March 20, 2005
Downtown Brown: Oakland’s mayor has made dramatic progress in his ambitious plan to bring 10,000 new residents to the city’s core
San Francisco Chronicle
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June 29, 2005
Fox plan gets committee’s endorsement: Despite cost, officials say project essential for uptown development
Oakland Tribune

June 27, 2005
Budget rises for Fox revival: City officials affix $33.6 million price tag on restoration of historic uptown building
Oakland Tribune

June 27, 2005
Paramount bedazzles Oakland theatergoers
Oakland Tribune

June 17, 2005
Disabled adults find solutions through art: Works on display during Creative Growth’s Home Show
Oakland Tribune

June 13, 2005
Friends, music lovers open club: Uptown Bar and Nightclub on Oakland’s Telegraph Avenue to open in late July
Oakland Tribune

June 4, 2005
Expanding minds, families and communities with art
San Francisco Chronicle

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April 29, 2005
New life comes to plans for Old Oakland
San Francisco Business Times
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April 21, 2005
Woman realizes dream in Louisiana-style eatery: New restaurant opens in downtown Oakland
Oakland Tribune

April 2, 2005
Oakland gallery takes on a grander dimension: New Pro Arts building features more space, improved lighting and performance stage
Oakland Tribune

March/April 2005
The Once and Future Fox: Rising from the Ruins
Oakland City Magazine

March 25, 2005
More moonbeams for one of Brown’s favorite restaurants
San Francisco Business Times

March 5, 2005
Luka’s—great food, fun vibe in downtown Oakland
Oakland Tribune

February 11, 2005
Oakland: Upscale nightclub brings hip vibe downtown
San Francisco Chronicle
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February 11, 2005
Oakland: Luka’s Taproom is heads above the rest
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 26, 2005
Luka’s in Oakland is for beer lovers
Oakland Tribune

January 7, 2005
Happy hour hits Oakland: City bar scene comes alive
San Francisco Business Times

January 7, 2005
Developers, clubs jam on new Oakland night scene
East Bay Business Times

December 10, 2004
Tiny, free galleries bring art to masses: Exhibits brighten downtown Oakland’s storefronts, office lobbies
Oakland Tribune

November 2004
Life After Dark: The Hurry Up and Wait for Oakland’s Newest Nights Spots
Oakland City Magazine

November 19, 2004
Oakland: At night, kayakers see bay in a different light
San Francisco Chronicle
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August 11, 2004
Oakland: Couple’s small opera company scores big in city’s alternative arts scene
San Francisco Chronicle
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July 9, 2004
Four-alarm works of art: Fire artists convene in Oakland to fan flames for art festival
Oakland Tribune

February 11, 2004
The latest buzz: Art takes over at Mama Buzz Café.
San Francisco Bay Guardian
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