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Brand New Chick-fil-A is Coming to EmeryvilleBrand New Chick-fil-A is Coming to Emeryville
By - posted 7/1/2022
Brand New, East Bay, Eat & Drink

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that a brand new Chick-fil-A is coming to Emeryville. The controversial, yet popular chicken fast food restaurant is taking over the former Panera Bread at 1525 40th St. The City of Emeryville Community Development Department approved back in March, but there’s no opening more...

Lawrence Hall of Science's Brand New $3.25 Million Outdoor Nature LabLawrence Hall of Science’s Brand New $3.25 Million Outdoor Nature Lab
By - posted 6/23/2022
Brand New, East Bay, Museums / Cultural Institutions

Thanks to Berkleyside for announcing the grand opening of Lawrence Hall of Science’s brand new Outdoor Nature Lab. The brand new space opened on Saturday, June 19. The new $3.25 million, 32,600-square-foot outdoor learning space is the first major expansion to The Lawrence in 20 years. The Robert & Elizabeth Karplus more...

Mask Mandate is Back in Alameda County Starting June 3Mask Mandate is Back in Alameda County Starting June 3
By - posted 6/3/2022
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, East Bay, Masks, Transportation

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Alameda County health officials announced Thursday that they are reinstating the county’s indoor mask mandate as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase locally and across the Bay Area. The mandate will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will apply to most indoor more...

Where to Go Swimming on Memorial Day Weekend (2022)Where to Go Swimming on Memorial Day Weekend (2022)
By - posted 5/27/2022
East Bay, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

All regional parks in the East Bay will be open this Memorial Day for annual holiday gatherings and celebratory festivities. Parks are anticipated to be busy and some at full capacity early, so park staff recommend arriving early to secure first-come, first-serve non reservable picnic sites. Many lifeguarded swim areas will more...

Brand New Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Shop Coming to EmeryvilleBrand New Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Shop Coming to Emeryville
By - posted 5/5/2022
Brand New, East Bay, Eat & Drink

Popular San Francisco ice cream shop Humphry Slocombe is opening a brand new location in Emeryville.  Their newest shop will be located at Bay Street Emeryville. An opening date has yet to be announced, but the store hours are already published. The scoop shop hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10am-7pm, more...

UC Berkeley's Annual Falcon "Hatch Day" Returns May 6UC Berkeley’s Annual Falcon “Hatch Day” Returns May 6
By - posted 5/4/2022
Adorable, East Bay, Outdoorsy

UC Berkeley’s annual Hatch Day returns on Friday, May 6, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic. The celebration is to hopefully see the hatching of three peregrine falcon chicks atop UC Berkeley’s Campanile plus there will fun, educational activities set up on the south side of the more...

This is the Bay Area's New $2 On-Demand ShuttleThis is the Bay Area’s New $2 On-Demand Shuttle
By - posted 4/26/2022
Brand New, East Bay, Transportation

Richmond Moves, which is made possible through new grant funding from California Climate Investments, will bring equitable, sustainable, and tech-enabled transit to the city‍. On April 25, the City of Richmond and Via, the global leader in TransitTech, will officially launch Richmond Moves, the city’s first on-demand public shuttle service, expanding more...

Where to See Amazing Wildflower Blooms (East Bay Guide)Where to See Amazing Wildflower Blooms (East Bay Guide)
By - posted 4/23/2022
East Bay, Outdoorsy

In addition to Sunol’s Wildflower Season weekend programs, which run through Sunday, May 1, 2022, native wildflowers can be admired throughout the East Bay Regional Parks. Some of the more prolific displays can be found at Black Diamond Mines, Morgan Territory, Briones, Coyote Hills, Del Valle, the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, and Vargas Plateau. Enjoy the more...

Oakland Coliseum Over Run with Feral CatsOakland Coliseum Over Run with Feral Cats
By - posted 4/13/2022
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News  Feral cats are a maybe too common a sight these days at the Oakland Coliseum property, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority executive director said Tuesday, calling it an invasion. Rats are no longer the problem, said executive director Henry Gardner. “We have been invaded by these more...

Steph & Ayesha Curry to Create 150 "Little Free Libraries" Around OaklandSteph & Ayesha Curry to Create 150 “Little Free Libraries” Around Oakland
By - posted 4/4/2022
Brand New, Community, East Bay, Freebies, Oakland

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha announced Wednesday plans to create 150 “Little Town Libraries” around Oakland to encourage neighborhood book sharing and childhood literacy. The initiative is a partnership between Eat. Learn. Play., a nonprofit founded by Stephen and Ayesha Curry, and Little Free Library, a more...

This is Alameda's Brand New Waterfront ParkThis is Alameda’s Brand New Waterfront Park
By - posted 3/9/2022
Brand New, East Bay, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

After years of work and development in the burgeoning Alameda Point Waterfront District, Alameda’s Waterfront Park located on the former naval base gets its official launch on Saturday, April 9 with the Waterfront Park Launch Fest. The free, designed-for-all-ages event will bring together some of the Bay Area’s most talented musicians and dance more...

Popular Japanese "Marugame Udon" Chain Opens New East Bay Spot (March 9)Popular Japanese “Marugame Udon” Chain Opens New East Bay Spot (March 9)
By - posted 3/7/2022
Brand New, East Bay, Eat & Drink

The popular Japanese restaurant Marugame Udon is opening up its third location in the Bay Area. The newest location opens on Wednesday, March 9 in the East Bay, in City Center Bishop Ranch at 6000 Bollinger Canyon Rd. Suite #120, San Ramon. The restaurant specializes in made-to-order Udon bowls and freshly more...

101 Acres to be Donated to Mount Diablo State Park101 Acres to be Donated to Mount Diablo State Park
By - posted 2/25/2022
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, East Bay, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

CEMEX USA announced today that after six years of collaboration and discussion, the company is intending to donate 101 acres of undeveloped land to the State of California which are expected to become part of Mount Diablo State Park. The tract of land that is intended to be donated is located more...

Cult Fav Fast Food "Raising Cane's" Coming to Bay AreaCult Fav Fast Food “Raising Cane’s” Coming to Bay Area
By - posted 2/17/2022
Brand New, East Bay, Eat & Drink

Thanks to SFGate for sharing the news that the fast-food cult fav Raising Cane’s is expanding into the Bay Area. The fried chicken chain specializes in crispy chicken tenders paired with a limited option of sides including crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, plus their signature Cane’s sauce. Alternatively, you could order more...

New State Bill May Save Oakland Schools from ClosureNew State Bill May Save Oakland Schools from Closure
By - posted 2/15/2022
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Oakland, Support the Bay

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News School closures in Oakland could be avoided thanks to a bill introduced Wednesday in the state Assembly. Assemblymember Mia Bonta, D-Oakland, introduced Assembly Bill 1912, which doesn’t stop the closure and consolidation plan Oakland school board members voted on Wednesday, but could pave the way more...