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West Oakland Getting New 12,000 sqft Food Hall + TaproomWest Oakland Getting New 12,000 sqft Food Hall + Taproom
By - posted 5/24/2024
Brand New, East Bay, Eat & Drink, Oakland

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing that a brand new food hall is coming to West Oakland in Fall 2024. The 12,000 sqft Prescott Market will be located at 1620 18th Street, next to Raimondi Park, which is home to Oakland’s new baseball team, Oakland Ballers. The food hall will have 8 more...

Oakland's First Fridays Going On Hiatus Starting in JanuaryOakland’s First Fridays Going On Hiatus Starting in January
By - posted 11/12/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Oakland

Thanks to KTVU for sharing the unfortunate news that Oakland’s First Fridays block party is going on hiatus. The popular, lively monthly street fair, happening on first Fridays, has announced they will be taking a break from the festival. Although attendance isn’t down, it receives between 15,000 to 35,000 attendees each more...

Shady Hikes for Hot Summer Days (Bay Area)Shady Hikes for Hot Summer Days (Bay Area)
By - posted 8/7/2023
East Bay, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

East Bay Regional Parks with cool weather and shady trails offer an escape from the summer heat.  Enjoy parks safely – stay hydrated, and plan for heat safety. See tips on our Heat Safety page. Always view Alerts/Closures before heading out to parks. Here are some suggestions: Point Pinole Regional Shoreline: Cooled by breezes from San Pablo Bay in Richmond, more...

Where to Swim: East Bay Lakefront Beaches, Pools and Lagoons (Summer 2023)Where to Swim: East Bay Lakefront Beaches, Pools and Lagoons (Summer 2023)
By - posted 7/4/2023
East Bay, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The 2023 swim season is in full swing, with most East Bay Regional Park District swim facilities and shoreline beaches open daily. Swimming fees vary by facility. The East Bay Regional Park District swim facilities include six open-water lakefront beaches, three chlorinated lagoons, two pools, and two bay shoreline beaches. Open for Summer 2023 Beaches more...

Greek Theatre Concert Guide for 2023Greek Theatre Concert Guide for 2023
By - posted 6/28/2023
East Bay, Get Out: Events, Sponsored

Coming up this summer and fall: Charlie Puth, Jason Mraz and His SuperBand, Big Thief & Lucinda Williams, Young The Giant, My Morning Jacket & Fleet Foxes, Sylvan Esso, plus many more! Don’t miss out – check out the full 2023 season lineup here and grab your tickets before they’re more...

Shake Shack Opens Another New Bay Area Restaurant on March 16Shake Shack Opens Another New Bay Area Restaurant on March 16
By - posted 3/14/2023
Brand New, East Bay, Eat & Drink

Shake Shack is thrilled to announce it will open at Bay Street Emeryville on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 11am. The Bay Street Emeryville Shack will be Shake Shack’s third location in the East Bay and the 11th location in the greater Bay Area. This Shack will be a part more...

Lawrence Livermore Lab's Discovery Center Reopens After 3 Year ClosureLawrence Livermore Lab’s Discovery Center Reopens After 3 Year Closure
By - posted 3/14/2023
East Bay, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News There are probably more secrets inside Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory than any single square mile in Northern California. One of them, ironically, isn’t one they try to keep: the existence of the lab’s Discovery Center. In an outbuilding of approximately 1,110 square feet on the lab’s more...

Brand New Shake Shack Opens in East Bay (March 5)Brand New Shake Shack Opens in East Bay (March 5)
By - posted 3/3/2023
Brand New, East Bay, Eat & Drink

Shake Shack is opening up a brand new Bay Area restaurant on March 5, 2023. Shake Shack hosts its grand opening for its brand new Walnut Creek restaurant, located 1604 Mt Diablo Blvd., on March 5 at 11 am. This is Shake Shack’s second location in the East Bay and the more...

Contra Costa County Offers Unique Weddings at Vintage Car Museum for Valentine's DayContra Costa County Offers Unique Weddings at Vintage Car Museum for Valentine’s Day
By - posted 2/9/2023
Celebrations, East Bay, Valentine's Day

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation For people in love with another human and cars, the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder’s Office has a special Valentine’s Day deal. The office will host a “Destination Weddings” event at the Martinez Cobra Museum for Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2023. Sixteen marriage ceremonies will be more...

Oakland Signs Historic Deal to Revitalize Coliseum w/ Black-Owned CompanyOakland Signs Historic Deal to Revitalize Coliseum w/ Black-Owned Company
By - posted 2/2/2023
Causes, East Bay, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland city officials have signed an exclusive negotiating agreement with a Black-owned company to develop the site of the RingCentral Coliseum, aiming to bring sorely needed jobs, housing and more to East Oakland. The company called the African American Sports and Entertainment Group is also hoping more...

BART Repairs East Bay's Yellow Line Starting President's Day WeekendBART Repairs East Bay’s Yellow Line Starting President’s Day Weekend
By - posted 1/17/2023
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Transportation

BART’s next round of major trackway repairs will focus on the Yellow Line in the East Bay, which is the busiest in the BART system. The upcoming work is made possible by voter-approved Measure RR, which is providing $3.5 billion to rebuild BART’s core infrastructure. *Over President’s Day weekend, February 18-20, 2023, more...

East Bay Parks Closing Jan. 4-5 Due to Atmospheric RiverEast Bay Parks Closing Jan. 4-5 Due to Atmospheric River
By - posted 1/4/2023
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Storm Watch

Due to expected storm conditions and high winds, all East Bay Regional Parks are closed Wednesday, January 4, 2023, through Thursday, January 5, 2023. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and high wind warning for the San Francisco Bay Area with flooding, landslides, and rapidly rising rivers more...

Oakland's Starline Social Club Closing DownOakland’s Starline Social Club Closing Down
By - posted 12/20/2022
East Bay, Goodbye, Oakland

Unfortunately, Oakland’s Starline Social Club has announced it is closing. The club took to Instagram to announce that the club is going up for sale and will cease operations on January 1 after their last show on New Year’s Eve. Thanks to KQED for sharing the news about the final hurrah will more...

Bay Area Might Get a New 4-Lane "State Highway 239"Bay Area Might Get a New 4-Lane “State Highway 239”
By - posted 12/14/2022
Brand New, East Bay, Transportation

By Bay City News Public comments are being accepted for a proposed new state highway that would connect state Highway 4 in eastern Contra Costa County to either Interstate Highway 580 in Alameda County or a location further east at Interstate Highway 205 in San Joaquin County. State Highway 239 would connect more...

Santa Visits Oakland Zoo to Pass Out Presents to AnimalsSanta Visits Oakland Zoo to Pass Out Presents to Animals
By - posted 12/9/2022
Adorable, East Bay, Oakland

In adorable news, Santa visited the Oakland Zoo to treat the animals to some holiday presents. Santa zipped around the Zoo on a festively decorated golf cart with a giant sack of presents he delivered to all the animals on the “nice” list. Watch the elephants, tigers and more unwrap and more...