What does a one-time English teacher do upon moving to Oakland and finding a tough job market? Open a most charming spice shop with his fiancé, of course. John Beaver and Erica Perez opened Oaktown Spice Shop in December to fanfare from friends and neighbors.
What should replace the former Borders Bookstore space at South Shore Center?
The Oaklandish tree has new digs. With its roots as deep as its branches are long, the ubiquitous symbol is getting screen printed at the apparel brand’s first retail store in downtown Oakland.
Outside the crimson and yellow arched entrance, dozens of split-chickens grill to a golden brown, emanating tantalizing scents.
Alameda Magazine celebrates Island living all year long, but once a year we pull out all the stops for the annual Best of Alameda issue.