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Oakland’s City Stables to Ride Again

Melanie Diamond is raising money to renovate the barn, and other renovations are planned for the historic ranch established by the Peralta family.
May 11, 2015

The Guide to East Bay Cooking Classes

The East Bay is a melting pot that enthusiastically embraces culinary tricks from afar as well as cutting-edge nutritional ideas that can add excitement to the mundane notion of nourishment. This month’s guide rounds up impressive places for creative cooking and overall food craft in the form of classes, workshops, and demonstrations.
May 08, 2015

Market For JLS Finally Appears to be Imminent

May 07, 2015

Backlash Against the Cinema Grill and Cinexplex

Oakland Magazine readers question the dinner-and-a-movie idea at the Cinema Grill and Alameda Theatre & Cineplex but love The Fireside Lounge and the A’s.
May 01, 2015

When a Dangerous Sport Became Too Dangerous for Clif Bar

The Emeryville energy bar maker cites riskiness in its decision to dump climbers with the timing coming as Clif Bar presents a highly acclaimed film celebrating the hellions and athletes who pioneered Yosemite climbing.
May 01, 2015

Business Owners May Not Like the Wage Hike, But Fredi Martinez Is Smiling

The young Burger King worker says the extra $3 per hour he gets from Oakland’s new labor law allows him to support his family. Business owners are less enthused.
May 01, 2015

Oakland’s Condo Glut Becomes a Condo Shortage

Almost all the condominiums built as a result of former Mayor Jerry Brown’s push to bring 10,000 new residents to downtown have been sold. And there’s little new in the near-term pipeline.
May 01, 2015

And Now, the Linen Guitar

The lightweight instruments are perfect for traveling, sound great, and have roots traced back to Oakland.
May 01, 2015

Before the Urban Farming Movement

May 01, 2015

The Clif Bar Conundrum

The energy company distances itself from limit-breaking climbers, determining their risky behavior puts the Clif Bar brand in peril.
May 01, 2015