Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

a place for all people

Aw. This was fun to read.

push button to cross

Careful when you cross the street. One woman's horror story.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Broadway is generally considered the backbone of Oakland. In this 1925 shot (from the Oakland Library) of 14th and Broadway, you can clearly see the Tribune building on the left and the general busy-ness of the street.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

tile art

Ooh, I want to take a mosaic art workshop. There's a place in Oakland that offers this?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

electrical nine

going off grid is not always a choice, a luxury, nature-loving, find-yourself endeavor. sometimes the grid is just ripped out from under you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

images of oscar

the meyers-ave report on the oscar grant killing was released recently. the final recommendations remind me that we have to do better.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

mullen's liquors

Although I like my little walking guy, Tom Spaulding has a much better shot of this sign that you can see on his flickr account here.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

electrical eight

"Bay Area utility turns food scraps into energy"


A Fence
By Carl Sandburg

Now the stone house on the lake front is finished and the
workmen are beginning the fence.

The palings are made of iron bars with steel points that

can stab the life out of any man who falls on them

As a fence, it is a masterpiece, and will shut off the rabble

and all vagabonds and hungry men and all wandering

children looking for a place to play.

Passing through the bars and over the steel points will go
nothing except Death and the Rain and To-morrow.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

gold teeth master

woah. those are some good yelp ratings.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

**ck the laws

want to know what oakland's been trying to do since 2002 to make its streets more accessible? check out the oakland pedestrian master plan here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

dyke march

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! i had no idea oakland was so dyke-y. more on the march here.

Monday, August 24, 2009

race and the health care debate

i haven't read this article. and i can't locate it online. but tim wise does a pretty good job of engaging the idea here.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

sonic youth, underworld, and third eye blech

definitely dated; hope they've changed they're marquee. the yeah yeah yeahs are coming! upcoming shows are listed on their site here.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

indoor skydiving

um, ok. so i'm kind of cheating on this one. you guessed it; i didn't actually take this pic. yup, that's me in that ridiculous fly suit. um, and, i must also confess that this fab time was had in union city, just south of oakland. but honestly, this was a ton of fun and totally accessible to oaklanders. you can learn more about iFLY here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

east bay korean-american senior service center

They don't have a website, but did an article on the Korean Community Center of the East Bay's (KCCEB) efforts to track the needs of this uniquely oakland demographic.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

west oakland bart cars

the interwebs inquire: "Does the bart train from west oakland to San francisco run through the bottom of the ocean?" And Yahoo Answers.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

tent on a patio

i walk by here a lot. haven't checked it out yet. but now that i've seen this, i think i have to.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

art & soul

art and soul are clearly two very good reasons to have a festival. here's the link to the event site.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009