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Witnessing Oakland, and musing over matzoh brei

Apr 18, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / Oakland / Travel
matzoh-brei-passover-2014 Eating a plateful of matzoh brei got me thinking. Not of the escaped slaves fleeing across deserts with no time for leavening, but of baseball. And Oakland. Will the… Read more»

A16 Rockridge begins Brunch

Sep 7, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Good Ideas / Kitchen Adventures / Oakland
pastries at A16 This Sunday is gonna be great – I can just feel it. I admit, I’ve caught weekend fever. It’s ushered in on the wings of good news: a new… Read more»

Free Outdoor Cinema in Montclair, Oakland

Sep 4, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / Oakland / Travel
Free Outdoor Cinema With summer quickly waning, I’m finding the need to extend it any way I can. How perfect, then, to discover that there’s one more date in Red Oak Realty’s… Read more»

The film Fruitvale Station illuminates the value of open-mindedness and the need for change

Jul 15, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / Oakland / Travel
BART drawing, by Daniel Laing Oakland is a stage upon which the highest and lowest of human capacities play out. If you aren’t too busy starting your own business, running your business, or following… Read more»

Simple pleasures for Valentine’s Day

warming breakfast of Community Grains polenta with my apple sauce and some sharp cheddar Romance is a dish best served casually. In the past few years I have found this to be increasingly true: love can be shown in the simplest of ways,… Read more»