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Friday, January 21, 2011

Oakland Restaurant Week, Jan. 23rd - 29th 2011

Starting January 23rd to 29th 2011, Oakland Restaurant Week is a great excuse to come to town and stay overnight. Consider the combination of an overnight luxury stay, shopping, dining and nightlife of historic Jack London Square starting with the Waterfront Hotel, where beautiful views of the Bay and San Francisco are never ending from one of the 144 rooms.

While shopping in the historic Jack London Square shops, stop by Miss Pearl Jam House and enjoy a three-course lunch for $20 and three-course dinner for $30 RSVP

Also enjoy: Happy Hour every day from 3 to 7:00 pm; Live Music - Have It All!, Friday & Saturday , 8 pm to midnight; Fun Day Sunday Bloody Marys & Mimosas! Sunday Brunch 9 am to 3 pm and Comedy Off Broadway - Laugh Out Loud! Comedian Lineups include: Headliner s- Yayne Abeba , Thursday, January 27th, 8pm; Aundre The Wonderwoman, Friday, January 28th, 8pm; and Stu Kosh, Saturday, January 29th, 8pm.; Co-Producers/Resident Hosts: Joe Gleckler and Samson Koletkar

Also other top restaurants will be offering special prix fixe dinner menus at $20, $30 and $40. Many will also be hosting tasting events in partnership with wineries and food producers.

There are no tickets or special passes required, but reservations are strongly recommended.

Come and Celebrate Oakland's exciting cuisine scene with a week of special meals and deals.

Other restaurants participating in Oakland Restaurant Week can be found here

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in the Gardens

When: to 12:00 am

Check-In: Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue (off Grand by Fairyland) at 8:30 am.

What: Join with other volunteers to improve these beautiful public gardens. There’s a project for every level and interest: weeding, mulching, fence building, digging.

Bring: work gloves, small garden tools (if you have), and a desire to “be” part of your amazing community.

Parking: Free

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Monday, January 10, 2011

The Real Story: What makes lofts so popular?

with Colleen Edwards and Rick Holliday
Hear how the placement of the mailboxes or recycling bins can become social and how glamorization by movies and television has projected a cooler lifestyle living in lofts.  But where did the real appeal come from?

Podcast: Listen
Other podcast topics of interest:
A new focus in housing is to repurpose underutilized buildings.

The Real Story, founded and hosted by Colleen Edwards,is a news organization dedicated to news, commentary and tips on how to navigate through the complexities of real estate.

Ms. Edwards is an intimate outsider to the industry, one who knows what’s on the minds of consumers and who has the answers.

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