East Bay Events

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Yesterday the sales office doors opened to a public tour of Richmond Marina Bay's newest community known as NOMA. Built by William Lyon Homes this community is about 30% completed and buyer reservations are now being taken. Several homes have already sold the first closing will be taking place in late April, early May of 2019.

NOMA consists of approximately 200 homes, half of which are 2-3 story, single family, detached homes and the other half consisting of townhouse style live-work condos. All of these homes will be featuring high-end finishes, spacious balconies, rooftop terraces, on-demand water heaters, and many more creature comforts that one can only expect from new construction.

The homes are priced very competitively. There are

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I've been watching the progress of these beautiful new homes over the last year and finally they seem close to completion!

15 units will hit the market soon. All of them designed with one thing in mind: "inhabit less, live larger'. Atomic City is a net-zero community, producing at least as much energy as it consumes. Solar panels, solar skylights, rain collecting cisterns and solar hot water heaters is only an example of what the Oakland-based design firm MANOU DESIGN GROUP designed and implemented.

Buyers can chose from 3 different floor plans. The location is central, in close proximity to Berkeley Bowl, Emeryville Public Market and the Ashby Bart Station. 

Grand opening is happening on Saturday, August

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Brooklyn Basin Rendering

It’s been on many people’s radar and more and more clients of mine having been asking me for an update on Oakland’s largest proposed housing project known as Brooklyn Basin. After what seems like years of remediation and site preparation work and very few news updates, we finally have a start date in sight. According to the developer Signature Development Group LLC, the first housing development is scheduled to break ground next month in April.

 The $1.5 billion waterfront project is poised to be one of Oakland’s boldest construction endeavors in decades and will also be the single largest active development in Oakland. The first phase will consist of a 241 unit apartment complex, just one piece of the total proposed 3,100 residential units. For

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Picture: courtesy of Public Market Website

The East Bay has a lot to offer when it comes to restaurants, bars and cafes. I like going out in the East Bay better than San Francisco, because in general, there's less hype, better parking, lower prices and the food is just as good!

One of my easy go to's for casual (but still good) eating, is The Public Market located on 5959 Shellmound St in Emeryville.

It used to be a dated food court but has been undergoing a great transformation. It has been growing and is sporting now a nice selection!

In this rainy weather, I usually go for comforting, warming food and choose Wazwan Indian cuisine for it's beautiful curries or Shiba Ramen for, you guessed it, Ramen!  Koja Kitchen has an new spin on

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If you're planning to stick around the East Bay for the Fourth of July, here is a handy guide for things to do, places to see the annual fire works, parades and more.

4th of July Berkeley Marina
Where: Berkeley, Berkeley Marina
When: July 4, noon – 10 p.m.; Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

July 4th Festival of Family Fun

Celebrate Independence Day at the Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun. The waterfront will be filled with interactive activities and entertainment for both parents and children. Enjoy playtime at Riveropolis, watch stilt walkers perform, experience creative puppetry. There will be food and live music performance at the festival from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fremont’s 4th of July

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Temescal Street Fair this Sunday from 12-6!

This event takes place on Telegraph Avenue between 41st and 51st Streets in one of Oakland's most popular neighborhoods. It includes great good, live music, local vendors, and much more. It's a great way to explore the area and learn more about Oakland.

Even better is that attending the event is FREE and getting to the event is easy -- the area is highly bikeable and just a few blocks from the MacArthur BART station.

To view more details including a line-up of all the musical performances, you can visit the following link: http://temescalstreetfair.org/Home


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Fast food isn’t exactly on a self proclaimed “foodie’s” radar, but when I heard about the opening of Locol in Uptown Oakland on May 25, I had to rush out and try it. 


Opened as the brainchild of Bay Area chef Daniel Patterson (award winning chef owner of Plum, next door and Haven in Jack London Square) and Los Angeles chef Roy Choi, the goal was to “change the way people think about fast food.”  By providing both a healthy and affordable place to eat and work within diverse neighborhoods that need it the most, “Locol is a bridge…how we come together and look at each other and say, ‘Hey, we’re not so different’?” 


It certainly is different from any other restaurant I’ve been to.  The décor is street art chic, with

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(Photo credit: Signature Development / BAR Architects)

The San Francisco Business Times reported this week that Oakland's massive Brooklyn Basin development on the estuary is set to start construction on it's first building this year, after almost a year of site clean-up and preparation.

This first building will consist of 241 rental units and will break ground later this year, with completion by late in 2018. This first building will consist of 7 stories and will be next to a new park, something that many Jack London Square residents have wanted for years.

For those of you not familiar with Brooklyn Basin, it is the largest development in Oakland in years, projected to cost $1.5 billion. It will include some of the first high-rise residential

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I love May! Not only does the weather start getting beautiful again, but it happens to by my birthday month, so I’m partial. I can see no better way to celebrate than to go down to the Oakland’s Frist Friday Block Party at Telegraph/West Grand and 27th, the fabulous up and coming KONO district of Oakland.


What started in 2006 as an art walk through a few local Galleries has emerged as one of the best free festivals in the Bay Area.  Thousands of people from all over rhe area and beyond come out to enjoy not only art galleries, but street art, culinary artisans, dancers, DJ’s, performers, musicians and even local poets.


This event has been such a mainstay in our town, sometimes we take it for granted. While driving

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More and more, everyone from top chefs to food blogs and Bay Area residents are raving about Oakland's popular and growing restaurant and bar scene.

This was once again recognized in a recent survey conducted by the real estate site Estately.

Oakland placed number one in the nation in four categories: Coffee, breakfast, Chinese, and food trucks. It also ranked in the Top 5 cities for Gluten free options, Halal, Japanese, Mexican, Soul Food, Thai, and Vegetarian, and was ranked higher than San Francisco in almost every category. Clearly, Oakland's well-known diversity has contributed to a wide range of amazing food options in the area. Many well-known chefs have been looking to Oakland for their new restaurants as San Francisco has become very cost

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