Archive | August, 2013

Disco Volante Closes its Doors on Monday/New Bar Openings in the Temescal

August 19, 2013

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I never knew that a bar closing could make me so very sad and nostalgic but the closure of Disco Volante is giving me the Monday blues. For years, Disco has been my favorite bar because it’s the kind of bar of neighborhood bar I have always had a fantasy of owning and running. First […]

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Things That I’ve Experienced Once in Nature

August 8, 2013

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Once I saw elephants mating in Amboseli Park in Kenya, made a video of it, posted it on Youtube and now have almost 5 million hits. Once I was walking along a path at Pierce Point in Pt Reyes and a weasel appeared, seemed to look us straight in the eye like out of a TV comic and […]

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Spark: Youth Empowerment Program Looking for Workplace Mentors

August 8, 2013

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The Issue: Our country’s high school dropout rate – 25% nationally – is a deep injustice and an economic tragedy. Oakland’s high school drop out rate is a staggering 39%. High dropout rates are devastating to students, families, and local economies. About Spark: Spark is the only youth empowerment program in the country that addresses the dropout crisis […]

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The New Parkway: Eclectic Movies with an Oakland Vibe

August 1, 2013

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Some readers will fondly remember the old Parkway Theater , but if you haven’t visited the new iteration in the Uptown, it’s time to take in a film in one of the two theaters, both with relaxing cozy couches but I definitely prefer the one all on one level because it feels more intimate without the […]

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