Nothing is more symbolic of the 510 than the Bay Bridge and Port of Oakland shipping cranes. Add a boombox to the mix and let's make some noise for the sunny side of the Bay.
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Today, the East Bay Express is publishing its first ever Bars, Clubs and Coffeehouses magazine. If you're always looking for the next great buzz (caffeine or booze, whatever floats your boat) you should pick up the "tree" version Wednesday (it'll be tucked into your regular issue of the Express). You can also flip through the digital version here.
Just like our Best of the East Bay poll, we opened up the decision making to you, the readers, to tell us what's what with the scene. You all voted and told us where to get the stiffest drinks, who has the sweatiest dance floor, and who makes the best latte foam. So we got out our abacuses and diligently counted every vote (there are no Diebold machines here at EBX central...nor hanging chads for that matter).
It's not just a poll, either - check out these featured stories (plus a lot more):
• Drinking Deja Vu - Once classic cocktails are making a comeback
• The World Atlas of Wine - Coming to a wine bar near you - wines you can't spell or pronounce
• Gimme a Beer, Hold the Shot - Beer-only taverns appeal to drinkers searching for a bargain
So check it out, let us know what you think, and get your buzz on.
Calling all crafters...or even wannabe crafters. Indulge your creative side this weekend at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire!
The original Maker Faire started back in 2005 as an offshoot of Make Magazine...which has now grown to an event that attracts about 90,000 people to the South Bay during the month of May. Talk about some rapid growth...since 2005, Maker Faires have since shown up in Austin, Detroit and New York City as havens of crafty goodness. Mini Maker Faires have started to sprout up around the United States, including Ann Arbor, Sebastopol, Aspen, Kansas City, and Boston.
This weekend's event is sponsored by the East Bay Express and will be held on Sunday, October 24th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Park Day School in Oakland. There are over 100 featured Makers & Crafters, Makers & Craft Vendors, and Performers. Check out the full list here.
Some cool highlights include:
• Author Michael Chabon is teaming up with Nick Dragotta of HowToons to teach a workshop on making comics
• Alpha geek Tim O’Reilly reveals the secrets of his famous home-made jam, featured in the hit book Cooking for Geeks
• Kids Who Rock stage: The Shes, Poison Apple Pie, The Black Bones,as well as the Devilettes, Toychestra, and other great East Bay adult bands
Ticket information is available here. You can still get tickets at a discounted rate (Adults = $15, Kids/Full-time Students = $10) until tomorrow (October 23). Otherwise, pick tickets up at the door. Follow the East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Facebook and Twitter at @EBMakerFaire.
Are you confused/tired/exasperated/other by the upcoming election on November 2?
Haven't even read your sample ballot yet?
Tired of hearing political ads on TV and radio - but not knowing if there's any truth behind them?
Electionland is the place where you can ask and answer questions on everything related to elections in your state. It is a nonpartisan social-media website where voters can ask and answer questions on everything related to the upcoming elections in California. There are a lot of great resources out there to help you decipher what's going on, and we want to be another one at your disposal.
We have a panel of experts at your beck-and-call, ready to chat and answer questions you may have. From the East Bay Express are Associate Editor Bob Gammon and contributor David Downs, alongside Samuel Kang from the Green Lining Institute and Josh Richman from the Oakland Tribune.
The absolute best part is that you can ask your questions directly to the candidates in the races...no need to filter it through a debate moderator, a reporter, or a PR spin guy. Recently featured events on Electionland CA include forums for the races for Mayor of Oakland and San Leandro.
For a sneak peek, check out the recent question about parking fees (ALWAYS a hot topic in Oakland!) posed by a forum member and answers posted by Oakland mayoral candidates Rebecca Kaplan and Joe Tuman:
Question from anonymousone:
Do you think parking revenues should be reinvested into the neighborhood commercial districts where the revenues are generated?
Excerpted answer from Rebecca Kaplan:
Yes, parking revenue should be shared with the neighborhood commercial districts, and I suggested this approach when parking was discussed last year. My Council office has been meeting with community leaders to create what are called Parking Benefit Districts, so that we have the mechanism to reinvest parking proceeds to support neighborhoods with improvements - and give local residents and businesses a voice in parking policy...(read more)
Excerpted answer from Joe Tuman:
The purpose of parking meters and citations for violating the time limits of those meters is the facilitation of business. Simply put, parking meters exist not to generate revenue for the City but rather to ensure that potential customers of our merchants can find places to park their cars so that they can patronize our retail businesses. Somewhere along the way, this was forgotten by our career-politician elected officials who view parking revenues as yet another source of income that they can use to fund their ill-conceived and short-sighted budgetary decisions...(read more)
So, what are you waiting for? Jump in and join the fray!