There might be bigger food truck gatherings, and ones that attract slightly trendier vendors, but for our money, Oakland’s first officially sanctioned “food pod,” Bites Off Broadway (365 45th St., in front of the Studio One Art Center), is still one of the most charming of its kind. A veritable smorgasbord of face-painting, balloon-twisting, and hula-hooping should keep the kids entertained — and maybe help those of us who are only young in spirit to burn off some of those extra calories. Bring your own lawn chairs and picnic blanket.
Featuring a constantly changing array of seasonal California produce available, including earthy asparagus, vibrant citrus, juicy strawberries, and Asian greens. The market will also feature locally-grown flowers, locally-laid organic eggs, and locally-made baked goods and gourmet foods.
A lawsuit against an Oakland apartment building owner sheds light on tactics real estate investors use to remove tenants in rent-controlled units — including aggressive evictions and exorbitant rent increases.
For years, Dan Borenstein, an influential columnist and editorial page writer for the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times, has claimed that public employee pensions are strangling local governments. The problem is: He's wrong.