Bikes are big business these days. Companies of all sizes will happily sell you a $10,000 dream bike, a $500 custom fitting, $300 shorts -- but bike co-ops and non-profits cater to the other end of the market. Bling bikes might be a luxury item for some, but a working bike is basic transportation ... More >>
We love pop-ups and temporary chef nights, but we hate keeping track of them. Every few weeks we'll bring you a list of the best upcoming events -- all you have to do is mark your calendar. Truck Stop Cafe Where: Truck, 1900 Folsom (at 15th), 252-0306. When: Wed., Aug. 8, 6-10 p.m. Cost: Menu items ... More >>
Update (9:45 p.m.): BART officials say all stations have been reopened except for Richmond.Update (9:35 p.m.): News outlets are reporting that tons of people are flooding emergency rooms complaining of breathing problems. Update (9:17 p.m.): Chevron officials just held a short news conference, sayin ... More >>
Occupy Oakland has been doing a lot more meeting and planning than occupying these days. But that seems to have changed, and after a long winter hiatus, it appears protesters have taken root again.Since they were so rudely booted from their residence at Frank Ogawa Plaza in November, the movement ... More >>
It's the week of Thanksgiving. You're shopping, steeling yourself to visit family, wrapping up things at work before a long weekend. Meanwhile, Oakland rapper Mistah FAB will be on the streets of Oakland, giving away turkeys and meals to struggling residents of his neighborhood. FAB's fourth annual ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Last week we mentioned two pizza places eyeing S.F., the opening of Pachino, and the shutdown of PizzaHacker. Just in case that wasn't enough pizza news, Fisherman's Wharf is getting ready to welcome a ne ... More >>
John BirdsallKouign amann: flaky, salty, caramelized-sugar breakfast pastries from Starter Bakery.Further evidence that the Bay Area is deep into a renaissance of pastry brilliance: four-month-old Starter Bakery, which is producing amazing scones, Provencale kouign amann, and the finest crois ... More >>
John BirdsallPeach pie, made with Frog Hollow fruit, $12.Monday, September 20, 2010 John BirdsallJimmy Pedersen started just a few years ago with four small raspberry plants. This year, his sprawling backyard in North Oakland will likely produce 200 pounds of the delicate little berri ... More >>
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