New Day for Children Fundraiser at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland Oct 13th

New Day for Children Fundraiser:

Chabot Space and Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
6:30 – 9:00pm | $125

Join New Day at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland for our Fall Fundraiser!

New Day for Children is a place for girls caught in the despair of human trafficking to regain their stolen childhoods.
Since 2009, we’ve provided restorative care and education to girls 10+ years old, in our facilities, state licensed boarding schools and partner programs in the Western U.S. We take a multi-faceted approach to meet the unique needs of the girls rescued, combining shelter, education, and therapy to help them recapture their lives. Our program was developed to lift the girls out of this desperation by providing a safe, loving, and hope-filled place to flourish and, in time, learn to lead happy, productive lives.


PedalFest in Jack London Square in Oakland July 22nd


Jack London Square
Broadway, Oakland
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free

The Amphibious Bike Race splashes down at 11am! Come cheer on veterans of Northern California’s Kinetic Sculpture Race as they get wet and win glory at Pedalfest.

Enjoy live music on Rock the Bike’s Pedal Powered Stage. YOU provide the power for this off-the-grid dance party. Hop on the custom-made generator bikes and pedal to the groove!

Get inspired! Make your own pedal-powered art, watch dare-devil stunts, and test ride wild, wacky and wonderful bikes at Pedalfest.


Golden State Warriors Parade in Oakland June 15th

Golden State Warriors Parade:

Broadway at 11th Street / Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
10:00am | Free

The Golden State Warriors and the City of Oakland will host a parade and rally to honor the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors on Thursday, June 15, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The parade will begin on Broadway at 11th Street, turning right on Grand Avenue, turning right on Harrison to 19th St, and right on Lakeside Drive, ending on Oak and proceeding to the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.

Fans can begin to line up for the Rally as early as 5 a.m. at Lakeshore and 12th Street.


Beer and Bacon Festival on March 11th at Jack London Square in Oakland

Beer and Bacon Festival:

Jack London Square
Broadway, Oakland
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
2:30 – 5:00pm | $47

Year 4 of The Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival will be Saturday, March 11th from 2:30pm to 5:00pm at the Market Building at Jack London Square, @eatboston, Bison Organic Beer and, Oakland Grown present the fourth annual Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival as a fundraiser for Oakland Grown.


Mars Madness at Chabot Space & Science Center on March 19th in Oakland

Mars Madness:

Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
11:00am – 4:00pm

Human exploration of Mars isn’t only about learning to live on the Red Planet…. it is about surviving the trip there! What does it take to travel to Mars? Join us to learn more about the journey to the Red Planet. Watch science demonstrations that highlight the challenges, participate in hands-on activities related to space travel and listen to engaging scientists speak about the next steps in our journey to Mars.


310 Eatery Reopening in Mad Oak Bar on Feb 1st in Oakland


Earlier this month we learned that the popular LA street food style restaurant 310 Eatery aka The 310, closed in downtown Walnut Creek and now, according to a comment made on that post they are relocating within the Mad Oak bar in Oakland on February 1st. According to the owner they will be known as The 310 at the Mad Oak.

From the comment:

Accordingly, we are very pleased to announce at this time, that we have scheduled a re-launch of The 310 in the beautiful, growing and known by many to be now the very “Hip” City of Oakland, CA. The 310 has reached an agreement with possibly one of Oakland’s newest, “Best of Yelp: Oakland Hip Bars” and arguably the most exciting bar venue in all the Oakland “Hipster” scene, one that features even a large roof deck, to share their facility and combine our best practices for the benefit of all our guests. Its the Mad Oak at 135 12th St. Oakland, CA.

In doing the aforementioned, The “Krazy Popular” cuisine and 4.5 Yelp Stars Culture of The 310 will rise again at the Mad Oak and do so on Feb. 1, 2016.


Oakland Marathon this Sunday

Photo by Flickr user Ella Baker Center

Oakland Marathon:

19th Street and Harrison St, Oakland
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

We are excited to host this event once again in 2014. When we started this event in 2010, some people said it would never last. Well here we are as we happily await the 5th Running of the Oakland Running Festival! The has become a huge success with more than 9,000 runners this year and tremendous community support. The
event has generated more than $8.5 million in economic impact and $750,000 for local charities.
We are excited that you will be joining us for this special anniversary year. We are proud of the fact that our event was voted Best of the West for 2013 by readers of Competitor Magazine and recently featured in Runner’s World
. Quite an accomplishment for our little event!
We are gearing up for another great year. We will once again have our center of race day activities in Snow Park, located just off the shores of majestic Lake Merritt. This location provides us plenty of
open green space to provide our runners, fans and sponsors plenty of elbow room as they celebrate their accomplishments. Continue Reading