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Oakland Police Helicopter Flying Now

Why is the Oakland Police Helicopter flying now? If you’re wondering why there are helicopters over Oakland right now here are 3 ways to find out. 1) Sign up to get text updates from the Oakland Police Department. I have instructions at the bottom of this article. 2) The Oakland Police Scanner app. If you […]

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Oakland’s Secret Morcom Rose Garden

Somehow very few people know of Oakland’s Secret Rose Garden hidden in a residential neighborhood off of Grand Avenue on Jean Street. Morcom Rose Garden, also known as the Morcom Amphitheater of Roses is a great little secret park. If you like running the Cleavland Cascade but find it’s suddenly gotten too crowded the last […]

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Easy Bike Rides In Oakland

There are a few easy yet fun Oakland bike rides I myself like to go on so I thought I would share with you. These are the short sweet simple easy rides with pleasurable outcomes that do not require any kind of special bike or training however it is suggested that you wear your helmet […]

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Oakland Coliseum City Facts History & Future

Oakland Coliseum Facts: The Oakland Coliseum, built in 1966 is currently the 5th oldest MLB stadium and 4th oldest NFL Stadium. It houses both the Oakland A’s MLB baseball team and the Oakland Raiders NFL football team. It seats 63,000 in full attendance for the Raiders but only 34,000 for the A’s due to the […]

Visit Oakland funny!

Oakland is a great place to visit! We may not have the best tourism department at the City of Oakland so these guys took it upon themselves to spread the word! And of course a San Francisco Twilight Zone video.

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UPDATED: Oakland Homicide Rate

Oakland 52 Homicides as of early October 2014. We’re at a long time low here guys! I’m thinking decades. Latest Murder | Subscribe for year end summary and link to each murder. We just had a 30 day no kill streak. OPD sated it’s been over 10 years since we have had a 30 day […]

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Lake Merritt – History, Truth & Facts

Purchase Photo Ahhh Lake Merritt, the lake of a thousand smells. I’ve heard a lot of rumors regarding Lake Merritt and it’s origins. So I decided to write this article about the history and facts of Lake Merritt. I hope this article helps spread some proper and informative information for all. Please share with fellow […]

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Oakland Graffiti Mural Art

I’ve decided to to start a running article where I will add random photos I have taken from around Oakland. These will all be graffiti paintings, murals and other Oakland ART mostly taken with my cellphone. I took this over 10 years ago with a digital camera that saved to floppy disc. It was over […]

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Oakland Dispensaries Weed Clubs

Oakland Medical Marijuana Clubs The City of Oakland currently has 8 permitted Medical Marijuana dispensaries. Harborside Health Center 10am-8pm 7 Days A Week 1840 Embarcadero Free Delivery! Purple Heart Patient Center Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm | Sun: 10am-6pm 415 4th St (510) 625-7877 Magnolia Wellness 10am-8pm 7 Days A Week 161 Adeline St (510) 628-2119 Oakland Organics […]

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Oakland Farmers Market Info List

A list of Oakland fresh food and produce Farmers Markets. Many of these markets include live music and arts and crafts. Schedules subject to change without notice. This list is current for 2014 and updated when new information arises. Old Oakland Farmers’ Market – Year Round Friday 8am-2pm | Ninth & Broadway The Old Oakland […]

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Port of Oakland Cranes? Star Wars AT-AT Walkers?

Port of Oakland Cranes Vs. AT AT Walkers You have probably heard the ongoing urban legend that George Lucas got his idea for the Star Wars AT-AT Walkers from the Port of Oakland Shipping Container Cranes while flying into Oakland International Airport (OAK). Can it be confirmed? Who knows the truth. I think it’s highly […]

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Yosemite Day Trip From The Bay Area

Bay Area to Yosemite, a day trip. What most locals don’t realize is that you can drive to Yosemite and back in a single day from the Bay Area. We are pretty lucky when you think about it. This means you can get the Yosemite Valley experience on a random Saturday or Sunday without camping. […]

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