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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 […]

Bubb Rubb Invented Viral Videos

Bubb Rubb from Oakland invented Viral Videos with Whistle Tips. You may have forgotten but once upon a time, before memes and internet ADD there was Bubb Rubb, possibly the first to go viral from a news clip in the early days of Youtube. And he is from Oakland of course. The whole thing started […]

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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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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’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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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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East Bay Bike Party! 2nd Fridays (Photos + Videos)

I took this photo at the very first San Francisco Bike Party. Bike Party Dates: 1st Fridays – San Francisco Bike Party 2nd Fridays – East Bay Bike Party 3rd Fridays – San Jose Bike Party 4th Fridays – Critical Mass Bike Party! I am a huge fan of the East Bay Bike Party(join group […]

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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 […]

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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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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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10 Reasons You Hate BART

While writing this article I realized I am way more upset at BART than I knew so I’ll start there. As someone who rides BART every day Monday through Friday I must say I am getting very fed up with the system. BART is overpriced! For one, it’s way over priced. To go from 12th […]

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