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Oakland is a city in California on the Eastern shore of San Francisco Bay. As of the 2000 census, the city's population was 399,484.

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Oakland Facts

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  • The principal airport serving Oakland is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport.

  • Professional sports teams in Oakland include the American football team, the Oakland Raiders, the Major League Baseball team, the Oakland Athletics, and the NBA basketball team, the Golden State Warriors.

  • Oakland's nicknames include "Bright Side of the Bay", "Detroit of the West", "O-Town", and "Oaktown".

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California Fresh Harvest: A Seasonal Journey through Northern California

By Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Gwen Prichard & Gina Gallo

Brand: Favorite Recipes Press (FRP)
Hardcover (228 pages)

California Fresh Harvest: A Seasonal Journey through Northern California
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Arranged by season, this cookbook highlights the abundance of fresh foods cultivated in Northern California. In addition to our members' favorite recipes, which have been triple-tested in our own kitchens, California Fresh Harvest provides fascinating food lore, inspirational menus, wine pairings, cooking tips, and information on local events and special destinations. In the tradition of the treasured, original California Fresh cookbook, again the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay has created a classic for Northern California residents and visitors alike.

Oakland Top 100 Spots: 2015 Travel Guide to Oakland, California (Local Love Califonia City Guides)

Guidelet Travel Guides
Released: 2015-05-27
Kindle Edition (116 pages)

Oakland Top 100 Spots: 2015 Travel Guide to Oakland, California (Local Love Califonia City Guides)
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Want an easy-to-read travel guide to Oakland? This book shows the top 100 best spots in this unique destination in California.

Local Love Travel Publishing works exclusively with local travel experts to guide and help you make the most of your vacation.

'Oakland Top 103 Spots' is your menu to all the 'must-visit' spots in this destination in California.

Quickly get the lay of the land, understanding all your day, food and night-life options.

Enjoy your days at places like: Lake Merritt, Oakland Zoo, O.co Coliseum, Oracle Arena, Woodminster Amphitheater, Jack London Square, Chinatown, Old Oakland, Oakland Aviation Museum, Museum of Children's Arts, Jack London's Cabin, Preservation Park, Blue Bottle Coffee, Savor Oakland Food Tours, LLC, Shan Dong, Make Westing, Pretty Penny, Cafe Van Kleef, Peerless Coffee & Tea, ... amongst tons of other interesting nooks in Oakland!

Enjoy local cuisine at top notch restaurants like: Chinatown, Fox Theater, Commis, Boot & Shoe Service, Kainbigan, The Good Hop Bottleshop, The Hog's Apothecary, Plum Bar + Restaurant, Restaurant Chu, Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant, Ohgane Korean BBQ, Shooting Star Cafe, Rumbo al Sur, Heinold's First & Last Chance, Jack London Square Inn, The Alley, Camino, Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant, Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub, ... amongst many other food spots!

Party at local hangouts like: Oracle Arena, Woodminster Amphitheater, Jack London Square, Chinatown, Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, Oakland Ballet School, Woodminster, Jack's Night Market, California Canoe & Kayak, Waterfront Flicks, HushFest - Jack London Square, Boot & Shoe Service, Heart & Dagger Saloon, The Barrel Room, Hipline Studio, Ohgane Korean BBQ, Shooting Star Cafe, District Lounge, Jack London Square Inn, ... amongst dozens of others!

This guide also covers Oakland spots like shopping areas, museums, parks,outdoor adventures, nightclubs and street foods.

For each and every point of interest you`ll get:

  • Illustrative photo

  • Address and phone

  • Link to your Google Maps

  • Link to Website (when pertinent)

  • And a quick explanation as to why it deserves a visit.

No needless fluff, no boring anthropological lessons! Just everything we love!

We don`t stuff our travel content with working hours, credit-cards accepted, nearby transportation and user-reviews as it tends to bulk up the writing and are subject to change since the time of publishing. Once you decide the places you want to visit, these infos can easily be found at your hotel concierge, on-line or on Google Maps.

No user-review based content!

Similarly, our philosophy has been that user-reviewed travel sites are subjective, as they tend to top-rank places that manage their reputation on those sites. So little corner bakeries, unique shops by local artisans, secluded beaches and hidden bars don't show up in those sites as visibly as places that have an on-line marketer or social media specialist. Similarly, we believe the opinion of one well-informed local expert should outweigh the opinion of hundreds of first-time visitors to Oakland. First-time visitors tend to flock to famous tourist attractions, creating a vicious circle, accentuating just the popular places. Our local experts know the entire city, and know what deserves a visit, whether a famous attraction or a quaint corner.

'Oakland Top 100 Spots' is the first travel guide to Oakland you ought to read.

It quickly helps you define your short-list of places you want to visit, so you don`t have to spend hours reading hundreds of pages of dense writing. All for less than the price of a sandwich.

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Secret Stairs: East Bay: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Berkeley and Oakland

By Charles Fleming

Santa Monica Press
Paperback (232 pages)

Secret Stairs: East Bay: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Berkeley and Oakland
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The hills of the East Bay contain one of the finest and densest urban hiking environments in the state of California—more than 400 paved pathways and public staircases lattice up and down the slopes of Berkeley and Oakland alone. Rising high above the city centers, with towering views of the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco itself, these elegant civic walking trails—many of them shaded in oaks and redwoods, and many unknown even to local residents—present a unique landscape for both the casual walker and dedicated hiker.

Charles Fleming, the Southern California author whose bestselling 2010 walking guide Secret Stairs turned the hidden public staircases of Los Angeles into popular hiking trails, now turns his eyes northward. For Secret Stairs: East Bay, Fleming has designed more than 30 individual hiking loops. Linking multiple staircases into one-to two-hour self-guided strolls, these urban treks will delight the tourist, newly arrived Berkeley undergraduate, and veteran Bay Area resident alike.

The circular walks, each calibrated by length, difficulty, and duration—and each accompanied by a detailed, easy-to-follow map—are sprinkled with fascinating facts about the historic staircases, the historic homes around them, and the famous Bay Area characters who gave them their names. Walk the walks of Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and John Muir! Climb Berkeley’s massive Fred Herbert and Tamalpais Paths, hike Easter Way, and summit Sunset Trail! Mount Oakland’s Oakmore stairs, then tackle the hills of Upper Rockridge and Crocker Highlands via the public staircases. And do it all within easy walking distance from BART or bus stops, free parking, and excellent Bay Area cafés.

Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia

By Desmond Tan

Released: 2017-03-28
Hardcover (272 pages)

Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia
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From the beloved San Francisco restaurant, a mouthwatering collection of recipes, including Fiery Tofu, Garlic Noodles, the legendary Tea Leaf Salad, and many more. Never before have the vivid flavors of Burmese cooking been so achievable for home cooks.

Known for its bustling tables, the sizzle of onions and garlic in the wok, and a wait time so legendary that customers start to line up before the doors even open—Burma Superstar is a Bay Area institution, offering diners a taste of the addictively savory and spiced food of Myanmar. With influences from neighboring India and China, as well as Thailand and Laos, Burmese food is a unique blend of flavors, and Burma Superstar includes such stand-out dishes as the iconic Tea Leaf Salad, Chili Lamb, Pork and Pumpkin Stew, Platha (a buttery layered flatbread), Spicy Eggplant, and Mohinga, a fish noodle soup that is arguably Myanmar’s national dish.

Each of these nearly 90 recipes has been streamlined for home cooks of all experience levels, and without the need for special equipment or long lists of hard-to-find ingredients. Stunningly photographed, and peppered with essays about the country and its food, this inside look at the world of Burma Superstar presents a seductive glimpse of this jewel of Southeast Asia.

Oakland (Postcard History)

By Annalee Allen

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2005-08-22
Paperback (128 pages)

Oakland (Postcard History)
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Oakland became a transportation and industrial hub in the late 19th century as its oak-studded ranches and fruit orchards evolved into urban neighborhoods. Just as the postcard was born at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition, Oakland began its transformation into a major city. As postcards grew in popularity, Oakland grew astride, led by two ambitious mayors, Frank K. Mott and John L. Davie. Mott, a proponent of the “City Beautiful” movement, fostered the creation of grand boulevards and imposing civic buildings, while his successor Davie oversaw expansion of the port, a regional parks system, and one of the first commercial airports in the nation. All of these, along with picturesque Lake Merritt, made excellent subjects for hundreds of postcards.

Dorothea Lange's Ireland

By Dorothea Lange & Oakland Museum of California

Cleis Pr
Hardcover (120 pages)

Dorothea Lange s Ireland
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A collection of the photographer's works captures the essence of Ireland

Oakland Noir (Akashic Noir)

Paperback (278 pages)

Oakland Noir (Akashic Noir)
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"San Francisco's grittier next-door neighbor gets her day in the sun in 16 new stories in this tightly curated entry in Akashic's Noir series. The hardscrabble streets of Oakland offer crime aplenty...Thompson and Muller have taken such pains to choose stories highlighting Oakland's diversity and history that the result is a volume rich in local culture as well as crime."
--Kirkus Reviews

"The legendarily tough California city of Oakland finally gets an entry in the Akashic noir series."
--Publishers Weekly

Brand-new stories by: Nick Petrulakis, Kim Addonizio, Keenan Norris, Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder, Katie Gilmartin, Dorothy Lazard, Harry Louis Williams II, Carolyn Alexander, Phil Canalin, Judy Juanita, Jamie DeWolf, Nayomi Munaweera, Mahmud Rahman, Tom McElravey, Joe Loya, and Eddie Muller.

In the wake of San Francisco Noir, Los Angeles Noir, and Orange County Noir—all popular volumes in the Akashic Noir Series—comes the latest California installment, Oakland Noir. Masterfully curated by Jerry Thompson and Eddie Muller (the "Czar of Noir"), this volume will shock, titillate, provoke, and entertain. The diverse cast of talented contributors will not disappoint.

From the introduction:

Jerry Thompson: Discovering the wang-dang-doodle jams of the Pointer Sisters shifted my entire focus. Stunning black women were scatting and bebopping all the way into my soul. I think what we’ve put together in Oakland Noir is a volume where this city is a character in every story. He’s a slick brother strutting over a bacon-grease bass line and tambourine duet. She’s a white chick with a bucket of hot muffins heading to farmer and flea markets, to sell crafts and get hooked up with some fine kat with dreadlocks and a criminal record. And it’s in the faces of young fearless muthafuckers pounding keyboards and snapping fingers, lips, Snapchats, and Facebook timelines. It’s the core of not only Black Lives Matter but all lives matter. We are the children of fantasy and of the funk . . .

Eddie Muller: These days, writers and readers aren’t denying the darker parts of our existence as much as they used to, especially in crime fiction. Some writers just do it for fun, because it’s become the fashionable way to get published. You know, “gritty violence” and all that bullshit. The genuine darkness in noir stories comes from two places—the cruelty of the world’s innate indifference, and the cruelty that people foster within themselves. If you’re not seriously dealing with one, the other, or both, then you’re not really writing noir.

A View of the Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco California Travel Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary

By CS Creations

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (150 pages)

A View of the Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco California Travel Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
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This journal with 150 ruled pages awaits your writing pleasure.  You can use it to record your hopes and dreams, express your gratitude, to keep a bucket list,  as a daily diary, or  to jot down your “To-Do” lists.  The possibilities are endless and the choice is all yours.  Enjoy!  

Blues City: A Walk in Oakland (Crown Journeys)

By Ishmael Reed

Released: 2003-10-21
Hardcover (192 pages)

Blues City: A Walk in Oakland (Crown Journeys)
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Oakland is a blues city, brawling and husky . . .

Often overshadowed by San Francisco, its twinkling sister city across the Bay, Oakland is itself an American wonder. The city is surrounded by and filled with natural beauty—mountains and hills and lakes and a bay—and architecture that mirrors its history as a Spanish mission, Gold Rush outpost, and home of the West’s most devious robber barons. It’s also a city of artists and blue-collar workers, the birthplace of the Black Panthers, neighbor to Berkeley, and home to a vibrant and volatile stew of immigrants and refugees.

In Blues City, Ishmael Reed, one of our most brilliant essayists, takes us on a tour of Oakland, exploring its fascinating history, its beautiful hills and waterfronts, and its odd cultural juxtapositions. He takes us into a year in the life of this amazing city, to black cowboy parades and Indian powwows, to Black Panther reunions and Gay Pride concerts, to a Japanese jazz club where a Lakota musician plays Coltrane’s “Naima.” Reed provides a fascinating tour of an un-tamed, unruly western outpost set against the backdrop of political intrigues, ethnic rivalries, and a gentrification-obsessed mayor, opening our eyes not only to a singular city, but to a newly emerging America.

City Maps Oakland California, USA

By James McFee

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City Maps Oakland California, USA
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City Maps Oakland California, USA is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Oakland adventure :)

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