Oakland North wants you to know: don’t sweat hantavirus

In a bizarrely specific article on oaklandnorth.net, Pendarvis Harshaw wants to let Oaklanders know that we’re at no risk of contracting hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, the disease that has recently killed two visitors to Yosemite National Park. Hantavirus is spread through the urine, feces, and saliva of infected rodents. Deer mice are the only known carriers … Continue reading

A spider

This thing is called “Anansi.” It stands three stories high on a concrete swatch of city property above the tunnel that spits 11th Street out to the lake and officially out of downtown. Anansi is a spider-man, a storyteller and a trickster. He’s wise, always scheming. Often his more-immoral schemes backfire on him. His story was … Continue reading

Upcoming Events: September

Got some empty dates on your calendar? Why not fill them with events in your neighborhood? Here’s your (inaugural!) events posting for the month of September, 2012. September 2: OMCA | Oakland Pride Tour at the OMCA, 1:00 PM Celebrate Oakland Pride with LGBT History Docent Tours of the Gallery of California History. Discover historic LGBT … Continue reading

OMCA’s final Summer Nights event TONIGHT!

Summer Nights at the Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St. 5 – 9 PM, half-price admission after 5 PM (which makes student admission $4.50, hot dang!) Go check out the OMCA’s final Summer Night event of the season! Extended gallery hours mean you are welcome to wander the art and history galleries until 9PM, … Continue reading

The Contemporaneous Brooklyn

“Don’t get us wrong: We hella love Oakland, in all its urban, slightly dangerous, Brooklyn-in-the-90s sort of glory.” – SFist “Think of it as a less twee, more D.I.Y. version of artisanal Brooklyn.” – The New York Times “San Francisco finally has a Brooklyn to call its own.” – T Magazine Is Oakland San Francisco’s … Continue reading

Restaurant Nido to Open Fall 2012

The Cement Crescent will soon see a new restaurant in the formerly long-vacant Juice Appeal location at 444 Oak St. Restaurant Nido, owned by Chef Silvia McCollow and husband Cory, intends to open in September and will feature homemade “farm to table” Mexican food. Previously known as Nido Community Foods, McCollow has been delivering meals … Continue reading