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California: Register to Vote

Posted by Len Gilbert on October 22, 2018

sealMonday, October 22nd is the last day to register online or have your registration postmarked to vote in November mid-terms.


General Election info


Election Dates and Resources


Alameda County

Additional info https://www.acvote.org/voting/register-to-vote

Get registered to have a say in our city council & school board, proposed city charter amendments, local and state measures, and state and federal candidates.



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Food and Brews in Temescal

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 22, 2016

Looks like some great local restaurants and events. Check it out!



SF Beer Week celebrates the Bay Area’s brewing heritage and craft beer culture with hundreds of events taking place over 10 days, January 22-31, 2016. In Temescal, Hog’s Apothecary and Rosamunde Sausage Grill have amazing events all week long including beer dinners, educational events, meet the brewer nights, and more.

Check out the full schedule of SF Beer Week events here:



Pig Breakdown with Fort Point and Charcuterie | Tuesday, January 26 | 2 – 5pm |
375 40th St | $35, all inclusive

Watch Hog’s owner and Head Chef butcher a half pig and enjoy some house-made charcuterie paired with fort point beer while you learn how many pork chops you can get out a pig.Triple Rock Collaboration & IPA Release |
Friday, January 29 | 2pm – midnight | 375 40th St. | Free admission

Hip Breaker IPA, a collaboration between Triple Rock and The Hog’s Apothecary, makes its debut at Hog’s Apothecary with Triple Rock Head Brewer Jeff Kimpe on hand to bask in the hoppy glory. Hip Breaker was created for one of the original founders of Hog’s who broke a hip after falling off a ladder, preparing Hog’s grand opening.  Also on tap will be Kimpe’s Hop Salad Double IPA and Nod-and-Smile Triple IPA. Don’t miss out on this hop binge.




Thursday, January 14 – Sunday, January 24 |

Prix Fixe Lunch & Dinner | $20-$50

Oakland Restaurant Week is YOUR opportunity to experience Oakland’s trendy culinary scene that everyone is talking about. For 10 days (January 14-24, 2016), close to 75 participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at $20, $30, $40, and $50 price points. That’s two weekends of awesome deals to feed your inner foodie.

Participating Restaurants in Temescal:

Clove & Hoof | 4001 Broadway Ave. | $30 Dinner

Choice of Charcuterie: One item charcuterie board or Fried pork rinds, smoked tomato spread
Choice of Salad: Panzanella or Chicories and Quinoa
Choice of Main: C&H Burger or Chicken and Waffles

Doña Tomas | 5004 Telegraph Ave. | $30 Dinner

First course: Sopes with seared scallops, butternut squash, serranos or Quesadillas with roasted beets, goat cheese, tomatillo- guajillo salsa.
Second course: Carnitas with mashed pinto beans, rice, grilled scallions, pico de gallo and tortillas or Chile Relleno en Nogada — roasted poblano chiles stuffed with cheese, butternut squash, onion and herbs served with black beans and tortillas
Dessert: Apple fritter with cajeta and vanilla ice cream or Mexican chocolate cake

Hog’s Apothecary | 375 40th St. | $40 Lunch or Dinner

Executive Package: A platter of 3 sausages with house-made accoutrements and condiments, accompanied by a pretzel with a beer pairing flight

Homeroom | 400 40th St. | $20 Lunchbox

Best-selling Gilroy Garlic Mac with one add-in of your choice, a Side salad with choice of homemade dressing, a Giant homemade oreo cookie, AND Limeade or iced tea

Juhu Beach Club | 5179 Telegraph Ave. | $20 Dinner

Bhel Salad

Choice between two curries: Curryleaf Coriander Shrimp or Tamarind Coconut Curry
Choice of Linden Street Beer: Burning Oak Black Lager, Hop Candi or New Oakland Glow

Marc 49 | 4915 Telegraph Ave | $30 Dinner

First course: Soup of the day or Ratatouille salad
Second course: Chicken pot pie or Vegetarian tamale pie
Third course: Chocolate bread pudding or gluten free pear pomegranate and port crisp

Produced by Visit Oakland, Oakland Restaurant Week is in its sixth year and American Express this year’s presenting sponsor.


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Rockridge Children’s Halloween Parade

Posted by Len Gilbert on October 24, 2015

From the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC) newsletter


Rockridge Children’s Halloween Parade: Grab Your Kids, Costumes and Candy Bags

Sunday, October 25: 12 – 2 p.m.

Meet at 11:45am, College Avenue Presbyterian Church

5951 College Avenue

Continuing the neighborhood’s great, ghoulish tradition, you are invited to celebrate Halloween on College Avenue. From noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, October 25, participating merchants will host trick-or-treating along both sides of College Avenue from Alcatraz to Broadway.

Join the costumed procession at Halloween Central in front of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Avenue, at 11:45 a.m. At noon, we’ll start trick-or-treating, leading the first group along College Avenue.

Enjoy the spooky storytelling, silly, scary sing-alongs led by a serenading singer and fun events at Halloween Central from 11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join this holiday fun for kids of all ages.

Sponsored by the Rockridge District Association (RDA) and
The Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC)

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Forget Black Friday, Go Plaid this year!

Posted by Len Gilbert on November 27, 2014


Why not shop local, shop independent this year?

Here are some resources.


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Election Day – Remember to Vote!

Posted by Len Gilbert on November 4, 2014

November 4th is election day. Please remember to vote.

Badge - 2008 electionFor information on you polling location, please see the Alameda County Registrar’s site at http://www.acgov.org/rov/

For information about the ballot measures and candidates, the the Piedmont League of Women Voters site at http://www.lwvpiedmont.org/elections.html

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