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5 Reasons You Should Live in Oakland

Oakland is increasingly recognized as the place to live in the Bay Area. Here's why.

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Creating a Dog-Friendly Apartment

Keeping your dog happy in a city apartment can be tough. We’re here to help with some dog happiness tips.

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Thanksgiving Host Gifts

Holiday gift giving is a tricky art, but follow these tips and you'll be able to pull it off with minimal hassle.

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Laundry Room Storage Ideas

Your laundry room storage could be so much more. Here's how to take it to the next level.

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Leftover Halloween Pumpkins

Once Halloween is over, you'll need to figure out what to do with all those pumpkins.

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Día de los Muertos Festival

Day of the Dead is a yearly celebration with deep links to the Oakland Community. Here's what this year's festival has in store.

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Oaktoberfest 2019

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Oakland’s Eat Real Festival

Ready to eat like you never have before? This is the festival for you.

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NorCal Style Home Furnishings

Ready to achieve that NorCal Style? Here's how you can do it.

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Chinatown Street Festival

It's time yet again for this awesome celebration of Chinese culture in Oakland.

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