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MONTCLARION: September 19, 2014

Oakland has always marched to a different drummer. But who knew we were the mecca of world percussion? Musician Robert Wallace thinks there are more drummers here, per capita, than anywhere else except — maybe — Salvador, Brazil. (more…)

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MONTCLARION: August 15, 2014

In late July, I wrote about a culinary wave headed for Montclair. Make that a tidal wave. (more…)

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MONTCLARION: August 8, 2014

Not many people are named after a pizza. But in the early 1990s, my friend and her husband named their newborn Zachary. It seemed like a no-brainer, being both a popular baby name and the couples’ favorite Rockridge pizzeria, Zachary’s. (more…)

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MONTCLARION: August 1, 2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve checked out Lake Merritt at night. I really need to get out more.

The change is impressive. There are cafés and people everywhere – a beautiful blend of humanity coming together to celebrate the near-perfect weather in Oakland. (more…)

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MONTCLARION: July 25, 2014

For whatever reason, the culinary wave that’s been washing over Oakland has largely missed Montclair. Could that be changing? (more…)

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MONTCLARION: June 27, 2014

This is the tale of two Oakland entrepreneurs. Both are millennials — young, bold and determined to make a difference. (more…)

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MONTCLARION: June 13, 2014

Oakland is the new Brooklyn. I heard it again the other day from two people who live — of all places — in Brooklyn. The food scene, the attitude and Oakland art have created a buzz that’s undeniable. (more…)

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