.Jessie Schiewe

Dec 3, 2014

The Rise of the Coolers

I'm sitting on the concrete floor of a garage, my back against a pole. To my right, a girl braids auburn weave into another...
Jul 22, 2014

A Neighborhood Reawakens

Once known as Antique Row or Antique Alley, the Bancroft-Fairfax district in East Oakland used to be a premiere shopping destination. For roughly fifty...
Jun 25, 2014

The Party That Never Ends

It's Saturday night at The Layover and the bar is close to maximum capacity. People of all ages are crammed onto the tiny dance...
May 21, 2014

A Cafe Oasis in Deep East Oakland

The chances of finding a cup of coffee in deep East Oakland — not to mention a sandwich or a pastry to go with...