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Best Place to Restock Your Zine Collection

Do-It-Yourself Magazines (DIY 'Zines) emerged when proto-punk met the Xerox machine in the late...

Best Place to Dance and Not Spend Money on...

In a world that sometimes offers little respite for the sobriety-inclined, Dance Jam Berkeley...

Best Hike

Tilden Regional Park and the adjacent Tilden Nature Area is one of the most...

Best Inclusive Dance Night

Given that the beer industry remains dominated by white men, you wouldn't necessarily expect...

Best Jet-Setting Party Starters

Esra Canogullari (8ULENTINA) and Lara Sarkissian (FOOZOOL) founded Club Chai in early 2016 after...

Best Music Radio Station

Commercial radio stations suck because they pursue a strategy of playing down to the...

Best Mural on the Island

While Oakland is known for its amazing range and sheer number of murals, Alameda's...

Best Hip-Hop Record Shop

Park Blvd. Records is the only record shop in Oakland with a bin-card for...

Best Glass Pumpkins

If your idea of glass fruit and veg is that dusty bunch of grapes...

Best Building Transformation

The two-story building on 23rd Avenue in the San Antonio neighborhood of East Oakland...

Best Youth Performance Ensemble

The original Young Gifted and Black formed in 1981 in New York — four...

Best Voter Guide for the Techno Set

They are glossy, brightly colored handbills on thick card-stock. The palette is almost gaudy:...

Best Bar for a Sensory Overload

Supposedly, there's a story behind every crazy knickknack decorating the walls of Cafe Van...

Best Tiny All-Ages Venue

By day, the Octopus Literary Salon is a bookstore-cafe and lunch haunt for the...

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