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Best Hike

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

Best New Genre-Defying Local Group

"Feel That Again," which local trio Hello Yello released last fall, is a low...

Best Comic Book Events

There are a few cool comic book shops in The Bay Area, but which...

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...

Best Place to Do the Lindy Hop

Strap on your dancing shoes, it's time to go back to the 1920s. If...

Best Art with a Cause

The NIAD Art Center in Richmond helps people with disabilities create and distribute art...
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