People & Places

Best Architectural Site

Located just outside Mountain View Cemetery on Piedmont Avenue, Chapel of the Chimes is...

Best Vision of Development that Preserves Diversity

This 110-page report released last year provides data, history, and personal stories to explain...

Best Use of an Abandoned Building

In August 2012, activists broke into the abandoned Carnegie Library building at 1449 Miller...

Best Twitter Hashtag for Oakland Politics

One of the greatest shows on earth happens live every two weeks in Oakland...

Best Tenants Rights Organizers

Just a few months ago, the City of Oakland was poised to sell a...

Best Political Race Heading into 2016

Very few political races can hope to muster three Democrats with a more experienced...

Best Police Watchdog

Finnell was a police officer in Indianapolis, Indiana for 23 years before retiring last...

Best Dog Park with a View

Visits to the dog park should be as pleasant for the humans as they...

Best Place to Try Out A Pet for a...

Nestled in a residential neighborhood in the Hayward hills, this nature center has an...

Best Place to Bring Leftover Celery

Up in the hills of Berkeley, you will find a place with cows, sheep,...

Best Place to Feel Like You’re Five Again

Lake Merritt's Children's Fairyland is the original storybook theme park — the first one...

Best New Law

On June 2, tiny Emeryville did a very big thing by raising its minimum...

Best Place to Drop Off the Kids

Are your teens just hanging around the house, staring at their devices? Are you...

Best New Civic Group

In the world of Oakland politics, there is no shortage of grassroots groups making...

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