People & Places

Best Architectural Site

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

Most Effective Activist Coalition

Earlier this year, a coalition of labor and activist groups came together to form...

Best Tenant Advocate

As apartment prices continue to skyrocket in Oakland, many longtime residents have been pushed...

Best Local Radio Host

Roman Mars' hugely popular "tiny radio show about design" has earned the praise of...

Best Place to Watch the Sunset

When searching for a place to watch the sunset, you typically think of high-up...

Best Place to Read Outside

It's a beautiful Sunday morning and you've got a coffee in one hand and...

Best Place to Cry in Public

Sobbing in public can be an incredibly cathartic experience. It can feel great to...

Best Neighborhood Blogger

In August of 2010, Emeryville resident Rob Arias was robbed at gunpoint while walking...

Best Good-Government Politician

Politicians who claim to support open government and transparency are a dime a dozen....

Best Beer Mecca

Oakland may get all the beery buzz these days, but don't tell that to...

Best Dog Park

Ohlone Dog Park is a large, off-leash dog run that is conveniently located within...

Best Local Pornographer

Earlier this year, pornographer Courtney Trouble delivered the closing keynote speech at the Feminist...

Best Cop Dancers in the East Bay

Last month, at Richmond's Juneteenth Festival, Richmond Police Sergeant Eddie Russell and Officer Andrew...

Most Fearless Mayor

First it was Big Oil: Chevron, Richmond’s largest employer (and biggest polluter), which Gayle...

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