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July 13, 2023

Just Ask “The Insurance Lady”

Sponsored content by Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency Known fondly to her clients as “The Insurance Lady,” Oakland’s Ruth Stroup and her Farmers Insurance agency has again been selected by East Bay voters as “Best Insurance Agency.” The agency, which helps customers find the best and most appropriate insurance policy for their...
Best of East Bay 2023 - Everyday, The New Parkway
June 27, 2023

Best of East Bay 2023 – Everyday

Screen Time  The New Parkway is the East Bay’s weirdest movie theater The New Parkway, a colorful, mission-driven movie theater and pub in Oakland’s Uptown district, is deeply thoughtful about how it operates. The theater shares profits with its...
Best of East Bay 2023 - Cannabis
June 27, 2023

Best of East Bay 2023 – Cannabis

The Happy Place Tucky Blunt has Oakland’s first outdoor smoking lounge There is only one business where one can legally smoke cannabis in Oakland, and that is The Happy Lounge, owned and operated by the industrious Tucky Blunt, president...
Best of East Bay 2023 - Beauty, Health & Wellness
June 26, 2023

Best of East Bay 2023 – Beauty, Health & Wellness

Growth Mindset Cultivating and connecting at Planting Justice  Recommendations from experts in multiple fields—medicine, science, academia, lifestyle, faith—consistently place social interaction and engagement at the top of the wellness list. While diet, activity level, genetics, connection to nature and...
July 10, 2022

Best of East Bay 2022 – Beauty, Health & Wellness

Emerald Elegance Simply Green Day Spa Though the title may remind one of a certain punk band from the early 2000s, this is in fact one of the better spas in Alameda County, and I’m a major stickler. Not...
July 10, 2022

Best of East Bay 2022 – Cannabis

You Need a NUG Embracing state’s first Asian-owned equity dispensary  While not suffering from a shortage of cannabis dispensaries, NUG is a trim above the rest, and I highly recommend it. NUG is the first Asian-owned equity dispensary in...
July 10, 2022

Best of East Bay 2022 – Everyday

Shop Local How Oaklandish gives back Purchasing items from Oaklandish—Oakland’s 20-year-old apparel brand and social experiment in culture-keeping, community-building and promotion of civic pride—will help you give back in ways that are layered, multiple and—in the current moment—vital.  The brand...
July 10, 2022

Best of the East Bay 2022 – Family

Green Scene Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy A local green movement has probably flourished in the East Bay since the area’s inception, but from 1969 onward many of the initiatives to make the world a better, greener place have...
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