West Oakland Skate Park

Skaters enjoying the opening of a new West Oakland skate park.

Photographs courtesy of The OakBook

Oakland Hills at Dusk

The view from Oakland Hills just before nightfall.

Tanya Holland


Chef Tanya Holland, a former Food Network star, on the opening day of her restaurant, Brown Sugar Kitchen.

Hamilton Valdez


Hamilton Valdez, a native of Guatemala City, participated in the Mr. Gay Vaquero contest at Oakland's Bench and Bar.

Chinatown Oak


Yung Kee in Chinatown stays open late.

Joyce Gordon


Joyce Gordon was one of the first on Oakland's art scene. Her eponymous gallery has been a fixture in downtown Oak-town for seven years.

Halal Butchers


Oakland's halal butchers provide some of the best lamb in the East Bay.

Bocanova Oakland


Bocanova, located in Jack London Square, is one of Oakland's most popular restaurants.

Oscar Grant Mural Detail


This mural was painted after the trial of the police officer who killed Oscar Grant.



Flora, a restaurant in Uptown, is right across from the Fox Theater.

Out With The Old


During the housing boom/bubble, old homes either got out of the way or got torn down.

Da Sung Sa


Da Sung Sa is a restaurant in Oakland's Koreatown.

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