California Underground: Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery

Think of it as LinkedIn, Six Feet Under:┬áthe Olmsted-designed Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. Let’s see who we can dig up, so to speak…

What is California? Finding the Answers in Oakland.

The best generalist museum in the Bay Area is not, in fact, in San Francisco, but on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland. Not surprising, when you consider that Oakland, in a way of thinking, is the true center of the region.

Changing Gears: The People’s Bridge

While not a branding story (at least not yet!), the new East Span of the Bay Bridge, which opened two weeks ago, is a signature accomplishment. Herewith a tour of the new bike and walking path, which will (one day) connect San Francisco and the East Bay. Gorgeous and highly recommended, with two caveats: first,Continue reading “Changing Gears: The People’s Bridge”

Changing Gears: The Awesome OMCA

A little while ago I did an East Bay excursion to the OMCA, that’s the Oakland Museum of California in the full-character version. Easily one of the best ‘overlooked’ places in the Bay Area. Far from the crabbing crowds of Fishermans’ Wharf, the OMCA tells the California story in a brief spin from Gold RushContinue reading “Changing Gears: The Awesome OMCA”

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