driving through Oakland
Driving through parts of Oakland with my boyfriend and his sister. He was born there and they showed me the house where they lived, where their parents worked, the area where they grew up and I got to hear some childhood memories.
East 14th street, now called International Boulevard ... people seem to wonder how they came up with that name.
Since 1965, Oakland Ballet has...
Since 1965, Oakland Ballet has been internationally noted for its meticulous recreation of significant ballets from the era of Serge Diaghilev's legendary Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo, including such masterpieces as La Boutique Fantasque, Gaïté Parisienne, Le Spectre de la Rose, Les Sylphides, Schéhérazade, Pétrouchka, and L'après-midi d'un Faune. In April 2000, Karen Brown was named Artistic Director, following the retirement of Ronn Guidi, Founding Artistic Director. Ms. Brown is the first African-American woman in the nation to head a ballet company.
The Coloseum and Arena
As far as looks go this sports complex is not very pleasing to the eye. But since Oakland is a "small market" in terms of pro sports, you can get very good priced tickets. It's a shame the A's don't sell out as much as good as they've been the last few years. The Warriors even advertise on billboards that they have "The Lowest Priced Lower Bowl Seating in the NBA." Of course the Raider Nation is starting to represent the last couple of years (It's so funny that some of those people dressed with the paint and spikes are sometimes software engineers).
One cool thin about this sports complex is that you can ride bart and walk over the parking lot. People even go as groups on the trains and get to talk to other sports fans on the way to the game.
There is an aviation museum at...
There is an aviation museum at the Oakland airport, which I hear is interesting (haven't seen it). The Oakland Museum is one of the best in Bay area. The Oakland zoo is very good and sometimes overlooked. Hiking in East Bay Regional Parks (Redwood, Joaquin Miller, Sibley Volcanic, Huckleberry) is overlooked by tourists. (Dogs OK if on leash in Redwood, off leash in Sibley)
Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!
For nearly 25 years, the phenomenal success of Scott's Seafood Restaurant has brought two popular locations to the East Bay. Originally opened as a traditional seafood restaurant in San Francisco, Scott's has continued to serve its guests in Walnut Creek and Jack London Square.