Local with Lisa: Arthur Mac’s Tap & Snack

The sun is out and if you’re looking for a fun place with delicious food and drinks that is both kid and animal friendly, Arthur Mac’s is your spot.  It’s located in North Oakland’s Longfellow neighborhood, behind the MacArthur Bart station .  It has an outdoor beer garden, fire pits, handmade pizza and spicy wings. If those wings are a little too spicy, there is soft serve ice cream to cool you down.

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Harmless Harvest's 1st annual Drag Show, celebrating Pride Month.

June is pride month and Oakland based, Harmless Harvest is taking a slightly less conventional approach to showing their support. They hosted the first employee drag competition to raise money for LGBTQIA+ charities. Drag has deep roots in the LGBTQIA+ community as a freedom to express yourself and push the boundaries of what is accepted.

Local with Lisa: Celebrating Pride at Harmless Harvest

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Everyone has a happy place.  For me, it’s X-Core on Piedmont Ave.  It’s a boutique fitness studio created by Elaine Pavich and Cora Wo.  The two met while working for another studio in San Francisco when they decided to venture out on their own.  Together they managed to create a unique and dedicated community around a fun-filled, intense workout.

Local with Lisa: The Best Gym in the East Bay!

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Shakewell restaurant on Lakeshore avenue has a brand new cocktail! It’s called the Hey, Melanie! It has neft vodka, aperol, cantaloupe and lemon. Neft vodka donates to local LBGTQ+ centers. Also, find out how co-owners Tim Nugent and Jen Biesty decided to partner together to open one of Oakland’s hottest restaurants.

Local with Lisa: Shakewell’s New Cocktail

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Food trucks line Pidemont Park About a thousand people descended on Piedmont Park with picnic blankets, umbrellas and chairs, ready for Piedmont Food Fest, a day of multicultural food and amazing music.  Starting with mariachi duo Son Nuestro.  Followed by the Great Wall Youth Orchestra.  Food trucks like Bonito Poke, La Santa Torta, Kiss My Boba, […]

Local with Lisa: Piedmont’s First Food Fest!

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Pomet: Farm to Table in Oakland Meet the farmer behind the new restaurant on Piedmont Avenue: Pomet.  Aomboon Deasy, a second generation farmer has teamed up with Chef Alan Hsu to bring diners a farm to table experience. At least 75% of the menu will be straight from Deasy’s family’s orchard, K&J Orchards. Asian American […]

Local with Lisa: New Farm to Table Restaurant Opens on Piedmont Ave.

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Olfactorie Candles were created to deliver reminiscent memories of landmarks, era's and natural origin pertaining to cities traveled or cities yet to be discovered.

Welcome Olfactorie Candles & Apothecary Boutique to Montclair Village.  Liz Nelson is the owner and founder.  She is a lifelong resident of San Francisco who now calls Oakland home.  She’s a master esthetician and has worked in some of the top spas.  However, scent has become her passion.  She has studied aromatherapy and how scents […]

Local with Lisa:  Olfactorie Candles & Apothecary Boutique opens in Montclair Village.

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The most dangerous problem home inspectors commonly find.

Corrosion, cracking, damage. We spoke to Brendt Mullen a home inspector with BPG Inspections to find out what the most dangerous yet common problem he finds during his inspections.

Local with Lisa: The most dangerous problem home inspectors commonly find.

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KCBS Anchor Lisa Chan

When the coronavirus lockdown went into place, Alameda County and the City of Oakland put an eviction moratorium in place – and while it might’ve been necessary at the time, some landlords have endured almost two years of not receiving rent from tenants. Jaqueline Watson-Baker is one of those landlords who joined the lawsuit. Her tenant stopped paying rent before the […]

WATCH: Bay Area landlords struggle to make sense of ongoing eviction moratorium.

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What started as an idea by Piedmont Resident Roger Tsai during the covid lockdown is now becoming a reality with the help of other enthusiastic Piedmont residents. Roger dreamed of planning a food fest in the center of town with multi-cultural food trucks and live performances to showcase the diversity of the Bay Area. He floated the idea around with friends who encouraged him, but he wasn’t sure what the true response would be when it came to donations and volunteers. He quickly found out the community fully supported his idea. In the first week friends and residents donated $5,000. In the following few weeks Roger raised $7,000 more. His dream of holding the first ever Piedmont Food Fest now has the funds to happen. Along with an array of food vendors and multicultural performances on stage throughout the day there will be a locally sourced wine and beer garden. Save the date for Sunday April 24th at Piedmont Park! I’m proud to be a founding donor, business sponsor and organizer of the event. Roger hopes to make the Piedmont Food Fest an annual event.

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