caramida: (oaklandish)
posted by [personal profile] caramida at 12:19pm on 10/08/2010 under ,
Forbes Magazine rates my town, Oakland, in the Top Five Coolest Cities in the US.

#1 was a tie between NY & Vegas
#3 went to Seattle (using a picture from the one sunny day they had last year)
#4 was taken by Chicago
#5 was Oakland.

Six through ten went to Orlando, San Diego, LA, and DC.

San Francisco didn't even rate.

(Technically, if you read the pop-up, they call it the SF-Oakland statistical area. Even so, an editor decided to choose Oakland over her sister on the far side of Goat Island.)

In your face, peninsulares!

Ok. I'll admit, Forbes isn't exactly an arbiter of cool, and their rankings don't really mean much of anything anyway, but a guy's gotta have something. I'm constantly trying to defend my town from folk who claim Oakland isn't safe enough, or cool enough, or cultured enough.
Music:: Nocturnes, Op. 15: No. 2 in F-Sharp Major - Peter Schmalfuss
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased
location: Oakland, CA
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posted by [personal profile] caramida at 04:47pm on 08/02/2010 under
[livejournal.com profile] warthog_rugby is a feed for a local Oakland kids rugby team. The blog talks about the benefits of kids rugby, and explores some of their travails in trying to get the City of Oakland, and/or OUSD to allow them a place to play.

I enjoyed the posts I got to read, and I look forward to seeing the future exploits of Coach Spencer and his team. Though I'm not a rugger myself, I am a big fan and supporter of student extracurricular activity in its myriad forms.
Music:: The Voice of the Revolution #39: January 2010
location: home
Mood:: supportive
caramida: (politics)
Chip Johnson, the SFGate Oakand correspondent runs a reasonable list of grievances against Mayor Dellums (masked as a comparison with Berkeley's Bates: Dellums should take some cues from Mayor Bates.

So really, upon reading this I'm wondering if we should be deciding between two unpalatable choices. Do we wait for another 19 months of this while Mayor Dellums fails to prevent the city falling around our ears, or do we recall a public servant who had a distinguished career with an ignominious end?
Mood:: 'frustrated' frustrated
location: home
Music:: Turpentine - Brandi Carlile
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posted by [personal profile] caramida at 03:56pm on 06/05/2008 under ,
Game on tonight (Tuesday, May 6)!

Rules explained at 8:15, game starts at 8:30
@ Frank Ogawa Plaza

More info:
http://www.oaklandctf.com/
http://www.myspace.com/oaklandctf

Capture the flag every 1st and 3rd Tuesday night throughout the summer.

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Pass it on...
http://www.oaklandish.com
http://www.myspace.com/oaklandish
http://www.youtube.com/oaklandish
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I can't go myself, but you all should have a great time. I'll aim for maybe sometime in June or July.


[x-posted in [livejournal.com profile] oaklandca]
Music:: Way Out West - Big Star
location: home
Mood:: 'amused' amused
caramida: (oaklandish)
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It's the last game of the season!
*URBAN CAPTURE THE FLAG*
Tuesday September 18th in Frank Ogawa Plaza,
City Hall, Downtown Oakland
- Explanation of Rules at 8:15 pm
- Game Starts promptly at 8:30pm
Post Game Celebration at Radio Bar at 10:15pm
((( bring your running shoes! )))
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other oaklandish events, too. )
caramida: (oaklandish)
Who's coming with me to plunder and pillage the high seas (er, estuary)?


Regatta 2.0
Regatta 2.0
Ad for the 2nd Annual Oaklandish Radio Regatta, August 26



[x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] oaklandca]
location: ...still the Chancery
caramida: (oaklandish)
posted by [personal profile] caramida at 06:30am on 13/06/2007 under ,
Pssst.... Capture the Flag is on *again*
The last game was so hott, we had to do an encore...
8:30 on Tuesday June 19th @ Frank Ogawa Plaza (City Hall)
Tell a friend.
Ooh. That sounds like fun. And this time I know about the damned thing more than 12 hours beforehand.

Let's talk.
caramida: (banksy)
posted by [personal profile] caramida at 01:03pm on 09/08/2006 under , , , , ,
(titled with apologies to [livejournal.com profile] rosefox)
I had an excellent lunch today. Fresh tamales (they don't have to be heated), some string cheese (I'm still a kid a heart sometimes), and LA's fruit salad (I made the fruit salad, it's her family recipe).

read more, if you like )
Mood:: 'satisfied' satisfied
location: arbeite (with a view of the Lake)
Music:: No. 1 Crush, by Garbage
caramida: (oaklandish)
posted by [personal profile] caramida at 04:31pm on 28/07/2006 under , ,
The SF Mime troupe is doing a showing of Godfellas at Mosswood park (Broadway at Telegraph) in Oakland. Show starts at 2pm, with music 30 minutes prior. We're going to be there at around noon, stake out a picnic, and stay for the show. Feel free to join us.

Comment if you don't have my number, and we'll sort all that out.

Cheers,

~Brian
Mood:: 'excited' excited
location: arbeite (with a view of the Lake)
Music:: Kodachrome, by Paul Simon

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