Move-In Essentials for First-Time Renters

If you’re brand new to renting, welcome! You might have a few questions about the best way to prepare for moving into your first place, like what to pack. This handy guide about move-in essentials will help you transition into your apartment with ease. Kitchen and pantry basics. If you’ve been living at home, in […]

The Annual Blues & Brew Festival Returns July 19-20

On July 19th and 20th, the 10th Annual Blues & Brew Festival will take over Pleasant Hill Park. The fun begins with a free concert on Friday night headlined by Midnight Flyer and The Big Jangle, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Grab some beer or wine, enjoy hot food from local vendors, and explore […]

Design the Perfect Summer Road Trip With These Tips

If you’re interested in taking a last-minute vacation this summer, but don’t want to brave the airport, a road trip is the perfect alternative. It’s affordable, flexible, and can be thrown together in a day or two. Here’s how to plan and prep for your summer road trip. Plan your travels and pit stops carefully… […]

July 21 Near The Boulevard: Free Summer Circus in the Park

Circus Bella and its performers have been entertaining the masses for more than a decade, and they’re taking their act on the road this summer. On Saturday, July 21st, the traveling troupe of acrobats and entertainers will come to Oakland for the Free Summer Circus in the Park at Dimond Park. The show kicks off […]

Amore Alternative Desserts Has Something for Every Sweet Tooth

The owner and head baker at Amore Alternative Desserts knows how difficult it can be to find treats that accommodate restricted diets because she follows a strictly gluten-free and refined-sugar-free diet herself. That’s part of the reason she decided to pursue a career in cake-making—she also had a long history of baking at home and a […]

Now Open Near The Boulevard: Ramen 101

If you’ve yet to try the trending dish of Japanese ramen, there’s a perfect spot nearby to grab a bowl. Ramen 101 opened its doors to the public about two months ago with a menu of elevated ramen noodle dishes, much different than the microwaveable cup of noodles you might be imagining. This is gourmet cuisine. […]

Must-Know Tips for Styling an Apartment Patio or Balcony

Outdoor space is a hot commodity among renters, so when you’re lucky enough to snag some, you shouldn’t let it go to waste. No matter how small or spacious your balcony is, you can still put it to good use if you’re willing to get creative. Follow these tips to maximize your outdoor space. Pick […]

Treat Yourself to Sweets From Leonida’s Love + Chocolate

Leonida’s Love + Chocolate is a fitting name for the sweet shop in Walnut Creek since the small, family-owned business has truly been a labor of love. Its owners, a married couple, decided to open the business as a way to spend more time together and with their two daughters. They took the leap of […]

Tomorrow Near The Boulevard: The Diablo Valley College Car Show

If you love to see vintage roadsters and cutting-edge cars, you’ll find both at the Diablo Valley College Car Show tomorrow. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Diablo Valley College will invite unique autos and their owners onto campus for a day of fun, one that will help fund the advanced manufacturing programs at Diablo Valley […]