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April 2

Taking the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Jack London Sq., but want to take the ferry to Pier 41 where I have a hotel waiting. But I've got luggage. Can I bring it on the ferry? No information on official site. Please help. Thanks so much! [more inside]
posted by itsjustcarlo around Oakland, CA at 4:16 PM - 11 answers

June 7, 2013

I'm considering selling my car and transitioning from using my car for most tasks (groceries, commuting to work, seeing friends, etc) to using mostly my bicycle for these same things. I plan to also get an "occasional" Zip car membership as well. Has anyone out there gone through this process? How was that transition for you and do you have any concrete advice for someone like me who is thinking about this pretty big shift in changing modes of transportation? [more inside]
posted by ethel around Oakland, CA at 6:53 PM - 28 answers

April 8, 2013

Google maps and 511 were inaccurate for oakland's ac transit this morning. What service should I use for an accurate schedule? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars around Oakland, CA at 9:58 AM - 9 answers has best

January 11, 2013

I'm spending all next week in Oakland, CA. Help me get an art-y, fixed-gear, artisanal taste of this city on the make. [more inside]
posted by sureshot around Oakland, CA at 3:01 PM - 12 answers

November 4, 2011

Occupy Oakland: Are we safe going to Oakland's Fox Theater on Sunday evening? It's at 19th & Telegraph. [more inside]
posted by wnissen around Oakland, CA at 9:43 AM - 12 answers has best

September 28, 2011

What are some cheap and interesting ways to spend 2-3 weeks without a home in and around the Bay Area? (examples: camping, retreats in redwood forest, etc). [more inside]
posted by fake around Oakland, CA at 2:34 PM - 11 answers

September 2, 2010

Need advice on motels or hotels near Mills College in Oakland, CA. [more inside]
posted by janerica around Oakland, CA at 5:16 PM - 8 answers

June 30, 2009

I'm making a last minute trip to Oakland tomorrow and I need a place to stay. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty around Oakland, CA at 11:43 AM - 7 answers

March 19, 2009

What information do you consider essential to being a resident in Oakland? This isn't just a "which neighborhoods are safe/ghetto" question (although I'd like to hear about that, too), I'm also wondering about things like the cost of utilities, how cold does it get in the winter/hot does it get in the summer, local events and attractions like Art Murmur, how efficient AC Transit is (I don't drive or ride a bike so I'll be relying pretty heavily on public transit and my own two feet), how important is it to rent a parking space, and anything else you wish you'd known before moving to Oakland. [more inside]
posted by foulowl around Oakland, CA at 3:31 PM - 24 answers

June 13, 2008

I'm staying in Berkeley and catching a late flight out of Oakland on my last day. I'd like to stash my bag for the day but the airport left luggage service has closed due to their remodel. I've found a past discussion of SFO options but was curious whether anyone had east bay recommendations or tips for BART-convenient storage in downtown San Francisco since I'm likely to spend the day there and won't be anywhere near SFO
posted by adamsc around Oakland, CA at 9:13 PM - 4 answers

April 29, 2008

An avid amateur camera bug has a short stay in Oakland CA, including Sunday as a non-work day. Where can I go to take pictures of commercial boats, ships and related operations? Do you have any suggestions for other photo subjects in the Oakland/Berkeley area?
posted by X4ster around Oakland, CA at 10:29 AM - 7 answers has best

November 27, 2007

Traveling to Oakland (Hayward actually) for business for next week. Need to find a hotel that isn't horrible, and under $140/night (monday-thursday). [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon around Oakland, CA at 12:48 PM - 12 answers has best

July 9, 2006

We are driving from LA to a wedding in Oakland, CA, in a few weekends. The reception will end around 9pm, and we are looking for a place to stay somewhere south of Oakland for one night. Any suggestions? The cooler the better.
posted by billtron around Oakland, CA at 9:36 PM - 7 answers

July 7, 2005

Heading to Oakland, CA for business and will arrive on Sunday in the early afternoon. Looking for something to keep me entertained for the afternoon/evening. [more inside]
posted by cyniczny around Oakland, CA at 5:40 PM - 11 answers

December 11, 2004

Recommendations for wineries for a daytrip from Oakland CA? [details inside] [more inside]
posted by allan around Oakland, CA at 11:03 AM - 8 answers