Cruising The Avenue

10 years ago, after many years residing in San Francisco, we moved to Berkeley, across the Bay. After years of regarding Berkeley and the East Bay as being closer to Europe than just across the bridge, we quickly changed our tune as we discovered the joys of the place. Berkeley might be regarded as a … More Cruising The Avenue

Around Lake Merritt

Who doesn’t love a parade. Last week, I strolled around Lake Merritt in Oakland, and took part in one of urbanity’s finer tradition; promenading. The urban promenade ennobles any city. Ideally it is a multi-use way that allows people to stroll, run, bike, meet and greet , and of course, watch everyone else doing the … More Around Lake Merritt