THINGS THAT MAKE ME LOVE OAKLAND

  1. Excellent wearing of animal print by women of all ages
  2. Lake Merrit
  3. Churros at Fruitvale BART
  4. The smell of fresias and/or weed on my block in the morning
  5. Wild concord grapes off Redwood Rd (shhhh)
  6. Steamy-fresh dumplings at Shan Dong
  7. Slanted floors at Heinold's Last Chance Saloon
    125 years of serving booze in Oakland
  8. Fairyland
    But you know, with kids
  9. Wild shrimp tacos at Cosecha
    Best on Fridays, the same day as the Old Oakland farmers market
  10. Win or lose, a great tan from a day game at the Colesium