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In praise of life in the Bay Area

* Oakland * San Francisco * Berkeley *

For those fortunate enough to live in the San Francisco Bay Area and those who can only dream about it.

(via Game of Thrones Lands as SF Neighborhoods - The Bold Italic - San Francisco)
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sfmoma:

It was a beautiful weekend to enjoy Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field!Grab your kites, picnic blankets, friends, and family and go enjoy these sculptures before the exhibition closes on May 26!

sfmoma:

It was a beautiful weekend to enjoy Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field!

Grab your kites, picnic blankets, friends, and family and go enjoy these sculptures before the exhibition closes on May 26!

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Paramount Studios map from 1927 showing which different parts of California can be used to act out scenes from different countries. 
Lots of fun California location trivia in the source link of this post (and probably one too many comments about Carls Jr).

Paramount Studios map from 1927 showing which different parts of California can be used to act out scenes from different countries.

Lots of fun California location trivia in the source link of this post (and probably one too many comments about Carls Jr).

(Source: reddit.com)

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Collective art wall at First Friday in Oakland. If you’re not from around here, the first Friday of every month the galleries stay open at night and there’s bands and wine and cheese and awesomesauce.

Collective art wall at First Friday in Oakland. If you’re not from around here, the first Friday of every month the galleries stay open at night and there’s bands and wine and cheese and awesomesauce.

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hellabay:

webster, oakland

hellabay:

webster, oakland

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killmemonsters:

Aerial view of Golden Gate Park, SF

killmemonsters:

Aerial view of Golden Gate Park, SF

(via sfcitylights)

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East Bay street art lovers should follow my friend Kat’s tumblog. She posts new Oakland street art daily.

katzigmont:

@OaklandStreetArt - welcoming me.
East Bay street art lovers should follow my friend Kat’s tumblog. She posts new Oakland street art daily.

katzigmont:

@OaklandStreetArt - welcoming me.

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Graffiti reflected in the window of an old San Francisco Victorian.

Graffiti reflected in the window of an old San Francisco Victorian.

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yrnewfavoriteband:

Skateboard crossing. Pill Hill (south of Temescal), Oakland.

yrnewfavoriteband:

Skateboard crossing. Pill Hill (south of Temescal), Oakland.

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Oakland sticker art by Shawn Pacheco.

Oakland sticker art by Shawn Pacheco.

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Writing Group Seeks Members

We are a small writing group that gathers on Thursdays to drink cocktails, eat cheese, and offer ruthless critiques of each others’ masterpieces.

You are a writer who is serious about getting published with your novel/memoir/epic, controversial biography of Pippi Longstocking/etc. You must be committed to reading the material every week, attending all meetings and, failing that, turning in your thorough notes the next week.

Please no short form; we love poetry but this is a group for finishing long works.

Because we meet in each others homes, someone nearby and/or near BART would be preferred. But good writing is what counts the most.

Finally, a sense of humor is required. If double-entendres and TMIs make you feel all nasty jazz (hold up! Adventure Time reference!) you should probably look elsewhere.

In your email, please attach a five-page writing sample and tell us about yourself. It would be good to hear if you’ve had experience with writing groups, so we don’t have to worry that you cry when critiqued or, conversely, cackle and waggle your fingers in lieu of criticism. If we feel your writing is a good fit for the group, we’ll invite you to critique our work at an upcoming session as a test run.

Thanks for reading!

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Very Oaklandish sign seen at Sonar on Telegraph.

Very Oaklandish sign seen at Sonar on Telegraph.

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Amy Cool next to autobiographical quilt totally looks like her. At Sole Space. 

Amy Cool next to autobiographical quilt totally looks like her. At Sole Space. 

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 San Francisco – A City of Neighborhood Variety
I live in Oakland but this seems accurate to me.

 San Francisco – A City of Neighborhood Variety

I live in Oakland but this seems accurate to me.

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Batkid Fighting Crime In San Francisco

If you’ve been wondering what all the Batman pandemonium in San Francisco is about today, it’s a campaign from the Make A Wish Foundation to grant this boy’s wish to be Batman for a day.

batkid receives key to city

The crime-fighting spree included rescuing a woman tied to the traintracks, tracking down the Riddler, defeating the Penguin gaining the keys to the city, and a personal message from President Obama. But the thing that made me verclempt is that thousands of people came out to support him.

Tons of pics at the link.

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