Oakland: at least it’s not Cleveland. From Eye on Blogs, we bring you a snazzy idea: a road trip to Oakland! Woohoo!
Earlier this week, the Daily Cal released its Summer Orientation issue, with some familiar faces recommending choice staycation spots. And a while ago, we pointed you to the travel blog. Honestly, we’re beginning to feel like pushers. Of awesomeness.
Enjoy the above video, and we’ll bet you’ll be planning your bus ride to Oakland in a jiffy! Oakland clearly > Berkeley. Self-irony 4 lyf.
We all know the apocalypse is upon us for our sinful, heathen ways. But just exactly how close are you to the fault that will unleash the Big One on the Bay Area? Hazards Awareness Map will tell you.
So friends who live at 2250 Prospect Street, in the case of an earthquake, you will probably die:
You are IN or NEAR the following:
* HIGH Ground Shaking
This map shows the potential level of ground shaking hazard from earthquakes that geologists and seismologists agree could occur in California. It takes into consideration the uncertainties in the size and location of earthquakes and the resulting ground motions that can affect a particular location. (more information at http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/rghm/psha/index.htm)
In Berkeley’s got a detailed write-up of the new openings on Elmwood’s College Avenue. There are currently four vacant spaces in the block between Russell Street and Ashby Avenue, three of which are gearing up for some business. Sometime soon, expect to see:
- Summer Kitchen Bake Shop (in the place next to Your Basic Bird, the pet shop)
- a new cafe somehow possibly linked to the people of Cafe Fanny (in the shuttered Elmwood Pharmacy)
- a clothing store for an Oakland fashion designer (in the other half of the old hardware store)
Maybe, in the near future, Elmwood won’t be known just for its ice cream.
In case you haven’t noticed, the Daily Cal added another blog to the mix. A travel blog, to be specific. “Anywhere But Berkeley” boasts some dazzling pictures, so we’re thrilled to add it to our RSS readers (and don’t think we’re just drinking the newspaper Kool Aid—we’re genuinely impressed). So far the blog is representin’ Israel, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, Tunisia and the Philippines.
While you’re chilling in your parents’ house or nose-deep in summer school, you can pretend that you’re off in some exotic, paradisaical, fragrant or politically tumultuous land. No ticket necessary.
The scents are inspired by university colors, landmarks and architectural style, and campus trees and flowers, among other factors, says Katie Masich, the company’s president and CEO. For instance, Louisiana State University’s purple-and-gold logo matches its perfume’s notes of plum, golden bourbon and honey. There’s also a touch of oak, in homage to the oak tree-lined campus.
So what would the Berkeley scent entail? Our guess:
We couldn’t resist mooching off SFist’s texts from last night idea. Also, we knew that there must be some foolish shenanigans happening in the 510. At least some of the Berkeley students switch over to the East Bay area code, right? Plus, there’s always Oakland.
Below, the best of the (paltry) 510 sampling. Come on, represent! We want to laugh at our neighbors on the Internet. We’re pretty sure the dumpster diving and dreads-related texts are from Berkeley, BTdubs.