715 Fitness is an athletic training company. We like to think of every client as an athlete at heart and strongly believe that training that way brings out the heart and determination in all of us. Whether or not you are currently in a sport or are a retired athlete we want to bring you a vigorous workout.
In the current landscape of big-box stores and chain restaurants, many fear the dissolution of the small business. The worry is understandable, as many of these local ventures are what give cities, towns, and neighborhoods their distinctive flavor. It doesn't help that, on average, only 13% of the money spent at corporately-owned emporiums actually finds its way back to the community. This means that 87% of the dollars spent find themselves in a faraway bank account with nothing but a distant memory of the newborn pennies they left behind at home. When people give local shops and restaurants their business, however, an average of 45% of their money goes toward keeping the area and its unique culture thriving.
Fueled by this understanding, the folks at Localize It! helm The Alameda Summer Stroll, an evening of neighborhood appreciation, art, and live music. During certain days throughout the season, participants meander along several streets of the bay-adjacent burg to peruse the goods from local operations and sample locally crafted food, beer, and wine. They can even participate in a wine tasting and food pairings, as well as take advantage of discounts at area restaurants, such as Pasta Pelican, Calafia Taqueria, and East Ocean Seafood Restaurant. Along the way, neighborhood crawlers can stop to take in the musical strains of Jim Parodi and Friends or admire masterpieces by local Alameda and Oakland artists.
Children's Fairyland is located at in Oakland, CA and is a theme park dedicated to the joys and wonders of being a child. They have a 60-year history of delighting children of all ages. The original founder, businessman Arthur Navlet, wanted to create a storybook theme park that would feature everyone’s favorite stories from childhood. There are life-size replicas of many beloved fairy tales. Each week, they produce and host theatrical events such as the King Midas puppet show, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Peter Rabbit and many others. They have 40 storybook sets on 10 acres complete with beautiful gardens, exciting kid’s rides and animals that the children can pet. Each year, they hold summer day camps where kids of all ages and can come and discover the joys of reading. They’re also given the opportunity to get involved in the performing arts program.
The 500-acre Joaquin Miller Park located at 3590 Sanborn Drive in the Oakland hills is a respite that showcases the beauty of nature. The park, operated by the city of Oakland, provides a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay Area while groves of redwoods and oak woodlands can be found along trails frequented by joggers, hikers, and cyclists. The expansive Coast Redwoods that grow throughout the park are thought to be one of a limited number of Redwood forests to thrive in an urban setting. The park was named for Cincinnatus Heine Miller better known by his pen name, Joaquin Miller, a colorful American poet and frontiersman, known as the “Poet of the Sierras”. The park is open from dusk to dawn and dogs, on leash, are welcome.
Founded in 1863, the Mountain View Cemetery is a non-profit cemetery. They offer families and the entire community with funeral, cremation and celebratory services at their 223 acre site. This cemetery is beautifully surrounded by a panoramic view that features peaceful gardens and tranquil fountains. Their grounds are also home to historic facilities and architecture. They are trained and ready to assist you with every part of the funeral arrangements. Mountain View Cemetery has a professional and friendly team of skilled staff that will help you make wise choices regarding your loved one.
A student of Brazilian jujitsu since 1998, Stephan Goyne took just 12 years to earn a black belt in the combat-oriented martial-arts style, winning six gold medals in various tournaments along the way. Today, he and Bay Jiu-Jitsu’s three other instructors share their skills with students of all ages and fitness levels. Each class begins with a workout that strengthens the body for jujitsu through wrestling-specific movements. Stephan then guides students through new moves before letting them spar against an opponent in a test of strategy similar to full-contact chess.