Walking in Alameda


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  • Localize It! Presents...The Alameda Summer Stroll
    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.
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    1435 Webster St.
    Alameda, CA US
  • California Transplant Donor Network
    The stakes are undoubtedly high. At the current rate of donation, more than 30% of people on the National Organ Transplant Waiting List will never get the organs they need. California Transplant Donor Network aims to change that by educating people and raising awareness. They also put boots on the ground, facilitating organ and tissue donation by offering assistance to 175 hospitals in California and Nevada. In addition to their donation work, the network holds events such as 5Ks to raise funds and invites families of donors to contribute memories to the Donor Memorial Quilt Project.
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    1000 Broadway
    Oakland, CA US
  • Bay Trail Project
    People flock to Bay Trail Project when the sun is shining for a taste of outdoor life in Oakland. Wandering souls would be best to visit this park for any one of their A+ dishes. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this park — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    101 8th Street
    Oakland, CA US
  • Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
    If you love sports, you'll probably also love Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve in Oakland. No matter what you're hungry for, the menu at this club promises the perfect dish for you. This club welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    6800 Skyline Boulevard
    Oakland, CA US
  • Redwood Regional Park
    Sports fans flock to Oakland's Redwood Regional Park for a fun day away. Check out this club's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go. At this club, everyone will find something they love — kids included! Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    7867 Redwood Rd
    Oakland, CA US
  • Bay Area Expeditions
    Backpack through a Big Sur ravine, winding through coastal hills and craning your neck up at giant redwoods. When evening falls, guides set up a floorless Kifaru tipi that fits 12, and cook a delicious, calorie-replenishing meal. The leisurely, 5-mile round-trip excursion also provides an Agnes air pad for sleeping, water filters, GPS, and wilderness lessons.
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    525 Haight Street
    San Francisco, CA US
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