Restaurant Review: Laney Bistro

By Adam Mann Laney Bistro, Chef’s Table special: Red snapper with cilantro-lime compound butter, bacon, roasted corn salsa, and summer vegetables. Photo Credit: Adam Mann It seems like a well-kept secret: I’ve lived near Lake Merritt almost four years and have eaten at most of the restaurants, but I’d never heard of or even noticed Laney Bistro. Maybe it has something to do with the … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Laney Bistro

Oakland Skateboarders DIY

MLK Skatepark Embodies an Idea By Jakob Longcob Skaters use Quikrete and found materials to construct obstacles and features for the park. Photo Credit: Jakob Longcob The Bay Area is a hot spot for skateboarding; it holds a deep and rich skate history and boasts enough skate spots and parks to keep any skater satisfied. Or does it? Although there are at least five government … Continue reading Oakland Skateboarders DIY

A Clean, Quiet Place to Study

Favorite Spots in Oakland and Berkeley By Andi Rusk Homework is ironically named. Many students find it incredibly difficult to do homework at home. Thus, God created coffee shops and libraries. However, not all are created equal. When I decided to return to college at the beginning of 2017, I found out it is not always easy to find a decent place to study. Libraries … Continue reading A Clean, Quiet Place to Study

Making it in the Restaurant Scene

Culinary Arts Programs Prep Students for a Tough Industry By Adam Mann Keeping a restaurant open, especially in the Bay Area, is a tall order. No fewer than 80 restaurants have closed here since December of 2016, according to Eater San Francisco. And while stiff competition amid a renaissance in the Bay Area food scene, rising commercial rent, and the poaching of qualified chefs by … Continue reading Making it in the Restaurant Scene