There are many wonderful places to go on walks in the East Bay. Nature jaunts within the many East Bay Regional Parks, and architectural walks through gorgeous old neighborhoods, will entice you to while away the better half of the day.
When in the mood to get away from it all, I usually head to one of the beautiful East Bay Regional Parks that reside within the Oakland hills.
One of my favorites is Redwood Regional park, where you can really feel miles away from the urban hubub. Beautiful old Redwoods and grassy meadows make it a perfect place to hike, workout, picnic or just play with your kids in an oxygen rich and car free zone.
Equally as beautiful, is Joaquin Miller park just south of Montclair on Highway 13. This park provides wonderful hiking…
One of my favorite quick lunchtime meals is sushi from Sushi King in the Marketplace on Park St. in Alameda. It is a very small open air stall with only 4 seats and lots of fabulous to-go sushi. Everyone working there is pleasant and friendly and they treat their customers like 'kings'. They don't have as many fancy fish options like toro or aji but the fish is very fresh and healthy. My usual is the spicy tuna roll and a maguro nigiri. Where else can you sit in between a fresh fish market, JP Seafood, and a butcher, Baron's Meats, and eat fresh sushi?
Baron's has been around since 1915 and they store aged beef in glass lockers for their customers. You can order your personal steaks cut from your very own side of beef. Very Cool.
I always take info from the internet with a grain of salt but here are a few figures I found.
Top 10 Worst States For Foreclosures
Top 10 Worst States For Foreclosures in 2008
1. Nevada – 1 in 61 households
2. California – 1 in 88 households
3. Florida– 1 in 95 households
4. Michigan– 1 in 102 households
5. Ohio– 1 in 107 households
6. Colorado – 1 in 109 households
7. Arizona – 1 in 112 households
8. Georgia– 1 in 142 households
9. Indiana– 1 in 196 households
10. Texas– 1 in 205 households
Top 10 States With Least Amount of Foreclosures in 2008
1. Vermont – 1 in 12,294 households
2. South Dakota – 1 in 4,693 households
3. North Dakota – 1 in 4,288 households
4. West Virginia – 1 in 3,071 households
5. Mississippi – 1 in 2,501
First off, I realize that blogging requires a commitment to the 'art' . I am not a writer by training ;-). You have probably already figured this out in my first sentence or two. I am a poor speller and never was confortable in Mrs. Singaras' English class at Skyline (1984). But I hope that I can entertain and amuse you all with some stories and histroy about my real estate adventures. It is Nov. 2008. Obama was elected days ago and the country and the Bay Area in general are in for a lot of changes. What will this mean for Oakland and the neighborhoods, remains to be seen. But we are hopeful and because I love Oakland so much, I am not moving anywhere else, so stick with me and let's experience Oakland together.