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Whether you have lived in Oakland or neaby Piedmont, there is a very good chance that you have not discovered all that Oakland has to offer you, and any family and friends that may be in town.  There is a wealth of things to do, no matter what your age.

The website VISIT OAKLAND is a source of amazing information about the city. The site is devoted to subjects like "Things to Do", "Places to Stay", "Where to Meet".  From there, you can decide which direction you want to travel.  As an example, it offers "101 Things To Do--Building Your Own Oakland Bucket List".  This is where the site really shines, because it highlights things you might not even know existed.  How about a learning to fly on a trapeeze at a circus school, or horseback riding in…

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Oakland's Jack London Square has become an amazing venue for both local and international visitors.  Sitting right on the Oakland Estuary, it is a collection of handsome restaurants, shops, and it's famous Sunday Farmer's Market.  It is also the starting off point for the San Francisco Ferry which will take passengers to the City or Marin county.  However, if you want to spend some leisure time on San Francisco Bay, the USS Potomac is the place for you.  There are no high speed trips across the water, just leisurely tours packed with lots of information.

Originally built for the U.S. Coast Guard in 1934, this 165 ft. vessel was renamed the USS Potomac, in 1936, and became Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945.  It…

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One of the benefits of living in a cosmopolitan area like Oakland is the vital arts and music scene, that appears to be growing steadily as new venues open in the Uptown and Jack London Square area.   

To introduce the uninitiated into the joys of jazz, the Oakland Library has been sponsoring a "Sunday Jazz, History, and Jam Session".  This Sunday afternoon, August 17th from 3-6 p.m., you are invited to Golden Gate Public Library at 5606 San Pablo Avenue to learn about, and hear jazz.  The schedule includes a variety of activities.  From 3-4 p.m., you can hear live jazz in the form of Terrance Brewer and Group, and then be entertained about the history of jazz, which will be offered by Randy Moore from 4:30-5 p.m..  A final closeout that…

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Enjoy gracious poolside living and entertaining in Piedmont



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$5,950,000 City: Piedmont, CA Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40661974 Price: $5,950,000 City: Piedmont Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40661974

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$5,250,000 City: Piedmont, CA Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40656363…

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It is just a few days away-the annual Independence Day Parade in downtown Piedmont.  Make plans to bring comfortable seating, family and friends, and watch the passing parade.  The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Highland Avenue and Park Way.  One of the major appeals about the parade is that city neighborhoods and various community organizations are invited to enter to participate at no fee.  As a result, lots of Piedmont neighbors and imaginative floats will be passing by. 

Favorite and returning entries will include The Piedmont Community Band, the Balloon Platoon, The Barrelhouse Jazz Band, The Pinto Rangers, Critters By The Bay, The Zenith New Orleans Parade Band, and the Raiderettes.  But that's not all.  As is expected…

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This handsome Mediterranean style home has been completely remodelled, and is designed for gracious entertaining inside or out.  If you are looking for a spacious family home, take a moment to consider this 3500+ square foot showplace.  It is located on Haddon Hill in Oakland, moments from the very popular Lake Merritt/Grand Lake shopping and dining activities.  Plan to stroll along among the shops, jog or ride around the lake, or take accessible freeways to anywhere in the Bay area.  It is a must see among current, available Oakland homes.

From the moment you enter, the bright and welcoming rooms flow gracefully one to the other until you reach the center of the home with its stunning upgraded kitchen and family room.


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Anyone driving through the Bay area knows that  Piedmont homes are famous for classically styled homes by renowned architects.  Many go back to the turn of the last century in their architectural styling.  Now, at 3 Maxwelton Court, this Mediterranean styled home is a handsome, recently built find that is truly stunning-inside and out.  With 5 bedrooms, 4+ bathrooms and 5755 sq. ft. per appraisal, it allows for comfort and space in every room in the home.

One of its most impressive features is the direct connection that is available from the interior living spaces to the multiple exterior patios and terrace.  Light streams into the house from every direction. Open, airy, and bright, this home is perfect for entertaining friends and family.


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When Piedmont residents and schoolchildren come to Mulberry's Market in downtown Piedmont to pick up a special treat or sandwich, they may not be aware that this market was named in honor of part of the historic events surrounding an amazing historical site in the city--the Piedmont Ladies' Silk Culture Club. Created during the era of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which stressed creative and imaginative artistic endeavors, it was located just a few blocks away from the market at the top of Oakland Avenue. 

At this site, were over 6000 mulberry trees, and a two story building in which more than 100 women worked spinning the thread that came from the cocoons that grew among these mulberry trees.  It was in fact, the first factory in Piedmont, and the…

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Here is a chance for Piedmont residents to support Piedmont High School, and have a pleasant time doing so!  On Monday, October 11th, the Piedmont High School Boosters will be presenting its 2013 Highlander Classic Golf and Tennis Tournament.  It will be held at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland, beginning at 11:00 a.m.. This event offers  a great opportunity to play golf or tennis with your friends and neighbors, and, at the same time, provide important funding for PHS athletic programs as well as the PHS Study Hall Program.

You can choose to participate in the sports events by purchasing a ticket to play either golf or tennis. Your purchased ticket includes golf or tennis, lunch, and a cocktail party, plus awards, raffle, and a silent…

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Tomorrow, September 29th, is a big day for Piedmont families and their friends.  It is the date of the annual Harvest Festival, and is held right in the center of town, and an easy walk or bike ride for most of those attending. It is packed with events from morning to afternoon designed to appeal to all ages and interests. 

Starting bright and early are the growing and cooking contests, where residents are encouraged to compete by entering items that were home grown within the boundaries of Piedmont, and another contest to present recipes based around foods that can be grown, or were grown, within Piedmont. For those who are interested in these wonderful foods, there will also be a Farmers Market with all kinds of choices starting at 10:30 a.m.. 

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