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Old 06-08-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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Map of New Downtown Housing Developments.


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[SIZE=2]As of October 2009, the 10K Downtown Housing Initiative has resulted in the start and completion of 78 residential projects with 8,956 units. Forty-two projects (4,250 units) have been completed, four projects (310 units) are in construction, twenty-two projects (2,149 units) have received planning approvals, and ten projects (2,247 units) are in the planning process. The Initiative has literally altered Oakland’s skyline with the construction of The Essex on Lake Merritt, the first high-rise residential construction in downtown Oakland in 20 years. Oakland's tallest residential building in 30 years is now under construction on Grand Avenue. To date, the number of units necessary to house 10,000 new residents has been surpassed.
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http://www.business2oakland.com/main...initiative.htm
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:59 AM
 
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2 blips on Jack London Square
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Pacific Heights Bittersweet Chocolate Cafe Closes Shop

SFist talked to an employee at the Rockridge location. He confirmed that, yes, the Pacific Heights Bittersweet is no more. Alas. But, he went on to tell us, they plan on opening a shop in Jack London Square soon.

Pac Heights Bittersweet Chocolate Cafe Closes Shop - SFist
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Jack London Square Market Scores Tenant

[LEFT]An Oakland law firm will be the first office tenant to move into new space in Jack London Market.
The building, part of the planned $350 million redevelopment of the historic waterfront area, stood vacant since completion a year ago.

The firm, Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley, agreed to take 25,000 square feet comprising a full floor in 55 Harrison, a six-story, Class A building that consists of 100,000 square feet of office and 72,000 square feet of retail.


Read more: Jack London Market scores tenant - San Francisco Business Times


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Old 06-08-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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Azores Express Resumes Summer Service to Portugal from OAK

Oakland International Airport (OAK) today announced that Azores Express/SATA International will resume summer season service between Oakland and the beautiful Azores islands, in Portugal. The weekly flight will depart from and arrive at OAK every Tuesday from June 8 through Sept. 28, 2010.

“Oakland International Airport and Azores Express/SATA International have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, and we’re pleased to host the airline and its customers once again this summer,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland, owner and operator of OAK. “Bay Area and European passengers will experience smooth travels at Oakland, which is known for easy access and excellent customer service,” she continued.

Oakland International Airport: Press Releases

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Old 06-08-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Uptown is well on it's way, I think JLS needs much more help. A baseball stadium there would have solidified the popularity and growth of JLS. It just feels empty and deserted there when it shouldn't be. The Farmers market is fun to go to, It's missing something.
Jack London Market is planned to be open by the end of the year, which I think will drastically change the outlook for the area - it's supposedly going to be a bigger market than the ferry building. As 18Montclair pointed out, a new tenant has signed on, which may give the project the needed impetus to finally get off its feet. A few SF chefs are also said to be opening restaurants in JLS, as well.

Jack London Market
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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Has anyone here been to BocaNova yet in JLS??? An old friend of mine is one of the founding chefs....curious to hear reviews!

And YAY SATA!!!!! That's quite a coup for Oakland! SATA is not flying out of SJ at all! Only Boston and Oakland in the entire US! Considering the number of Azoreans around these parts and central CA...(myself included!) it's about damn time!
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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clorox increases quarterly divident 10%

oakland, ca, may 19, 2010 (marketwire via comtex) -- the clorox company /quotes/comstock/13*!clx/quotes/nls/clx (clx 63.18, +0.33, +0.53%) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 55 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable aug. 13, 2010, to stockholders of record on july 28, 2010. The amount represents an increase of 5 cents per share, or 10 percent, in the company's quarterly dividend.

total annual dividends paid to clorox shareholders have increased each year since 1977.

Clorox Increases Quarterly Dividend 10 Percent - MarketWatch
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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Pop-Up General Store Comes to Oakland

[LEFT]The store is part of the new phenomenon of temporary eateries, farm stands and even one "underground market" that spring up here and there around the Bay Area, sometimes regularly in the same location, sometimes not.

But so far the Pop-Up General Store is one of a kind because its wares carry an exceptional pedigree: They're made with pristine ingredients - Becker Lane pork, Soul Food Farm eggs, Riverdog produce - by a dozen or so Bay Area chefs, almost all of whom cook or have cooked at Chez Panisse.

The store is the very DIY invention of Lee and Nosrat, who were looking for a way to keep cooking their favorite foods after Eccolo closed last year and to stay in the public eye while they figured out their next venture. Lee had been a chef at Chez Panisse for 16 years before opening Eccolo, and Nosrat was a busser there before cooking with Lee.

The store opened in January in the old Temescal streetcar depot that now houses Grace Street Catering.


Read more: Pop-Up General Store in Oakland



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Old 06-08-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Has anyone here been to BocaNova yet in JLS??? An old friend of mine is one of the founding chefs....curious to hear reviews!

And YAY SATA!!!!! That's quite a coup for Oakland! SATA is not flying out of SJ at all! Only Boston and Oakland in the entire US! Considering the number of Azoreans around these parts and central CA...(myself included!) it's about damn time!
I LOVE Bocanova. I've been twice--once just two weeks ago, and it's one of my favorite Oakland restaurants. The menu is substantial--there's something for just about everyone, and it's served sort of family style, which is my preferred eating style when with close friends and family. The Peruvian chicken, roasted corn, tostones, bread pudding, and the cheese plate were all great. I ate at the bar with a good friend when last there, and when the bartender gave me a cocktail that wasn't quite right (he'd never made this one), he looked it up and corrected it immediately.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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Hawaiian Airlines Launches Oakland-Maui Flights

Flight #23 departs Oakland daily at 12:20 p.m. and arrives on Maui at 2:20 p.m. Return Flight #24 departs Maui daily at 9:35 p.m. and arrives in Oakland the following morning at 5:30 a.m.

Hawaiian is operating the Oakland-Maui flight with its wide-body Boeing 767-300 aircraft that seats up to 264 passengers. The airline will offer the Oakland-Maui flight daily through September 6, adding more than 24,000 new seats to Maui’s peak summer travel season.

Air Travel from California, West Coast to Hawaii
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*this airline is a Polynesian's nightmare due to their super strict luggage policy-and we never travel light. LOL
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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Business Booms at Hip New Oakland Eatery

Boot and Shoe Service spreads out high-end pizza, antipasti on Grand Avenue

If it weren't for the line waiting outside every weekend night, you might actually suspect Boot and Shoe Service, Grand Avenue's six-month-old hit restaurant, was a place to polish your pumps or restore your lace-ups.

A new shoe repair place actually might fit more naturally on the service-oriented Grand Avenue than on its retail- and restaurant-driven twin sister, Lakeshore Avenue. But when pizza impresario Charlie Hallowell, co-owner of Temescal's Pizzaiolo, struck out to open a second restaurant, well-known landlord Richard Weinstein made a grand invitation.

The result is as perfect as one of Hallowell's savory pies, which are comprised of organic, mostly locally sourced ingredients. The simple and moderately priced menu features such unexpected toppings as squid, Calabrian peppers and eggs, as well as antipasto dishes and tempting sweets.

"I love this space, and I love neighborhood joints," Hallowell said on a recent afternoon as he shucked clams to use for that evening's menu. "I love meeting people." Hallowell makes the modest claim that Boot and Shoe Service, named after a shoe repair business that once occupied the same building, "is just a pizza place." But once he begins explaining his philosophy on running a restaurant, it's clear he puts a great deal more thought into his enterprise than just slapping marinara sauce on a piece of dough.

IF YOU GO: WHAT: Boot and Shoe Service
WHERE: 3308 Grand Ave.
HOURS: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 5 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays.
PRICES: $10 to $16 for pizzas; $7 to $16 for antipasti; full bar and wine selection.
MORE INFO: Visit bootandshoeservice.com or call 510-763-2668. To-go service available.


Business booms at hip new Oakland eatery - San Jose Mercury News
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