Monthly Archives: December 2016

  • GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – January 2017 This month’s blog introduces High Peaks Kitchen, a new Indian cuisine restaurant at the former House of Curry location. High Peaks Kitchen   On December 6, 2016, the extremely popular High Peaks Kitchen restaurant on College Avenue opened its second location at the former House of Curry, […]

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  • Editor’s Note:  My apologies for the brevity of this month’s newsletter.  During the holiday season,  with family visiting from San Diego, I’ve had a hard time marshaling  the time  to do more.  In the longer term, this is going to be an ongoing problem since I’ve yet  to liquidate my remaining antiques inventory  and also […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – December 2016 This month’s blog shares news about the successful relaunch of the Loring Cafe as Small Wonder Bar & Café, kickin’ it old school so far – i.e., with no phone & no website. Tonight, jazz singer/songwriter Gabby McGee will perform live. Small Wonder Bar & Cafe   […]

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  • Editor’s Note: Many years ago, I alienated a number of friends and neighbors when I used the Splash Pad Newsletter as a vehicle to endorse a specific candidate for City Council and, as a result,   swore I’d never do so again.  I kept that pledge this year even though, judging by the figures Oakland Magazine […]

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