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2015 Extended Holiday Hours

2015 Extended Holiday Hours

Its December once more, and if you’re like most people, that means you need to do at least some holiday shopping. While some people actually plan ahead, most of us are just now starting the last-minute scramble to find the perfect gift for everyone on their holiday shopping list. Since we at Oaklandish know what […]

The Christmas Ride on Picardy Drive

On a quiet street between Seminary Ave. and 55th Ave. in East Oakland, a holiday tradition has come yet again to Picardy Drive. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and lasting until the beginning of January, residents of Picardy break out boxes, climb up on ladders, and link their Storybook houses together via strands of Christmas lights. Now well over 80 years old, the neighborhood tradition is not only a bonding experience for the neighborhood, but is an annual event that warm Oaklanders’ hearts year after year.

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