A directory of bay area community sites and bloggers

The Curvy Fashionista

Fashion blog dedicated to the discerning Curvy.Confident.Chic Plus size woman, covering fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle news from a plus perspective with both a local and an international view.

Action Alameda News

Shortform news items from and about the city of Alameda. "'News' is anything that anybody doesn't want somebody to know." We welcome letters from our readers. You can e-mail us at aanbletters@actionalameda.org

SF Girl by Bay

SFGIRLBYBAY is known for representing ‘bohemian modern style’ and for showcasing the freshest designers, artists, products and trends. averaging 2-3 new posts a day, sfgirlbybay provides 20,000+ daily readers with shopping finds; behind the scenes interviews and home/studio virtual tours of up-and-coming artists; design/art event coverage; all the while offering affordable design inspiration and ideas, and encouraging individuality and unique, personal style. a fixture in the design blog community, sfgirlbybay has been an online favorite of independent design since 2006.

Artshift San Jose

This collection of reviews, topical articles and artist’s profiles is where you want to be if you are an artist, art collector or art lover in San Jose and Silicon Valley. This is where you will find the most art news and discussion of exhibitions, art issues and controversy, and of course, artists. We want to fill the great void of media coverage that surrounds the visual arts in our area.

East Bay Conservative

East Bay Conservative takes a look at events in Oakland and the surrounding areas from a non-Leftist viewpoint. This does not necessarily mean we’re actually conservatives, as traditionally defined across the US. We’re not evangelical Christians, we’re pro-choice, and we’re not particularly fond of guns. That being said, we stand opposed the throngs of people in the Bay Area who can properly be called Leftists — those who believe things such as: * There is no reasonable maximum tax rate. The more you tax people, the better. * Government services generally, or always, work better than those provided by private industry. * Organic food is meaningfully better for people and/or the environment than regular food. * Schools should receive as much money as possible, and no one should ever ask what they use it for. * The homeless should never be regulated or constrained in any way.

Alameda, CA Restaurants

The intention of this blog is for people to post their own food experiences or stories of restaurants, cafes or diners in Alameda, CA. One person could potentially eat at every single food establishment in Alameda since the city is still quite small, but I have not come across that special person just yet.

MOG

MOG -- www.mog.com -- is the place to get the music content you crave. With thousands of contributions from music lovers and the top 300 music blogs that make up our network, MOG generates over 6,000 music blog posts per week, all hand-curated to deliver the web's best daily music newspaper. MOG makes it easy to dig deep and find up-to-date information on your favorite artist, album, or song by searching our archive of hundreds of thousands of blog posts. Sign up for MOG and get personalized music recommendations and blog posts designed and chosen just for you. Subscribe to your favorite artist on MOG and get instant updates. And if you've got something to say, come say it where 5.5 million music lovers per month will hear you.

Irene Walks Alameda

I fell in love with Alameda in 1974 on the first day we drove through the "Tube" on to Webster Street, and have been walking Alameda streets nearly every day since then. The city is a treat for the eyes and the imagination. Here is what I see...

Baseball Oakland

They fought their owner, and they fought each other. They wore their hair long, grew big mustaches and wore the loudest uniforms possible. Oh, yeah, they also were the greatest baseball dynasty since Casey Stengel's Yankees of the 1950s, winning the World Series in three consecutive years. We're talking, of course, about "The Mustache Gang" -- the nickname of the Oakland A's of the early 1970s. They were led by eccentric owner Charlie O. Finley and his smart, dutiful cousin Carl Finley, who ran the threadbare front office while doing the work of a dozen men. The team also featured future Hall of Famers, such as Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, Reggie Jackson and manager Dick Williams, along with legendary pitcher Vida Blue (who should be in the Hall).

Teacher Revised

Teacher, Revised is for teachers and by teachers. It is an education grab bag of classroom reflection, a compilation of news that matters to teachers, essays, interviews with the brightest minds in pedagogy, and even the occasional book and movie review. Basically, it deals with anything that affects teachers, could make teachers’ lives better, or that we all should be very, very afraid of. But it’s also more than that. As teachers, we are in a state of perpetual revision. We revise our lesson plans, our classroom management strategies, our seating charts, and our teaching philosophy. The ability to do this with sincerity and courage—often in the moment—is essential to a teacher’s shelf life. Without that, we “go bad.” Undoubtedly you are familiar with the stench of teachers who have reached their expiration date. It ain’t pretty. To avoid this, we must make a life partner of revision. It is the natural preservative that keeps us fresh. This means looking inward and outward—reflecting on our own practice, and keeping an ear to the ground for what’s new (or old) in the world of education.
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