East Bay Lifestyle

Things to Do This Weekend in the East Bay


3 GREAT FREE Things to Do in the #EastBay this weekend!! #eastbaylife

2018 Sunday Streets Berkeley

SUN June 3 | 11 am to 4 pm
Shattuck Ave from Rose to Channing, Berkeley
Check out the Cornerfest Music Festival, Berkeley World Music Fest, Vine Street Block Party and Spats Retro Dance Party, plus a Pet Parade, Arts & Crafts, Street Food and Dance Performances

52nd Annual Sand Castle & Sand Sculpture Contest

SAT June 2 | 9 am to 1 pm
9-11 am: Registration, Noon: Judging begins
1 pm: Awards Ceremony
Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park, Otis & Westline Drive, Alameda
Bring your shovels and participate or bring the family and just watch!

Oakland Carnival @mosswoodpark

SAT June 2 | NOON - 7PM
Mosswood Park 3612 Webster St., Oakland
Celebrating Caribbean, South, Central and North American Carnival Culture
Live music, dance performances, kid zone, african marketplace and international food village

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! 
PATTY ROGERS | The GRUBB Co. | Broker Associate, Lic #00669968  

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In Contract! Buyer Stories for 2 Oakland Homes

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2 'Modicum of Charm' homes just went into contract for my buyers. 

5662 Dover St, Oakland is a bigger-than-usual (1425SF) 2 Bed | 2 Bath Craftsman home with classic features on a tree lined street, with a great rear sunroom leading to a nice yard. My buyers, an adorable & super smart tech couple were okay with minor cosmetic upgrades, wanting to add their own design touches to kitchen and bath, perfect for this unique and charming home. Well located in the Bushrod neighborhood, next to Rockridges' great restaurants, shopping and close to transpo! 

We met in November and they started looking in earnest in early 2018. Less than 10 weeks later they made their very 1st offer for this home, which was one of 8 and their offer was accepted! 

3235 B Louise Street, on the border of West Oakland was designed by BaranStudio, Architects. Standing in a new development of like homes, each somewhat different, this 1747 SF, 3 bed | 3bath home has beautiful finishes and is well-appointed with a Liebherr Refigerator, radiant heat, a balcony deck and parking with no HOA and more.

My sensational buyers wanted something tastefully designed, that required no repairs or upgrades, with a huge master and closets! Though not an easy design aesthetic to find in Oakland, this home fulfilled their wish list to the "T"! "New" is the way to go when the homes are this special!

More INFO for Buyers and Sellers >

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation! 
PATTY ROGERS | The Grubb Co. Realtors | Broker Associate, BRE#00669968  

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5662 Dover St. Listed by Nancy Reichart-Burley, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, BRE #01078832 Photos courtesy of list agent

3235 B Louise St. Listed by Listed by Daniel Winkler Note* Photos courtesy of list agent of a similar home @WestOak6

Shopping in Oakland with Patty Rogers

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Shopping in the East Bay is exciting and eclectic.

I keep my eyes open for local business and shops that are unique and make for interesting destination shopping. Here's the first in my Shopping in Oakland and Shopping in Berkeley posts! #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness

For a gift giving treasure trove and a bit of self indulgence visit the unique and splendid Gypsy Road Studio at 4125 Piedmont Ave, Oakland.

This funky and fun shop features vintage jewelry, tribal, art, collectibles, some clothing and a few pieces of well chosen furniture from all parts of the world. 

A great shop to browse in and purchase something beautiful. I’m a fan of their jewelrey, art and home accessories that have an eclectic world vibe. They even offer 10% off during your birthday month with ID. gypsyroadstudio.com 

Stay tuned for more Shopping destinations. Shop and enjoy the Oakland lifestyle!

Next Level East Bay Real Estate Representation
Patty Rogers, Broker Associate BRE#00669968, The Grubb Co. Realtors.
Doing business by referral. 

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Many of us are required to recycle our trash using a brown bin for garbage, blue bin for paper and green bin for food and yard waste. It make's us feel good, it's easy to get used to doing, however, many of us are recycling improperly. When there is stuff in the wrong bins that shouldn't be there, it makes the market value per ton of recyclables plummet. As long as we are doing it and contributing to our environment, let's do it RIGHT!

Things NOT To Toss In The BLUE (Recyclables) BIN:


For 35+ years, Patty Rogers, Broker Associate, BRE#00669968 at Abio Properties, has been previewing and matching stylish homes to satisfied Bay Area homebuyers and breaking sales records with her listings. She is known for finding and selling unique homes with a "Modicum of Charm" and is a shrewd negotiator who understands how to successfully orchestrate deals.

1. Paper Towels

Dirty paper towels that belong in the trash may contaminate other paper products that can be recycled. They belong in the GREEN (compost) bin with organic waste products; along with paper napkins and tissues.

2. Wrapping Paper

Any paper that is metallic, shiny or laminated, even paper with foil on the reverse side doesn't go in the bin. It's not recyclable and can also contaminate other recyclable paper.

3. Plastic Sandwich Bags

Little sandwich baggies, and snack baggies don't belong in curbside recycling. Otherwise, many grocery stores accept sandwich bags, plastic grocery bags, bread bags and bubble wrap, and even plastic film. Gather your bag of bags and drop them at your markets' plastic bag recycling bin.

4. Metal Paint Cans

The disposal of paint cans are regulated by every state. Leftover paint is toxic and can hurt the environment and shouldn't be mixed with other recyclables. Locate your hazardous materials drop off for paint cans, oil can, household products or chemicals for safe disposal of these hazardous items.

5. Window Glass

Window glass melts at a different temperature than beverage or food containers, so it can't be recycled into new containers. Same for drinking glasses, plates and mirrors. Those belong in the trash.

6. Styrofoam

It sure seems like it should be recyclable, but it isn't. It absorbs food and dirt which can't be removed and is mode from styrene, a petroleum product which makes it hard to break down and its' flammable.

7. Plastic Bottle Caps

The bottle and the cap are made of 2 different types of plastic and many recycling centers take the bottles and not the caps. Throwing the caps in means more resources for the recyclers to sort the items before processing.

Keep up the good work! The San Francisco Bay area is renowned for their successful recycling program and acts as a model for many other communities throughout the United States. You don't need fancy bins to recycle in your home. For your BLUE bin recyclables, use an open plastic bin to discard paper, plastic and glass. For your GREEN bin compost, use a small step can with biodegradable bags for your food waste, coffee grinds, soiled paper towels with yard waste going directly into the big bin. For your Brown Bin, a garbage can does the trick for trash.