Ratto’s Deli survives Oakland for 120 years, throws party

Ratto’s Deli survives Oakland for 120 years, throws party

When you mention Old Oakland, many people think of fashionable clothing stores and trendy retailers, cool restaurants and chic coffee shops in historic buildings. All of this is true, and there is one business in the community that has been around so long it is one of the hippest joints in town.

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The Port Bar puts the party in politics with the ImpeachMint

The Port Bar puts the party in politics with the ImpeachMint

We were intoxicated when Oakland Magazine agreed to feature The Port Bar and its Twitter-worthy #ImpeachMint in the September 2017 issue. And it went to our head when Elyce Berrigan-Dunlop vowed under oath there would be no room for "alternative facts" in her reporting. When toasting with any other drink you say, "Cheers!" But when you're raising a glass of ImpeachMint the only acceptable salute is, "Covfefe!"

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Pot PR Guy Makes the Rounds on 4/20

Pot PR Guy Makes the Rounds on 4/20

Happy 420! Since 1971, when buddies from San Rafael High School in California calling themselves “the Waldos” would meet at 4:20pm to smoke a joint, the "420" slang has burned its way into the cannabis culture. Add a little help from the Grateful Dead and High Times magazine and the tradition keeps growing.

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Pot PR Guy Comes Clean, Gets Certified

Pot PR Guy Comes Clean, Gets Certified

I do PR for cannabis industry clients and had never been inside a dispensary. But if I am going to live up to the "Pot PR Guy" nickname colleagues and friends are calling me, I had to get in the game.

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