Meow & BowWow Pampered Pet Photo Contest

Our friends at AnimalBiome are doing a pet photo contest! Show how you pamper your cat or dog. Enter your photo and have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate and other goodies. 

Submit your entry by August 31! Contest details or to view pics of our furry friends getting pampered, go here.

We'll submit our office dog, Dexter, who is vacationing at Lake Tahoe right now with his friend and Oakland Grown board Treasurer, Erin... while his mom stays home to write this blog post!

Now, that's one pampered pup, @animalbiome!

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 Dexter, the pampered pup!

Dexter, the pampered pup!

The Perfect Birthday Party

Treat your kids to a Pizza and Ice Cream Party with Local Food Adventures! Your party will include a one-hour Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour preceded by:

  • Up to one-hour pizza party in reserved party space
  • Pizza from Zachary’s (deep dish or thin crust – it’s up to you!)
  • Water & Drink for pizza party (soda, lemonade or iced tea)
  • All disposable paper plates, forks and napkins
  • Festive balloons
  • Customized goodie bags for every guest

All food delivered & set up for your convenience – all you have to do is show up!

* Pizza can be substituted by tacos from Cactus Taqueria. Dietary restrictions such as vegetarianism, nut allergies and lactose intolerance can also be accommodated.

Local Food Adventures will handle everything from soup to nuts: food, balloons, tour, tour guide, gratuity, and goodie bags.

$495 for up to 20 guests


Bay Area Green Fund


Community Bank of the Bay (CBB) has a longstanding tradition of promoting job creation and economic revitalization by providing affordable deposit accounts and flexible financing to Oakland's businesses, nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations.

In an effort to support a more environmentally sustainable economy, CBB created a Bay Area Green Fund (BAGF).

The BAGF has become an innovative way for depositors to become “green” Impact Investors.

The BAGF is powered by deposits. By moving money to Community Bank of the Bay, BAGF depositors are increasing the amount of financing that is available to local “green” businesses (and nonprofits). Conversely, by becoming borrowers, eligible “green” businesses are demonstrating the economic viability of projects and practices that address one or more of the following areas:

  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy Conservation
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Waste Reduction
  • Water Conservation

For more information about the Bay Area Green Fund, call 510-433-5400. And if your company/employer is not banking with a local community bank, this is a great reminder to do so! IT MATTERS.

Patio Summer Gem

Dashe Cellars outdoor Wine Garden is open for one more weekend! The first of its kind in Oakland, the wine garden will transform the way you spend your weekends. Bring your friends and make some new ones in the garden! 

The Garden will be open Saturday, August 4, then closing for the season. Don't miss DINE & DASHE featuring live music and local chefs! All tables are first come-first served and are communal. 

Free admission - Family friendly - Dog friendly

Dashe Cellars
55 4th Street

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