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[HOOK UP|LIVING|WINE] Passport to the East Bay Wine Trail – Saturday, April 2

VIBE: So simple. You going? You should. BUT, instead of paying $40, get the $20 deal at Living Social. You owe me one. Dashe, Cerruti, Periscope, Rock Wall, Rosenblum, Prospect 772, Urban Legend East Bay Vintner’s Alliance • Event Info • $20 tix on Living Social

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[BAR|RESTAURANT] 3000 Broadway opens (Oakland)

VIBE: The jury is still out on this one, but I did a quick drive-by the other night and took some pics. It’s in the middle of auto row in Oakland, a converted dealership so it has a big box kind of feel. The good news is that it’s spacious, but the bad news could be that it doesn’t feel …

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[VIDEO: LIVING] Black population growth outpaced. Hispanic population exceeds 50 million, firmly nation’s No. 2 group

VIBE: One in six now Hispanic. The growing Hispanic population in the United States has reached a new milestone, topping 50 million, or 16.3% of the nation, officially solidifying its position as the country’s second-largest group, U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday. The white population is 197 million, dropping to 64%. The black population is 40 million, or nearly 13%. The Asian population …

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[LIVING] Black Populations Decline in Major Cities…Oakland

VIBE: USA Today is reporting that the black population is declining in a number of major cities, including Chicago; Oakland, Calif.; Atlanta; Cleveland; and St. Louis, Mo., according to 2010 census data. Twenty of 25 cities that have populations of at least 250,000 people and black populations of 20 percent either lost more blacks or gained fewer in the last …

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HapsNow (pic): Top Ten Social Speaker Series underway (Oakland)

Mayor Quan takes the mike and speaks of her life and Oakland history.

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[PHOTOS: BEYOND THE BAY] Supermoon. Cloudy in the Bay Area, but brilliant around the world.

VIBE: No go for Bay Area sightings given the inclement weather this past weekend, but beautiful pics were taken around the world. Yes, there’s life outside the Bay Area! 🙂 See the full gallery on Posterous [More pics for the Huffington Post]

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[LIFESTYLE] When you want the best. Have you met Preston Bailey?

VIBE: There’s style, and then there’s art. Preston Bailey’s style is known to transform your typical event venue into an art installation. He has become especially renowned for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces into sumptuous, theatrical environments, translating his clients’ visions into awe-inspiring reality. TV appearances: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, CBS’s The Early …

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[Outside the Bay] Michelle Obama: First Jackie-O, now Mrs. O

VIBE: I stumbled across the site Mrs.O when I was checking out The Black Socialite, which I discovered when I was browsing SF Luxe. Pictures are indeed worth a thousand words. Nothing more need be added here, but if you can’t get enough of Ms. O, there’s always Google Images. See the full gallery on Posterous Photos Credits: (1) Silvia Izquierdo / AP Images  (2) Kevin …

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Moving on up?

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[VIDEO: LIVING] Rare Air – Penthouse Palace atop the St. Regis

VIBE: Think you’re doing well? Enjoying the good life? Think again… Sotheby’s International agent Gregg Lynn gave Forbes.com a private tour of the stunning penthouse atop the St. Regis in San Francisco, which has been put on the market for $49,000,000. At 20,000 square feet, the 6-bedroom showcase is “the largest new-construction condo in the world,” according to Lynn.

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