Oakland in Summer. It's exactly like it is any other time of year, except warmer and with fewer students clogging up the line at Dave & Andy's.
Mislaid. Nell Zink's culturally relevant (see: Rachel Dolezal) sophomore novel about love, race and white privilege.
Market Street Grocery. This small grocery store just off of Market Square offers produce, dry goods, meats and fish, plus prepared foods, coffee bar and a Gaby et Jules satellite stand for your French pastry needs. www.marketstreetgrocery.com
The 28X Airport Flyer. Take the bus to the airport: Avoid traffic jams and save outrageous parking fees or taxi fares. Pro tip: Board in Oakland for best seats. www.portauthority.com