Kick-off slated for study of CN-1 zoning

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A study of CN-1 zoning (the zoning for the College Ave commercial area, as well as other thriving Oakland neighborhood commercial areas) will kick off next Wednesday evening, May 27th, with a meeting at the Rockridge Branch Library.  RCPC's land use committee will be hosting the first meeting in conjunction with the monthly land use committee meeting.

Kingfish Relocated

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Early in January, the venerable Kingfish pub - in its lower Claremont Avenue location since 1922 - was moved to the now-vacant fabled Soul Brothers Kitchen site on Telegraph Avenue next to the Temescal Branch Library. The vacated Claremont Avenue space will be filled with a planned townhouse development.

Long Time on the Avenue for Many Merchants: More Years of Merchants' Service, Part 3

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Following is the third in our series of businesses in business on College Avenue at least 25 years. There are more to come. If your business has been on the Avenue (or adjacent to it) that long, email We want readers of The Rockridge News to know about you and to stop in to see what you offer.

'Tis The Season for Holiday Dinner Help

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The last two months of the year are always filled with the sounds of holiday cheer: the jingle of bells, the crunch of shopping bags being filled with goodies and holiday music being played on our Pandora stations. But with all of that hustle and bustle, sometimes we can also find ourselves uttering words of frustration as meals are burnt or we realize that we don't have that one ingredient to make grandma's favorite dish.

Art on the Avenue: Adria Peterson

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Next door to Rockridge's CCA Galleries, a testing ground for new artists, is the studio of Adria Peterson, one of the neighborhood's established artists. Since 1999, she has shared space at 5253 College Avenue with her husband, architect Kirk E. Peterson, in the building some may remember as a long-gone imports store.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Breathes there a Rockridge resident who has not, at one time or another, cried in frustration; "Oh! To have a hardware store in Rockridge!"?

It's not that hardwarestores are unavailable. There is Home Depot, of course. In Emeryville. There is an Ace on Grand Avenue. In Piedmont. And, true, Oakland has Ace Ellis Hardware on Martin Luther King Jr Way.

Cole Hardware to Open in Rockridge

Saturday, October 4, 2014

We at Cole Hardware are thrilled to announce that we are setting up shop at 5533 College Avenue. We can't wait to get to know our new neighbors - so, let's start with introductions. We are a family-owned local hardware store, with four locations in San Francisco. The patriarch of our stores is Dave Karp. Today, at 98 years young, he is still a beloved figure among Cole Hardware customers and crew, and likes to stop by the stores to visit and show off his signature card trick.

What’s Happening With College Avenue As a Retail Hub?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Shops on College Avenue are bound to come and go, but in the last few months Rockridge residents have been wondering if more are going than coming and what this may portend.

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