The restaurant scene has blossomed in Oakland's Uptown, where eateries such as Pican and Plum are drawing crowds. Here are five great Uptown restaurants, just steps away from the Paramount Theatre.
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Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm scales back, forges ahead
He's the beloved, maverick winemaker who led the way for screw caps, ingredient labeling and little-known varietals. Today, eight years after the sale of his big brands, the envelope-pusher is forging ahead as he tries to reseize Bonny Doon Vineyard and breed new wine grapes.
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Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone
Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.