Tag Archives: The Bay

Comidas Con Onda: Café Valparaíso en Berkeley

El nombre de Bay Essence viene de nuestro arraigo a la Bahía, ya sea The Bay Area en el norte de California o la Bahía de Valparaíso en Chile. Siempre escuché sobre la importancia que Valparaíso tenía como puerto en América del Sur antes del Canal de Panamá y su relación con San Francisco en el Norte. Algunos incluso señalan […]

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Old School Jams

I recently watched this short documentary called Why I Ride: Low and Slow which takes you on a cruise through the Mission District of San Francisco (or as one low rider put it: La Misión, Panchito, Aztlán). It took the viewer back to the 80s, which seemed like a foreign depiction to me knowing what La Misión is like now. […]

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You Know You’re From Oakland When…

You pronounce Oakland: “OAKLIN”. You learned Ebonics before you learned English. “Beezie, hella, scraper, ripper” is standard English. You Know what “scraper filled wit rippers” mean. You know “in da cuts” don’t got nothing to do wit hair and “grapes” aint got nothin to do wit fruit. You hear gunshots and don’t even get scared and hearing police sirens around […]

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Los Anónimos

“Me encontraba estancando en el Aeropuerto de Los Ángeles. Mi ticket no confirmado para American Airlines presentó tener la última prioridad en los vuelos, llegaba a estar número 30 en la lista de espera. Llegué a LAX a las 8 de la mañana aproximadamente, y me encontré “atrapado” por 10 horas. El tiempo iba corriendo y veía con desesperación como […]

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The Origin

It has been 5 years since I have lived in the Bay. I look back on life as I knew it there and realize how much I´ve changed. It is like paging through an old photo album – every year you look different. As you get older, it´s not so much how you look, but who you are that changes. On […]

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