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Temescal History

Oakland North is running a great set of pieces on the History of Temescal today, including sweet before and after pics of Temescal stores and intersections.

Map source Ed Clausen via Oakland North


Temescal Tool Library

I have borrowed a pruning saw on a pole, a circular saw, a belt sander, a staple gun, a screw gun, drill bits (various sizes), a fruit picker, some small wrenches and I don’t remember what else from the Temescal Tool Library, and it didn’t cost me a dime (except the times I returned stuff late).

Tara’s Organic Ice Cream

Despite the problematic appropriation of the Hindu goddess, not to mention the 2.75/cone price tag, Tara’s simple ice cream and thick, homemade cones are pretty much the most delicious things I’ve ever put in my mouth.

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