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The parklet outside of Actual Cafe in Oakland. (Sal Bednarz)

San Jose Considers SF-Style ‘Parklets’ For Outdoor Dining

Taking a cue from San Francisco, the San Jose City Council today will consider allowing some restaurants to replace street parking spaces with raised “curb cafes” so patrons can sit outside.


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Oakland Celebrates Its First Permanent Parklet With New Pilot Program

Oakland celebrated International PARK(ing) Day on Friday by unveiling the first permanent public parklet in front of a café near Lake Merritt, showcasing the city’s commitment to bringing more green space to urban areas.


The parklet outside of Actual Cafe in Oakland. (Sal Bednarz)

Oakland Business Owner Hopes To Follow Success Of San Francisco’s Mini Parks

Hoping to replicate San Francisco’s success in establishing small parks, or parklets as they’re known, on city streets, one Oakland business owner is pushing City Hall to move faster on allowing similar public living spaces in his city.



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