Temescal Nights Food Trucks at Kasper’s Plaza

The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District hosted a return of Temescal Nights food trucks, presented by Food Truck Culture which started Monday, May 7th and ran every following Monday night for the summer months from 5-8pm. Locals from all around the Bay Area were delighted to come and try crunchy southern fried chicken sandwiches, bulgogi beef on bao buns, Fried cheese tacos and even black bean burgers served on a brioche bun with havarti cheese. After delicious meals, many finished it off with creamy frozen custard to start their week off right! Temescal Nights continued every following Monday with rotating food trucks, activities and music! The first week’s food trucks included Kenny’s Heart & Soul, Judie’s Tacos Locos, Culinary Cruiser, Street Steam Bunz and IzzyA’s Frozen Custard! (more…)

Temescal Art Map Launch FREE Public Art Walking Tour

On May 12th, The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District led a guided walking tour of Temescal’s public art in partnership with local artists, in celebration of the launch of the first ever Temescal BID Art Walking Map showcasing over 97 pieces of public art and galleries in the district! The Temescal District is home to beautiful murals, creative artwork on utility boxes, and mosaics on trashcans, along with galleries, sculptures, and even an artistic pocket park.


2018 Temescal Street Fair

On June 10th, Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District hosted our 15th Anniversary Temescal Street Fair from 12-6pm! This event featured live music on three different stages with great food from popular Temescal eateries and mobile food vendors. We also had craft beer and scores of artisans at our FREE Festival which celebrated its 15th Anniversary! Oakland’s acclaimed Kinetic Arts Center Circus Stage featured high-energy, high-flying artistic performances by local dare-devil aerialists, acrobats and clowns which thrilled the crowd. Also, many onlookers checked out the 100+ local artisan booths and learned about local business and community organizations.


Taste of Temescal 2018 Culinary Crawl

Tuesday, April 24th | 6 – 9pm
23 Temescal Restaurants | Telegraph, 40th to 52nd
Back for the ninth time, the 2018 Taste of Temescal is moving to the Spring! On Tuesday, April 24th, 6:00- 8:30pm, scintillate your palates with this culinary crawl (like farm-to-table trick or treat), one of Temescal’s most delectable annual events! Enjoy an evening of food, drink, live music and fabulous prizes (including gift certificates to your favorite local eatery), along Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 52nd Streets, Temescal Alley, and Claremont Ave. This is a green event too!


Kasper’s Pedestrian Plaza Design Feedback Meetings

Tuesday, April 3 | 8:30 – 9:30am
Hawk & Pony | 4210 Telegraph Ave. | Open to all
Wednesday, April 18 | 6:30 – 8pm
Faith Presbyterian Church | 430 49th St. | Open to all
Please join the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID) and Groundworks Office for a presentation of of the TTBID’s proposal to create a pedestrian plaza at Kasper’s, including the existing sidewalk, Shattuck Ave from 45th to 46th, and the 46th St slip lane (Telegraph to Shattuck). Groundworks will present the various concepts and themes for the plaza, listen to your comments, receive feedback and answer questions. As part of the community, from businesses, property owners, and residents, your opinion matters! We want this plaza to be a vibrant and welcoming community gathering spot.


New Operations Manager for the Temescal BID

 Starting in January 2018, Joey Harrison is the new Operations Manager for the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District Cleaning Ambassadors. Joey comes to the Temescal District after two years as a Team Lead for the Ambassador team in Downtown Berkeley.
Joey works full-time as the in-district Block by Block Operations Manager for the Temescal BID’s maintenance services. Joey brings his management and on-the-ground cleaning and hospitality experience with the Downtown Berkeley Block by Block contract to provide responsive, dedicated, and high quality of service to the Temescal BID maintenance contract. As a working Operations Manager, Joey manages a two-person clean team, works on-the-ground to augment the cleaning services provided by the normal team, and takes the lead for specialized services and projects, including spot power washing and planter watering.


SF Beer Week events in Temescal

Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 18
Participating Temescal restaurants, breweries and taprooms
Come celebrate SF Beer Week in Temescal! SF Beer Week is a collection of curated events, spanning multiple days, that celebrate craft beer and the craft beer community. With Hog’s Apothecary, Roses’ Taproom, Temescal Brewing, Lanesplitter Pizza and many other beer-centric businesses in the Temescal BID, SF Beer Week will be packed with dozens of events in Temescal.


Repave Telegraph!

For over 10 years, the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID) has been trying to get the City of Oakland to repave Telegraph Ave. between 45th and 51st Streets.  The City itself has ranked this street as one of the worst streets in the city (ranked as Poor/Failing at <30, when 100 is the top score).  Now this stretch of Telegraph Ave is barely passable, with pedestrians and bicyclists hurt frequently, and causing costly repairs to vehicles. The hazardous state of the road is a threat to the safety of the Oakland community.


Oakland Restaurant Week 2018

Thursday, January 11 – Sunday, January 21
Participating Temescal restaurants
Prix Fixe menus for $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50
Bay Area foodies are marking their calendars for Oakland Restaurant Week 2018! From January 11-21, 2018, participating Oakland restaurants will celebrate the most diverse restaurant week in the region. Oakland Restaurant Week runs over two weekends for foodies to take full advantage of dining deals. Participating restaurants will offer prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at $10, $20, $30, $40 and $50 price points. Follow Oakland Restaurant Week 2018 on social media by following #ORW18.


New BID-Sponsored Public Art in Temescal

Artist Lori Anne Fischer, supported by funding from Councilmember Dan Kalb’s office, the Temescal Business Improvement District, and the Brignole Family, has installed a gorgeous mural entitled “RISE” along the East side of Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th St. The RISE mural depicts a woman and tree with the message of “RISE” in the background, creating a positive, beautiful design that is bold and dynamic in scope making it possible to be enjoyed by pedestrians and by those driving by.