We are a great resource for all kinds of information about our community, local tradespeople, restaurants, schools, etc. Obviously we can’t fit everything here, but below are some links to help you find more detailed information about our amazing East Bay counties, cities, schools and communities.

County Websites

Alameda County
Contra Costa County

City/Municipality Websites

El Cerrito

School District Websites

Alameda Unified School District
Albany Unified School District
Berkeley Unified School District
Emeryville Unified School District
Oakland Unified School District
Piedmont Unified School District

West Contra Costa County School District, serving:

El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond
Charter Schools of Alameda County
Charter Schools of Contra Costa County
East Bay Independent School Association-EBISA

For more information about specific neighborhoods and to watch some great local videos, check out Red Oak Realty’s Neighborhood Map and Links

East Bay Culture, Events and News Resources—by no means all of them!

510 Families—Fun with kids in the East Bay
Berkeleyside—Berkeley, CA’s independent news site
Berkeley Parents Network—Tons of advice, reviews and recommendations from east Bay parents (not just in Berkeley)
East Bay Express—East Bay News, Arts and Culture
East Bay Mini Maker Faire—We sponsor this annual super fun event!
Edible East Bay—all things culinary in the East Bay
Oakland Art Enthusiast—Following the Oakland Art Scene
Oakland Art Murmur—First Friday Art Stroll
Oakland Local—Oakland, CA’s indie news site
Oakland North—North Oakland’s news and culture
Patch.com—local news, real estate info, arts and culture newsletters for several East Bay locales (Corey provides weekly real estate information for the inner East Bay cities)


Gas and Electric



East Bay Municipal Utilities District–EBMUD



Garbage Collection and Recycling

Alameda Garbage and Recycling
Albany, Garbage and Recycling
Berkeley, Garbage & Recycling
El Cerrito, Garbage & Recycling
Kensington, Garbage & Recycling
Oakland, Garbage Collection
Piedmont, Garbage Collection
Richmond, Garbage & Recycling

Change of Address and Vehicle Registration

US Postal Service
California Department of Motor Vehicles “DMV”