Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Real Celebrities

Okay, okay you celebrity snobs. I’m sensing that reality TV stars don’t count as real celebrities to some of you. Here, then, is a partial list of actual famous people (defined as “celebrities whose 15 minutes are not yet up) I have sighted in Oakland.

Bonnie Raitt, strolling down College Ave. in Rockridge.
Andris Biedrins, forward for the Golden State Warriors, in the elevator of an apartment building next to Lake Merritt.
Mike Dirnt, bass player for Green Day, finishing up breakfast with his daughter at 9am(!), Mama's Royal Cafe.
Andre Ward, gold medal winner in boxing at the 2004 Olympics, having brunch at the Merritt Restaurant.
Angela Davis, eating at Café de Bartolo, Grand Avenue.

And once I saw Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows, waiting for a table at a Chinese Restaurant on College Ave. in Berkeley. Really close to Oakland. I’m counting it.

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