Lauren Benichou

Lauren Bénichou is a freelance multimedia reporter and producer from France and who has been living in the Bay Area for the past 8 years. Her true passion is sound and storytelling but when it comes to talking about food, food justice, or social justice, any medium will do. This nerdy audiophile also loves capoeira, sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novels an of course, zombies.

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Old Weang Ping Village: Not a Business, a Sanctuary.

Old Weang Ping Village: Not a Business, a Sanctuary.

| August 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

After 30 years of running the Thai restaurant Old Weang Ping, a locals’ favorite in East Oakland, owners Pat and Jook Sawanwatana are finally retiring. Does this mean the end of Old Weang Ping Village as we know it? Certainly not.

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Oakland’s Jack London District: A Food Desert For The Wealthy?

Oakland’s Jack London District: A Food Desert For The Wealthy?

| July 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

The Jack London District might finally get something it’s been lacking since its booming development: a real grocery store.

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