A couple of weeks ago I visited the inauguration at Manifesto Bicycles of Oakland's second permanent parklet. The parklet movement is big in Oakland and San Francisco. It essentially creates permanent mini public seating bumped out into what had been a parking spot. This one had succulents planted behind the seating and a shaved tree limb reaching from the seats out to the sidewalk. A band played and a neighboring brew pub offered libations. Even the mayor showed up. visit Our Oakland for a slideshow of the event.