Another Lively spot out of California is the People’s Grocery. It is a non-profit whose mission is to improve the health and local economy of West Oakland by offering holistic programs which encourage a diversified, local and sustainable community while facilitating conversations about racial equity and its impact on the community. They seems to have a good group of folks on their staff.
They also have a lot going on so be sure to check them out.
Oh and they also have a FB Page. The website is a lot more informative about the history, goals, and programs, but the fb page keeps you abreast of what is going on.