I met Lori Droste (right) at a cafe on Sacramento Street to learn more about what a City Council member does. She had her younger child, Cora June, in tow, and we chatted about what makes Berkeley special. “No one bats an eye at a two-mom household,” for example, she says.
Here are some quick picks from Lori’s family.
Favorite place to spend time with our 3-year old: Willard Park
Secret tip for parents in my neighborhood: You can jump the line at Ici to order pre-packed pints. Shhh. Don’t tell!
Favorite date night: Dinner at Comal
Favorite East Bay birthday party: Jumpy house at Codornices Park
Saturday morning ritual: Walking the kids to Elmwood Cafe for a muffin
Favorite family dinner out: Summer Kitchen
Magical spot for my family: A sweet garden near our home on Russell Street, filled with little toy animals, birdhouses, pinwheels, and other various finds.
Favorite local kids’ shop: Sweet Dreams
When I’m alone… After my late-night commission meetings, I like to pop over to Rockridge’s Ramen Shop and slurp some noodles.
An amazing class my child has been a party of: East Bay Music Together
Favorite Bay Area day trip: Bay Area Discovery Museum
Lori is running for City Council for District 8 in Berkeley. Learn more at her website.