A festive pumpkin spice cream donut at Homestead in North Oakland. Photo: Sarah Han

The East Bay restaurants that opened and closed in October (Nosh)
Tribune Tavern, restaurant at center of massive scam, suddenly closes (East Bay Express)
Oakland Eats: Wooden Table Café, Equator Coffees & Teas, 4505 Burgers & BBQ, more (Hoodline)
Couple with Alameda ties open popular Koja Kitchen in Alameda Landing (East Bay Times)
Bartender at popular Oakland restaurant allegedly beats homeless man to death with bat (SFist)