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.
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.