From the Oakland Tribune comes two stories of how the East Bay is getting the Obama administration up and running. First, Cal economist and recession expert Christina Romer will head the prez's Council of Economic Advisors. (hey Romer: just for fun, tell him we all went to hell when we went off the gold standard. Go on, mess with his head!) Second, Biscotti, an Oakland-based clothing designer, made the dress worn by Obama's eldest daughter on Election Night. Hey, you take your celebrity wherever you can find it.