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Oakland police issue shelter-in-place order near Lake Merritt

Officers from the Oakland Police Department have issued a shelter-in-place order for the 400 block of International Boulevard in Oakland.

Autumn Lights Festival

Thursday, October 19 thru Saturday, October 21 is the 6th Anniversary Autumn Lights Festival at the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Lakeside Park. The event is from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Local artists create gigantic and small works of art using light. The event will blend larger-than-life art and lighting installations, live music, art, […]

Visions of an A’s ballpark that celebrates the best of Oakland

The president of the Oakland A’s baseball team said he envisions a ballpark that would openly face Lake Merritt, the Tribune Tower skyline and the Oakland hills — a picture-perfect postcard of the city’s best features. In a meeting with...Show More Summary

Oakland A's Choose A New Stadium Site (Again) This Time Near Lake Merritt

The land is owned by Peralta Community College, who don’t want the A’s. What could go wrong? [ more › ]

6 things to know about the Oakland Athletics’ proposed stadium site

Team hopes to build 35,000-seat stadium near Lake Merritt The Oakland Athletics baseball team announced Tuesday that it intends to build a new, 35,000-seat ballpark in Oakland at a 13-acre site next to Laney College, according to the...Show More Summary

Drone Video Showcases Uptown Oakland’s Best Murals

4 months agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Earlier this year, Oakland resident Myles Fenwick started posting beautiful drone videos high above The Town. His videos peeked down at the scenes around Jack London Square, West Oakland, and the Lake Merritt region, to name a few. As he told SFGate.com, “you just get a whole new perspective on everything around you. You can see things that you would never know

FGBOTD: Your Ford GoBike of the Day – Impression, Sunrise – Submerged in the Briny Deep of Lake Merritt

TweetVia Ruth Miller, no filter: La mise-en-scene: Hey, why don’t we try taking off the FORD logo from all these bikes if this is how the reaction is? Question: Does Citibank track GoBike “bikeshare” rental users in New Yawk the way Ford is now in the Bay Area? Non. Non non non! ‘Cause Ford is getting […]

Oakland geology ramble 4: Uptown to Montclair

This five-mile urban hike is more of a terrain-and-streams ramble than a bedrock ramble. It climbs over 700 feet, winding through the watersheds that freshen Lake Merritt and traversing some of Piedmont’s wildest land. Although I’ve walked the route both ways, I’ll present it here from west to east. The route goes from the 19th […]

Man dies after being found beaten near Lake Merritt in Oakland

The victim, 45-year-old Anthony Owens, was found suffering from major injuries in the aftermath of an assault about 12:07 a.m. Sunday on the 200 block of Grand Avenue, along the northwest edge of Lake Merritt, according to the Oakland...Show More Summary

Day Around The Bay: Homeless Cleared From Civic Center BART Entrances

Oakland's Lake Merritt has a serious turtle problem. [Chronicle] [ more › ]

Huge Construction Fire Near Oakland's Lake Merritt Causes Mass Evacuation

The 7-story, 196-unit mixed-use complex near the Whole Foods caught fire before dawn today, and hit four alarms before getting under control. [ more › ]

Outdoor adventure beckons in Oakland

[...] in between the museums, local coffee roasters and tall apartment buildings, outdoor adventure beckons. Kayakers glide across the water on Lake Merritt, dog walkers and hikers explore the redwoods and bonsai enthusiasts from all...Show More Summary

Thousands of Warriors fans line parade route hours before tip off

Thousands of Warriors fans line parade route hours before tip off Before the sun rose over Lake Merritt like a giant basketball, thousands of Golden State Warriors fans were already lining the streets of downtown Oakland, staking claims...Show More Summary

Everything You Need To Know About Thursday's Warriors Championship Parade

It's Thursday at 10 a.m. in Oakland, followed by a 12:15 rally near Lake Merritt. [ more › ]

East Bay Cat Lover Dresses Up As Cat, Walks Around Lake Merritt For 24 Hours For Charity

An East Bay man who volunteers at the popular Cat Town Oakland spent part of his Memorial Day weekend in a cat costume, circling Lake Merritt on foot for a full 24 hours in order to raise money for the adoption center/coffee and tea shop. [ more › ]

BART Hosts Open House May 10 to Plan Lake Merritt Plaza Redesign

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is starting work on a new Transit Operations Facility and redesign of the Lake Merritt Plaza to support improved & expanded BART operations and create an enhanced multimodal transportation hub

No BART service between Lake Merritt and Fruitvale this weekend

BART plans to halt service this weekend between the Lake Merritt and Fruitvale stations in Oakland for rail work that is part of an ongoing effort to rejuvenate the transit system, officials said. The shutdown, which will begin at 6 a.m. Show More Summary

Rare condo inside Oakland’s Regillus asks $1.19 million

Beaux-Arts stunner near Lake Merritt offers views of Oakland Prance back to a different time—the 1920s, specifically—and inside the Regillus. Designed by noted architect Willis C. Lowe, the 39-luxury-condo building stands on the former site of August Schilling's mansion. Show More Summary

People gather at Lake Merritt for anti-Trump Climate March

People gather at Lake Merritt for anti-Trump Climate March On a Saturday that was too hot for April or even May, several hundred activists gathered to form a human ring around Lake Merritt and register their low opinion of PresidentShow More Summary

Political events in the Bay Area: climate change marches, May Day events

Political events in the Bay Area: climate change marches, May Day events Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. In Oakland, a march will begin at 11 a.m. at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, between 12th Street and First Avenue. In Kentfield, a march will start at 11 a.m. Show More Summary

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