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A new kind of shoreline

Rising sea level is a threat to the Bay area. Already, king tides are flooding the levees and seawalls built for the last century’s ocean. I touched upon this topic a few weeks ago with my proposed walk around Lake Merritt in 2100, assuming that the Bay will be a couple meters higher than today. […]

CA: BART Police Arrest Man in Fire Extinguisher Attack on Agent's Booth

BART police detained a man Saturday night for damaging pay phones and discharging a fire extinguisher into the station agent's booth at Lake Merritt Station.

Stunning condo inside Oakland’s ‘Ghostbusters’ building asks $799K

Comes with views of Oakland and Lake Merritt The Bellevue-Staten Building (informally known since the mid-’80s as “the Ghostbusters building” due to its faint resemblance to high-rise featured in the Sigourney Weaver blockbuster) near Lake Merritt in Oakland is one of the finest buildings in the East Bay. Show More Summary

A walk around Lake Merritt in 2100, after sea-level rise

Everybody walks around Lake Merritt. I do it all the time. But I got the wacky idea of a walk that circles the lake without “touching” it — sort of a “floor is molten lava” version — and pedestrian paths count. Here’s what that would look like. That’s a fun walk through some fine neighborhoods, […]

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

7 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, “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

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