2014-10-21 13:31:59

Oakland: A walk in the garden from a bee’s eye viewInside Bay AreaEddie Dunbar, President and founder of the Insect Museum of California, shows a ceaonosis butterfly at the Lakeside Park Garden Center near Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Protecting native pollinators has been one of … …read more Source: Oakland...

460 Grand Avenue is a planned development at a prime real estate address near Lake Merritt that, when finished, will offer 78 apartment units in a brand new five-story building. About 30 percent of the apartments will be Section 8. “Section 8″ is a “Housing Choice Voucher Program,” that provides rental help to private landlords. In basic english,...

Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in OaklandGigaOMThe main commercial district of Oakland — which for the sake of this discussion we’ll consider the area roughly bordered by Jack London Square, Lake Merritt, I-980, and Grand Avenue — is already home to a few tech companies, including Pandora and … and...

Woman Shot Near Oakland Superior CourthouseCBS LocalRelated Tags: Crime, Lake Merritt, Oakland, Oakland Courthouse, Shooting. OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A woman was shot while walking near the Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland Friday morning, police said. The shooting was reported at 8:04 a.m. on …Oakland: Woman shot near county administration buildingOakland...

UPDATE: Libby Schaaf Files Papers To Run For Mayor Of Oakland Libby Schaaf shocks Oakland with Mayor’s Race talk. She did. (And look, some headlines says “Libby Schaaf expected to enter Oakland Mayor’s Race,” but the fact is, the word around town’s that she’s in it. And that’s from five separate conversations I had yesterday alone....

The Oakland City Council approved a redistricting plan that calls for the adoption of “Map 26,” a new map that was the design of newly elected (2012) Oakland City Councilmember Lynette McElhaney representing my District 3. This one: View Oakland Map 26 in a larger map The decision was backed by the entire Oakland City Council save for the abstention of Councilmember...

The Oakland City Council is to take up the annually thorny issue of city council district boundary changes, or what’s called “redistricting.” Tonight, as I sit here at Oakland City Council, there nine different scenarios the City Council has been asked to consider: Maps 18 and 21 through 28. What follows is a summary, based on what was written at...

The Oakland Grand Lake Business District, which for the purpose of this blog post I will say covers the triangle formed by Grand Avenue, Mandana, Lakeshore, and finally Lake Park Avenue next to the Grand Lake Theater and the Saturday Farmers Market, has been the scene of one-too-many crimes featuring at-large criminals – in other words, people who have not been...

This Oakland News is an addendum. It comes from emailed reports that, to protect those involved, will not be entirely directly referred to. It involves an incident that happened Sunday night into Monday Morning at 1:30 AM. The person wrote that… My co-worker, who lives on Jayne, just alerted me to a very disturbing and violent incident last night. Her roommates...

This, pure and simple, is the worst case of dumping this blogger has ever seen in Oakland. It’s at 353 Euclid at the corner of Euclid and Palm Avenue in Adams Point, near Lake Merritt, Oakland. What’s even worst than that, is the man in the video says this sort of thing goes on in San Francisco, too! So we have a new generational habit? This, I think,...

Oakland News, more of it today. EVENT ALERT: On Saturday, June 15th at 5pm, MISSSEY will host its second Annual Inspire Change Gala at Individual tickets are now on sale for $125, couples for $200 and are available if you click on this link: MISSSEY 2nd Annual Inspire Change Gala The program will include a no-host cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception with live music,...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2iuw2Mlvns This was a fun interview that started as Carol Luna, an Oakland DJ and friend, said that I should interview “this guy who walks around the Lake and looks like Abraham Lincoln.” So, I ran over and caught up to the gentleman, who then graciously agreed to the interview you see. His real name I do not know, but...

Rod Dibble, the long-time and beloved piano player at The Alley in Oakland at 3325 Grand Avenue (just up the street from the Grand Lake Theater and Lake Merritt) is recovering from a heart attack he suffered from three weeks ago, and is back playing as of this week. Mr. Dibble, who’s played at The Alley in Oakland from 1963 to the present day of this blog post,...

My Oakland Merritt Cafe Coffee Making Process Vlog features a look at how the cafe makes french roast coffee. Merritt Cafe is next to Lake Merritt and SF Fitness at 614 Grand Avenue in Oakland, California http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UKlJcgAnkk ...

Tonight, the Oakland City Council will take up the issue of a “Dog Park” at what is now called Astro Park, the popular green space bordered by Lakeshore, Mac Arthur, and Grand Avenues next to Lake Merritt and between Oakland’s Adams Point area and the China / Haddon Hill area. To be frank and clear, that park is for kids and always has been. The people...

Birthdays are great hallmarks for the journey of our lives. I, Sean Sullivan, want to invite you to join me in celebrating this journey at through a fundraising event we are having entitled “$38 for 38 years.” I’ll be celebrating with friends like Oakland Council woman Pat Kernighan and progressive icon, San Francisco mayor, Art Agnos (ret.). Together...

Oakland’s used to hearing about the focus of crimes being Black or Latino males – well, we have a turning point. Perhaps a combination of the changing demographics of Oakland, and a large influx of young people who are white, and the overall high unemployment in Oakland, and other factors, but the fact remains, this message posted at the Adams Point 14x Yahoo...

This is a message that appeared on the Adams Point Yahoo Message Board: I have lived in Adams Point for 13 years. I reported suspicous activity Friday morning to the non emergency OPD line. I want to make sure that you are aware of it as well. Friday morning at 8:10 am I left 377 Palm Avenue headed to work. While standing in front of the building zipping my jacket a man...

It looks like the owner of the Round Table Pizza at 398 Grand Avenue and Staten Avenue in Oakland, CA, likes a trashy neighborhood! San Diego, CA – I had to take a minute away from Comic Con stuff to post this news after reading a message from the Adams Point Community Group that was just unbelievable. Take a look: I just had a very bad encounter with the owner...

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/GSeXusWT Oakland Cleveland Cascade Stairway Lighting At Lake Merritt # I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/mLizYuOv David Shaw Stanford Head Football Coach At 2012 NFL Draft # #RockOfAges @TomCruise tells @accesshollywood he learned to dance watching "Soul Train" #celeb # Warner Bros social media effort for #RockOfAges...

The great view on a glorious Friday in Oakland. This is my first attempt at a WorldPress iOS mobile blog. The last one did not go well because the app did not work properly. If you see this post it means it worked! ...

A representative for something called Oakland Veg Week sent a rather detailed email about an event called, you guessed it, Oakland Veg Week, set for tax-day April 15th to April 21st. Check it out: Oakland, California – Have you been looking for a reason to try a vegetarian diet, but lacked the motivation? Look no further. In a week of community education and celebration,...

Oakland’s Lake Merritt Looks Cool On Rainy Day #Oakland #Oakland ...

Ever wonder what a hard-core fitness workout looks like? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this 21 minute video, you are taken through a fitness workout session with my friend Kortney Olson, a Northern California-based certified personal trainer, model, female bodybuilder, and strong woman who’s changing how people think about women in fitness. Oakland Gold’s...

Morrie Turner is the symbol of Oakland’s unique way it expresses its diverse culture. The famous cartoonist best known for his Wee Pals cartoon creations, is as much a part of Oakland’s Soul as the Tribune Tower, Lake Merritt, and the Oakland Coliseum. But, even though Turner’s Wee Pals wasn’t ran in many newspapers in 1965, and because of the...

Lake Merritt at Dusk in Oakland #oakland ...

A Vietnamese Restaurant ? In Oakland? Yes! In Oakland, California it’s hard to top the food offerings at Miss Saigon Restaurant, at 3345 Grand Avenue, just up the street from Interstate 580 and Lake Merritt. Miss Saigon Restaurant has been an Oakland local favorite since 1998, and Timmy Nguyen, its owner, and his staff consistently serves good, fresh, and lovely-to-look...

As this is written, there’s a helicopter over Downtown Oakland on Sunday morning. According to the blog of Occupy Oakland, the organization took over the much-talked-about abandoned lot in Downtown Oakland’s Uptown District, and bordered by Telegraph and 18th Avenues next to the Fox Theater and the Uptown Apartments. Occupy Oakland reports that: Occupy Oakland...

Occupy Oakland protestors at Chase Bank at Lake Merritt #oakland #OccupyOakland #OWS ...

You see the funniest things while standing in line at retails stores. In this case, it was during a quick trip to the Walgreens located near Lake Merritt here in Oakland, California. While standing in line to pay for items, there was this Justin Bieber Singing Toothbrush that caught the attention of two patrons behind me. One press of the red button ignited a noisy,...

Oakland Essex at Lake Merritt #oakland ...

Oakland Lake Merritt at Dusk #oakland ...

Lake Chalet at Lake Merritt Oakland #oakland ...

New Lake Merritt Oakland Bridge #oakland ...

Oakland Lake Merritt On A Sunday #oakland ...

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