Lake Merritt

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Saturday Evening Shooting Near Oakland’s Lake Merritt

One man is dead and two were injured in a shooting in Oakland Saturday evening, according to police.

06/28/2015

Oakland Protest March

Friday Night Vigil For Man Shot Saturday By Oakland Police Turns Into Protest March

A Friday vigil and march in honor of a man shot and killed by an Oakland police officer on June 6 ended quietly after friends and family lit candles at the Lakeshore Avenue off-ramp where he died.

06/12/2015

Lake Merritt in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland City Council To Vote On Lake Merritt High-Rise Approval

The Oakland City Council will try again Tuesday to approve the sale of a city-owned parcel of land near Lake Merritt for a new high-rise apartment complex.

06/02/2015

A eucalyptus tree crushed this car near Lake Merritt in Oakland on April 16, 2015. (CBS)

Woman Walks Away Uninjured After Eucalyptus Tree Falls On Her Car Near Oakland’s Lake Merritt

A woman was able to walk away without injury after a tree fell on her car while she was driving near Lake Merritt in Oakland Thursday afternoon.

04/16/2015

Proposed high-rise apartment building in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Planning Commission Approves High-Rise Apartment Near Lake Merritt Amid Discord

Plans for a new luxury high-rise in the heart of the Oakland will move as the city’s planning commission voted on Wednesday to allow the construction on a one-acre plot of public land near a BART station and Lake Merritt.

04/02/2015

The Fox Theatre in all its glory is located in the Uptown district in Oakland. (Photo by Kristina Ruiz-Healy)

Oakland Hotel Room Shortage Could Lead To Construction Boom

There’s a shortage of hotel rooms in Oakland, but that could change if developers get approval for a number of construction projects.

03/02/2015

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Man Shot Dead On South Side Of Oakland’s Lake Merritt

Arriving officers found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound and rendered aid but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

02/08/2015

View of downtown Oakland from Lake Merritt (Wikipedia)

2 Bodies Found Near Oakland’s Lake Merritt

Two bodies were found at a homeless encampment near Lake Merritt in Oakland Tuesday evening, a police lieutenant said.

01/13/2015

A view looking east toward man-made islands of the Lake Merritt Bird Sanctuary. The Bellevue-Staten apartment building is in view, and the Oakland/Piedmont Hills are in the background. (Wikipedia)

1 Hurt In Shooting Near Oakland’s Lake Merritt

One person was expected to survive after being shot near Lake Merritt in Oakland late Friday night

05/10/2014

Lake Merritt in Oakland. (CBS)

Stingray Caught On Camera in Downtown Oakland’s Lake Merritt

If you didn’t know that Oakland’s Lake Merritt was brackish salt and freshwater, here’s proof, as a saltwater batray, a type of stingray glides along the sunny shallows of the downtown “lake.”

04/30/2014

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