Lake Merritt

Oakland Police at the scene of an officer involved shooting near Lake Merritt. (CBS SF)

Oakland Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man Who Allegedly Attacked Her With Metal Chain

Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent said a female officer fatally shot an assault suspect Thursday morning because the man immediately struck her multiple times with a metal chain when she tried to talk to him.

08/27/2015

BART Train on Elevated Track (Getty Images)

Police Chase Robbery Suspect Through BART Tunnels Prompting Delays

A robbery suspect sent police on a roughly one-hour foot pursuit through the BART tunnels near the Lake Merritt station Monday, a BART police lieutenant said.

08/24/2015

Lake Merritt in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Is Nation’s Hottest Rental Market; Up 20 Percent To $1,980 Month For 1 BR

Move over San Francisco, the hottest renter’s market in the U.S. is across the Bay in Oakland.

08/11/2015

Canada Goose (Getty Images)

Man Accused Of Killing Goose With Bare Hands At Oakland Park Charged

A man accused of using his bare hands to kill a goose at Lakeside Park is facing two misdemeanor charges.

07/17/2015

A victim treated for injuries after an early morning fire broke out on a train heading from Richmond to Fremont. (Tim Ryan/CBS SF)

BART Stations Reopen After Early Morning BART Fire Injures 3, Prompts Major Delays

All BART stations are now open after a fire on a train closed multiple stations in Alameda County earlier Thursday, according to BART officials.

07/09/2015

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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

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