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Lake Merritt

Homicide Investigation in Oakland

Woman Murdered Near Lake Merritt In Oakland

A woman who was murdered near Oakland’s Lake Merritt Saturday morning suffered apparent head trauma, police said.

04/05/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Barbara Newcome (right) founded Friends of the Cleveland Cascade. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Restore, Preserve Oakland Landmark

An East Bay grandmother hasn’t slowed down in her retirement. In fact, she rolled up her sleeves to save a little known slice of Oakland history.

04/02/2014

The Gardens At Lake Merritt

Our Picks of The Best East Bay Parks

San Francisco may have the Bay Area’s most famous park, but visitors will be pleased to discover a vast collection of open spaces and outdoor activities on the other side of the Bay. Here are five of the best parks in the East Bay, all within an hour’s drive of Oakland or Berkeley.

03/29/2014

Lake Merritt kidnapping suspect. (OPD)

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In New Year’s Eve Kidnapping In Oakland

Police Thursday released a sketch of a man who attacked a 19-year-old woman near Lake Merritt in Oakland on New Year’s Day.

01/09/2014

Scene of a shooting on 12th St. between Madison and Oak in Oakland. The Alameda County Superior courthouse is in the background. (CBS)

Woman Shot Near Oakland Superior Courthouse; Suspect In Custody

A man wanted for Friday morning’s shooting near the Alameda County administration building in Oakland turned himself in Friday afternoon, police said.

12/20/2013

Visitors take pictures and marvel at a huge eucalyptus tree toppled by the wind at Oakland's Lake Merritt.

Oakland Scrambles To Clean Up Downed Trees, Debris After Storm

Oakland city officials have received more than 190 calls for assistance with fallen trees and branches and other debris this morning following Thursday night’s wind storm.

11/23/2013

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Pedestrian Seriously Hurt In Hit-And-Run Near Oakland’s Lake Merritt

A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and a driver was arrested in a hit-and-run collision near Lake Merritt in Oakland early Saturday morning.

10/05/2013

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Oakland Police Hold Community Meeting In Wake Of Restaurant Double Murder

Oakland police held a community meeting in the city’s Grand Lake neighborhood Wednesday to try to reassure merchants and residents in the wake of a double murder at a Wingstop restaurant Monday night and a recent surge in street robberies.

CBS San Francisco–07/03/2013

Two employees were killed in an apparent robbery in an Oakland Wing Stop restaurant. (CBS)

1 Arrested, 1 Sought In Oakland Restaurant Double Murder

Oakland police arrested a suspect in the shooting deaths of two workers in a fast-food restaurant in the Grand Lake District on Monday night, authorities said.

07/02/2013

US Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Owen Smith holds a wreath as he is escorted by US Air Force veteran Don Arnold during a Pearl Harbor rememberance service aboard the USS Hornet on December 7, 2011 in Alameda, California.  Over 100 people were in attendance aboard the USS Hornet for a ceremony honoring the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Three survivors of the attack attended the service.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Calls For State Funds To Clear Backlog Of Veterans’ Benefits Claims

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner called on Gov. Jerry Brown Monday to support spending provisions recently approved by state legislators that would provide $6 million to reduce the long backlog of veterans’ benefit claims in California.

06/17/2013

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