Lake Merritt

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

Oakland Police generic

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

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

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Man Charged With Murder In Beating Death Of Woman Near Lake Merritt

An Oakland man has been charged with murder for allegedly beating a woman to death near Lake Merritt in Oakland earlier this month, police said Tuesday.

04/22/2014

View of downtown Oakland from Lake Merritt (Wikipedia)

1 Injured In Shooting Near Oakland’s Lake Merritt

The shooting in the 3200 block of Lakeshore Avenue east of Splash Pad Park was reported around 1 a.m.

04/20/2014

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

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