Lake Merritt

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

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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

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

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