Lake Merritt

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)

Oakland Throws Car-Free Party To Celebrate Lake Merritt Makeover

Oakland officials will throw a car-free party on Sunday to celebrate recent improvements at Lake Merritt to make it more scenic as well as more accessible for pedestrians and bicyclists.


A 1-alarm fire damaged a bakery near Oakland's Lake Merritt.  (CBS)

Oakland Bakery Damaged In 1-Alarm Fire

A one-alarm fire caused damage at a bakery near Lake Merritt in Oakland Wednesday morning, according to fire officials.



Oakland Police Search For Man Suspected Of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl

Oakland police are seeking the public’s help in finding a middle-aged man who allegedly molested a 7-year-old girl at a residence near the Oakland Museum of California on Saturday afternoon.


A gnome painting affixed to a utility pole in Oakland. (CBS)

Gnomes On Oakland Utility Poles May Get New Home

Whimsical gnomes that have been sprinkled around Oakland’s Lake Merritt will continue to brighten residents’ days for now, but may be moving sometime soon.


Oakland Police on the scene of multiple shootings along East 18th Street in Oakland on December 5, 2012. At least four people were hurt in the shootings. (CBS)

Four People Hurt In Multiple Oakland Shootings

At least four people have been hospitalized after a series of shootings near Oakland’s Lake Merritt on Tuesday night, according to authorities.


Authorities on the scene of a crash near MacArthur and Park Boulevards in Oakland following a police chase on November 28, 2012. (CBS)

Oakland Suspects Evade Police Following Chase

Oakland police have called off the search Wednesday night for three or four suspects who fled from police near Emeryville and later crashed their car east of Lake Merritt.



5-Year-Old Hit By Car, Seriously Hurt While Walking In Oakland

A five-year-old child was seriously injured when hit by a car while walking in Oakland’s Lake Merritt area Wednesday evening, an Oakland police officer said.


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1 Dead In Shooting Near Oakland Lake Merritt

One victim was fatally shot in Oakland’s Adams Point neighborhood near Lake Merritt this morning, according to police.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Manhunt Near Oakland Lake Merritt; Suspect Arrested

Police arrested a suspect near Oakland’s Lake Merritt Thursday morning following a search.


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Oakland Celebrates Its First Permanent Parklet With New Pilot Program

Oakland celebrated International PARK(ing) Day on Friday by unveiling the first permanent public parklet in front of a café near Lake Merritt, showcasing the city’s commitment to bringing more green space to urban areas.