Lake Merritt


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.


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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.


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.


Lake Merritt Celebration

‘Love Our Lake’ Celebration Draws Big Crowd To Oakland

Gov. Jerry Brown returned to Oakland Sunday afternoon to attend a grand opening dedication at 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.