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Lake Merritt

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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.

09/21/2012

BART station (CBS)

Person Pinned Under Train At Lake Merritt BART Station

BART passengers experienced major delays Friday afternoon because of a person under a train at the Lake Merritt station, according to a dispatcher.

08/10/2012

View of downtown Oakland from Lake Merritt (Wikipedia)

Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Reported Near Lake Merritt

Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who kidnapped a woman near Lake Merritt in Oakland and then sexually assaulted her early Sunday morning.

04/16/2012

The sunken treasure found by Oakland sixth-graders in Lake Merritt. (Lake Merritt Institute)

Students Discover Sunken Treasure In Oakland Lake Merritt

A group of sixth-graders has discovered sunken treasure in Oakland’s Lake Merritt.

03/30/2012

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Best Bloody Marys In Oakland

Feeling the effects of over-indulging the night before? Try a headache-soothing Bloody Mary at one of these great Oakland venues to kick-start a productive day.

01/18/2012

Firefighter Graphic

Dozens Of Pet Birds Killed In Oakland House Fire

At least 60 birds were killed in a fire in a home near Lake Merritt in Oakland Thursday evening, a fire battalion chief said.

01/06/2012

A group of Occupy Oakland demonstrators floating on a raft as part of a protest called "Aquapy Lake Merritt."

Authorities Dismantle ‘Aquapy Lake Merritt’ Protest Raft

Occupy protesters launched the raft carrying a tent in Lake Merritt earlier this week.

12/16/2011

A group of Occupy Oakland protesters stand on the sidewalk after being evicted from their encampment at Snow Park, November 21, 2011. (CBS)

Last Occupy Oakland Encampment At Snow Park Dismantled

Police cleared an Occupy Oakland encampment from Snow Park early Monday morning, leaving Oakland without any Occupy encampment for the first time since Oct. 26.

11/21/2011

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Apartment Fire Put Out Near Lake Merritt

Oakland firefighters extinguished a fire in an apartment building near the southwest shore of Lake Merritt Wednesday morning.

10/05/2011

Canada goose and gosling sun themselves on lawn (AP)

Lake Merritt Geese Lead To Fowl Complaints In Oakland

Oakland residents have been dropping more and more complaints with the city about what the Lake Merritt geese leave behind. More residents have been crying fowl since improvements around the lake started bringing more people down to the waterfront three years ago.

09/08/2011

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