Lake Merritt

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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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.