Pandemic Has Oakland Children's Fairyland Teetering On Financial RuinIn the heart of downtown Oakland, Children's Fairyland is an oasis of childhood fantasies, believed to have inspired Walt Disney to build Disneyland. However, the pending financial ruin from being shut down for months is a shocking reality.
Family-Friendly Rally Held at Children's Fairyland in Oakland to Demand Social JusticeA protest was held in Oakland Sunday specifically to give families a chance to express their desire for social justice in a non-confrontational setting.
Homeless Residents Run Bike Business Behind Children's FairylandHomeless encampments have taken over Lake Merritt, Oakland's crown jewel. Behind the gates of Children's Fairyland, one camp turned into a bicycle business.
Oakland Teen Killed By Broken Tree Limb Near Lake Merritt IdentifiedA teenage boy died after a tree branch he was climbing Friday snapped, crushing him to death on the shore of Oakland's Lake Merritt.
Teenage Boy Killed By Broken Tree Branch Near Children's Fairyland in OaklandA 16-year-old boy died in a fall Friday evening outside of Children's Fairyland in Oakland after a branch broke while he was climbing a tree.
Jump On Tomorrow: ‘Shrimp Boy’ In Court, Hayward Air Rally, Comic-Con BeginsGetting a jump on tomorrow: “Shrimp Boy” returns to a San Francisco courtroom.
Five Kid-Friendly Alternatives To The Super Bowl In The East BayFor those kids bored by the idea of spending hours watching football, the East Bay offers a number of great alternative ways to spend the day. Here is a list of the five best options.
Best Railroad Experiences In The East Bay For KidsRailroad-themed rides and exhibits are alive and well in the East Bay, and are perfect entertainment for the kids.
'Love Our Lake' Celebration Draws Big Crowd To OaklandGov. Jerry Brown returned to Oakland Sunday afternoon to attend a grand opening dedication at Lake Merritt.
East Bay's Most Unique PlaygroundsWhen the kiddos start to get bored with venturing out to the same old playgrounds, check out some of these East Bay playground hotspots to re-spark their enthusiasm for outdoor fun. With everything from pirate ships to castles, farm animals to climbing walls, look no farther than just outside your backdoor to keep the little ones entertained for hours.
Last Minute Budget Talks Save Popular Oakland ProgramsOakland leaders have agreed to eliminate 105 city positions to fill a $28 million budget gap caused by the loss of state redevelopment money. However, last minute negotiations were able to save popular programs from deep cuts.
Spending Cuts To Severely Affect Oakland Zoo, Children’s FairylandThe latest round of spending cuts in Oakland will include major hits to two of the city’s most popular family attractions: the Oakland Zoo and Children’s Fairyland.
Battle Over Oakland Lake Merritt Dog Parks Heats UpThe Oakland City Parks Commission Wednesday takes up a heated Lake Merritt dog-park battle.