Neighbors Complain 'Vendors Row' at Lake Merritt in Oakland Creates Evening Traffic BedlamSome Oakland residents are complaining about the crowds attracted by a group of outdoor vendors operating along Lake Merritt. Neighborhood residents want them gone but the vendors say they’re just trying to survive.
Sidewalk Vendors at Lake Merritt Sound Off on Oakland's BanOakland's ongoing problem of weekend crowds at Lake Merritt was somewhat improved on Saturday but sidewalk vendors who rely on foot traffic were split over whether the rules and restrictions are necessary.
Skyrocketing COVID-19 Cases In Oakland Traced To Large Parties, Gatherings At Lake MerrittEast Oakland residents are being urged to avoid social gatherings because they are leading to a surge in COVID-19 cases, city leaders said Friday.  
Locals Applaud Oakland Strategy to Keep Lake Merritt Crowd-FreeEven as Alameda County was rolling back outside dining at restaurants, the city of Oakland was trying to roll back crowds at Lake Merritt this weekend.
BART Raising Oakland Station Parking Fees Due To City's New TaxBART will raise parking fees at its Coliseum, Fruitvale, Lake Merritt, Macarthur, Rockridge and West Oakland stations due to a new parking fee tax in the city of Oakland.
Thousands Gather For Peaceful Juneteenth Celebration In OaklandAfter weeks of sometimes tense protests, the community gathered for a peaceful, joyful celebration Friday in Oakland for Juneteenth.
Oakland Police Investigating Effigy Found Hanging By Lake Merritt As Hate CrimePolice in Oakland confirmed on Thursday afternoon that they are investigating an effigy found hanging from a tree near Lake Merritt with an American flag as a hate crime.
Hate Crime Investigation Opened After Ropes, One With Noose, Found In Trees At Oakland's Lake MerrittFive ropes with nooses that were found in trees around Oakland's Lake Merritt have been taken down and will be investigated as hate crimes, according to Oakland police and Mayor Libby Schaaf.
Focus On Crowd Control At Lake Merritt Memorial Day Weekend To Prevent Spike In COVID-19Oakland is a hot spot for the coronavirus so crowd control at Lake Merritt, the heart and crown jewel of Oakland, is especially important this Memorial Day weekend.
Local Authorities Fear Memorial Day Weekend Revelers Will Forgo Social DistancingWe are expecting some amazing weather for this Memorial Day weekend -- that could spell trouble for the shelter-in- place order as people try to enjoy the holiday weekend outdoors.
Oakland Crackdown on Parking at Lake Merritt Reduces Weekend CrowdsOakland's weekend parking ban around Lake Merritt appeared to be working and preventing some sunbathers and party-goers from showing up Saturday.
Oakland Cracks Down on Large Gatherings at Lake MerrittOakland has banned food trucks and street parking around Lake Merritt after seeing large crowds there on previous weekends.
Coronavirus Update: Oakland Mayor Asks Crowds To Stay Away From Gathering At Lake MerrittMother's Day weekend is expected to have beautiful weather, which is great for moms, but health officials in Oakland are worry about what it could mean for popular public parks.
Apartment Fire Near Oakland's Lake Merritt Displaces 8A fire at an apartment building north of Lake Merritt in Oakland on Tuesday morning left eight people displaced
CHP Arrests Suspect for Assault on BART Train Near Lake MerrittA suspect was taken into custody Thursday for assaulting another person with a chain on a BART train near Lake Merritt station on Tuesday, BART officials said.