Volunteers Find 250 Used Needles In Lake MerrittVolunteers of the Lake Merritt Institute recently found 250 used hypodermic needles while cleaning up the lake.
BART Rider Arrested After Brandishing Chainsaws On TrainA BART rider was placed under arrest Monday after the suspect was accused of pulling out two chainsaws while on a train in the East Bay, authorities confirmed.
Homeless In Lake Merritt Encampments Resist Plans For RelocationPeople who live in four Oakland encampments around Lake Merritt were prepared to resist a planned move by city officials Wednesday, but as it turned out the relocation did not happen.
Oakland's 'Tuff Sheds' Not Tough Enough In Battle Against HomelessnessOn Monday, KPIX 5 asked Oakland city leaders if the Tuff Sheds, which are supposed to help the homeless, are doing enough to remedy the city's homeless problem.
BART Board Approves Stronger Surveillance Oversight, Lake Merritt HousingBART’s Board of Directors approved a new ordinance governing oversight of surveillance technology as well as a new transit-oriented residential and commercial real estate development.
BART Track Repairs To Close West Oakland Station In Upcoming WeekendsBART has announced that there will be service changes at the West Oakland station on four weekends in August and September as crews make track repairs.
Homeless Camp Fire Quickly Extinguished Near Oakland's Lake MerrittA blaze that sprang up in a homeless camp near Lake Merritt Saturday morning was quickly extinguished by firefighters with no injuries, despite several explosions.
‘Jogger Joe’ Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing Man's Cellphone At Lake MerrittA man known as "Jogger Joe" pleaded not guilty Monday in Oakland to a second-degree felony robbery charge.
Person Hit, Killed By BART Train In OaklandA person was struck and killed by a BART train in Oakland Monday morning, prompting major service delays on the Fremont line.
Rally For Respect After Jogger Throws Homeless Man's Belongings Into Lake MerrittDozens of people gathered at Lake Merritt Saturday in a powerful display of unity to respond to a viral video of a man nicknamed "Jogger Joe" trashing a homeless man's lakeside camp.
Jogger Arrested After Lake Merritt Confrontation Over Homeless EncampmentA 30-year-old man has been arrested after he was confronted by bystanders while tossing a homeless man's belongings into Lake Merritt, an act captured on cellphone video.
Jogger Recorded On Video Trashing Lake Merritt Homeless EncampmentEmotions ran high on social media Saturday after Facebook video showed a jogger tossing a homeless man's belonging into Oakland's Lake Merritt.
Thousands Protest In Oakland By 'BBQing While Black'They came by the thousands to Lake Merritt, spending a Sunday afternoon, enjoying the sunshine, a good meal prepared on the barbecue and making a statement of protest.
Oakland Catholic Diocese Alleges Construction Defects In CathedralThe Catholic Diocese of Oakland is taking legal action over alleged construction defects in the Cathedral of Christ the Light.
Vandals Throwing Lime-S Scooters Into Oakland's Lake MerrittThe water level of Lake Merritt in Oakland might be getting raised by the rain from Fridays storm, but recently it has also been getting filled with high-tech new scooters.