The Oakland Grand Lake Business District, which for the purpose of this blog post I will say covers the triangle formed by Grand Avenue, Mandana, Lakeshore, and finally Lake Park Avenue next to the Grand Lake Theater and the Saturday Farmers Market, has been the scene of one-too-many crimes featuring at-large criminals – in other […]
Oakland News: Bryan Parker, Fruitvale Station At Grand Lake Theater, Police Substation At Adams Point. Bryan Parker For Mayor Of Oakland Reaches Successful Campaign Milestone Bryan Parker, the Oakland digital company exec who’s running for Mayor Of Oakland, held a campaign fund raiser last night at Liege in Old Oakland that was so successful, Oakland […]
Rod Dibble, the long-time and beloved piano player at The Alley in Oakland at 3325 Grand Avenue (just up the street from the Grand Lake Theater and Lake Merritt) is recovering from a heart attack he suffered from three weeks ago, and is back playing as of this week. Mr. Dibble, who’s played at The […]
The movie you’ve been waiting for, The Avengers by Marvel Entertainment, is out today on Blu-Ray 3D and DVD. If you’ve not seen what has been called the greatest super hero movie ever made, you’ve got to get it. Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers brings together Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black […]
James Holmes and his decision to shoot into a midnight audience for The Dark Night Rises aside, the The Dark Night Rises is an incredible, and incredibly complex, work of a movie. We have to get back to a discussion of the movie itself, because James Holmes act of committing the worst mass-murder in American […]
Alan Michaan, the famed owner of the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, is always controversial and outspoken. Here, in this video, he talks about why he elected to establish the benefit for Occupy Oakland and his view on the Mayoral Recall Effort.
As this is written, there’s a helicopter over Downtown Oakland on Sunday morning. According to the blog of Occupy Oakland, the organization took over the much-talked-about abandoned lot in Downtown Oakland’s Uptown District, and bordered by Telegraph and 18th Avenues next to the Fox Theater and the Uptown Apartments. Occupy Oakland reports that: Occupy Oakland […]