Oakland Lake Merritt: Too Many At-Large Criminals

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…

Oakland News: Parker For Mayor Buzz, Fruitvale Station At Grand Lake

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…

The Alley Oakland’s Rod Dibble Recovers From Heart Attack

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…

The Avengers Is Out On DVD and Blu-Ray 3D

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…

The Dark Night Rises Movie Review: Grand Lake Theater Oakland

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…

Occupy Oakland Grand Lake Benefit – Alan Michaan Interview

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…

Occupy Oakland Mobs Uptown Property And Splash Pad Park

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…