Oakland: A walk in the garden from a bee’s eye view – Inside Bay Area

Oakland: A walk in the garden from a bee’s eye viewInside Bay AreaEddie Dunbar, President and founder of the Insect Museum of California, shows a ceaonosis butterfly at the Lakeside…

460 Grand Avenue Oakland Divides Adams Point At Lake Merritt

460 Grand Avenue is a planned development at a prime real estate address near Lake Merritt that, when finished, will offer 78 apartment units in a brand new five-story building.…

Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in Oakland – GigaOM

Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in OaklandGigaOMThe main commercial district of Oakland — which for the sake of this discussion we’ll consider the…

Woman Shot Near Oakland Superior Courthouse – CBS Local

Woman Shot Near Oakland Superior CourthouseCBS LocalRelated Tags: Crime, Lake Merritt, Oakland, Oakland Courthouse, Shooting. OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A woman was shot while walking near the Alameda County Superior…

Libby Schaaf Enters Oakland Mayor’s Race: Implications

UPDATE: Libby Schaaf Files Papers To Run For Mayor Of Oakland Libby Schaaf shocks Oakland with Mayor’s Race talk. She did. (And look, some headlines says “Libby Schaaf expected to…

Oakland City Council Approves McElhaney Redistricting Plan

The Oakland City Council approved a redistricting plan that calls for the adoption of “Map 26,” a new map that was the design of newly elected (2012) Oakland City Councilmember…

Oakland City Council Redistricting Hearing Now: Maps 18, 21-28

The Oakland City Council is to take up the annually thorny issue of city council district boundary changes, or what’s called “redistricting.” Tonight, as I sit here at Oakland City…

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: Two Men Beat Up Woman At Adams Point, Jayne & Lee

This Oakland News is an addendum. It comes from emailed reports that, to protect those involved, will not be entirely directly referred to. It involves an incident that happened Sunday…

Oakland Worst Case Of Dumping Ever At 353 Euclid Av

This, pure and simple, is the worst case of dumping this blogger has ever seen in Oakland. It’s at 353 Euclid at the corner of Euclid and Palm Avenue in…

Oakland News: MISSSEY EVENT, Glover Memorial, Mayor Ruby, Love Our Lake, Schaaf

Oakland News, more of it today. EVENT ALERT: On Saturday, June 15th at 5pm, MISSSEY will host its second Annual Inspire Change Gala at Individual tickets are now on sale…

Oakland Man Like Abraham Lincoln, The Mad Hatter, Walks Lake Merritt #oakland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2iuw2Mlvns This was a fun interview that started as Carol Luna, an Oakland DJ and friend, said that I should interview “this guy who walks around the Lake and looks…

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…

Oakland Merritt Cafe Has Great French Roast Coffee!

My Oakland Merritt Cafe Coffee Making Process Vlog features a look at how the cafe makes french roast coffee. Merritt Cafe is next to Lake Merritt and SF Fitness at…

Chose Kids Park Over Dog Park In Oakland

Tonight, the Oakland City Council will take up the issue of a “Dog Park” at what is now called Astro Park, the popular green space bordered by Lakeshore, Mac Arthur,…

Sean Sullivan, Oakland: $38 for 38 years – We Are Having A Party

Birthdays are great hallmarks for the journey of our lives. I, Sean Sullivan, want to invite you to join me in celebrating this journey at through a fundraising event we…

Oakland News: White Male Robbers Mark Adams Point First

Oakland’s used to hearing about the focus of crimes being Black or Latino males – well, we have a turning point. Perhaps a combination of the changing demographics of Oakland,…

Oakland Lake Merritt / Adams Point Plagued By Fake Cal Trans Intruder

This is a message that appeared on the Adams Point Yahoo Message Board: I have lived in Adams Point for 13 years. I reported suspicous activity Friday morning to the…

Oakland News: Round Table Pizza On Grand Av Owner Likes Trashy Digs!

It looks like the owner of the Round Table Pizza at 398 Grand Avenue and Staten Avenue in Oakland, CA, likes a trashy neighborhood! San Diego, CA – I had…

Twitter Updates for 2012-05-16

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/GSeXusWT Oakland Cleveland Cascade Stairway Lighting At Lake Merritt # I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/mLizYuOv David Shaw Stanford Head Football Coach At 2012 NFL…

Lake Merritt Oakland

The great view on a glorious Friday in Oakland. This is my first attempt at a WorldPress iOS mobile blog. The last one did not go well because the app…

Food In Oakland: Oakland Veg Week scheduled for April 15-21, 2012

A representative for something called Oakland Veg Week sent a rather detailed email about an event called, you guessed it, Oakland Veg Week, set for tax-day April 15th to April…

Gold’s Gym Oakland: Kortney Olson FBB Workout

Ever wonder what a hard-core fitness workout looks like? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this 21 minute video, you are taken through a fitness workout session…

Morrie Turner, Wee Pals Cartoon Creator, Honored By Oakland City Council

Morrie Turner is the symbol of Oakland’s unique way it expresses its diverse culture. The famous cartoonist best known for his Wee Pals cartoon creations, is as much a part…

Vietnamese Restaurant ? Oakland ? Miss Saigon Restaurant

A Vietnamese Restaurant ? In Oakland? Yes! In Oakland, California it’s hard to top the food offerings at Miss Saigon Restaurant, at 3345 Grand Avenue, just up the street from…

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…

Justin Bieber Sings ‘Baby’ From Toothbrush – Really

You see the funniest things while standing in line at retails stores. In this case, it was during a quick trip to the Walgreens located near Lake Merritt here in…

The Columns At Lake Merritt In Oakland

This is a picture perfect scene captured on a picture perfect day in Oakland last Sunday.   That structure is called The Columns and its at the North Shore of Lake…