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Friday, July 4th, 2014

PieTisserie to become permanent near Lake Merritt

Four years ago, Jaynelle St. Jean was affectionately known as “The Pie Lady,” giving away slices of homemade pie through her mother’s window to San Francisco residents; today, her business, PieTisserie, has gone from a regular Friday pop-up at Swan’s Market in Downtown Oakland to a soon-to-be permanent home a few steps away from Lake

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

District southeast of Lake Merritt organizes to create neighborhood of their dreams (Community Voices)

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Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Shop Local: Oaktown Spice Shop

Looking for a thoughtful holiday gift for a cooking enthusiast? Check out Oaktown Spice Shop, a local treasure and gastronome’s dream-come-true. Situated right by Lake Merritt, Oaktown Spice Shop is a beautiful haven of colors, fragrance, and...

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Lewis Mahlmann returns to Fairyland for a tribute to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in puppets

In 2006, when Lewis Mahlmann, Fairyland’s master puppeteer for 43 years, formally retired from his position, we dedicated our Storybook Puppet Theater to him. Now 85, Lewis doesn’t often leave his home, but three years ago he...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

1st Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketchcrawl comes to Lake Merritt July 14

By Carrie McClish If you thought of sketching as a solitary activity, then you haven’t heard of the Urban Sketcher Movement. Urban sketchers can be found drawing in small groups in London, Singapore, Moscow, Buenos Aires and...

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Celebrating “Love Our Lake Day” at Oakland’s Lake Merritt

At one end of the lake, Oakland East Bay Symphony Brass Quintet musicians performed a Scott Joplin ragtime. At another end, playing a rousing rendition of a Eurythmics classic, was the Brass Liberation Orchestra, whose usual venue...

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Love Our Lake Day Comes to Oakland’s Lake Merritt June 9

On Sunday, June 9, Oaklanders will have the chance see Lake Merritt from a new perspective. “Love Our Lake Day celebrates our lake, the crown jewel of Oakland,” said Jonathan Bair, President of Walk Oakland Bike Oakland’s...

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Days off with Sally: Relaxing around Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt, Oakland’s brackish, U-shaped landmark near downtown and uptown (depending on where you’re standing), has been part of my life since I lived in New York City years ago. I visited San Francisco often for business,...

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Oakland Social: 50 great things to do in Oakland this summer

Once Memorial Day has come and gone, it effectively becomes summertime here in the Bay, despite what summer solstice sticklers might have to say about it. Along with BBQs, concerts, summer blockbusters and barefoot days, the summer...

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Oakland Social: Where to get your ‘jam’ on

If you follow the local poetry slam scene long enough, you’ll start hearing certain names over and over. They’ll be announced as special not-to-miss headliners or mentioned in passing conversation or sometimes whispered like an underground rumor...

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