Thousands of people visited the 11th annual Laurel Street Fair on Sunday, thronging the streets to snack on treats, visit local merchants, and listen to an exciting line-up of professional musicians perform, all of whom live in the Laurel. The Jon Santos Sextet, Acme All-Stars and Valerie Troutt were featured players, and they soared.

The festival was a day for families as well, with a well-attended Kids Zone  that had a petting Zoo and Carnival Rides, as well as Obstacle Courses and tons of art and craft stations,

OL intern Stefan Armijo was there and took lots of good pictures–enjoy!

About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local ( a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.