Monthly Archives: November 2017

  • About Us: The Splash Pad News and the Splash Pad Facebook page are updated regularly with articles, special features, and breaking news.  To receive notification when this monthly news summary is published, please email  info@splashpad.org with “Subscribe” on the subject line. EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK by Ken Katz Last month, I wrote about a serendipitous event that led to my meeting photographer and cinematographer Rick […]

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  • EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK by Ken Katz Last month, I wrote about a serendipitous event that led to my meeting photographer and cinematographer Rick Wise who, in turn, connected me to his wife, Victoria, whose credentials  at Chez Panisse go back to Day One.  This past Saturday, I had a similar experience on Lakeshore that led in surprising […]

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  • by David Gans C. J. Hirschfield is the Executive Director of Children’s Fairyland, the first storybook-themed park in America, located in Lakeside Park in downtown Oakland. “Fairyland is a therapeutic environment,” she says. “It’s ten acres of gardens in the heart of the city, totally low-tech. It’s about appreciating family time. We are a cynicism-free zone. […]

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  • by Sarah Van Roo and Donald Cooper   Many of us wander bewitched though the Autumn Lights Festival each fall, without knowing that each ticket purchased has gone to help fund the redesign of the entrance plaza for The Gardens at Lake Merritt in Lakeside Park. This plan, six years in unfolding, was created by […]

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  • About Us: The Splash Pad News and the Splash Pad Facebook page are updated regularly with articles, special features and breaking news.  To receive notification when this monthly news summary is published, please email  info@splashpad.org with “Subscribe” on the subject line. EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK by Ken Katz One of life’s many treasures that I value highly is the occasional serendipitous experience that brightens my day […]

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