Newsletter'S ARCHIVE

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: We begin this month’s newsletter with an important commercial announcement.  Last October, in a moment of temporary insanity, I unilaterally ordered 250 t-shirts for Splash Pad’s 10th Anniversary Celebration.  Four months later, we still have about half those unsold along with $1400 in unpaid debt. To hopefully remedy this situation, we’re launching a […]

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  • Lakeshore Avenue Business Improvement District February 2014 Blog It isn’t very often that Lakeshore sees so many new businesses open in such a short period of time, but over this spring four new businesses have done just that. This and other improvements to the Avenue should significantly raise our profile and enhance your neighborhood shopping […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE MERCHANT NEWS I confess that I’m a bit chagrined.  After “promising” a butcher shop as one of the Penrose components, I made the same assumption in reporting on the sale of Monkey Forest Road to Richard Weinstein and Charlie Hallowell. As you likely already know, they have since leased the property to Doug […]

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  • The Lakeshore-Lake Park News is a monthly feature authored by Pamela Drake, the Director of the Lakeshore Business Improvement District. The Lakeshore BID The Lakeshore Avenue Business Improvement District is the oldest BID in Oakland-a vehicle that property owners use to tax themselves to pay for improvements to the retail district they are part of. […]

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  • SPLASH PAD PARK’s TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Richard Young is a Lakeshore Avenue neighbor; long-time Splash Pad supporter and one of the many superb local musicians who performed at the park’s 10th Anniversary Celebration.  If you’d like another small taste of the music from the 10th Anniversary stage, here’s a short video of Richard singing the […]

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  •   SPLASH PAD PARK’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION   The photos above (provided by long-time Lake Merritt advocate, John Klein) offer a small glimpse of what transpired at Splash Pad’s 10th Anniversary Celebration.  A audio sample of the offerings on the main stage is available in the form of a 5.5 minute video posted on You […]

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  • On Grand Ave., West of 580 Hello, Neighbors!  Watch this space for monthly news and notes about tasty gems, handy services, art, and changes on Grand Ave., west of 580.  – LZ. The Lake Merritt Super Market, on the corner of Grand and Perkins, has been family-owned and serving our neighborhood since 1986. When the […]

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  • Nine Grand Avenue businesses will be providing gallery space through the month of November for select artists.   The First Thursdays art walk from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. typically includes artist’s receptions and refreshments.   Details for each gallery are listed below and latest updates are provided on the First Thursdays on Grand Website.  A […]

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  • SPLASH PAD PARK’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Maybe it’s true that you really can’t judge a book by its cover — but, if the press release for Splash Pad’s 10th Anniversary is a valid indicator, this event is going to be a huge success. Kudos to Angela Jackson, the public relations manager for the San Francisco Visitors Bureau, for writing […]

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