Sarah Van Roo Posts'S ARCHIVE

  • Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2017 and there are a lot of opportunities around the lake for engaged neighbors to jump in. Lake Merritt Weed Warriors:  We’ll collect litter and pull weeds in and around the vegetated stormwater basin just downstream from the Lake Merritt Blvd. bridge from 9 a.m.- 12 noon. April rains have […]

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  • For fans of the much-loved Kitchen 388 on Grand Avenue, there’s good news and bad news. Owner, Philip Toman closed in late December due to family issues which forced him to focus on Olea, their San Francisco restaurant. He recently found an eager tenant in the person of Chef Alessandro Campitelli, who grew up in Rome, trained […]

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  • There are secret gardens in many places, and Oakland has one that wasn’t really meant to be secret. Chances are you don’t know about it – but it’s hiding in plain sight. This would be the beautiful California native plant garden in Splash Pad Park, which is tucked in the shadow of 580 adjacent to […]

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