Splash Pad Newsletter

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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. AUTUMN LIGHTS FESTIVAL – 2017 by Sarah Van Roo The Autumn Lights Festival returns each October to The Gardens at Lake Merritt […]

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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. LAKE MERRITT LAUNDROMAT UPGRADES By Sheila McCormick Confession: I last used a laundromat about 30 years ago and that was because the knob and […]

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  • Posted In Haddon Hill News

    By Sheila McCormick Confession: I last used a laundromat about 30 years ago, and that was because the knob and tube wiring in the house we’d just moved into didn’t have the capacity to run our washer and dryer. Once we upgraded the power, no more need. Lake Merritt Laundromat, at 500 Wesley Ave., was taken over […]

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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 Note:  The August edition of the Splash Pad News is more than a day late and several dollars short of substance […]

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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 Note:  To a great extent, change is a recurring theme in this July 2017 edition of […]

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  • Update on Condos at 601 MacArthur – Later Than Sooner   There was another informational meeting on June 20th, held at St. Vartan’s church. The developer, Lake House Development (LHD), was represented by Public Affairs Director Valerie Camarda and Architect Tony Pantaleoni. As there was a city council meeting that same evening, Councilman Abel Guillen […]

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  • 10:15 pm on a Tuesday night and Lakeshore Avenue is dead. A few cars whiz past on the street and some stop to park outside closed shops and restaurants. The thick, sticky, sweet scent of sugared treats wafts down the sidewalk pulling people into the only business that’s open at this end of the block. […]

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  • Farewell:  After four years authoring Grand Avenue West of 580 articles as “LZ”, this will be my final column. My husband and I are moving to Michigan where we will live in another vibrant and emerging neighborhood (Old Town, Lansing) and be close to our son, his wife, and our 3 grandchildren. It took all […]

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    When the new Splash Pad Park opened in 2003, the farmers market was  small and manageable and the park grounds and landscaping, pristine.  Over the ensuing years, the market has grown four or five-fold and, since income for the Agricultural Institute of Marin is a function of the number of vendors and the size of […]

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  • A couple of Splash Pad News readers have asked me why the walks are titled, “Exploring Our Neighborhoods on Foot and with Camera.” That title is in homage to a book I bought at The Bookmark Bookstore, 721 Washington Street, operated by the Friends of the Oakland Public Library (disclosure, I am on the FOPL […]

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