Splash Pad Newsletter

  • 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.   Hirut’s Alterations and Tailor Have you purchased a larger size to fit your hips, but find the top of the outfit far […]

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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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  • WEST OF 580 – SIMPLY GREEN DAY SPA 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 At the Simply Green Day Spa, a soothing waterfall wall cascades gently behind the receptionist as she greets clients, offering each […]

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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 4-year-old Grand Lake Coffee House (440 Grand Ave., corner of Bellevue) is the place to go for coffee (or tea) with no […]

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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. This month we say, “Happy Anniversary” to Lakeview Bicycle (622 Grand Ave., just 4 buildings west of the 580 overpass). Charlie Cho, owner, […]

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    NOVEMBER 5th:  Holly Schneider from Studio Grand has just released their November calendar which begins with this week’s First Thursdays on Grand closing reception for artist, Teri Saul followed by an evening of music. Last event on the calendar is the debut of a flamenco night on the 4th Saturday of each month featuring La […]

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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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