“Thought I should reach out to you to give you a heads-up about some events this weekend at 500 Lake Park, as you may have some questions after going by the site. One of Vegan Mob’s vendors hit one of the building’s ‘wings’ with its truck (not for the first time) and knocked it off its support post. The damage was so bad that it could not be repaired this time and it was in danger of falling down, so we had it removed. We are currently looking into having the other side taken down for safety/aesthetic reasons.”
“Normally, Humberto Castañeda Produce grows heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, watermelons and other crops on its 180-acre farm outside of Santa Rosa. But this year, Humberto Castañeda and his son, Gabriel, are planting only 17 acres after receiving a fraction of their normal allotment of water.”
“Oakland’s Bellevue Club, an imposing six-story edifice on the northern shore of Lake Merritt, with interior decorations inspired by Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon, a pool, dining rooms, private lodging, and more, was on the verge of closing 15 years ago. Somehow, the historic private clubhouse valiantly managed to hang on, despite its aging and dwindling membership.
But the pandemic, which forced the closure of all of its revenue-producing enterprises, put the final nail in the coffin, and on June 16, the club’s Beaux Arts building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be sold.”