Splash Pad News – May 2022

Grand Avenue Merchant News – May 2022
by Ken Katz – Mother’s Day without flowers would be like Christmas without trees or Hanukkah without latkes. That being the case, rejoice over the fact that Grand Lake residents have easy access to three flower shops on the same block — each with its own unique charms: Lee’s Discount Florist, Brother and Sister Flower Shop and Grand Flowers. With each, you have the option of shopping in person or ordering online. Bay Functional Fitness opened their doors this past month in a new location behind and above M2. Previously, they had been located on College Avenue, beginning in 2008 with four personal trainers. Unfortunately, the onset of the pandemic was their undoing even though they had a contract with a corporate client and a few regulars who logged in on Zoom.  CONTINUE READING

Lakeshore BID – May 2022 Highlights
by Kira Pascoe – Lots happening on Lakeshore as we enter what looks to be a beautiful and sunny May! We begin May in jubilant form having the Lakeshore Easter Parade back and looking good thanks to a major Earthday Clean Up coordinated by Councilmember Bas and neighborhood groups (including the Lakeshore BID, Grand Lake Neighbors and Lakeshore Homes). Not missing a beat, May is starting with International Workers Day, Cocktail week and, as always, something for everyone for Mother’s Day and beyond. Read all about it!  CONTINUE READING

Dan Foster’s Farmers Market Updates – May 2022
Market Manager Picks:

  • Forest and Flower – An earth and community-conscious kitchen that makes delicious and nourishing foods that are free of gluten, dairy, peanuts, soy, corn, and nightshades. They are rooted in the philosophy that food is a gift from nature and is meant to be shared with appreciation and laughter. 
  • Donut Petit – Handcrafted donuts with premium ingredients, made fresh daily. Honestly, try anything. And don’t forget to grab a coffee from their neighbor, Bicycle Coffee.
  • Achadina Ranch – Dairy ranch, meat and cheese producer located in west Petaluma, Sonoma County – 4th-generation dairy farmers. They provide public tours on the weekends and sell their products on their website and throughout the Bay Area at various farmers markets.
    Entertainment Schedule: May 7 Glen Perry – Guitar with backing tracks playing rock, blues, latin, and reggae      CONTINUE READING

Odds and Ends – May 2022
by Ken Katz

  • Grand Lake Theatre hosting premiere of American Justice on Trial about Huey Newton
  • Charlie Haas shares a sneak preview of his new novel on iHeart Radio 
  • Pollinator Posse founded by Terry Smith and Tora Rocha featured in Washington Post
  • Traffic island for enhanced pedestrian safety approved on Lakeshore at Prince
  • Alameda County Mental Health Services responds positively to neighborhood concerns      CONTINUE READING 

Splash Pad Park Update – May 2022

As mentioned previously, we’re beginning to think seriously about what we can do to appropriately celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the new Splash Pad Park in October of next year. The most pressing goal is to make necessary repairs beforehand. Thanks largely to Councilmember Bas, all the lighting in the park was replaced last year or, at a minimum, upgraded. And next month, the Public Works Department is going to begin repairs to the sunken, wood decking in the plaza as well as the decking where Anfilo Coffee sets up on Saturdays. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 6 — but in order to expedite the project, we’ve offered to provide volunteers the day before to remove and stack the decking and also to help remove and relocate the gravel underneath to facilitate better drainage. Eight to ten volunteers…  CONTINUE READING 

May 2022 Calendar
by Sheila McCormick

This month’s picks: 

  • Lakeside Chat #18 – Turtles in Trouble
  • California Ceramic Tradition 
  • East Bay Green Home Tour
  • Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Performances and Announcement

For the full calendar, please click on THIS LINK.