Splash Pad News – September 2023

Grand Avenue Merchant News
1. Soft opening at The Barbary
2. Wreath-making workshop at Brother & Sisters Flowers
3. Shoes you won’t find anywhere else at TwoTwo
4. Free Shifting & Derailleur Clinic at Trek Bicycle shop
5. Free tastings at Alkali Rye
6. And much, much more     CONTINUE READING 

Splash Pad Park: A Victim of Circumstance? – Part Two
My follow-up article this month is far briefer but just as bleak with the exception of the Lake Merritt Weed Warriors as reported by Jennie Gerard: Here’s great news! The Lake Merritt Weed Warriors will continue under new leadership. Galen Quaring and Leigh Anderson will begin after our September workday. They bring a great love of Lake Merritt and surrounding landscaping, much gardening know-how, and deep appreciation for the Weed Warriors. We’ll be in good hands! The news from Splash Pad Park, unfortunately, is far less positive. The individual who trashed the California Native Garden two months back returned and…     CONTINUE READING 

Farmers Market
1. Must see Farmers Market video by Jose Meza
2. New to the market: hand-pressed tortillas, Tlacoyos, Tetelas and Gorditas
3. Two other new organic farms in the Incubator booth
4. AIM requesting volunteers.      CONTINUE READING

Odds and Ends
1. Autumn Lights Festival October 12 – 14. Tickets now available
2. A bittersweet farewell message from Shakewell’s Tim Nugent
3. New aeration fountain at Lake Merritt improves oxygen levels and water quality
4. OPD recruiting staff for 911 Emergency Call Center. Meanwhile for fire and medical emergencies, call Fire Emergency: (510) 444-1616        CONTINUE READING

Grand Lake Neighbors August 16, 2023 Meeting Minutes
1. Current OPD statistics and priorities for the Grand Lake/Crocker neighborhood
2. Link to the current Oakland Department of Transportation paving plan
3. Status of the Dispensary planned for 3838 Grand Avenue
4. Public Safety and Services Oversight Commission Discussion – 3 Seats Available
5. And much more.       CONTINUE READING 

September 2023 Calendar
by Sheila McCormick –
Sheila’s Top Picks:
1. September 8: Rotary Friends Talk – Russia/US/Climate Change Chaos
2. September 12: 50 year Anniversary Celebration of Golden Gate Recreation Area
3. I didn’t know that was invented in California
For full month’s calendar, click on this link

September 2023 Calendar of the Month
Roycroft Arts & Crafts Calendar Circa 1905