Stewards of Oakland’s wildlife refuge are fundraising to create oxygenated refuges where fish can escape harmful algae blooms.
Tag: Lake Merritt
Photos: Oakland mourns Turkey-Syria earthquake victims
The Tuesday evening gathering at Lake Merritt was organized by two mental health professionals to promote collective healing.
Oakland installs parking meters at Lake Merritt amid gentrification concerns
Questions of accessibility and gentrification surround the new project
After fish die-off, life returns to Lake Merritt
Local volunteers are taking a survey of the lake’s wildlife , and you can help.
Photos: A fountain is flowing at Lake Merritt again
Oakland naturalist Damon Tighe has been pressuring the city to move quickly on fixing both fountains, which help to provide oxygen to creatures in the lake.
Toilets? Cannabis grows? Rising temps? We looked into theories and history behind the Bay Area algae bloom
Questions swirl as carcasses rot at Lake Merritt and beyond. We talked to experts and explored 100 years of local fish-kills.
‘It’s the worst I’ve seen’: Lake Merritt dead fish clean-up continues ahead of heat wave
Crews have removed over 1,200 pounds of dead fish from the lake, which has been hard-hit by a massive algae bloom.
Lake Merritt fish die-off: Can the city help? Can you? Will decimated species bounce back?
The Bay’s unprecedented and fatal algae bloom has scientists, government agencies, and others scrambling to understand the causes and long-term implications.
Fish are piling up dead around Lake Merritt
Authorities say an algae bloom associated with the die-off probably isn’t harmful to humans but are urging people and pets to stay out of the water.
Advisory still in place due to Lake Merritt algae bloom
New information and theories are starting to roll in about why the lake turned red.
Why does Lake Merritt look red? It could be toxic algae
The city of Oakland is advising residents to avoid contact with the water.
Streets north of Lake Merritt are in line to get protected bike lanes and other safety upgrades
Harrison and 27th Street in Oakland would be rebuilt with bicyclist and pedestrian safety in mind.
Lake Merritt land with controversial past could become 100% affordable housing
The Oakland City Council is pursuing two low-income apartment buildings after dropping plans for a market-rate tower.
14th Street redesign approved following a deadly hit-and-run
Some criticized the city for taking 8 years to build a safer 14th Street. The council also approved parking meters at Lake Merritt.
Lake Merritt parking meters: council postpones decision to June 21
A recent survey showed 79% of people oppose installing parking meters, but proponents say the plan will make the lake safer and more accessible
City Council this week: COVID-19 vaccine mandate changes, new parking meters at Lake Merritt
Plus: Legal settlements with two former city employees and funding to help people living at a E. 12th Street homeless encampment.
Photos: Oakland’s ‘510 Day’ returns to Lake Merritt
The 7th annual protest party had vendors, live music, and dance performances.
At Lake Merritt, a new collective offers an inviting space for LGBTQ+ vendors
The Quartz Party has attracted many first-time sellers by surrounding them with a community.
This week in Oakland: MLK Shoreline, Knowland Park, boating on Lake Merritt
Oakland schools are on spring break, so we’re recommending a few outdoor activities for the family. Plus: an Oakland A’s opening day watch party, and flamenco at Duende.
No more free parking at Lake Merritt?
The city could install meters with “flex” pricing to deal with crowding and other impacts.