For years, locals have delighted in spotting ‘albino’ raccoons around the lake. This year, one mother is raising three leucistic kits.
More than 40 people gathered near Lake Merritt where Maia Correia was fatally injured in a collision while riding on the back of her father’s bike.
Oakland has been adding protected bicycle lanes to a few streets in recent years. But bike advocates say it’s too few, and the stakes can be life and death.
We looked into the law, health effects, and history of swimming in the lake. And we spoke to someone who braved its brackish waters.
The 28th annual event includes numerous opportunities for locals to volunteer, build community, and restore the environment.
A “surface aerator” near the Pergola is the first of several changes to improve water quality and protect wildlife during harmful algae blooms.
State wildlife officials want the public’s observations of marine creatures during the harmful algae bloom.
Streaks of the tea-colored algae were first reported at the Berkeley Marina.
Seventy years ago, civic boosters like Frank Ogawa gifted hundreds of the cotton-candy flowered trees to Oakland. Today, just a few remain.
When do you have to pay to park at the lake? How much will it cost?
Stewards of Oakland’s wildlife refuge are fundraising to create oxygenated refuges where fish can escape harmful algae blooms.
The Tuesday evening gathering at Lake Merritt was organized by two mental health professionals to promote collective healing.
Questions of accessibility and gentrification surround the new project
Local volunteers are taking a survey of the lake’s wildlife , and you can help.
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.
Questions swirl as carcasses rot at Lake Merritt and beyond. We talked to experts and explored 100 years of local fish-kills.
Crews have removed over 1,200 pounds of dead fish from the lake, which has been hard-hit by a massive algae bloom.
The Bay’s unprecedented and fatal algae bloom has scientists, government agencies, and others scrambling to understand the causes and long-term implications.
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.
New information and theories are starting to roll in about why the lake turned red.