Verdese Carter and Lincoln Square are each getting $8 million in state funds for new landscaping, playgrounds, lighting, and more.
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.
The problem and potential of Oakland’s parks
From the hills to Lake Merritt, the city is home to beautiful parklands. But who gets to enjoy them is determined by long-standing racial and class divides.
Oakland parks director denies wrongdoing following auditor’s whistleblower report
The City Auditor accused Oakland’s housing and parks departments heads of violating city spending rules to award contracts to friends.
Mass tree death in East Bay parks raises alarm ahead of fire season
Drought is the likely culprit in the first die-back pattern researchers have seen in the Bay Area.