The Oakland Peace Center provides needed space, hosts collaborative events and trainings, and creates a network of emotional and spiritual support for the 30+ organizations who partner in its work. These organizations pursue access, opportunity, justice, and inner peace throughout the Bay Area each in their own way. They can turn to the Oakland Peace […]
Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park is a hidden gem of redwood forest off Redwood Road, just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. The forest’s peaceful groves give little evidence of the park’s bustling past. In the mid-1800s the area was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for the […]
Try this section of The Town for bay views, stellar eats, and much more. Just the facts Main strip: EmbarcaderoWho dwells here: Lawyers, politicians dog-lovers and tourists enamored with Bay viewsPopulation: 3,000Founded: 1850sMain architecture: A combination of warehouses and storefronts from the 1880s to 1980sWell-known icon: The signature cranes in the distance at the Port […]
Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, California, just east of Downtown. It is surrounded by parkland and city neighborhoods. It is historically significant as the United States’ first official wildlife refuge, designated in 1870, and has been listed as a National Historic Landmark since 1963, and on the National Register of Historic Places since 1966.