A Day in the Park
Metro Staff Reports
Join the Maxwell Park neighborhood in celebrating community and diversity at its Day in the Park. The colorful event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, on Fleming Avenue between Courtland and Monticello avenues. Get

Shopping in the Laurel and Dimond Stretches Back more than 100 Years
By Dennis Evanosky
Few pedestrians who cross 38th Avenue at MacArthur Boulevard in the Laurel District realize that streetcars on the Key System’s No. 15 line stopped there at the end of their runs from downtown Oakland. And how many people crossing Fruitvale

Living Art Exhibit Comes to Dimond
By Carrie Campbell & Karen Marie Schroeder
Have you ever wanted to be a part of a live art exhibition and perhaps find something nifty to bring home? We have just the place for you.

Laurel Street Faire A Blast
Photo by Dennis Evanosky
A dancer on stilts from Samba Funk towered over the fairgoers at the Laurel Street Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9. The Laurel District showed its best again this year ...

Rain Almost Creates ‘National Night In’
By Adelle Foley
Precipitation stopped in time Before it could get underway, this year’s National Night Out became National Night In. As it began to rain on the evening of

Ringling Bros. Comes to Oakland
By Larry Laverty
Undercurrent of alleged animal cruelty clouds show for some One hundred years ago, the news of the circus coming to town got people all excited.

DIA Hosts Transportation Forum
By Carrie Campbell & Karen Marie Schroeder
On July 2, the Dimond Improvement Association (DIA) held a Transportation Forum during its general meeting at the Dimond Library.

Dollar-for-Dollar Challenge Announced
By Elizabeth Callaway
Please Help the Metro A far-sighted and generous neighbor has presented a Dollar-for-Dollar challenge to Metro supporters.

Go See Polo
— Anne Clifford
Editor: A year ago, I would have been psyched to learn about Planet Fitness coming to the Laurel. But last summer, I discovered Dimond Health Club, a wonderful

Metro Gets Around
Russell Yee
Erica and Julia Yee took their copy of the Metro to Taipei, Taiwan. The Yees proudly showed off their source of local news in front of the Taipei 101 Tower.

Real Estate Law Q&A
By Matthew Quiring
This month’s column looks at leases Q. I’ve been told it’s important to update leases with existing tenants. Why does it matter?

OFD: An Important Thread in the City’s Vivid Fabric
By Dossie H. Terrell
Although the Oakland Fire Department (OFD) is well staffed and is capable of coping with just about any catastrophic event, this does not mitigate the need for

Crime Rate Is Down, But Not Nearly Enough
By Bruce Nye
A recent article in another East Bay newspaper trumpeted the fact that “Crime is down dramatically in Oakland this year, and yet you’d never know it by reading

Illegal Dumping Update
Metro Staff Reports
Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker recently announced that the city has secured the largest payment to date in its ongoing campaign to enforce illegal dumping