The hospital landscape in Alameda County looks very different these days.
A few years ago in Alameda, I strolled the length of Park Street on a summer afternoon and then did the same on Webster Street the next day. I jotted down impressions on the vibe of both thoroughfares and took copious notes about what the streetscapes looked like and who walked and shopped and hung out on the main drags.
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The gatherings are great but participants need to cleanup after themselves.
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At noon there’s no sign of them. By 1:30 p.m., a couple of coolers have arrived. When 3 o’clock rolls around, the grills are lit and smoking, the beers are chilling, and the Rémys unscrewed, and music is erupting along the water from Borden Way to Wayne Avenue. This is the new Sunday afternoon scene at Lake Merritt: a boisterous, crowd-filled departure from the grassy goose playground it usually is.
If you went to the Oakland estuary and saw Brooklyn Basin today, it might be hard to envision that this large field of dirt mounds adjacent to derelict warehouse space could one day be a neighborhood destination with as much panache as Lake Merritt or Jack London Square. But Brooklyn Basin developers envision just that: high-rise residences, peaceful parks, coffee shops, famers’ markets, and thriving marinas.
On a mild July evening outside the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club’s Oakland mayoral endorsement meeting, competing candidates Bryan Parker and Joe Tuman looked quite chummy together as they addressed a blogger’s video camera. They were discussing their exclusion from the progressive group’s gathering, where candidates make speeches to woo endorsement votes.