Archive | 2014

Photos of the Oakland California Temple’s Christmas Lights Display.

On Saturday evening, I visited the Oakland California Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (4770 Lincoln Ave) to experience the spectacular Christmas lights on display. In case you weren’t able to see this for yourself, here are a few photographs you might enjoy. Please click on each photo to enlarge and […]

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Mitigating Gentrification.

In 2014, major development plans in the West Oakland, Chinatown, and Lake Merritt areas were approved by Oakland’s City Council as a means of addressing growth demand. These plans include both housing and commercial development. It is expected that these plans, once implemented, will beautify our community by providing new housing, retail shops, office space, […]

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Keep Oakland Beautiful Point of Interest: Cathedral Building.

Keep Oakland Beautiful Points of Interest remind us of how interesting and beautiful Oakland is and why we should care about protecting it. Celebrating its centennial, the 14-story, thin, triangular Cathedral Building (1615 Broadway) is one of the finest examples of gothic revival architecture on the west coast. Located on Latham Square at the junction […]

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Keep Oakland Beautiful Point of Interest: Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline.

Keep Oakland Beautiful Points of Interest remind us of how interesting and beautiful Oakland is and why we should care about protecting it. Oakland has 19 miles of shoreline, bordering San Francisco Bay and related waterways. The shoreline used to be covered with salt marshes and shallow tidelands, but 20th century dredging and landfill for […]

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The Art of Protest.

Protesting against decisions and actions that are deemed unfair is a part of Oakland’s heritage.  From the Black Panthers Party of the 1960s, to 2011’s Occupy Oakland demonstrations, to the recent decisions regarding the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, Oaklanders have always expressed their opinions and let their voices be heard.   As […]

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Oakland #8 2015 Travel Destination in U.S.

Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, ranks Oakland, California #8 in their list of ten best U.S. travel destinations in 2015. Keeping Oakland Beautiful is everybody’s business. We encourage you to share your thoughts in the reply section. We welcome the dialogue and learning of others’ perspectives.

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Keep Oakland Beautiful Point of Interest: Radio Beach.

Keep Oakland Beautiful Points of Interest remind us of how interesting and beautiful Oakland is and why we should care about protecting it. Did you know that Oakland has a beach? I recently learned of this and couldn’t help but seek it out. That turned out to be more difficult than I imagined because there’s […]

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Keep Oakland Beautiful Point of Interest: Rancho San Antonio.

For thousands of years, the area now called Oakland was inhabited by Native Americans, referred to as the Huchiun tribe (later, known as the Ohlone or Costanoan People). But, in 1772, the area, along with the rest of California, was claimed by Spanish settlers as property belonging to the King of Spain. In the early […]

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America Recycles Day Deemed Success

Waste Management, Keep Oakland Beautiful, and other sponsors send a hearty thanks to attendees young and old who came out to America Recycles Day at Waste Management’s facility in San Leandro!  There were loads of fun activities for kids — including raffle prizes — as well as an opportunity for everyone to learn about where […]

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Keep Oakland Beautiful Point of Interest: Kennedy Tunnel.

Before a tunnel ever connected Oakland with the interior of East Bay, an Oaklander had to climb a road up the side of what is now Claremont Canyon and then take Fish Ranch Road down the other side of the Oakland Hills in order to visit interior Contra Costa County locations on the east side […]

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