Lake Merritt 2

Clog says take a break at the lake

The end of summer is going to be upon us soon, and it’s time to plan a weekend getaway. If you’re looking for an easy weekend (almost) away, we at the Clog recommend Lake Merritt. Sadly, an ordinance passed in 1912 prohibits swimming in Lake Merritt, but seeing as it’s been
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Oakland

A tale of two cities

My encounters with Oakland, for the most part, have consisted of fleeting glimpses from inside BART. Up until a month ago, the city appeared to me in a series of disconnected snapshots — small, old houses, a gathering of ships by a port, the giant gray structure of the Oracle Arena. I experienced Oakland half-asleep, lulled by the train’s dull buzz.
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