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I initially identified this as part of the storm drain system that channeled rainwater into the Estuary but thanks to Gene Anderson's OurOakland.net blog, I can now say that the tunnel accommodated a miniature train that used to run from Fariyland as part of a complex called "Peralta Playland". Here's a link to the relevant page in Gene's blog.

 

Photo taken on Friday, February 22 at a media event announcing the opening of the first 750 feet of a navigable channel that will eventually reach the Estuary.

Photo taken on Friday, February 22 at a media event announcing the opening of the first 750 feet of a navigable channel that will eventually reach the Estuary.

Photo taken on Friday, February 22 at a media event announcing the opening of the first 750 feet of a navigable channel that will eventually reach the Estuary.

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Fluid Dynamics - Fernanda D'Agostino and Valerie Otani

 

Pacific Current: Stainless Steel Viewing Shelter and Granite Bench

Inspired by the Form of the Pacific Current

 

2008

 

Commissioned by the City of Oakland Public Art Program

 

Measure DD: Trust for Clean Water and Safe Parks

 

Steel Fabrication: Art and Design Works, LLC

Stone Carving: Saldana Stone Sculpture

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Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline - East Bay Regional Park District, Oakland CA - 66th Ave

 

Possible reroutes at peak hour for East Bay BRT around the reconstructed 12th Street.

 

See corresponding post at:

transbayblog.com/2008/02/06/east-bay-brt-hits-snag-at-lak...

Photo taken on Friday, February 22 at a media event announcing the opening of the first 750 feet of a navigable channel that will eventually reach the Estuary.

Mary Ann is the co-leader of the Easy Riders Bicycle Group. Andie and Slimm are both members. The Fish-Cycle is one of Slimm's many outrageous bike projects.

Photo taken on Friday, February 22 at a media event announcing the opening of the first 750 feet of a navigable channel that will eventually reach the Estuary.

Former Councilmember Danny Wan initiated the campaign that led to the passage of Measure DD which eventually funded all the improvements around Lake Merritt plus other major projects.

Council President and District 2 Council member, Pat Kernighan, played a key role in planning for Measure DD implementation while serving as Danny Wan's Chief of Staff.

Photo taken on Friday, February 22 at a media event announcing the opening of the first 750 feet of a navigable channel that will eventually reach the Estuary.