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Community photo of the week: Gloomy lake

on May 22, 2013

Every week, Oakland North will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s photo is by Steve Nagoski.

He writes, “Last week I stopped at the Lake Merritt Bakery to get a cake for my best friend’s birthday, and walking home along the lake I noticed the dark clouds and light breeze made a really interesting set of reflections, especially after the prior several bright and sunny days.  I had no reason to be worried, but couldn’t help feeling the ominous mood. That night, we had to cancel the birthday dinner due to a work emergency, and I hear that bakery burned to the ground. Sad stuff. Anyhow, here’s my picture that captures the mood.”

If you’d like to contribute to “community photo of the week,” just send a favorite photograph taken in Oakland to with the subject: PHOTO. Please make all photographs large-sized and in jpeg format. Oakland North cannot pay for community photos, except in gratitude and local love.



  1. eastlake on May 24, 2013 at 9:06 am

    There was a fire at Lake Merritt Bakery, but it didn’t “burn to the ground”. Let’s be a little less dramatic, ok?!

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