Rockridge business owner Nicole Lazzaro’s illustrations of the visual impact a 19-story apartment building would have on the Rockridge neighborhood.

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Please note this is NOT the developer’s proposed building at the CCA campus site.
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During the public comment portion of the developer’s presentation on 11/27/2018 at Oakland Tech High School, Nicole Lazzaro,a Rockridge business owner, displayed her illustrations of a 19 story building’s visual impact from various neighborhood locations. Please note this is NOT the developer’s proposed building at the CCA campus site.


The developer is planning a 19-story residential tower on the CCA campus site

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This is a 19-story UK dorm which I photoshopped onto the campus to illustrate the scale of this project.

There will be a RCPC Town Hall in the Rockridge Library meeting room  on Thursday November 15 from 7:30PM to 9PM about the Reuse/Redevelopment of the California College of Arts Oakland campus.                                                

6 Historic Landmarks on Temescal’s Broadway 8/11/2018


First: the  Bilger Quarry Historical Site  at the south end of the Safeway parking lot.The Quarry was in operation from 1870 to 1923.It provided rock for Oakland’s roads.P1090293 (2)                            Now it serves as a reservoir for the  Claremont Country Club.

Glen Echo Creek is the source of its water.

Second:the Treadwell Mansion  on the California College of the Arts campus. It was built in 1875 for John & James  Treadwell who owned the Tesla coal mine  near Livermore, Ca. In 1922 the Treadwell estate was acquired by CCA. In 2017 CCA sold this property to a housing developer who intends to build between 400-600 apartments. Three buildings will be conserved: Treadwell Mansion, its Carriage House and the first campus building .




Third:Studio One on 45th St


This was the site of the Ladies Home Relief Society Children’s Home which was built in 1874.


A  Lightstick by Cork Marcheschi on the grounds of Studio One.
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Fourth:Oakland Technical High School. Built in 1914

 Home of many notable students including Stephen Bechtel(1918),Ron Dellums(1953),Clint Eastwood(1949),Curt Flood(1956),Rickey Henderson(1976),Rod McKuen(1951),the Pointer Sisters:Ruth(1963),Anita(1965),Pat(1965),and Jack Soo(1934)


Fifth: The J Mora Moss House in Mosswood Park
  • It was built in 1864.It is Oakland Heritage Landmark Number 6.It is 1 of 5 historic homes owned by Oakland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sixth: King’s Daughters Home

It was designed by Julia Morgan and dedicated in 1912. It is now used by Kaiser Permanente.P1090959 (1)IMG_6185(1)P1000782

This  King’s Daughters Home entrance gateway was designed by Julia Morgan. It commemorates her younger brother Sam who died in 1913
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From Left: Tour Leaders Naomi Schiff & Tom Debley, on the right is Neil Heyden, who volunteered to carry the Tour’s  PA speaker(that’s a 3 hour job!).
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Alison Finlay,OHA Board member and friendly  Tour volunteer.
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Oakland Heritage Walking Tours are an excellent way to learn about the history of Oakland.














Walking Tour of Temescal’s Broadway Historic Landmarks on Saturday 8/11 at 10AM

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If you are a resident of  Rockridge Manor or Temescal neighborhood this tour is tailor-made for you!
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Tom Debley Tour Leader

Mountain View Cemetery’s Memorial Day Commemoration begins at 10 AM

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The Commemoration includes speeches by a Blue Star Mom and an active-duty military officer. There’s a dove release by White Wings during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.

Piedmont Highlanders Drum & Pipe Trio


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The David Hardiman Trio

Charles Hamilton, David Hardiman and David Hardiman, Jr.

David Hardiman playing Taps


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A Salute to The Fallen by  Sons of the American Legion, Rizal Post #598,the Valerio Family








The owner of this restored WW2-era U.S. Army Jeep has been driving it to the Commemoration for a number of years.


After the Commemoration. Dennis Evanosky  leads a tour of the Cemetery. On Memorial Day Mr. Evanosky focuses on gravesites related to the  Civil War& Grand Army of the Republic plot (not pictured). He was written 2 books on the Mountain View Cemetery.