Oaktown’s Home Field Advantage
Dennis Evanosky
Laurel resident shows how Oakland transformed the art of playing ball When the conversation turns to sports in Oakland today, we speak of the A’s, the Raiders and the Warriors.

Dia De Los Muertos in the Dimond
Carrie Campbell
Election Reminder: Vote on Nov. 4 A very special thank you goes to Marion Taylor of the League of Women Voters Oakland (LWVO) for summarizing and presenting

Coping with the Change in Seasons
Adelle Foley
Rounding the Equinox The first hint that summer was ending was the Maxwell Park Day in the Park. This year the day was dry, the temperature mild, and the wind

Popcorn, Cycling Venues Newest Laurel Merchants
Dennis Evanosky
The Laurel District recently bid adieu to Luan Stauss (see story on page 1) and is anxiously awaiting the opening of Planet Fitness.

Help Promote Laurel
Metro Staff Reports
The MacArthur Metro is looking for a volunteer writer to cover the vibrant Laurel District and other beats in the Metro’s readership area.

Maxwell Park Celebrates Community
Metro Staff Reports
The ninth annual Day in the Park — Maxwell Park on Saturday, Sept. 13, was the most successful to date. This was all thanks to the hardworking team put together ...

November Events at the Dimond Branch Library
Rebekah Eppley
The Dimond Branch Library will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day and Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Maxwell Family behind Maxwell Park
Dennis Evanosky
Calvin L. (“C. L.”) Maxwell was born in Pennsylvania in 1841. He moved to Iowa, where he found his life’s calling in the hardware business. By 1888, Calvin

Featured in the Metro
Courtesy Photos
Artists work their magic on the walls at the Laurel Cyclery. Pictured above from left to right are Meli Riestra, David Solnit, Tom Cohen, Jason Wallach and Mona

Thank You, Laurel Book Store
Elizabeth Preston
Thirteen years ago, I was so excited to have a bookstore in my neighborhood that I announced to the woman I did not yet know working behind the counter that I

List of Dollar for Dollar Donors to Date
Metro Staff Reports
So far, 34 donors and donor families have donated a combined $2,033.75. This leaves $2,966.25 to go in the Metro’s Dollar-for-Dollar matching grant!

Mayoral Candidates Address Public Safety
Bruce Nye
During every Oakland City election, many business groups, labor unions, advocacy groups and other special interest groups submit questionnaires to candidates.

BART Looks to the Future as Riders Steadily Increase
Dossie H. Terrell
Commuters who regularly rely on Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to take them to their destinations know the satisfaction of seeing the silver trains with their


Rebekah Eppley
The Dimond Branch Library will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day and Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.