Many who have never visited don’t know that Oakland is one of the most beautiful, desirable places to live in the U.S. The city is lovely, the Mediterranean climate one of the best in the world and the people are diverse and interesting. Despite all it has going for it, Oakland, as much of the […]Read More
Monthly Archives: October 2008
By Don Dunning | October 25, 2008
As a director of the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), I attend meetings three times a year at various locations throughout the state. This one was held in Long Beach from Oct 14th through Oct 18th with about 1200 in attendance.
Weather was great, but not much time for play. During the four-and-a-half days of meetings there were simultaneous sessions on a variety of topics intended to keep Realtors up-to-date and informed — from new laws to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) issues, from economic forecasts to consumer protection. Many of the topics related to the current foreclosure crunch. Turns out that most of the problems we discussed are more prevalent in southern California and the Central Valley but we could be seeing them in the East Bay.Read More
By Don Dunning | October 12, 2008
On September 27th, I took part in the sixth annual Walk Around the Lake for the Oral Lee Brown Foundation. The circuit is around Lake Merritt and I’ve participated every year since the beginning. Unfortunately, this year I forgot my camera, but have included some photos from previous years. Besides supporting a great charity, the […]Read More
By Don Dunning | October 10, 2008
Originally appeared in Bay Area News Group publications on October 10th and 19th, 2008 as a companion piece to my Oct. 5th, 2008 Oaktoberfest blog
Updated June 2015.
The Dimond District has, indeed, proven to be a success story.
The area around the Fruitvale/MacArthur intersection of the Dimond District has always been alive with activity. Those in the neighborhood could pick up coffee on the way to the San Francisco express bus, do their banking, and stop off for Chinese food or pizza after work.Read More