The Downtown Oakland Association fosters an environment where businesses thrive, art flourishes, and residents and visitors alike can enjoy all that downtown Oakland has to offer.
The Downtown Oakland Association is a Community Benefit District (CBD), which is revitalizing a 19-block area in the heart of Oakland, California by providing special benefit services such as district maintenance, safety and security management, and community and cultural enrichment. The District was formed following a vote of property owners in 2009 to support a voluntary property tax to fund these additional services over the next 10 years.
Lake Merritt Dental Is Hosting a Free Day of Dentistry with Dentistry From The Heart Oakland, CA – September 9, 2014 – In celebration of its 10 Year Anniversary, Lake Merritt Dental and is out to change lives by offering free smiles to anyone who needs dental work, as they host the latest event for Dentistry From The Heart. They will be joined by over a dozen local community based organizations and businesses to offer a free resource fair, as well as a celebratory BBQ. Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) is a national non-profit organization with a simple mission – making people smile. Founded in 2001 by a dentist in New Port Richey, Florida, DFTH was created to aid those in need, including the growing population of under-insured Americans. Over 100 million Americans lack dental insurance, and over 29 percent of adults have untreated cavities. Without events like DFTH, dental care simply isn’t an option for many of the uninsured. To date, DFTH has helped over 5,000 patients and provided over $1 million in dental care. “Now more than ever, I know there’s people out there that need our services, but have no means to afford them – whether they’re out of a job, or just don’t have dental insurance. This Dentistry From The Heart event is our way of giving back to the community, and being there for the people who are in need of dental work,” said Dr. Hai Huang. The event will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1900 Webster St. in Oakland. Starting at 7:00am, the doctors at Lake Merritt Dental, and their volunteers will treat as many patients as they can service by 7:00pm. For more information, visit www.lakemerrittdental.com or the organization’s national website at www.dentistryfromtheheart.org. The community resource fair and BBQ will be held from 9:00am-3:00pm. Please RSVP on facebook event at www.lmden.tl/dfth2014. Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that offers free dental work for people who need it. Dr. Vincent Monticciolo founded the organization as a means to give back to the community and address the growing number of people with- out dental insurance. In the past seven years, Dentistry From The Heart events have contributed over $1 million in free dentistry and helped over 5,000 patients across the country.
FOOD SPECIALS Tea Leaf Salad Traditional Burmese dish made with dried ground shrimp, fermented tea leaves, cabbage, cilantro, and mixed nuts Broken Beef Ground beef stir-fried with onions and jalapenos in spicy Camber seasoning, served with yogurt relish, mint chutney, and white or brown rice Camber Curry House curry with onions, broccoli, carrots, green beans, jalapenos, and chicken served with white or brown rice (vegetarians may substitute meat for eggplant) Popcorn Chicken Served with sweet chili sauce SEASONAL COCKTAILS Death Becomes Her House-infused strawberry rum, simple syrup, fresh lime wedges, with a Grand Marnier Titanium float & sugar rim (a twist on a traditional Caparhina) First Wives Club Vodka, fresh-squeezed grapefruit, triple sec, lime, simply syrup, with a splash of cranberry & a sugar rim (because cosmos are so 90's) Bird on a Wire Tequila reposado, lime, agave, fresh squeezed grapefruit, Cointreau & Compari. Topped with soda water and garnished with a grapefruit twist (a refreshing take on Paloma) Overboard Mt. Gay Black Barrel Rum muddled with fresh mint, with Angostura bitters, lime & simple syrup. Served in a chilled goblet with a champagne float and mint leaf garnish (because you deserve it)