RCPC Past and Present Series

Survey Shows Stable Merchant Core

Monday, November 16, 2015

In September 2014, Kevin Faughnan, RCPC boardmember and liaison to the Rockridge District Association (RDA), Rockridge's merchant association, submitted the first in a series of articles for The Rockridge News chronicling merchants in business in the College Avenue business district for 25 years or longer. With his report on Rockridge Furniture and Design (see page 7) in this issue, the series concludes. The list below is the record of the 49 businesses featured in the series.

RCPC and the Community Build a Neighborhood Library

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The city of Oakland has had a public library since 1878. In 1919, a branch library opened in Rockridge and, in 1924, was moved to a former bank building at 5701 College Avenue. This small library served the community until 1987, when the landlord decided to convert the space to commercial use. The library's rent jumped 10-fold from $500 a month to $5,000 a month.

RCPC and the Community Build a Neighborhood Library

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The city of Oakland has had a public library since 1878. In 1919, a branch library opened in Rockridge and, in 1924, was moved to a former bank building at 5701 College Avenue. This small library served the community until 1987, when the landlord decided to convert the space to commercial use. The library's rent jumped 10-fold from $500 a month to $5,000 a month.

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