A public meeting was held Thursday night to discuss a series of music concerts set to be held at a new waterfront venue this spring and summer as part of the America's Cup program.
Organizers said they'll be entertaining and raising money for the races, but some San Francisco residents who live nearby the Pier 29 concert venue are worried about noise and traffic.
America's Cup CEO Stephen Barclay predicts it will be a great experience for everyone.
But not everyone is sure of that.
"The people it will draw, the crowds, the types of people that will come will make it not too safe,” said neighbor Cynthia Harris.
Concert organizers Live Nation said there will be extra security in the neighborhoods, but not all are reassured by that promise.
"We certainly don't want this to be like Broadway with everyone roaring around racing their cars up and down the street,” said neighbor Morton Beebe.
America's Cup management is set to go before the Entertainment Commission on April 2 to work out details about the concerts. Organizers have agreed to continue meeting with neighbors about their concerns.
The first concert is set for May 31 with the group Imagine Dragons.
Watchdogs are questioning an exclusive agreement between the City of Oakland and a non-profit group, tapped to lead a multi-million dollar project to redevelop the area around the Coliseum BART station.
Santa Claus is visiting the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s new adoption center on three dates in December, giving local residents an opportunity to have their pets pose for a holiday keepsake photo.