Great post this week in The Poop on “Why I Love Oakland.” My favorites:
“Even though things can be messed up in Oakland, its residents have a scrappiness and resilience and general attitude that the town is worth fighting for.”
“You can have your Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower and Palace of Fine Arts. My favorite iconic Bay Area visual is the port cranes in Oakland. Beautiful and functional and badass, they almost look like they’re standing sentry to protect the city.”
“I do find it surreal to be a resident here, because the reputation is so much different than the reality. “
But the best parts…are the comments people made about Oakland. OMG:I was laughing out loud!
“I met my husband in Oakland and he’s a keeper.”
Don’t forget how living in Oakland helps you appreciate each day as though it might be your last
‘Ive been stabbed in the back and robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco. In Oakland I’ve only had my nose broken! Yay!
I love Oakland too…from the rear view mirror.
Why I love Oakland: A body of water separates it from San Francisco
i love oakland because it is OVER THEEERRRRRE>
Also, Oakland has this guy: