Category Archives: Oakland Neighborhoods

Jerry Brown’s 10k Project

When Mr. Jerry Brown was sworn in office in 1999 as Oakland mayor, one of the first steps which he took was to unveil “Economic vision 10k” for the residents of Oakland. He laid down the vision and implementation road … Continue reading

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Searching for the Lost Oakland Culture in New Oakland

Oakland, California, located on the west coast, has been considered as the effective center that merges and portrays the rich culture of Africans with Americans. In the early Fifties Oakland was an entertainment hub and later during the Sixties with … Continue reading

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Enterprise Zone program in California

The social and commercial landscapes of Oakland have changed rapidly in the last ten years. This is due to both deliberate changes designed to encourage business growth, as well as unconscious changes in public perception. The Enterprise Zone program was … Continue reading

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Temescal District of Oakland

Oakland’s Temescal district radiates with energy even at lunchtime on weekdays.   Restaurants abound, the area is filled with families and couples at Bakesale Betty and Genova Delicatessen. It was a common sight (until they closed) to see tiny tots playing in the … Continue reading

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