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VINCENT CORTEZ

“I know that my grandfather, when my father, the oldest of, I think five total was born, they were still living in West Oakland on the rail yard. So for the first year of his life, my father lived in this little shack on the southern Pacific railroad yard. My grandfather was just saving up […]

RYAN NICOLE AUSTIN

“People have very short memories, especially as progress happens, they forget where things start and they’re just looking towards the horizon. I think sometimes we have to turn around and look back, even though that’s discouraged, you have to turn around and look back, especially when you’re building a community, especially when it’s urban development because a city is nothing without it’s legacy and without its lineage. I encourage the newcomers and the people who are seeing the precipice of this change and supporting the precipice of this change to turn around and look back at the people who started it, look back at what made them come here. Look back at what makes investments so exciting in Oakland right now.”

FALCON DAVE

“I could speak on the Falcon boys for one, as a car club that originated in 1979 in Oakland, on 96th and Birch Street, East Oakland.  And that was the first car that was customized for the African Americans. After the Falcons came the Mustangs, Cougars, like Granadas, you know, Mavericks. But yeah, that’s just […]

CHANEY TURNER

“Everybody wants to move back because of tech, because of the culture, because it’s convenient, people don’t move here because they love it. People want to move here because they want to be in Oakland and they want to be close to San Francisco.”   What is your name and age? Chaney Turner, just turned […]