PEPS 357

“I think what makes Oakland special is the resilience that is just ingrained in the streets of it. In the same way they tried to do with Detroit when there was a huge amount of black folks that were becoming like an economic power and all those other things. It’s was like: ‘We’ll just shut […]

KEV CHOICE

“We don’t bring this up a lot, you could say anywhere outside of the world. Oakland is a suburb of San Francisco. San Francisco is the bigger city, population wise, notoriety wise. But having that sense of our own identity, usually any other suburbs is always gonna associate with the bigger city. We’ve always had […]

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 […]

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 […]