2014 East Oakland Project Blogs

The Rock

By Gerald Green A petite yellow butterfly air-danced above my head while I looked towards the intersection of Elysian Fields Drive and Golf Links Road. Speeding car tire sounds reverberated in my ear. Many drivers […]

2014 East Oakland Project Blogs

FM Smith Park

  By Shavonnee Clark As I sat on a bench at FM Smith Park on East 20th Street and Park in east Oakland, a calming breeze filled the air. It was 5:30pm on a Tuesday […]

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2014 East Oakland Project Blogs

Ms. Lola’s Place

By Tom Webb It may seem odd to suggest that a homeless woman actually has a place to call her own.  Ms. Lola is a middle-aged African-American woman who stands vigil on International Boulevard near […]