2014 East Oakland Project Blogs

Flowers of East Oakland

If one judges by simple appearances, the neighborhoods which comprise East Oakland seem to teem with problems. The murder rate, though down from years past, is still unacceptably high. The frequency of crimes like assault, […]

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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 […]