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|From: MLYNCHIN (MLYNCHINaol.com)|
|Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 22:33:15 -0500|
Oakland, California right across the bay from San Francisco. Historically and presently home of the Oakland Raiders, Oakland A's, Hell's Angels, Black Panthers, Ebonics, Oakland Firestorm, Cypress Freeway collapse, Oakland Airport, Port of Oakland, Yoshi's Jazz Club. Quite a history with more to come with Oakland CoHousing . Oakland is a wonderful city. It has its urban problems like any large city, but it is still a wonderful city. It does not have the cold nor fog that San Francisco has. It has wonderful parks for hiking and camping and mountain biking that are only 20 minutes away. It has diverse neighborhoods with many unique shops and ethnic cuisines of which Old Oakland will be one. There is a huge Asian Chinatown with Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Laotian, and Japanese products. From Swan's, you are minutes away from San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek. It has public transportation in terms of busses. subway, and Amtrak and a huge bicycle commuting component that is advocating a bike lane on the new Bay Bridge. There are numerous bicycle clubs in the area, and critical mass rides once a month. Oakland has in place a long-range plan of its future called "Oakland Sharing the Vision" of which downtown redevelopment (and Swan's) is a part of. Historic Swan's Market is in the heart of downtown Oakland with restaurants, a movie theatre, jazz club, fresh grocery market. It has 21 condominiums with 13 committed households so far. Five more households are undergoing the membership process. We could use more. Marilyn Chin Old Oakland CoHousing in Oakland, CA
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