Oakland: Meet San Francisco's cooler ...

Oakland: Meet San Francisco's cooler cousin

There are 20 comments on the The New Zealand Herald story from Dec 5, 2013, titled Oakland: Meet San Francisco's cooler cousin. In it, The New Zealand Herald reports that:

The alternative spirit is seeping across the bay to Oakland, a once down-at-heel city that's on the up, says Christian Koch.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The New Zealand Herald.

Oaklander

Pleasanton, CA

#1 Dec 6, 2013
This is one hell of a positive spin story for crime filled Oakland. Though the article briefly mentions Oakland's on going criminal problem, it glosses over the fact that Oakland is the most dangerous city in the USA. This story smacks of a Jean Quan lie/twist of the truth. Don't believe a word of this article. The focus should be on combatting crime, not lying as to how hip and cool Oakland is.
SFan

Santa Rosa, CA

#2 Dec 7, 2013
Oaklander wrote:
This is one hell of a positive spin story for crime filled Oakland. Though the article briefly mentions Oakland's on going criminal problem, it glosses over the fact that Oakland is the most dangerous city in the USA. This story smacks of a Jean Quan lie/twist of the truth. Don't believe a word of this article. The focus should be on combatting crime, not lying as to how hip and cool Oakland is.
Really! You are an Oaklander? Dangerous? I visit Oakland all the time and it's awesome. Maybe once in awhile, when good things are happening to this town, you nay want to tell people that.
Piston Honda

Chambersburg, PA

#3 Dec 7, 2013
Oakland is the Detroit of the West Coast. Crime, gangs, blight, poverty, etc. Not much to be proud of.
SFan

South San Francisco, CA

#4 Dec 7, 2013
Piston Honda wrote:
Oakland is the Detroit of the West Coast. Crime, gangs, blight, poverty, etc. Not much to be proud of.
Please stop being racist.
Piston Honda

Chambersburg, PA

#5 Dec 7, 2013
SFan wrote:
<quoted text>
Please stop being racist.
Not one mention of race in my post but obviously lots of white guilt in yours.
Oaklander

Pleasanton, CA

#6 Dec 8, 2013
SFan wrote:
<quoted text>Really! You are an Oaklander? Dangerous? I visit Oakland all the time and it's awesome. Maybe once in awhile, when good things are happening to this town, you nay want to tell people that.
There is reality, then there is SFantasy. You obviously have turned a blind eye to what Oakland has become, the armpit of the East Bay.

Since: Jan 12

San Francisco, CA

#10 Dec 25, 2013
Regardless...the police force are 200 officers shy of what they need to be staffed at per population.

That statistic alone will keep me from ever contemplating moving there.
Quan must be gone

Pleasanton, CA

#11 Dec 25, 2013
MGTSF wrote:
Regardless...the police force are 200 officers shy of what they need to be staffed at per population.

That statistic alone will keep me from ever contemplating moving there.
An incompetent mayor don't help matters.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#12 Dec 26, 2013
SFan wrote:
<quoted text>
Please stop being racist.
Yeah, after awhile, you hardly notice all the black crime...everywhere around you......all part of the new California....

Since: Jan 12

United States

#13 Dec 27, 2013
Gentrification may help in the long run.
BYSE

Pleasanton, CA

#14 Dec 28, 2013
MGTSF wrote:
Gentrification may help in the long run.
It hasn't worked in Detroit, it won't work in Oakland. Quan is not smart enough to start the process.

Since: Jan 12

San Francisco, CA

#15 Dec 29, 2013
BYSE wrote:
<quoted text>It hasn't worked in Detroit, it won't work in Oakland. Quan is not smart enough to start the process.
I think it might just work over time. Detroit was nice when industry reigned supreme. For gentrification to work you need industry to support it. The tech boom in Silicon Valley is huge, and "would be" home owners are starting to buy houses in west Oakland & developers are starting to cater to that. I am hearing article after article about Oakland complaining about gentrification happening recently n "hyper mode". This makes me hopefully that Oakland might turn around.

Gentrification is good

Gentrification is a great idea

Gentrification is the right thing to do when everything else has failed.
BYSE

Pleasanton, CA

#16 Jan 3, 2014
MGTSF wrote:
<quoted text>I think it might just work over time. Detroit was nice when industry reigned supreme. For gentrification to work you need industry to support it. The tech boom in Silicon Valley is huge, and "would be" home owners are starting to buy houses in west Oakland & developers are starting to cater to that. I am hearing article after article about Oakland complaining about gentrification happening recently n "hyper mode". This makes me hopefully that Oakland might turn around.

Gentrification is good

Gentrification is a great idea

Gentrification is the right thing to do when everything else has failed.
Really? You ever been to Detroit, even in the good old days?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#17 Jan 3, 2014
BYSE wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? You ever been to Detroit, even in the good old days?
You ever been to Detroit?
BYSE

Pleasanton, CA

#18 Jan 3, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>You ever been to Detroit?
Born in Chatham-Kent down the 402. Close enough for you?
KellyG

Pleasanton, CA

#19 Jan 4, 2014
Good old Chatham on the Thames. Used to drive there from Detroit for the Retrofest. Good times.
waygone

Moraga, CA

#20 Jan 11, 2014
San Francisco is just a shadow of what it once was. Why anyone would want to live there is beyond me. Oakland is better than San Francisco, but you need to know your way around.
Dr XRay

Hayward, CA

#21 Jan 11, 2014
waygone wrote:
San Francisco is just a shadow of what it once was. Why anyone would want to live there is beyond me. Oakland is better than San Francisco, but you need to know your way around.
Take another crack and think about what you said.
Conrad

Pleasanton, CA

#22 Jan 11, 2014
Oakland continues to become a bigger cess pool with turd criminals.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#23 Jan 12, 2014
waygone wrote:
San Francisco is just a shadow of what it once was. Why anyone would want to live there is beyond me. Oakland is better than San Francisco, but you need to know your way around.
Are you serious? Are you black?

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