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Oakland

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Oakland

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Oakland is a city in the Bay_Area_(California) of San Francisco.

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Oakland stands out as an important industrial port city in California and as one of the most important centers of African American culture. With its large downtown area and its industrial charme, Oakland reminds somewhat of some cities in the east coast like Pittsburgh or Baltimore.

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Downtown Oakland[edit]

Downtown Oakland offers many interesting sights to visit. There are elegant high-rise buildings, but also beautiful traditional architecture in Old Oakland. There exists a fascinating old urban Chinatown in downtown Oakland.

  • Fox Oakland Theatre, a former movie theatre, this beautiful Art Deco highlight from 1928, inspired by Middle Eastern und Indian architecture.
  • Federal Realty Building, a tiny historic high rise building on Broadway. This especially elegant building was completed in 1914 and reminds the visitor from the Flatiron Building in New York City .
  • Harrison Street Fifteenth Street Historic District, contains some nice low rise buildings, a few good African American restaurants. Albeit somewhat rough, there are some charming graffities as well.
  • Paramount Theatre, another amazing Art Deco theatre, from 1931, with a stunning interior. Today the home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, it hosts jazz and gospel, among others.

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  • Golden State Warriors, Oracle Arena, [1]. The Golden State Warriors are Oaklands professional basketball team, competing in the NBA. Becoming very successful in recent years, the popularity of the Warriors in the Bay Area in general and in Oakland in particular has been growing steadily. A home match at Oracle Arena in Southern Oakland is amazing experience for every fan of a spectacular sports event.  edit

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