“It wasn’t until college that Matt Werner began to truly understand the meaning of his hometown. He remembers it vividly: He was at UC Berkeley, chatting with someone at a party, when she asked where he was from. He told her Oakland, which was met with an ‘Oakland? We don’t go into Oakland.'” -Ellen Cushing
Read the full article “Oakland, in Its Own Words” by Ellen Cushing on the East Bay Express website.