Dining area during breakfast. Main northeast-southwest thoroughfares include Fruitvale Ave. Students Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party at Merritt College in Oakland Hills neighborhood, which emphasized black power, advocated armed self-defense against police brutality, and was involved in several incidents that ended in the deaths of police officers and other Black Panther members. The cottage is beautiful and a bus stop is at te corner of the house. It was great to stay at Josh's place, very peaceful, we enjoyed it a lot!
In , Oakland implemented Operation Ceasefire , a gang violence reduction plan used in other cities, based in part on the research and strategies of author David M. Due to financial troubles and administrative failures, it was in receivership by the state of California from to As of [update] there are 48, K—12 students; among division-run schools, there are 4, plus employees. OUSD test scores historically lag behind the rest of California, in particular due to a high proportion of English-language learners.
As of [update] , for example, over half the students at Hillcrest Elementary School in the Montclair upper hills neighborhood performed at the "advanced" level in the English portion of the test, and students at Lincoln Elementary School in the Chinatown neighborhood performed at the "advanced" level in the math portion. Catholic schools in Oakland are operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland also include eight K—8 schools plus one in Piedmont on the Oakland city border.
Northern Light School is a private nonprofit elementary and middle school. In , the Oakland Unified School District has received funding from Pandora in partner with Little Kids Rock, towards expanding music education programs within the schools.
The result from these donations has given teachers from 20 additional Oakland- area schools the ability to participate in an eight-hour professional development workshop, and receive music education instruction from Little Kids Rock. The donation includes providing new instruments, that will benefit over Oakland students. Oakland is served by major television stations broadcasting primarily out of San Francisco and San Jose.
Oakland was served by the Oakland Tribune , which published its first newspaper on February 21, The Tribune Tower , which features a large clock, is an Oakland landmark. At key times throughout the day 8: In , the Oakland Tribune moved its offices from the tower to an East Oakland location, before folding in Oaklandwiki is a thriving mostly English-language LocalWiki. Oakland residents have access to the three major airports of the San Francisco Bay Area: The city has regional and long distance passenger train service provided by Amtrak , with stations near Jack London Square and the Oakland—Alameda County Coliseum.
Amtrak's California Zephyr has its western terminus at the nearby Emeryville station. Historically, the city was served by several train companies, which terminated in different terminals. Santa Fe trains terminated at the 40th and San Pablo station.
Southern Pacific trains ended at the 16th Street Station. However, a common feature was that the different railroads continued one more stop to a station at Oakland Pier. The most recent census data compiled in before gasoline price spikes in , show The district originated in after the conspiratorial dissolution of the Key System of streetcars. The system has headquarters in Oakland, with major transfer hubs at MacArthur and 19th Street stations.
Oakland licenses taxi cabs, and has zoned cab stands in its downtown, including a bicycle pedi-cab service. The creation of the plan was to promote alternatives to the private automobile. Census Bureau's American Community Survey , Oakland came in 7th place out of the largest cities in the nation by percentage of people that chose to commute by bike in Oakland is served by several major highways: Eastbound Bay Bridge traffic entering Oakland then splits into three freeways at the MacArthur Maze freeway interchange: State Route 13 begins as the Warren Freeway at I, and runs through a scenic valley in the Montclair District before entering Berkeley.
A stub of a planned freeway was constructed at the High Street exit from the Nimitz Freeway, but that freeway extension plan was abandoned. At the time of the Loma Prieta earthquake , the Cypress Street Viaduct double-deck segment of the Nimitz Freeway collapsed, killing 42 people. The old freeway segment had passed through the middle of West Oakland, forming a barrier between West Oakland neighborhoods.
Following the earthquake, this section was rerouted around the perimeter of West Oakland and rebuilt in The east span of the San Francisco—Oakland Bay Bridge also suffered damage from the quake when a foot m section of the upper deck collapsed onto the lower deck; the damaged section was repaired within a month of the earthquake.
As a result of Loma Prieta, a significant seismic retrofit was performed on the western span of the Bay Bridge. The eastern span has now been replaced with a dramatic single-tower self-anchoring suspension span. Two underwater tunnels, the Webster and Posey Tubes, connect the main island of Alameda to downtown Oakland, coming above ground in Chinatown.
The Caldecott has four bores. Historically, Oakland was served by several railroads. Besides the transcontinental line of the Southern Pacific, there was also the Santa Fe whose Oakland terminal was actually in Emeryville , the Western Pacific Railroad who built a pier adjacent to the SP's , and the Sacramento Northern Railroad eventually absorbed by the Western Pacific, which in turn was absorbed by UP in It was one of the earliest seaports to switch to containerization and to intermodal container transfer ,  thereby displacing the Port of San Francisco , which never modernized its waterfront.
One of the earlier limitations to growth was the inability to transfer containers to rail lines, all cranes historically operating between ocean vessels and trucks. In the s, the Port of Oakland began the evaluation of development of an intermodal container transfer capability, i. Municipal garbage collection is franchised to Waste Management, Inc. Telecommunications and subscriber television services are provided by multiple private corporations and other service providers in accordance with the competitive objectives of the Telecommunications Act of Oakland tops the list of the 50 largest US cities using electricity from renewable sources.
Kaiser to provide medical care for Kaiser Shipyards workers. It is the largest managed care organization in the United States and the largest non-governmental health care provider in the world. All campuses now operate under the Sutter Health network. Alameda County Medical Center is operated by the county and provides medical services to county residents, including the medically indigent who do not have health insurance.
Children's Hospital Oakland is the primary medical center specializing in pediatrics in the East Bay. It is a designated Level I pediatric trauma center and the only independent children's hospital in Northern California. There are also several Community health center s in Oakland. Oakland has 12 sister cities: Oakland has 18 friendship cities.: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Oakland disambiguation. City in California, United States. Location in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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