The City Sage: Exclusive Book Preview: This Is Oakland

During the last couple years that I lived in San Francisco, serious rumblings had started to take place across the Bay. It began with artists' studios and designers' ateliers. Then came the coffee shops and a few intrepid boutique owners, followed by bars, bakeries, restaurants, and co-working spaces. Before anyone realized what was happening, Oakland was home to an explosion of creativity.

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