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Ranked #1 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #2 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
Category: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Anchored by the world's newest Catholic cathedral - The Cathedral of Christ the Light - the entire Cathedral Center is a... more » Owner description: Anchored by the world's newest Catholic cathedral - The Cathedral of Christ the Light - the entire Cathedral Center is a beautiful and welcoming gathering place to experience liturgy, arts and cultural events reflecting the diversity of Oakland and the Bay Area. « less
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Ranked #3 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
Category: Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums

Surround yourself with dazzling sights of the universe at Chabot Space and Science Center, located in the Oakland hills, just 10 minutes from downtown Oakland. The Center features... more »

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Ranked #4 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites
A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.
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Ranked #5 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #6 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
Category: Boat Tours
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Ranked #7 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
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Ranked #8 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
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Ranked #9 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #10 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites
Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.
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Ranked #11 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #12 of 15 Cultural in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites
Restored Victorian home of Leland Stanford's brother.
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Category: Convention Centers
Owner description: Located across from Laney College near Lake Merritt and the Estuary at 10 10th St Oakland, CA 94607 the Oakland Municipal... more » Owner description: Located across from Laney College near Lake Merritt and the Estuary at 10 10th St Oakland, CA 94607 the Oakland Municipal Auditorium (a.k.a. The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center) includes the 1,900 seat formal Calvin Simmons Theater, and a multi-purpose arena, which seats up to 4,500 people. The Oakland Municipal Auditorium was opened in 1914 has been used for everything from the provision of emergency medical services in the Flu pandemic of 1918, to Grateful Dead and Oakland Ballet performances to the Black Panther Party Black Community Survival Conference and the Green Party Presidential Campaign of Ralph Nader.Mayor Jerry Brown closed the auditorium in 2006, allegedly because of a slight operating deficit, but more likely in an attempt to set up the sale of the property in the booming real estate market of the time. The Convention Center was one of the few large venues staffed by Union workers and many labor unions and left political groups used the hall because it paid the workers decent wages. When Brown closed the hall 20 workers lost good paying union jobs and the community lost a locale for everything from high school graduations to AC/DC concerts. The supposed annual budget savings were $300,000 a year. (City staff recently estimated that in the intervening five years $5,000,000 to $9,000,000 worth of decay had occurred in the property. ) Jobs, public service and economic stimulus of a vital downtown jewel were destroyed due to property speculation. (Even the Citty’s 1% were hurt—the Oakland Ballet which used the Calvin Simmons Theater in the Center became homeless and went out of business for over a year.) The property has been left largely vacant, except for some isolated event rentals since then. In 2011, in a paperwork shuffle the City of Oakland sold the property to its the Redevelopment agency (the City Council is the board of the Redevelopment Agency). « less
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