Per Conde Nast Traveler readers ... Most readers agreed that “Oakland has an image problem and a split personality. Some areas are charming while others are so unsafe travelers wouldn’t dare stop,” according to one reader. Other readers noted that Oakland has been “growing very hip in the last years” but some commented that it is “unfriendly,” “another big, dirty city,” and urge “don’t stay too long.”
Based on the above remarks, it's clear to me that these Conde Nast Traveler readers didn't spend much time in Oakland. The readers missed a lot!
Sorry! Here's the link: …sfgate.com/getlost/…Edited: 10:09 pm, August 06, 2013