Though it’s only five miles away at its shortest distance, Oakland seems like a world away for me. After 10 years in San Francisco, I’ve made the move. I’m still sorting out all the little particulars of life, such as where to get my dry cleaning done, but I’m starting to settle in.
As the red-headed stepchild of Bay Area cities, I know of its reputation, but I’m curious to see what small treasures I can find. Wish me luck.