Right next to Oakland's
skyscrapers and a city center that's seen
better days, a colorful neighborhood hums
with the sounds of Asian languages while
the smells of traditional Eastern foods
and herbs hang in the air.
Chinatown is the sixth largest in the
nation and the epicenter for a sprawling
East Bay Asian community. It's often the
first stop for newly arrived immigrants.
More established residents come to shop,
socialize and stay connected with their
discovers a surprising haven off an
Oakland freeway where anglers cast the
day away and find their own little piece
Bah‡'’ Followers Find
Freedom in Oakland
Bah‡'’ Faith can mean persecution in
some parts of the world. But in Oakland,
a flourishing community has come together
to worship without fear.
ten blocks of San Pablo Avenue used to
afford great views of the Golden Gate
Bridge. Development has taken that away
but left the neighborhood its name.
the area, it looks like its seen better
days. But behind the peeling facades
exists a tightly-knit community. Jill
Davis took here camera there and presents
this photo essay.