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* "iii. Telegraph Ave ("Oakland" by Lloyd)" by Music/ChildishGambino is about The Boy, the main character of ''because the internet'', driving from Los Angeles to Oakland to visit his ex-girlfriend while the fictional song "Oakland" plays on the radio.

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* "iii. Telegraph Ave ("Oakland" by Lloyd)" by Music/ChildishGambino is about The Boy, the main character of ''because the internet'', driving from Los Angeles UsefulNotes/LosAngeles to Oakland to visit his ex-girlfriend while the fictional song "Oakland" plays on the radio.


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Oakland is often described as "The City Across the Bay," "the Town," and various other names comparing it as to be basically UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's younger brother. Oakland is most well-known for its three sports teams, the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]]'s Raiders, the [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams MLB]]'s Athletics,
and the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Golden State Warriors[[note]]Soon to be one, as the Raiders will set sail for Vegas no later than 2020, and the Warriors move across the bay in 2019[[/note]], high crime rate, and for being the ending-point of the Transcontinental Railroad.

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Oakland is often described as "The City Across the Bay," "the Town," and various other names comparing it as to be basically UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's younger brother. Oakland is most well-known for its three sports teams, being the home of [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Major League Baseball]]'s Athletics[[note]]Oakland was previously the home of [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]]'s Raiders, who moved to UsefulNotes/LasVegas in 2020 (and had earlier moved to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles in the [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams MLB]]'s Athletics,
1980s before returning to Oakland for a second stint in the mid-90s), and the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Golden State Warriors[[note]]Soon to be one, as the Raiders will set sail for Vegas no later than 2020, and the Warriors move Warriors, who moved across the bay in 2019[[/note]], 2019. The fate of the A's in East Bay is still up in the air, depending on whether or not they can secure a new modern ballpark.[[/note]], high crime rate, and for being the ending-point of the Transcontinental Railroad.


Oakland is often described as "The City Across the Bay," "the Town," and various other names comparing it as to be basically UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's younger brother. Oakland is most well-known for its three sports teams, the NFL's Raiders, the MLB's Athletics,
and the NBA's Golden State Warriors[[note]]Soon to be one, as the Raiders will set sail for Vegas no later than 2020, and the Warriors move across the bay in 2019[[/note]], high crime rate, and for being the ending-point of the Transcontinental Railroad.

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Oakland is often described as "The City Across the Bay," "the Town," and various other names comparing it as to be basically UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's younger brother. Oakland is most well-known for its three sports teams, the NFL's [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]]'s Raiders, the MLB's [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams MLB]]'s Athletics,
and the NBA's [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Golden State Warriors[[note]]Soon to be one, as the Raiders will set sail for Vegas no later than 2020, and the Warriors move across the bay in 2019[[/note]], high crime rate, and for being the ending-point of the Transcontinental Railroad.


* The opening and closing scenes of ''Film/BlackPanther'' take place in Oakland, in reference to the political party of the same name that was founded there (and the fact that it's director Ryan Coogler's hometown).

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* The opening and closing scenes of ''Film/BlackPanther'' ''Film/{{Black Panther|2018}}'' take place in Oakland, in reference to the political party of the same name that was founded there (and the fact that it's director Ryan Coogler's hometown).


* The opening and closing scenes of ''Film/BlackPanther'' take place in Oakland, in reference to the political party of the same name that was founded there (and the fact that it's Ryan Coogler's hometown).

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* The opening and closing scenes of ''Film/BlackPanther'' take place in Oakland, in reference to the political party of the same name that was founded there (and the fact that it's director Ryan Coogler's hometown).


* The opening and closing scenes of ''Film/BlackPanther'' take place in Oakland, in reference to the political party of the same name that was founded there.

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* The opening and closing scenes of ''Film/BlackPanther'' take place in Oakland, in reference to the political party of the same name that was founded there.there (and the fact that it's Ryan Coogler's hometown).



* Blindspotting is also entirely set here, complete with slang and the commentary on the city's rapidly increasing rate of gentrification.

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* Blindspotting ''Blindspotting'' is also entirely set here, complete with slang and the commentary on the city's rapidly increasing rate of gentrification.gentrification, with the leads/writers hailing from the city.



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* Blindspotting is also entirely set here, complete with slang and the commentary on the city's rapidly increasing rate of gentrification.



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* ''Film/SorryToBotherYou'' entirely takes place here.


Oakland is a city on the San Francisco Bay in UsefulNotes/{{California}}.

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Oakland is a city on the East Bay section of the San Francisco Bay in UsefulNotes/{{California}}.

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* The opening and closing scenes of ''Film/BlackPanther'' take place in Oakland, in reference to the political party of the same name that was founded there.


* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' on [=HitRECord=] is a {{Deconstruction}} of the SuperheroOrigin that follows Cord Cai, [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang an Asian-American gangster]] who lives there. Oakland's unfortunate reputation as a WretchedHive features heavily, since the twenty-something Cord spent his life [[StopBeingStereotypical trying to get out of the streets,]] [[TragicVillain only to start a gang in despair after his fiance dies]]. WordOfGod says that Cord is a superhero but can't acknowledge it due to InternalizedCategorism, and the tagline states that "Despite his own beliefs, he is in fact [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre a hero.]]"

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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} ''[[{{Literature/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' on [=HitRECord=] is a {{Deconstruction}} of the SuperheroOrigin that follows Cord Cai, [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang an Asian-American gangster]] who lives there. Oakland's unfortunate reputation as a WretchedHive features heavily, since the twenty-something Cord spent his life [[StopBeingStereotypical trying to get out of the streets,]] [[TragicVillain only to start a gang in despair after his fiance dies]]. WordOfGod says that Cord is a superhero but can't acknowledge it due to InternalizedCategorism, and the tagline states that "Despite his own beliefs, he is in fact [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre a hero.]]"


The population currently stands at a little less than 400,000, making Oakland the 47th-largest city in America. It is a major West Coast port, in fact one of the five most important ports in the country.

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The population currently stands at a little less than 400,000, 420,000, making Oakland the 47th-largest 45th-largest city in America. It is a major West Coast port, in fact one of the five most important ports in the country.


Oakland is often described as "The City Across the Bay," "the Town," and various other names comparing it as to be basically UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's younger brother. Oakland is most well-known for its three sports teams[[note]]Soon to be one, as the Raiders will set sail for Vegas no later than 2020, and the Warriors move across the bay in 2019[[/note]], high crime rate, and for being the ending-point of the Transcontinental Railroad.

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Oakland is often described as "The City Across the Bay," "the Town," and various other names comparing it as to be basically UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's younger brother. Oakland is most well-known for its three sports teams[[note]]Soon teams, the NFL's Raiders, the MLB's Athletics,
and the NBA's Golden State Warriors[[note]]Soon
to be one, as the Raiders will set sail for Vegas no later than 2020, and the Warriors move across the bay in 2019[[/note]], high crime rate, and for being the ending-point of the Transcontinental Railroad.


Oakland is often described as "The City Across the Bay," "the Town," and various other names comparing it as to be basically UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's younger brother. Oakland is most well-known for its three sports teams[[note]]Soon to be one, as the Raiders have filed for relocation to Vegas, and the Warriors move across the bay in 2017[[/note]], high crime rate, and for being the ending-point of the Transcontinental Railroad.

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Oakland is often described as "The City Across the Bay," "the Town," and various other names comparing it as to be basically UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's younger brother. Oakland is most well-known for its three sports teams[[note]]Soon to be one, as the Raiders have filed will set sail for relocation to Vegas, Vegas no later than 2020, and the Warriors move across the bay in 2017[[/note]], 2019[[/note]], high crime rate, and for being the ending-point of the Transcontinental Railroad.

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