Oakland is a port city in the Bay Area of California in the United States of America.
Oakland has begun to step out from under San Francisco's shadow with its notable natural and architectural features and its rise as the multicultural "hipster" city of the Bay Area.
Visitors to the city notice that Oakland reflects its diversity and history.
Oakland's history in the arts and entertainment arena is notable as well, as Oakland has nurtured or been a second home to novelists Gertrude Stein and Jack London.
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