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Old 04-15-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Are you thinking of Newark, New Jersey? I don't know what museum you're referring to. Newark, CA is very middle class overall and it's definitely not a place I ever hear of people saying that they refuse to even drive through. It may not have a reputation as being upscale, but I've never heard of Newark having a reputation as a dangerous place and I've lived in the Bay Area my whole life.

The city of Newark (CA) is completely surrounded by the city of Fremont, which is mostly regarded as a nice place to live here in the Bay Area.

I'm confused.
Oh, oops. I've never heard of Newark, CA, and I have a brother in Fremont.

 
Old 04-15-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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Having Ikea and the Four Seasons around improves livability, at least for some. Hayward isn't bad, maybe a little blah but at least it is conveniently located and has BART. I'd choose someplace in the South Bay, probably Sunnyvale - too far from SF, no culture, generally unattractive, built on toxic waste, etc. I could never live there.
Sunnyvale is blah (like much of the South Bay, in general) but it in no way deserves being mentioned among the worst cities in the Bay Area. No town/city in Santa Clara County is among the worst.
 
Old 04-15-2013, 11:17 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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That's because Fremont, being an amalgamation of 5 small towns, really has no downtown or traditional city center. Come to think of it, neither does Cupertino.
Exactly, I used to live in Foster City as well, no downtown, fairly boring, but at least I could get to downtown San Mateo, or San Carlos, the lower East Bay just doesn't have anything, Newark is on that list too, I think the closest is to drive across the bay to downtown Menlo Park or downtown Palo Alto. I just couldn't see myself there. I don't know maybe in the future I will shop around for places, and look at someplace like Evergreen and come to the same conclusion about there, San Jose is huge, there are probably areas that don't work for me and areas that do.
 
Old 04-22-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Both are bad because both are about 75% black thugs looking to rob whites and asians. Stay away!!!
The Oakland hills is one of the safest areas in the Bay Area to live in. People flock there. Real estate sales do a brisk business. Too bad you can't afford it. Awww....
 
Old 04-22-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Both are bad because both are about 75% black thugs looking to rob whites and asians. Stay away!!!
Scary thugs like me!


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
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Oakland, or Richmond from what I've read in the papers
 
Old 04-23-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Oakland, or Richmond from what I've read in the papers
The papers do not give you the full story.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Oakland is a delight to live in for a lot of people. I guess that'll drive the Oakland-bashers crazy, but it's a fact. The same can't be said of Richmond.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
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The papers do not give you the full story.
Never said they did, but anytime we hear about Oakland, it's usually about gangs or crime.

Also I'm not saying it's all that happens in Oakland, I'm sure there are nice parts in the city, like anywhere else.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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The papers do not give you the full story.
On the other hand, they do us a favor by striking fear into the hearts of unpleasant, sheltered, small-minded, racist, shallow, deluded suburbanite trash who wont set foot into Oakland because their lives are governed by stereotypes and a deep seeded hatred of poor people---if the media bias against Oakland keeps out that group of people who quite frankly are unworthy to know the real Oakland, then I say let sfgate and the like continue.
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