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Mon Feb 6, 2012, 09:38 PM

14. I love that he's renamed it Oscar Grant Plaza...

Though, a quick search on who Frank Ogawa (the official Plaza after-namee) is rather educational.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_H._Ogawa

Inspirational as Ogawa was though, that's really hardly a story that says "Oakland".

Oscar Grant, on the other hand... that's Oakland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BART_Police_shooting_of_Oscar_Grant

(Though, I heard from many that, back in the '50s and '60s a story like Ogawa's was more the tone of Oakland... with its groves of Orange trees and the likeó of course, those were stories I heard from old white folks... who lamented what happened to Oakland after the Black Panthers and such appeared on the scene... just to pass on a spot of Oakland oral history...)

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