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3.15.10: Oakland residents, 100 years ago

on March 15, 2010

The 13th U.S. census, taken a century ago, provided an interesting snapshot of the Bay Area, including that 415 of its residents were bartenders and 173 residents were employed as actors/actresses.  With 2010 census forms arriving in homes, it’s an opportunity to reflect back on what historical information can be gleaned from looking at past census.

Oakland Police say a person was stabbed following a car accident Sunday night.

The recent collapse of the housing market put many people in a position to make a short sale on their home, in which the bank agrees to accept less than is owed on the mortgage. Former homeowners may have another surprise waiting for them when it comes time to pay their taxes.


  1. Erik Kengaard on March 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Years ago Oakland was a fine place, safe, healthy. People could and did go hiking in the hills every weekend and walk around Lake Merritt in the evening. Children could safely walk to school.
    What happened?

  2. Ken Ott on March 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Erik – Oakland has its ups and downs. is good – also check out or to discuss your concerns. (Or your neighborhood yahoo group if you have one!)


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