Oakland Oozing With Possibilities


When I was 16 years old I worked at Emporium-Capwell's in Downtown Oakland.  This department store was on Broadway in what is now Sears.  As I was growing up I remember Oakland and its thriving retail business.  We had I. Magnin's,  Joseph Magnin's, Liberty House, Little Daisy and more.

These businesses are gone, but the beautiful buildings remain.  I yearn for healthy downtown.  I would love Oakland to model after Pasadena, California.  Their shops, department stores and restaurants are on a main street, not in a mall.


Look at the buildings, you can't deny Oakland's beauty.