"One [negative news] story doesn't represent the people of Oakland. They need to be here to experience what it is."
"Working and and loving the sun."
"Living in Oakland is alot more than it's cracked up to be... on the positive side."
"I just moved back from LA and this is what I missed. You got the Oak-Landers who will always let you know who they are."
"I love it here. I feel like I'm surrounded by so much love and community."
"When I first started working here, people never said hi. But now they're mellowed out and now they say hi to me."
"I'm grateful for the opportunities to learn, to heal and to grow with and in community."
"No matter what neighbourhood you come out of, don't let negativity bring you down. Keep working for your dream. And get Iggy with it."
"Of all the places I've lived, it's the best part of the Bay. There's just so much to do."
"It's such a great mix. It's a big salad."
"Can't beat the food in Oakland. When there's diversity, there's good food."
"[You are looking at the face of] your future world leader."
"Los barrios no se venden."
"It's home. It's home no matter what."