Oakland Cool—Businesses Grow, Violent Reputation Continues

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Recently, Forbes Magazine named Oakland, Calif, the fifth-coolest city in the U.S. Small business focused on the downtown area have injected new life into the once-depressing urban core. This promising development, however, bumps up against the port city's violent reputation. Street Soldiers Radio interviewed young entrepreneurs who chose Oakland to set up shop. Ann Bassette is a senior producer at YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.