Born and raised in East Oakland you hear about someone eather getting jumped, hurt, or killed. You always hope that those people aren't the people you love. Your always worried when you hear the ambulence or the police sirense. You see people kikin it everyday with their friends at the block. Trying to keep there head up hoping that there not the next ones to go. Gangs almost every where you go, always have each others back. You got to make sure you dont step in the wrong block. Trying to get out of the struggle but some never make it and some do. You see immigrants triyng to get a job standing in the corners struggling just to make money to bring home to there families. Even though we got our problems we still got good things in our neighborhood. Theres many places to go to here in East Oakland. Many places to go eat or to just hang out with your patnaz. It's unique people have their own style of dressing, they got scraperz and scraper bikes. Many things that other places dont have.