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22nd Street

This house is a great old house in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, Ca. It sits on a nice large corner lot and has pleanty of room indoor and out. Oaklands, Fruitvale District seems to be a little known gem of a spot, with excellent weather nearly year round. The area is mainly Latino which adds great spice to the vibe of the neighborhood. I haven’t called on this property yet for a price and details, but will up date this post when I have more info.

From the shot above you can see that with a little elbow grease this house could be brought back to its former splendor, add a drought tolerant mediterranean garden and a beautiful tree out front and this house would be a beautiful place to come home too.

Folks looking to get a lot for the money, and first time home buyers should consider this up and coming neighborhood. With the Fruitvale Transit Village just blocks away, you can get into San Francisco or anywhere Bart goes in a matter of min. Imagine access to the entire bay area from centrally located Fruitvale District in Oakland, California. And when your at home enjoy some of the best weather and culture Northern California has to offer.

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Day of the Dead

This years Day of the Dead Festival in Oakland, Californias, Fruitvale District was another beautiful day in this little corner of the city. Each year this event brings Oaklanders, and other out to celebrate the cultural and religious celebration of remembering the people who have passed from this life to the next recognizing the lives that they lived and our connection to them. We bought some of the bright orange Marigold flowers and made a little setting for our own family, a wonderful way to reflect and remember those we miss.

We also love finding great hand made arts and crafts from mexico and local artists, today we bought an oil painting from a local artist for $45. a great price for a beautiful little canvas. A word to the wise, come early for the best selection.

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Face Painting

I have noticed over the past few years that face painting for kids at fairs & carnivals is quite popular.

Today we were at the Day of the Dead festival in Oaklands, Fruitvale District and saw a boot with these pictures on the out and inside of the booth. No one was in the booth at the time we approached and we couldn’t figure out what the purpose of the booth was? Art installation! sure, but right after a little girl joined a woman who began painting a face that she had choosen from the photos on the booth. We laughed took a few photos and then kept going.

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