Nothing There – There!

The contribution to American Arts and Literature by foreign immigrants, is huge! Having a thousand more bucks to shop at target because you gave the rich a huge tax cut, and, oppressed immigration, is not going to contribute to the core of our Bohemian Culture.

Rosamond Press

Gertrude Stein said this about Oakland; “There’s nothing there – there!”

Soon, the Oakland Produce Market will be no more, along with it’s old waterfront. I was the Last Witness of how it used to be. In the photo above, an anonymous artist in a loft posts a message in the window of an old factory.

I was twenty three when I lived in the Sunrise Boat Harbor that was located where sit the first giant cranes when you enter the Oakland Esturary. They filled in the little harbor, where I also lived in a houseboat with my sister Christine’s best friend, Sue Villiani.

Jon Presco

The Oakland produce market, whose circa-1915 buildings are purported to be among the oldest in the nation still selling wholesale fruit and vegetables, is still relied on by East Bay restaurants and grocers.

But the market, a 5-acre warren of wood and wire-mesh structures…

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About Royal Rosamond Press

I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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