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A Sunday Walk to Oakland's Rose Garden & Piedmont's Mansions

Now open for RSVPs. The only cost is $3 cash per adult. Kids free. We will start at a new cafe called Tierra Mia Coffee, on the corner of Broadway & 20th Street, so people taking BART should go to Oakland's 19th Street BART Station and then exit at the 20th Street exit and our starting point is right across the street. One may bring a sack lunch or buy one at Tierra Mia Coffee or later at Whole Foods Market. I want at least some of our attendees to buy drinks or something at Tierra Mia and give tips so they will like us.

Below is a link to Tierra Mia:

At 10:40 AM we will walk West on 20th Street, then North on Harrison to the giant Whole Foods Market. We plan to eat lunch about Noon at Oakland's Morcom Rose Garden. If something such as a wedding prevents us from eating there we will eat later at the Piedmont Park.

Our SF mansions walk is super popular. Oakland is unjustly famous for nothing but poverty and crime. However Oakland like San Francisco, has wealthy areas as well as poor ones. We will walk in some of the good places in Oakland and Piedmont. Inside Oakland is the town of Piedmont which used to 1920's have more millionaires per square mile than any other place in the USA. Piedmont used to be a city of super rich Republicans and now it is a city of ordinary rich Democrats. Piedmont looks as good as now as then. All of the mansions are still there in all of their old glory with flowers and gardens.

There are historic sites that we will see in Oakland such as the former home of former Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Earl Warren, and the former home of the once famous entertainer Al Jolson, who was the star of the first talking movie. We end the walk at the 19th Street BART Station about 4:20 PM.

If you have any questions about how to get around the Bay Area on public transportation below is a trip planner link provided by government:

Some legal disclaimers: By joining us for any event you hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE it's organizers, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore. It is advisable to consult a doctor before you begin any strenuous physical activity. The organizer is not trained for emergency medical procedures and no doctors, nurses or ambulances are provided on the walks. 

Photos above taken on this route. To see more photos click on:[masked]

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  • Nazli

    I had the best time walking, site- seeing and making new friends... Thank you Howard!!

    1 · July 27, 2014

  • Neil

    Another wonderful ramble. Thank you, Howard.

    July 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    An incredible hike through some beautiful parts of Oakland. As always, very nice people in this group!

    July 27, 2014

  • Denise C

    Loved it.

    July 27, 2014

  • Goldy

    This was a challenging walk but I'm glad I stayed for the whole time. I would do this walk again.

    July 27, 2014

  • tomoko k.

    I'll have fun !!

    July 20, 2014

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