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Unformatted text preview: Sociology Dr. Scott N. Brooks Announcements Readings: Text Chs 4-6 Sociology In Practice & Real Life One of My Favorites Georg Simmel Social types The “stranger” The “poor” Individuality and Social Structure “The Metropolis and Mental Life” Social Interaction “Sociability” Oakland , founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in the state of California . It is located in Northern California in the Bay Area . Based on 2006 statistical data, Oakland is the 44th largest city in the US . According to the 2006 US Census , the population was 397,067 in 2006. Oakland is a major West Coast port, and is home to several major corporations including Kaiser Permanente and Clorox , as well as corporate headquarters for nationwide businesses like Dreyer’s and Cost World Markets . Oakland is a major hub city for the Bay Area subregion collectively called the East Bay . Rand McNally named Oakland as having the best weather in the United States. According to the 2000 US Census , Oakland and Long Beach, California are the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States, with over 150 languages spoken in Oakland. Neighborhoods Central Business District North Oakland West Oakland East Oakland Lake Merritt Oakland Hills Informal Neighborhoods Central Business District North Oakland West Oakland East Oakland Lake Merritt Oakland Hills Fruitvale High Street Sobrante Park Jack London Piedmont Montclair Oaktown O-town The Town The O The monicker "Oaksterdam" was reported in 2003 in association with the opening of a handful of medical marijuana clubs. Oakland is a part of the Bay Area which is sometimes referred to as the "Yay Area.”referred to as the "Yay Area....
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2009 for the course SOCIOLOGY 168, 5 taught by Professor Abrutyn during the Summer '07 term at UC Riverside.

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