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City east of SF Bay, aka "tha town". Separated into 3 parts (North, West, and East Oakland). There is no south. North Oakland is the hills. West Oakland has downtown, lake merritt, chinatown, and jack london square. East Oakland has the airport, coliseum, and the zoo. Deep East Oakland is where you can find the sideshows, people actin' a fool and gettin' hyphy, goin stupid doo doo dumb retarded, smokin perk and chewy, sippin' on some heem or yak, and slappin' hard in they box chevs.
dude1: 'ey mayne, what it do?
dude2: it ain't nuttin yo. i finta get blazed tonite and hit up tha town, yadidamean?
dude1:o fo sho.
by UselessHarry August 26, 2005
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Founded in 1852, The Town is the eighth-largest city in the U.S., but what makes it stand out amongst other American cities is its diverse communities,distinct neighborhoods and turfs, and its culturally rich activities such as mobbin through the sydeshows in a Box Chevy, Going 18 Dummy sippin yak and blowin Purple, and the historically significant Pimp Game. The Town has birthed some of the most notable musicians and rappers of the 20-21st century, such as Tower of Power, Sly and The Family Stone,Too Short, Richy Rich,Keak Da Sneak, Keyshia Cole and DU. Also emerging from Oakland are The Oakland Raiders,The Black Panthers, The East Bay Dragons, The Hells Angels, and many other impacting culturally iconic groups.
Person from LA: "Where you from?"
Person from Oakland: "Oakland Bitch."
by Hiroshi San November 02, 2007
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1) A city in the East Bay, notorious for it's crime and homicides.
2) The third weirdest city in the Bay Area, right behind Bezerkley and San Francisco.
3) My home town.
Oakland's got a bad rep, but it's honestly not as bad as it's said to be. I lived right in the middle of it for 12 years and I never got shot.
by Lloydie-boy February 13, 2008
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hella ghetto but awesome fun city in california bay area. mega high crime rates. has a nice needle exchange program!! lots of crack users there, especially in west oakland.
Let's go to Oakland!
Hell yea! We can score some crack!
by Jewelziedoll August 08, 2008
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A city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay. A beautiful city with beautiful weather.

Oakland is known for its great sports teams, the A's and the Raiders. It is also known for its sideshows and high murder rate.
Oakland is a great place to take a vacation, because there are no other tourists there.
by Joao Bufamarillo May 13, 2005
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1) Principal city of the East Bay Area.

2) The repository for San Francisco's social problems. Oakland exists to make San Francisco look pretty.

3) City that's free to get into when you cross the Bay Bridge, but you have to pay to leave it, to get into San Francisco.

4) City with a bad reputation but which is gentrifying due to shockingly high prices in The City.

5) Next to Portland, Oregon, the Lesbian capital of the Western US
Woman: Mary is from Oakland.

Man: Is she a lesbian?

Woman: No.

Man: Is she black?

Woman: No.

Man: Then she can't be from Oakland.
by Bertha Venation April 17, 2007
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A city in northern California. Though it isn't my personal home soil, I have been there and am officially declaring it the 3rd most dangerous ghetto in America. Do not enter Oakland, California unless you have the intentions of getting shot or making a drop.
Oakland is THE hood.
by Zuke July 11, 2006
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