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West Oakland: 53 liquor stores, 0 grocery stores, detour commuters, & street art activism
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Posters that sarcastically read, "Welcome Thru West Oakland -- Enjoy Our 53 Liquor Stores," appeared along West Grand Avenue shortly after Eastbound 580 and 24 traffic was re-routed through West Oakland this week. While street art in its many forms often stirs controversy, especially amongst those who prefer their surroundings tidy, it is very often the voice of the disenfranchised struggling to make themselves and the concerns of their community be heard. West Oakland is not a tidy bedroom community, graffiti or not.

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