I was thinking earlier this week that moving to Oakland might not be so bad, since I was contacted by a real estate company that sells affordable housing to people who don’t make millions of bucks in the Bay Area. I definitely fit that category and the deals seemed decent. Oakland can’t be that bad, I thought, despite all the rumors that fly around in the Bay Area. Well, today I read this article in the San Francisco Chronicle and learned that there have been over 500 murders in Oakland in the last 5 years, making it the 2nd most dangerous city in California, after Compton. So maybe we won’t be looking into those properties after all. San Bruno ain’t the safest block in the Bay Area–but at least I feel safe walking down the street.