Oakland B-Side by ShapiroA

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
God help America.


Runner(s)-Up:

MyrowitzJ
The smartest part of me will always be my ass.


Quiz Description

This is the companion piece to the mothership Oakland One-Day, consisting of alternates and questions I thought of after I'd already hit my quota of 12.

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Questions:

Though her best-known project is a palatial residence 200 miles to the south, this Oakland-raised architect also graced her hometown with many works including the Mills College campus and the Chapel of the Chimes (an interior of which is seen here). Name her.

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JULIA MORGAN

Although it doesn't take place under a tent, what does one call an impromptu gathering where, to quote Urban Dictionary, people "ride the strip, stunt, get at or mingle with the opposite sex, do donuts, figure 8's, hang out the windows while we drive, drive wit the doors open and basically do it real live..."?

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SIDESHOW

Harborside, founded in 2006 on Oakland's semi-industrial waterfront, is one of the biggest entities in what business sector which Oakland was the first U. S. city to license?

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA (DISPENSARY)

A 2014 New York Times article stirred local annoyance and derision by referring to Oakland as "_____ by the Bay" -- not a completely unreasonable analogy to make, if one thinks mainly in terms of rent prices and resulting migration patterns. Coincidentally, the name that goes in the blank really was the name of a former town annexed to Oakland in 1872. What is it?

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BROOKLYN

What do most of the segments highlighted in red on this map have in common?

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THEY ARE STAIRWAYS

Oakland's climate is generally comfortable year-round, but locals know that the hottest days often occur in October. One such day in 1991 turned deadly as wind-whipped flames killed 25 people and destroyed more than 3000 homes. What seasonal wind pattern, analogous to SoCal's Santa Ana winds and named for a mountain range east of Oakland, contributed to the disaster?

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DIABLO WINDS

Followers of the BART Twitter account were amused when BART challenged the LA Metro to a haiku battle last year. The Metro, taking the bait, led with this poorly-constructed entry (which prompted a BART rejoinder of "it's five, seven, five"). Fill in the redacted word, which was presumably used here in the sense of Oakland MC Stanley Kirk Burrell.

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HAMMER

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon, a 134-year-old Oakland institution, is perhaps best known as the high school hangout of what sometime seafarer and future author?

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JACK LONDON

"The A's/Yankees game combined a full stadium with an energetic crowd, the ideal situation .... After a few false starts, the crowd understood what Henderson was trying to accomplish ..."

This extract from a Wikipedia article refers to the genesis of what is sometimes considered the first what?

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WAVE

Many Oaklanders would like to see the name change which has been effected by sticker on this map of the BART system. For now, what remains the official name of the station in question?

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FRUITVALE

Women arguably dominate Oakland's city government, holding positions including Mayor, Chief of Police, City Attorney, City Auditor, and the at-large Council seat. The U. S. Representative for the district containing Oakland is also a woman, as is the Oakland native who serves as California's junior U. S. Senator. Name any three of the seven women mentioned above. (To ease grading, please kindly use last names only and list your three names in alphabetic order.)

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(in the order listed in the question:) LIBBY SCHAAF, ANNE KIRKPATRICK, BARBARA PARKER, BRENDA ROBERTS, REBECCA KAPLAN, BARBARA LEE, KAMALA HARRIS

For years, painted figures like these have been steadily appearing at the base of telephone poles in central Oakland. When officials at Pacific Gas & Electric were apprised of the matter, they initially vowed to remove them. But following public outcry, PG&E announced a cease-fire in a press release which punningly declared the poles to be whose land?

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GNOME-MAN'S LAND