When the BART train comes out of the tunnel on the East Bay side, it passes a pretty poor neighbourhood in Oakland, according to my mom, this area is called The Bottoms. But it looks like there has been an infusion of urban renewal hipsters. I took a terrible photo out of the train, but you can see this nice old house with two yards next to it. Those yards have urban chickens and you can see the guy out there feeding them from time to time. I'll have to get out there on my bike and explore on the ground.