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Oakland

(Encyclopedia) Oakland, city (1990 pop. 372,242), seat of Alameda co., W Calif., on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay; inc. 1852. Together with San Francisco and San Jose, the city comprises the…

Beane, Billy

(Encyclopedia) Beane, Billy (William Lamar Beane 3d), 1962–, American baseball player and general manager, b. Orlando, Fla. An outfielder with a lifetime average of .219, he had a short, unimpressive…

San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge

(Encyclopedia) San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, double-decked structure, W Calif.; built 1933–36 and (eastern section replacement) 2002–13. It has a total length of 8.25 mi (13.2 km). From San…

Oakland, Calif.

Mayor: Elizabeth Schaaf (to Jan. 2018) 2010 census population (rank): 390,724 (47); Male: 189,519 (48.5%); Female:…

Clawson

(Encyclopedia) Clawson, city (1990 pop. 13,874), Oakland co., SE Mich., a residential suburb between Pontiac and Detroit; settled c.1833, inc. 1920.

Berkley

(Encyclopedia) Berkley bûr´kl, city (1990 pop. 16,960), Oakland co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit; inc. 1932. It is chiefly residential.

Ferndale

(Encyclopedia) Ferndale, city (1990 pop. 25,084), Oakland co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit; inc. as a city 1927. Its manufactures include automobile parts, machinery, and pharmaceuticals.

Piedmont

(Encyclopedia) Piedmont, city (1990 pop. 10,602), Alameda co., W Calif., a suburb of Oakland; inc. 1907. It is a hilly, residential city. Many of its homes enjoy a spectacular view of the San…

Madison Heights

(Encyclopedia) Madison Heights, city (1990 pop. 32,196), Oakland co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit; inc. 1955. With the decline of the regional auto industry, the city has become a technology center…

Hazel Park

(Encyclopedia) Hazel Park, city (1990 pop. 20,051), Oakland co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit; inc. 1942. Hazel Park has varied light manufacturing industries and a racetrack. Most of the early…