Can Oakland Escape San Francisco's Shadow?

Democratic Mayor Jean Quan explains why the city is another Brooklyn--and the violent Occupy protests are just a blip.

Oakland mayor Jean Quan (D) speaks during a press conference to launch the new Oakland Municipal identification card on February 1, 2013 in Oakland, California. Oakland became the first city in the nation to offer a municipal identification card that also doubles as a debit card. The card is available to all city residents as well as illegal immigrants and will allow people to use the debit card function to avoid check-cashing fees. The city expects to issue at least 6,000 of the $15 cards in the first year.
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