City in western California, located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, adjacent to Berkeley. It is linked with San Francisco by the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (1936).
The Oakland - San Francisco - San Jose metropolitan region ranks as one of the most populous in the United States. The region's population increased from 5,368,000 in 1980 to 6,253,000 in 1990.
The population of Oakland increased from 339,337 in 1980 to 372,242 in 1990.
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In October 1991 a devastating brushfire swept through the hills above the city, killing 25 people.
In October 1989 more than 40 people were killed in west Oakland when a freeway collapsed during a major earthquake.
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