Scrapertown – Another Amazing Oakland Story
By Brenton Crozier
Oakland has so many strong associations with violence and crime. That’s not to say that these things aren’t huge challenges for the city, but they do seem to encapsulate the funnel for which Oakland is shown to the rest of the country. But as we found out in our episode, Oakland – The Self-Made City, there are so many incredible things happening there, lead by innovative thinking and a caring community.
California Is a Place, is a remarkable project that captures the unique stories in beautifully filmed video documentaries. In fact, it’s a passion project as you can tell from the founder’s about verbiage; “We love this stuff. That’s why we’re doing this project. Simply put, California is sensational.” We actually had the pleasure of working with them in producing the El Rey documentary. Scrapertown is a fantastic story that they filmed that features the Original Scraper Team. I’d rather you watch . . . and take in the vivid colors and larger than life Scraper Bike King.