The 1906 San Francisco earthquake left the city shattered, but barely shook the neighboring city of Oakland. In the words of poet Bret Harte, the disaster acted more non-committal toward Oakland because “there are some things the earth cannot swallow.”

“The worst thing about prison was the... was the Dementors. They were flying all over the place and they were scary and then they'd come down and they'd suck the soul out of your body and it hurt!” ~Michael Scott