While we wait for the Johannes Mehserle case to conclude--for those of you who recently rose from a coma, the BART cop is on trial for the shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009--here are some scenes of Oakland during its supposed antediluvian stage, waiting for what will come once the verdict is announced.

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