Oakland is the major eastern hub of the San Francisco bay area. It is home to nearly 400,000 people, and sits across the bay from San Francisco. It is widely recognized for its culture of political activism and diversity, and along with a vibrant modern music scene, the city boasts the highest number of artists per capita in the country. It’s also one of the most sustainable cities in the US, recently ranked #1 in electricity usage from renewable resources. Oakland is fiercely loyal to its sports teams, the Raiders (NFL) and A’s (MLB).