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Oasis May Be a Mirage in a Food Desert

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Few could disagree that something needed to be done about an eight square-mile area with roughly 25,000 people, 53 liquor stores and no grocers. While there has been much attention paid to co-op markets in West Oakland filling the void left by a lack of grocers, little attention has been paid to the consumption habits of folks who live in this area, and if these alternatives are truly making inroads in the health consequences for the community of West Oakland.