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Dogtown is a nickname for a portion of West Oaklandmarker, in the city of Oakland, Californiamarker. Oakland Police officers coined the phrase referring to the neighborhood as such due to its large population of stray dogs that once ran wild in the early 1980's. It is bounded on the east by Adeline Street, on the west by Mandela Parkway, on the east by Hollis Street, and its north-south limits are between 32nd and 34th Streets. The area is undergoing rapid redevelopment from former industrial uses to live-work and other residential forms. Dogtown is the birth place of former Hobo Junction rappers Saafir and Tha Whoridas.

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  1. City of Oakland Planning Commission report, retrieved 2007

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