On the border between Oakland and Berkeley stand two iron sculptures with "THERE" denoting where Oakland starts. What does Berkeley's side say? "HERE," of course. It's actually pretty funny even if it is a sideways diss of Oakland. It's a sly reference to Gertrude Stein's supposed comment about Oakland that "There's no there there." But honest, folks, she wasn't referring to her hometown, but rather to the fact that her childhood home was no longer standing in the old neighborhood. The elevated structure in the background is the BART metro system.