This cool neon sign looks to be in perfect shape despite it's age. I really like it's 1930s sensibility, although I doubt the sign is that old. The Rio now seems to be a residence motel and from the outside appears to be well kept. It's located on West MacArthur Blvd., formerly a major thoroughfare through town, and now a down and out strip. The Sage Motel is located on the same street but on the other end of town. Mac Arthur Blvd. basically runs north-south and is the unofficial dividing line between the haves and have-nots. But like everything else in Oakland, there are many exceptions to this "rule." For other R photos be sure to visit ABC Wednesday this week.