Evangelina Lara lives in the San Antonio neighborhood off International Avenue in East Oakland. There's a massive pile of trash that includes a stained mattress, a refrigerator and decayed Christmas trees right next to her apartment building where she's lived for the last 19 years.
"I'm tired of nobody caring," Lara says about the garbage people leave in her neighborhood. "It's unhealthy!"
She along with other East Oakland residents and community organizers believe that Mayor Libby Schaaf and the city have ignored requests to provide services like cleaning up the piles of illegally dumped trash around their areas. So they led a "reality tour" in East Oakland over the weekend to highlight neglected hotspots.
Their first stop was Mayor Libby Schaaf's home in the upscale Oakmore neighborhood in the Oakland Hills.
Angel Patino says he wanted to point out the disparities of affluent neighborhoods versus low-income neighborhoods so that's why he choose to stop in Schaaf's neighborhood. He lives near the Oakland Coliseum where there is a lot of illegal dumping.