Unlike some, I’m not terribly concerned about Google’s new “street view” feature for Google Maps. Of course, they didn’t even drive their van in front of my house.
I do find it kind of cool that you can look around large streets, even in the East Bay, and get a sense of things.
If you go to this link, you can see the view on San Pablo near my house. San Pablo is a north-south street that runs from Oakland through Emeryville and Berkeley and then continues up north quite a ways. It is the main way in and out of our part of Oakland/Emeryville.