"The angels in the summertime are ashes in the fall. As Eden fell so heaven shall. I will burn them all."
The sign, written in gothic letters on weatherworn plywood with faded red flames, is nailed to the side gate of a two-story duplex off Martin Luther King Jr. Way in north Oakland. Today, the old sign's words carry a chilling new meaning, greeting visitors to a house whose insides were scorched by an unidentified arsonist.
The charred house has been a cauldron of contention for more than 10 years. Read more »