Island locacted in the SF Bay. Part of the East Bay, and maybe 30 minutes commute(except during actual commuting hours) from San Fransisco.

Suprising the ambiance is that of a small town with lots of local stores and not many chain stores, friendly people, and not a lot of excitement. The navy base at the north end used to mean the town would get swamped with sailors on shore leave ever other month. This accounts for the large number of police on the island who now have nothing better to do than give speeding tickets.