A Different California "Shield"

Locally made trailblazer sign in Oakland, California

At Skyline and Joaquin Miller boulevards in Oakland, the local government sign shop has made creative use of the Interstate highway outline. California 13, also known as the Warren Freeway, runs between California 24 and Interstate 580 on the northeast side of Oakland.

Aside from the shield, the sign is also slightly misleading. The shortest way to Hayward from this point actually involves making a left turn and following the route as indicated farther along on Skyline to Interstate 580. It's not a big deal: either way you go, you'll eventually reach California 13!