…in the immortal words of Oaklandish impresario Jeff Hull tonight in the Oakland Airport’s Tower Lounge, where the more-Oakland-than-thou indie group handed out loving accolades and beloved dollars to some of our hometown do-gooders. The Oakland Innovators Award went to seven groups this year and blended with ”The Most Known Unknown: Oaklandish” public art exhibit at the airport “so travelers in and out of Oakland can see their work and catch a glimpse of what’s going on in the community,” Hull said. The money from Oaklandish and an extra check from the Port of Oakland (Steve Grossman was the man with the white envelopes) is the first dollar Tyrone Stevenson, the young dude who helped launch the scraper bike scene in East Oakland, has ever seen even though the scraper fever spread like a wild virus near and far. “Oakland youth have birthed so many trends that others have commodified and sold,” said the ceremony’s emcee and KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio Weyland Southon. In the spirit of Bruce Lee’s Oakland roots, there was also the Kung Fu Grocery Summer Camp. You gotta love the name! K-Dub, aka Keith Williams, accepted the love on behalf of Town Park, who turns blight to delight for young folks in West Oakland parks. The money will go toward the Cabeza Project. Cycles of Change, an afterschool project that ”hooks kids up with bikes,” as Matt Gereght and Eugene Kang put it, will use the extra money to buy bike locks and helmets. Other recipients were Youth Spirit Artworks, Just Cause Oakland, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp. But for anyone who was still sticking with the T-shirt, they were on sale in the airport gift store. Kudos to the awardees and the hard-working Mr. and Mrs. Oaklandish, Angela Tsay and Jeff Hull. The city owes a thank you to both and the awardees for stoking Oakland pride. And bravo to the Port of Oakland and Oakland Museum for showing them some respect.