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Re: “'I Like Eating': Democracy and Philly Cheesesteaks

It is ironic that, as a new citizen, the character goes to racist "Geno's Steaks" in South Philly, where until the Pope's recent visit had signs on their restaurant stating "This Is AMERICA, When ordering, SPEAK ENGLISH" and "Press 1 for English, Press 2 for Deportation". The character should have gone to "Pat's Steaks" across the street, the actual creator's of the cheesesteak sandwich, which they serve to everyone.

Posted by Gilbert Bardsley on 01/04/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

That's it, Gerry Pong? Her qualifications boil down to your assessment of her attractiveness?

Posted by Valerie Winemiller on 01/04/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and La La Land: Same Old Song And Dance

It's one of those movies that revives your suspicions that there is a cabal of film critics who have all agreed to cheer on this inept piece of film making. Stone tries her best to hold the trite, tiresome story together in the face of Goslings'
phoned-in performance and a story line that was worn to threads decades ago.

Posted by John Weil on 01/04/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

The new chief big hat is not flattering at all, at all! The hat is bigger than her head. She is as attractive as Trump's Kellyanne.

Posted by Gerry Pong on 01/04/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Be a Phool for Love at Alem's Coffee in Oakland

Been there, good coffee

Posted by Rich Marta on 01/04/2017 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Mid-Week Menu: R.I.P. Genova Deli

Genova's Deli is mediocre at best for the outrageous rip off prices paid for a sandwich with hardly any meat and just a pinch of veggies, so you pay $9 for the bread. Their lowest price per pound for sliced deli meats is $17! Raviolis are tasty but mostly pasta dough and sauce is good but a medium sized container is like $20! Total con artist scam going on at all their locations especially walnut creek. Another rip off example is all their prepared dishes or soups. One of the last time I bought a chicken tortellini soup for $12, it didn't have any chicken, not one piece! Freakin people give you nothing and empty your wallet! I do see the workers giving heaping portions on orders to their friends near closing time and some people didn't pay either! I hate Genova's and would never go there again and don't recommend it to anyone unless you like being robbed! They were probably good at one time and now use and abuse that past reputation to get away with robbing people and so many stupid idiots wait in line for hours for a piece of shot sandwich!

Posted by Matt Gilmore on 01/03/2017 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Where to Buy a Cake for Your Upcoming Holiday Party

Thanks for this. Tips on fave east bay spots for rosca de reyes?

Posted by MV on 01/03/2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “AS B-Dama's Chicken Paitan Ramen Is the Perfect Antidote to Winter

Keizo Shimamoto once wrote that tori paitan broth just meant "boiling the dickens out of chickens."

I've had good versions in SF at Kirimachi and Mensho Tokyo.

Posted by Gary Stevens on 01/03/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Oakland's Toxic Lead Contamination Isn't in the Water. It's in the Buildings and Dirt, and It's Bad.

Have facts ever mattered to EBX? The comparisons to Flint is false and unethical. Tens of thousands of kids were tested in Flint... in Oakland ~500. Those samples are not comparable. Yes, the fact that Fruitvale is a hot spot matters, but Oakland as a whole is not like Flint. Reuters didn't even mention Oakland in its report -not once. While ~5% of nearly *all* children in Flint had elevated levels, several Flint zip codes (where thousands of kids were tested) showed +8% and +10% of children with high lead levels! In just one zip code in Flint 8,000 children were tested (Fruitvale ~500) and over 10% of those Flint children had elevated lead levels! That is not the case in Oakland. If Darwin had bothered to mull over the data he'd have noticed that more kids tested with elevated lead levels in SF's Southeast districts than did in Oakland. But please, please drag the spotlight away from deserving communities to sell ads or whatever.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 01/03/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Loopholes in ADA Law Make "No Pets" Clauses Nearly Impossible to Enforce

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Posted by Aloisio Mariana on 01/03/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Blues Jam

This has been closed for months!!!!!!

Take this off the list please.

Posted by Jud Yaski on 01/03/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Casey Affleck A Misfit Again in Manchester By The Sea

Okay, *somebody* got up on the wrong side of the bed! Kelly me boyo, was that another film ya saw or what? And shame on you for your thoughtless meanspirited SPOILERS. Are you actually critiquing the film or should you just...go back to bed~
(Fabulous film, btw.)

Posted by Claudine Marie Elizabeth Jones on 01/02/2017 at 11:54 PM

Re: “Poetry Express Readings

Featured readers are often well awarded and published poets, yet the sessions in a private room in the restaurant are receptive and this is a good place for Open Mic where even a 1st-time reader can feel comfortable among the more established voices.

Posted by Bruce Bagnell on 01/02/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Casey Affleck A Misfit Again in Manchester By The Sea

This Review is spot on! The movie was hideous; and what's all this "but that's what life is about" commentary? Really? I thought the movie showed the Lonergan/Damon/Afleck disdain for New Englanders, by heaping absurd amounts of tragedy in winter blizzard fashion. It was a ridiculous film that over did every aspect, including the cheesy interjections of stark New England coastal scenery. Yuck!

Posted by Mary Greenblat on 12/31/2016 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Barry Jenkins Walks Out in the Moonlight

This is the best picture I have seen in 2016. It is kinda holy, in addition to being superbly written, acted and directed. Like life itself, its all about love. I've seen it twice so far and will likely buy it when it is available for sale. I am glad we are seeing more and more films about black lives. Now show me some Latino stories and Asian stories. Please.

Posted by Tree Fitzpatrick on 12/31/2016 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Casey Affleck A Misfit Again in Manchester By The Sea

Saw the movie last night and did not enjoy it. What are all those nuances allegedly missed? This was raw, profane entertainment??? Hard to find enough redeeming qualities to overcome the reasons to tell this story. As a movie it succeeded in moving me to tears but it is too close to life to take me out of it or show me a part with which I am unfamiliar. Character development is good.

Posted by Bill Gibson on 12/31/2016 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Gut Feeling: Pot Eases Crohn's Disease

I am a 71 year old man who has bladder cancer. I have been using cannabis oil for over a year and my cancer has not spread, and in fact, the tumor has shrunk in size. My doctor told me that if I did not have my bladder removed and do chemo I would be dead in 12 - 18 months, and that was 2 years ago and I am going strong.

Posted by Michael Smith 1 on 12/31/2016 at 6:27 AM

Re: “DEA Fails To Reschedule Marijuana: Five Things You Need To Know

David you have pointed some good points i like that after legalization marijuana monopoly will be defeated and some new research can be done on marijuana.
Imtiaz Malik your http://www.thelaughinggrass.com also have a good articles about cannabis legislation

Posted by Venus Algus on 12/30/2016 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Casey Affleck A Misfit Again in Manchester By The Sea

Wow. This review glosses over everything that's deep and real and beautiful in this stellar movie. Who cares if the lead actor often portrays characters who are in pain? Manchester By the Sea focuses on what matters most in life, unlike this vapid, meaningless review.

Posted by Esther Ehrlich on 12/30/2016 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Oakland's Toxic Lead Contamination Isn't in the Water. It's in the Buildings and Dirt, and It's Bad.

Looks like some diesel does have lead "in the wild" - but not a huge amount: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11944798

Posted by Noah Gibbs on 12/30/2016 at 5:42 PM

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