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What many don't see is the spate of fires are not just apartments, or empty warehouses. The FedEx truck into the students from LAUSD killed ten, five Filipino nurses on the San Mateo Bridge, the unfinished Mission Bay Fire in SF, the deadly San Bruno Fire, the Deadly Walnut Creek Explosion in 2004 and a slew of fires affecting restaurants in the East Bay, Berkeley and SF. Walnut Creek lost Piedmont Lumber and La Virage, Wendy's and many others.
One of the Kim brothers is a long time friend and I was in that building in 1995. The reality is it appears they lost control of the building with squatters and the like. From what I read the third floor was no-mans land.
The fire officials and the codes they use need to adjust tactics. I've operated large wood based operations - I never would lack fire extinguishers or fire suppression. The reality is who was in control, who was in the building when this or that happened etc.
My personal arson story is horrific where I went to the Alameda District attorneys and met with two investigators about the Ghost Fire where I knew several vics via music. I met some of the E-music at local events, fascinating how they make the sounds come together.
What I told them was I have an arsonist following me. They didn't believe me but trust me you're see me at an Oakland council meeting as I went to the Mayors Office with my blogs.
My labels are about Arson, Murders and Explosions
I have postings with tags like The SERIAL ARSONIST
It gets personal as I knew Berkeley Fireman Tony Nunes quite well. His friend Bat Chief John Riley died in the Oakland Fire.
The Kim brother that's been a friend in the 80s was almost killed in the Parkwoods that exploded behind him in the Oakland Firestorm in 1991. I found videos posted showing Parkwoods burning to the ground as he's leaving.
How does one class get ensnared two of three deadliest fires? They don't they are being targeted like I've been tageted.
Dig in and read.
I have lost everything, my family, houses, assets and my sons in connection to the Police Scandal in the East Bay now six years old.
I have beaten many times but I have been broken, there is a difference.
Unbelievable, and yet completely and utterly in line with the way this city operates. The underserved remain underserved and worse. Not sexy enough for the mayor to hold a press conference, and not enough PR kickback for the sports teams to kick-in a few dollars. Disgraceful.
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Excellently argued review, and much better than Queen Bauer's never-ending condescension,even as both reviews argue essentially the same thing: The shadow of the rightfully legendary Bay Wolf perhaps impedes Peng from achieving the breakaway moment of which she is capable. Bay Wolf, over its forty year run, became a beloved staple, a wonderfully Latin-Euro (French, Italian, Spanish) and Cali take on comfort food.
What we all have forgotten, it seems, is that Bay Wolf made its bones by taking us all to new territory back in the day, and that its beloved "comfort" ethos developed only in the last decade of its multi-decade run.
The Wolf can pay true homage to Bay Wolf by doing what Wild and company did in the first place: take the recipes and improvise freely and lovingly, without the aim of playing solely to the past or becoming a Cali legend, both of which the Bay Wolf achieved almost as an afterthought.
To the ever-talented Ms. Peng: never mind the shadow. Do YOUR thang, and the ghost of Bay Wolf will smile approvingly.
What needs to be done about the Raiders is to design a "poison pill" of some sort that would never allow them to return.
Glad the East Bay Express reports on this issue. Keep it up!
The whole level of resources being committed to this issue is ridiculous. Has the City forgotten the multiple deadly fires killing dozens of people? And somehow the code enforcement resources of the city cannot bring those monstrosities into safe compliance and they have staff on Chard Patrol duty? (Yeh I know Planning and Building Code enforcement staff are not fire inspectors but fire code violations are very closely related to building violations. We need to put the Chard Patrol staff on loan to the Fire Department to work on core life safety inspections for the next couple years).
city needs to raise money and getting pretty desparate
The comment by "Sammy Jo" above is a joke. It is undoubtedly one of the opposition posing as her. Way to sink even lower. Funny thing is, most people seeing this article know who you are and could list the names next to many of those mean-spirited quotes. The real Sammy Jo, is much more thoughtful and caring for all residents of Dublin and beyond. Oh, and the Berkeley comment is clear evidence of an imposter as it's not the first time it has been said in an effort to discredit Sammy Jo and Sammy Jo would never say that. Finally, if all the Dublin opposition to sanctuary city would take just a few minutes to actually listen and read, you will find all your yelling and screaming against a sanctuary effort is misplaced, as that has nothing to do with Sammy Jo's proposal to council.
Hi, I am an out of state resident, and I'm visiting San Fransisco for 10 days. I was hopping to get a medical card here, I am over 21, a US citizen and I have back pains and insomnia. If i don't have proof of address for myself but my mom lives here, is there anyway I could get a mmj card within the next couple of days?
Have done a year
Why not 26 year's ? Time served or he could a year in the Fed's and got a show with snoop dogg ? Can't blame the youth of we don't see the truth
Luke, although we never had the privilege to have met one another. I truly enjoyed all of your commentary and articles ,especially the ones that were about my past business the "BBQ HUT" (smile). But really you will be missed...don't stay away too long just continue to enjoy yourself!
I live in Dublin and I see no reason to have a Sanctuary City at all. We have Federal and state laws that are in place and we don't need this in the city of Dublin. We don't need this town to be another Berkeley.
I am so bummed. I have fond memories of my first child playing on the piano, reading books, and grabbing a sandwich/cuppa joe at this shop. We really felt welcomed here. Happy to hear owner is retiring, though, hope he enjoys this time. Best of luck!
You'll be missed. I've greatly appreciated your searching out of smaller places that would otherwise be completely overlooked. I hope your successor will maintain this ethos, and that you'll imprint some of that perspective to the glossy pages of your new gig. Good luck!
Oooooohhhh very well put Carol, I'm from Oakland and there is a lot of truth to everything you have written.
RESPECT AND LOVE is a key attribute for balance.
I think Oakland has improved in many ways in the last 15 years from the un documented prople living here.
Damn I usually love your reviews rave or critical. But you really went out of your way to talk shit on the SF Film Festival this year. Your "between the lines" contempt was not as hidden as you may have thought. It also wasn't cute or cheeky. It genuinely seemed like you were trying to convince people not to go. Whatever you think about San Francisco in general, the film festival has always been a quality event fueled by enthusiastic volunteers, and showing quality local and international offerings. Don't be such a dick about it. You're supposed to support your local film festival!
I just saw this. We will miss you! I was going to eat elsewhere in San Leandro but to honor your reviews of the East Bay's thriving Asian restaurant scene I will now go eat again at Noodles Pho Me:
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