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Re: “The Veg Hub in Oakland Cooks Fake Meat for the People

I am excited to try the Veg hub and live nearby. But I feel the need to correct an inaccuracy. The Veg Hub did not replace MacDonalds. The Dimond MacDonalds was in the space next door, and it did indeed close. In timing, yes the Veg Hub opened as the MacDonalds closed, but not in the same space. Point being, another fast food restaurant is likely to open up next door.
As a comment. I think it is cool that the Veg Hub has reasonable hours for workers, but they are making it difficult for customers. They do not open until noon. My wife and I would eat lunch there once a week at 11:30 if they were open then, but instead we go elsewhere. I think they miss out on early lunch business. And not being open on Fri, Sat and Sun is ridiculous for a restaurant in this location. Those would be the busiest days for a restaurant in this location. They should be closed on Mon, Tues.

Posted by Scott Yundt on 03/09/2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “The Veg Hub in Oakland Cooks Fake Meat for the People

My partner and I were excited to try out VegHub and it was some of the best food we've ever had in the East Bay. We didn't experience ANY homophobia, or anything other than total welcoming hospitality. I consider myself an ethical vegan, too, and would never generalize or punish a business based on what I assume about their beliefs. And they are a black-owned business whose employees feel the shorter work week is humane and conducive to a more joyful life. I will support them 1) because the food is cruelty-free and INCREDIBLE. And also because we need to support businesses owned by people of color. Those reasons outweigh anything I might presume about their religious beliefs.

Posted by Tara B on 03/09/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Inside Immigration Court: Are Deportation Hearings In The Bay Area Unconstitutional?

This well researched article is truly heartbreaking and even more so when you realize that all these unconstitutional shennanigans were happening under our constitutional lawyer president.
I hope folks that read this will support AB6 and SB3. Those bills, because they have a price tag, will have trouble making it through the leg much less getting our stingy governor's signature.

Posted by Pamela Drake on 03/09/2017 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Keeping Goats in Oakland

Some people have a herd of 5 to 7 goats in the Dimond District. The walk the goats all over the neighborhood as demonstrated by long stretches of goat droppings all over the side walk. Laguna, Carmel, Delmer, Madeline, Coolidge....

The goats are cute, but if I have to pick up after my dog, then you have to clean up after your goats. Don't mean to be a killjoy, I can't walk on the sidewalk without stepping in the broad swath of pellets. Every hundred feet, hundreds of goat pellets cover the sidewalk.

My dog smells and eats the droppings. I get that stuff on my shoes.

Sorry, but it's unsanitary and unneighborly and... unacceptable.

Posted by Joseph Chianese on 03/09/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “The Veg Hub in Oakland Cooks Fake Meat for the People

@ Andrew really ? because one of the former Pastors of the Grand Avenue Seventh-Adventist Church- who if I recall (I could be wrong) was instrumental in bringing such a restaurant to Oakland ( I recall talk about it a few years ago)- risked his ENTIRE career with a sermon about loving EVERYONE- including those in the gay community. Point-- Generalization ? Yes there are some- maybe many who are not as "progressive" in their religiosity. Some if not many ARE. You can have your beliefs based on your faith AND still love your brother and not JUDGE them on their lifestyle choice. It's not THAT difficult. My belief in scientific theories does NOT negate MY faith. Sure... some may not believe what I believe but it has NO bearing on MY relationship with God. I'm not a vegetarian- but I look forward to trying something outside of my comfort zone if it's as good as the reviewer says it is. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJvQaqnfM-…



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Posted by Anthony Moore on 03/09/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “VAMP Record Shop in Oakland Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

We love VAMP and I don't stop by enough now that it left our neighborhood. Best of luck and success in the future. I really miss you here on Athol. It was great having some life on that block after hours.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 03/09/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Oakland Firefighters Say Their Department Is So Badly Managed, Ghost Ship Warehouse Wasn't Even In Its Inspection Database

I am catching up on these articles now or would have commented sooner. With Fire Dept personnel earning upwards of $350K plus annually, more with benefits and overtime, there is NO excuse for not getting the job of running the department DONE. Some of the city salaries are ridiculously high where others (like teachers) are ridiculously low (and yes I know OUSD is a separate budget but these are city employees of a sort). Something must be done to address this disparity. I fully understand the inherent dangers of fire and police work but enough is enough. No wonder the city doesn't have money for other important projects, paying salaries like these.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 03/09/2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Should The Next Oakland Unified Schools Superintendent Be Homegrown?

I'm casting a vote for home grown - let's support promotion of worthy candidates from within the system. There is no need to spend a lot of scarce funding on national searches if we have strong candidates here - plus they won't have sticker shock when they have to buy a home here!

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 03/09/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “The Veg Hub in Oakland Cooks Fake Meat for the People

I wonder, Andrew Zollman, if you know the religious affiliation of all restaurant owners in the Bay Area? My guess would be no and probably many would offend you as well. Heck, there could even be, gulp, republican restaurateurs. . Do they espouse their religious beliefs or just serve good vegan food there? Have you been?

Posted by Clyde Lerner on 03/08/2017 at 11:41 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

Great article Jessica. You are well on your way to exceeding your goal. Stay focused follow your plan and trust that your people will show up for you. #whatawoman #proudbaba #kickstarter.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/63207…

Posted by Keba Armand Konte on 03/08/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

love the love on this thread! gl with business

Posted by ameanie on 03/08/2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Inside Immigration Court: Are Deportation Hearings In The Bay Area Unconstitutional?

they unlawfully enter the country, then commit crimes, get convicted and want to stay here.
How can there be any question as to the fact they will still be in the country unlawfully?
They have to go back.

Posted by alan stirling detroit on 03/08/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

I don't know you personally but I am sure happy to hear about your new business. I will definitely patronize your establishment.

Posted by Chanie Lasso on 03/08/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Betroffenheit at Cal Performances

Got my tickets, Lou, for Saturday night. Looking forward to it.

Posted by Steven Falk on 03/08/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “VAMP Record Shop in Oakland Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

It is amazing how almost any smallish business like Vintage Art and Music for the People are obligated to use Fakebook for publicity. It is even more amazing that the Express puts that fact on the front page of the story.

Posted by Vince Rubino on 03/08/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Town Business: Developer Wants to Stick MacArthur BART Tower's Affordable Units Entirely in Bottom Quarter of Building

More mindless drivel designed to fan flames of class warfare. BFD that the subsidized housing does not include a penthouse suite.

What a terrible thought that the "elites" that live there will need to pony up an even greater premium price to get the views. Should we give them more lower floors so that the elites pay less money for a pretty view and drive the total revenue and viability down?

I think Darwin cut his math and economics classes and spent his time learning magical thinking.

Posted by Michael Good on 03/08/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Town Business: Developer Wants to Stick MacArthur BART Tower's Affordable Units Entirely in Bottom Quarter of Building

Another EBX article to stir the pot. Who gives a %^@$* where the units are ? If this was any other city in the USA there wouldn't be an option of affordable housing. Please EBX, try to stop fanning the flames.

Posted by Garry Ovalbach on 03/08/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “The Veg Hub in Oakland Cooks Fake Meat for the People

I appreciate the level of detail in the taste descriptions and I look forward to checking out the Veg Hub.

Posted by Helen Duffy on 03/08/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “The Veg Hub in Oakland Cooks Fake Meat for the People

For ethical vegans (and anyone else who supports social justice), the fact that they are Seventh-Day Adventists (who are against LGBTs/marriage equality, and don't allow women to be ordained) could be an issue. I'm not comfortable patronizing them because of that, which is unfortunate because of the other positive aspects. There are many other vegan restaurants in the area who don't have oppressive beliefs (to my knowledge), who I'd rather support.

I've reached out to them, and they don't denounce these aspects of their religion (although they curiously claim they don't believe LGBTs or women are "inferior").

Posted by Andrew Zollman on 03/08/2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “New Oakland Police Chief Talks Cultural Change and Compassion for the Homeless

I would love to see a large ship, i.e. a retired cruise ship, parked in the turning basin and made available as a homeless shelter. The land will always be used up for more and more expensive property development projects, but our waterways could serve as a very good platform for safety and shelter. Who wants to work on that, and fund it?

Posted by Shannon Adkins on 03/08/2017 at 9:44 AM

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