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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

Re: “Expert: You Don't Have to Be a State Resident to Get Medical Marijuana In California Right Now

I have had my neck fused and love with Chronic Pain. I can't walk for more than an hour because of nerve damage.I am in the Anaheim area (aka Disneyland) and would like to try authentic pure CBD Oil. I will happily pay to get an MMJ card but I am from out of state. Any suggestions on where to go or who could help with questions. Just a mom wanting to have a reduced pain day to go do Disney with my family.

Posted by UTmomof2 on 12/30/2016 at 4:32 PM

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

A ground breaking lead paint liability lawsuit was won by several Cali governments a couple years ago based on lead in paint that's a primary cause of childhood lead poisoning. The companies Kelly More, Du Pont, BP and others were supposed to fund remediation programs in the state to rid houses of lead paint.

Posted by Christina Aanestad on 12/30/2016 at 12:17 PM

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

*SPOILER ALERTS - THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS THAT WILL RUIN THE MOVIE FOR YOU*. What a terrible review, btw..

Posted by Jason Finnegan on 12/30/2016 at 11:36 AM

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

So sad building owners of the past chose to use lead house paint in the Fruitvale area. Not like in the rest of oakland where they had the foresight to use only lead free paints.

Posted by bill h on 12/30/2016 at 11:09 AM

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

I see no reason not to believe the findings in the study about lead based paint contamination. Think about it. The buildings in the Fruitvale neighborhood are old, the landlords are not investing in old paint removal and application of new paint, partly because the weather here does not demand constant repainting like in other parts of the country and partly because new buyers and renters just don't care about paint, since the housing market is what it is. Children do play in the dirt, and people do maintain home gardens just like I do in front or on the sides of the house. I'm one of these landlords myself, BTW. I own a single family home built in 1909. The paint is chipping and this article makes me think it's time to do something about it. I have studied the Port pollution problem, and was actively engaged in the process to develop the MAQIP (Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan) in 2008 together with Communities for Better Environment, Sierra Club, APEN and others. I believe the Port is improving its particulate emissions, especially with "cold ironing" of ships and improved emissions controls for trucks. Check this URL: http://www.portofoakland.com/community/env… Particulate Matter (PM) emissions are way down compared to 2005. Yes, the Port could and should do more. But let's not blame the lead poisoning on the Port just yet.

Posted by Kent Lewandowski on 12/30/2016 at 10:10 AM

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

Boots Riley: this is categorically false. Diesel fuel contains no lead (see http://www.air-quality.org.uk/26.php).

Posted by Joe Hankin on 12/30/2016 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Lookout! Bookout! At Berkeley Public Library

The article didn't mention the library event on January 4, which is at the West Berkeley branch (1125 University Ave) with readings by Michelle Cruz Gonzalez and Cristy C. Road, 7 PM.

Posted by Kamala Parks on 12/30/2016 at 9:48 AM

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

Boots Riley - link, please? Lead was an added chemical in gasoline, and they stopped adding it in years back. Any lead content in gas will poison catalytic converters, and federally mandated converter lifespan rules were made more stringent some years back, along with greatly reducing sulfur content in diesel fuel for the same reasons.

Posted by Edward Stewart on 12/30/2016 at 6:12 AM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

I'm Caucasian and after over 30 years in Downtown Oakland in a rent controlled 500 square foot studio my wife of ten years and I are gone, living in a suburb of Atlanta in a new home of 2,400 square feet in an upscale suburban neighborhood. I would have liked to have stayed in California but the whole state is just too expensive for my retirement budget (or even my working days budget). Seeing all the homeless and bumy characters and those who drop trash on the streets despite trash cans nearby (seen to be mostly black people for some reason) and the vandals (seen as mostly white people) helped my decision to leave California. I'll miss my other family most of all, but I won't miss the many negatives like poor quality housing and neighborhoods on a working persons budget.

Posted by Vincent Sauve on 12/30/2016 at 5:19 AM

Re: “The Most Inspiring Art in Oakland and the East Bay in 2016

Where's Royal Nonesuch Gallery ....... great work, remarkable new inspiring artists. I also agree this is a visual medium , it would be good to see more images.

Posted by Kevin Radley on 12/29/2016 at 11:01 PM

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

Editors: Please fix the link to the 2012 report in the article- thanks!

Posted by Melissa McElhatton Davis on 12/29/2016 at 10:38 PM

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

A lot of the ships don't run in diesel, but use bunker oil, which is just a small step up from crude oil. It's the nastiest stuff ever, rich in lead and other heavy metals.

Posted by Cyrus Wong-Weissman on 12/29/2016 at 9:35 PM

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

Ed Garrett- the EPA says that "Unleaded" fuel contains very little lead (5/100th of a gram per ??), but it still contains some. Diesel fuel, which is what Gary Patton was referring to contains more lead than unleaded.

Posted by Boots Riley on 12/29/2016 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Lookout! Bookout! At Berkeley Public Library

Also, do you mean "Gilman and Lookout! ephemera" not "Gillian and Lookout! ephemera"?

Posted by Tibble Tobe on 12/29/2016 at 8:45 PM

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

What an insensitive, careless, lazy, and inconsiderate review! If you are browsing DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW because it contains an unforgivable spoiler. Shame on this critic, and shame on his editor for letting it run like this.

Posted by Peter Goodman on 12/29/2016 at 8:45 PM

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