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Comment Archives: stories: Special Sections: Insider's Guide

Re: “The Appreciation of Art

Thank you telling the African American experience through your beautiful gallery!

Posted by Jackie Castillo on 06/02/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Take a Tour of Oakland's Most Impressive Murals

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Posted by Editor on 05/04/2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “How to Find an Apartment in the East Bay

These are great tips! I’ve found it very helpful!

Posted by Benito hooker on 04/23/2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

I agree with June. You need to push this analysis outside of 3 retail shops. What about Walter Hood and other black professionals that own businesses and have made a large impact in Oakland.?

Posted by Kareem Z Shihab on 03/06/2016 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Parks Begot by Frontier Mystics and Rebel Monks

Joaquin Miller planted Monterey pines in Joaquin Miller Park and the redwood trees that were devastated to build that City by the Bay regenerated on their own.

Posted by Sue Morgan on 03/03/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

Will the EastBay Express consider writing about the greater narrative of the black-owned business? We are more than 3 restaurants, a bookstore and a record shop.

After decades of university education (yes we have been in universities for decades). Oakland is home to Architects, Financial Advisors, Engineers, Doctors, etc. By repeatedly writing about the same 6 stores, you perpetuate the image that black people are no more than retail entertainment.

I hope with this note the East Bay Express will stop, take a look and truly write about us all. I for one am tired of weekly emails and comments for students and adults (black, white and in-between) who did not know there are black architects right here in Oakland, much less elsewhere. Just for starters google the LAX airport to learn about Paul R Williams, the 1st black architect in the US.

I want the East Bay Express to raise it's educational bar. As yourself why you are not aware of black professionals to the point where you assume we do not exist? Become curious. Then print another story about us, the wider narrative of black professionals.

Posted by June Grant on 03/01/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

Love Marcus Books. But what about Urban Stitch (Broadway and 17th St.)? How about BettiOno gallery? And
Nenna Joiner's store, Feelmore? Pietisserie, among many food purveyors?

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 02/27/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

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Posted by Editor on 02/26/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “In Praise of Old Restaurants

Loved Genova in the past, but rarely go there for a lunch sandwich. The wait is sometimes 15-20 minutes. Can't get a parking spot nearby, either. I also stopped going to Genova when I realized that they have a no donations policy, so they did not give back to the Temescal community like so many other businesses have.

Posted by Ellen.Gierson on 02/25/2016 at 6:59 PM

Re: “In Praise of Old Restaurants

As Upper Broadway has begun to take off with True Burger, Underwood Cafe, Blue Bottle as well as the golden oldies like Mama's Royal, I think Genova should consider moving its factory to a cheaper rent location and build out the factory with a full-service deli. Of course, it would take a lot of $ to build it all out but with its own parking lot and lots more housing now going in along Broadway, it seems like a smart move.

Posted by Karen Hester on 02/24/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “In Praise of Old Restaurants

Landlords are like vultures ruining merchants with rate hikes that remind us of usury or gangster strong arm robbery. It seems that the landlord class in the Bay area is no exception as they toss 95 year old tenants out on the street like the heartless thugs they are or jack up rents forcing businesses to close. Oh do they go to Church on Sundays? Why do they waste their time as the pearly gates must surely be locked to such individuals. It's up to government to build out affordable spaces for restaurants or we won't have any left that are affordable and to extend rent control to commercial spaces before cities are made unlivable by them.

Posted by Steve Redmond on 02/24/2016 at 2:54 PM

Re: “The Appreciation of Art

Go Ms. Thelma!

Posted by Nenna Feelmore Joiner on 02/24/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

Are those the only ones in Oakland?

Posted by Nenna Feelmore Joiner on 02/24/2016 at 2:20 PM

Re: “In Praise of Old Restaurants

Can you give a reason why landlords will raise rents beyond the ability of long-term businesses to remain in place? For example: who else can go into those locations and produce more revenue than the ones who have been dependable for all those years?

Posted by Eleanor Walden on 02/24/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “A Party for the Ages

I love this event! Its so different than everyday life. Ive been going for several years. Still waiting on my email invite :P hope to come again this year!

Posted by Anna Wagner on 12/10/2015 at 12:00 AM

Re: “A Party for the Ages

I love this party. I've been going for years.its already herd again, Only a couple weeks a way

Posted by Renee Outlaw on 12/06/2015 at 1:36 AM

Re: “Top Twelve Dive Bars in the East Bay

It's not listed, but Smitty's on Grand Ave is a pretty solid dive. Can't wait to try Baggy's.

Posted by kevin wenderoth on 04/16/2015 at 5:55 PM

Re: “A Guide to East Bay Amateur Sports Leagues

I'm pretty sad that the Bay Area Derby Girls (www.bayareaderbygirls.com) were missed in this round up.

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Posted by Erica Yoon on 03/03/2015 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Ten Quintessential Oakland Restaurants

These all seem like great places to eat- I for one appreciate the inclusion of an Indian restaurant on 79th and E.14th... not exactly the middle of nowhere- but I digress- I would not have gathered an Indian restaurant there neither ;). I do however must remind you folks that there WAS (gasp) an Oakland before 1999 and there are many places that would fight a for a spot on a list of quintessential Oakland restaurants and dives that are nary mentioned here. Good eats tho !

Posted by Anthony Moore on 03/03/2015 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Ten Quintessential Oakland Restaurants

I'd also add 10th and Wood which might even have a better fried chicken sandwich than Bakesale Betty, not to mention the remarkable pulled pork

Posted by Jim Wood on 03/01/2015 at 11:36 PM

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