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Comment Archives: stories: Best of the East Bay: People & Places

Re: “Best Church Name ... In the Twilight Zone

Good, but I also like The Church of Perfect Liberty on Park Blvd above 580. I don't think it has such a history, but it is painted a stunning green and just invites speculation about what goes on inside.

Posted by Sandra E. Bressler on 07/16/2009 at 9:23 AM

Re: “The New Populism



Posted by eileen on 06/18/2009 at 2:26 AM

Re: “Best Philanthropist: Kind-hearted generosity from a donor who makes a difference

I have gotten to know Dr. Idowu in the last couple of months and I have to say, he is an amazing fellow. The work that he and his team are doing is beyond comprehension. They are all doing it as volunteers and without the support of any government or other agency. Just the support of friends and supporters of his cause.

Check out his developing website. They are going on another mission to Nigeria and will need as much help as they can get. Checkout their website and contribute what you can....

Posted by Stan Sneed on 10/11/2008 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Best Hometown Parade

You know the Parade is at its end when you see Abasolo Tows Tow Truck
its allway the last Parade Vehicle and Tiny the Doig riding shotgun barking
at everyone thats her way of saying happy fourth of july!

Posted by Randy on 07/07/2008 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Best (Retired) High School Teacher

Like the late Michael Rossman, Rick is an inspiration to his students and their parents. Thanks, Rick, for all you have done and continue to do to create a better world, one student at a time.

Posted by Tom Miller, General Counsel, Global Exchange on 06/27/2008 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Best Library

The Orinda Library is definitely a treat, the other libraries nearby all have their own charm, but the Orinda library
with it's open air feel and great light it is definitely an artistic architectural delight.

Posted by Robbin Milne on 06/26/2008 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Best Library

I second the motion! The Orinda Library is a gem. It is so peaceful and the architecture is very warm and inviting inside. Definitely worth a visit, or two or three.... also the Friends of the Orinda Library have a great little bookshop just outside the library door. Open 1-4 pm Mon-Sat, except until 6 pm on Thursday. Those expensive $15 paperbacks are $3 here, and the money goes to buy more library books. Worth checking out.

Posted by Linda Landau on 06/25/2008 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Best Urban Wildlife Display

Nice of you to credit this animal wonderland! But your article doesn't mention Worth A Dam (the nonprofit dedicated to keeping the beavers) or its website where one can find out all about our happy colony. The city subcommittee report, in which 6/7 members concluded that any city smarter than a beaver could cope with a beaver, is posted there as well. Flooding has not been a concern since the dam was lowered and the leveler installed. It has been safely lower than three feet since January.

Posted by Heidi on 06/25/2008 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Most Charitable Person, Place, or Thing: An emergency room doctor devoted to his community

Being a direct witness of Dr. Carson's true love for neighbor, I would like to add that he also
is a wonderful person to work with. Keeping the crew in the ED alive and those of us that left
after the unfortunate TENET fiasco still keep fond memories of him. KUDOS to you Dr.
P.S: I still remember the great ribs you cooked that memorable day in the ED.

Posted by ed on 03/20/2008 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Best Rock House: Rockiest hard place

My mom lived in this house from 1977-2003. As a newcomer to the Bay area, she was apprehensive about earth quakes, so she bought at house that was literally anchored to rock. During the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, the house stood so still that she didn't know there had been an earth quake until she turned on the news!

When we were restless 20 somethings, we used to climb its rock face to enter the house rather than use the stairs carved into the rock.

Thanks for picking her house!

Dan W

Posted by Danw on 12/04/2007 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Best Motorcycle Club: Most wrathful things on two wheels

hey i like the songs than you play in servin´ it up videos i want were i can find cd´s of your´s that´s all thank´s a lot

Posted by Anonymous on 10/05/2007 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Most Gluttonous Person, Place, or Thing: An East Bay outpost of our national lust for maize

What is the record At the corn eating contest??Also how do I sighn up?/Thanks Eric

Posted by Anonymous on 07/11/2007 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Best Hairdo on a TV anchor

Hi Doug- A few years ago Bay Area Backroads did a special on the Historical Sonora Pass Wagon Train. We are getting all the details ready for the 10th Anniversary Sonora Pass Wagon Train ride and wanted to invite the show to come on board again! Willy Evans has again spearheaded this year's event- and I might add we are a 501-3c non-profit group now. We just finished a fund raiser dinner in Twain Harte tonight to help raise mony to cover expenses for 20 children to ride the wageon train for 3 days. August 11 we are having another wagon train fund raiser in Twain Harte. We would love to have your crew ride with us again; Rosie was one of the producers that came on board in 2001. Our web site is I can be reached at (209) 532-3200 x 106 M-F 7a-4p or give Willy a call, her contact information is on the web site. Wagons HO! Jeannie Tucker- HSPWT Outrider

Posted by Anonymous on 07/01/2007 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Best Motorcycle Club: Most wrathful things on two wheels

Thanks to all of you who voted for us as the best motorcycle club. I only hope we can live up to the title. Come on by the clubhouse some saturday night and we can have a drink. Cheers! Davey East Bay Rats

Posted by Anonymous on 06/12/2007 at 8:14 PM
Posted by Anonymous on 06/07/2007 at 3:56 AM

Re: “Best Neighborhood Activist: A dedicated community artist

hi there jeff and congratulations on the awards that you have received. i am so proud of you! i am in s.f. and would like to get ahold of you. i am at my brother's dan's house, phone number: 1 415 826 1425. i would love to talk with you and even more so, see you. may 28, 2007. love to you, lynn

Posted by Anonymous on 05/28/2007 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Best Neighborhood Activist: A dedicated community artist

To the Express, What a surprise to learn that I was selected by the East Bay Express as 2007 Best Neighborhood Activist. I can think of many people in the East Bay who are more worthy of this accolade than I, so it is somewhat embarassing (and mysterious) that I was the one chosen. Still, I am honored and appreciative that someone(s) at the Express was aware of the work of Shared Ground, thought it deserving of recognition, and wrote such a great blurb about it. Many thanks! Jeff Norman

Posted by Anonymous on 05/13/2007 at 7:56 PM

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