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The new chief big hat is not flattering at all, at all! The hat is bigger than her head. She is as attractive as Trump's Kellyanne.
Genova's Deli is mediocre at best for the outrageous rip off prices paid for a sandwich with hardly any meat and just a pinch of veggies, so you pay $9 for the bread. Their lowest price per pound for sliced deli meats is $17! Raviolis are tasty but mostly pasta dough and sauce is good but a medium sized container is like $20! Total con artist scam going on at all their locations especially walnut creek. Another rip off example is all their prepared dishes or soups. One of the last time I bought a chicken tortellini soup for $12, it didn't have any chicken, not one piece! Freakin people give you nothing and empty your wallet! I do see the workers giving heaping portions on orders to their friends near closing time and some people didn't pay either! I hate Genova's and would never go there again and don't recommend it to anyone unless you like being robbed! They were probably good at one time and now use and abuse that past reputation to get away with robbing people and so many stupid idiots wait in line for hours for a piece of shot sandwich!
Thanks for this. Tips on fave east bay spots for rosca de reyes?
Have facts ever mattered to EBX? The comparisons to Flint is false and unethical. Tens of thousands of kids were tested in Flint... in Oakland ~500. Those samples are not comparable. Yes, the fact that Fruitvale is a hot spot matters, but Oakland as a whole is not like Flint. Reuters didn't even mention Oakland in its report -not once. While ~5% of nearly *all* children in Flint had elevated levels, several Flint zip codes (where thousands of kids were tested) showed +8% and +10% of children with high lead levels! In just one zip code in Flint 8,000 children were tested (Fruitvale ~500) and over 10% of those Flint children had elevated lead levels! That is not the case in Oakland. If Darwin had bothered to mull over the data he'd have noticed that more kids tested with elevated lead levels in SF's Southeast districts than did in Oakland. But please, please drag the spotlight away from deserving communities to sell ads or whatever.
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Looks like some diesel does have lead "in the wild" - but not a huge amount: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11944798
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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.
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.
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.
Boots Riley: this is categorically false. Diesel fuel contains no lead (see http://www.air-quality.org.uk/26.php).
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.
Editors: Please fix the link to the 2012 report in the article- thanks!
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.
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.
While air quality is an issue, it is not currently a contributor to **lead** poisoning. Before lead was phased out as an additive in Gasoline, the statement was true, freeway traffic added significant lead to the environment and deposits from past leaded gas use persist in soils, cracks in building walls, etc. Industries have also contributed, but Diesel from current trucking is not a contributor. Ships use "Bunker Oil" that does have more heavy metal contaminants than Diesel for on-road vehicles.
New air pollution is important. However, do NOT diminish existing problems by marginalizing them with claims about other issues. Lead comes from lead. If not in fuel being burned, emissions will not contribute to lead poisoning. Oakland is dealing mostly with legacy pollution from old products put forward as safe at the time of use.
The problem with lead poisoning in the Fruitvale District is way bigger than chipping lead based paint on older buildings or even soils in the area that previously contained uses that utilized toxic materials. What the City of Oakland and the Port of Oakland don't want you to know is that the major and ongoing source of environmental pollution in this area is the Port itself. There is a prevailing southeast wind coming off the San Francisco bay that constantly blows toxic particulate matter from the operation of the Port and the truck traffic on I-880 directly into the Fruitvale district. Many, if not most of the large container ships and trucks moving through the Port on a daily basis are diesel fueled. The ships and trucks idle for hours and days in the bay and on Port property as they queue up to drop off and pick up shipping containers. Diesel and gasoline fueled engines both generate their highest levels of exhaust when idling. Everyone knows that I-880 northwest of the Fruitvale district is a constant choke point for traffic. When those big trucks sit in traffic, they also create toxic fumes that are carried by prevailing winds directly into this neighborhood.The air quality impacts along the I-880 corridor are so bad that the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) identified the significance of this problem around 2005 and questioned whether any new housing should be built along this corridor. Since then, the city has adopted new procedures and language in their CEQA findings in order to "address" the problem. Additionally, over the last 10 years the Port has provided assistance, through EPA grants, to help operators that serve the Port to retrofit exhaust systems on diesel trucks to reduce emissions. At the end of the day, the Port of Oakland is the economic engine that drives the city. I don't know what the answer is, but it is clear that nobody in City Hall wants to talk about real environmental contamination that is created by Port operations. It is easy for Councilman Gallo to blame old lead paint for elevated levels of lead in the children. However, I believe that the real problem is the contaminated air that they breathe each and every day. Real leadership, which we seldom see from City Hall, requires you to go deeper than the obvious and publicly discuss what is really going on.
Free inspections of your home in Oakland for lead: https://alamedaca.gov/uncategorized/news/2012/11/15/alameda-county-offers-free-home-lead-consultations
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