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Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

It's AWESOME when trolls don't use their real names but expose their IP address. Thanks Mr. "Eroster"

Posted by BradDollar on 12/22/2016 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

Charles C. Eroster who are you, and what are you doing making such a large number of comments on EBE? And how are you able to spit out so much misinformation about Burnt Ramen, but have likely never even been there? I have been there numerous times, and I was there a couple weeks ago. No tangled extension cords (in fact I didn't see a single one), no overloaded electrical system (simple solar-powered system), not a single space heater. Making up false information does not make you seem intelligent--in fact it makes you seem like someone who goes around EBE just to troll people. Nothing you say has any merit. Have fun spitting out more comments.

Posted by Zach Glanz on 12/22/2016 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

Wow! They used space heaters?! How could they!!!

Posted by atork on 12/22/2016 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

You are absolutely full of it to claim these people who were living in this low-end warehouse flophouse-with-fingerpainting-activities adult daycare art facility aren't sucking the government tit. That is statistically ridiculous when you look at the numbers of how many people live through dedicated and guiltless government tit-sucking...especially bummy "artist" types. You think it an entitlement...a birthright...so you don't have to actually work to eat and you can be an "artist" and "give" so much to society.

Let me inform you of my theory of why the inspectors were LAUGHING. Because some two weeks after a fire believed to have been caused by overloaded electrical systems these inspectors go inside Burnt Ramen and find SPACE HEATERS plugged into overloaded electrical systems.

This was the mirthless, disbelieving, just-south-of-contemptuous laugh of an authority figure encountering, yet again, the colorfully creative stupidity of anti-authoritarian warehouse dwellers. Like...do they ever learn? (Cynical, mirthless laugh and shake of head)

If you had a fire of tangled extension cords do you know what it would look like? The scorched tangle of cords?

Burnt Ramen.

Posted by Charles C. Eroster on 12/21/2016 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

Again, Charles C. Eroster, you are misinformed. None of the people that live(d) at Burnt Ramen are on food stamps, all of them either own a business, work, and/or go to school. Which is probably more than you do considering all of the free time that I have seen you have. Pretty impressive to have commented more than 70 times in just a few days, you've been busy, busy, with commenting haven't you? In addition, the inspectors that represented the City of Richmond did not say what needed to be fixed. The property is also not a rental, it is owned by an individual that is willing to put the building up-to-code. It would help if you did some research on your part, then perhaps you would not look like an internet troll that is just looking to talk down about people and laugh at them to make yourself feel superior to something. It's kind of sad actually, I feel bad for you. You have nothing better to do with your time. I hope you find a better path than the one that you are walking, nobody deserves to be this miserable. I also hope that when you fall on hard times (because you will, everyone does, it's inevitable) that you will see that it's not always as simple as you make it seem. I hope that you learn some empathy.

Posted by June on 12/21/2016 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

Home-owning, tax-paying citizens, when they have something wrong with their housing, along comes an inspector telling them to fix it...and fix it they must!

A tree root has buckled the sidewalk? A crack in the foundation? A window broken by hooligans? Fix it!!! Or pay fines. Or even get evicted.

But these special buttercup-flavored, pierced and tatted up emo snowflakes live "off the radar" in a special place free of regulation, a place de facto tolerated by officialdom because their "art" brings so much to the rest of us...art that can't even keep them off public assistance while the rest of us work real jobs...to pay for their rock and roll lifestyle.

And as for the "actual bathroom," clearly the issue of whether a warehouse is a "house" is bigger than Burnt Ramen (Paid For By Food Stamps) but involves all these "live work fuck" spaces across America and I read even CANADA is cracking down.

Why were the inspectors pointing and LAUGHING? I know exactly why but even the people who saw them laughing are too dangerously dumb to figure it out.

Posted by Charles C. Eroster on 12/21/2016 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

Hey Charles C. Eroster. I've noticed that you are following this story a lot and have posted on other articles. Your hate for Burnt Ramen seems a bit personal. Were you excluded from these types of venues in the past and now have a personal vendetta against them? It seems as if you should probably get your life and job in order and stop wasting your time in the comments section on news websites. You have no clue what you're talking about.

Posted by June on 12/21/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

Charles C. Eroster, my comment regarding "actual bedrooms" etc was in direct response to your comment: "A warehouse is not a "house."" I'm saying that this "warehouse" is actually a house, and was legally built as one. The bedrooms, kitchen, and bathroom were built to city code. Just because it doesn't fit into your definition of a house doesn't mean it isn't an actual house within the law. Work-space on bottom, living-space on top.

The Ghost Ship had a second floor built on rafters, with wooden pallets used to make the stairs leading up to it. Many people that went to the Ghost Ship knew it was very unsafe, and when the fire happened the majority of the people were upstairs. At the Ramen, nobody except tenants were allowed upstairs, and the downstairs was fully concrete with two exits--one a normal size door and the other an extra large door. Wide open space downstairs, absolutely nothing unsafe about it, in fact probably more fire-safe than a regular house.

Posted by Zach Glanz on 12/21/2016 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Grinches of the Year: Oakland and East Bay Residents with Hearts a Few Sizes Too Small

I read "of" a genuine miracle. Pardon my typo.

Posted by Charles C. Eroster on 12/21/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

"Actual" bedrooms and an "actual" bathroom, you say? How many people share the "actual" bathroom? How do they obtain toilet paper for this trippy communal living situation? By ripping off toilet paper from local businesses in the course of a small purchase?

Oh, wait, I know...food stamps!!! Because these artists are so poor they can't afford real housing, but they bring such "value" to our community that the city must tolerate their dangerous living situations. Which is what seems to have happened at Ghost Ship. So of course they get all kinds of public assistance, and that's how you pay for stuff like toilet paper for the communal "actual" bathroom. With tax dollars wiping spoiled, coddled "full time artist" asses.

So what was the specific reason the city shut it down? Something to do with flammable but pretty crap piled up to the ceilings? Cans of flammable paint left open and sort of sitting next to ashtrays? A communal waterbed blocking an exit? What, pray tell, was the actual reasoning behind the actual evictions of this place that had an "actual bathroom?"

I mean, if this is an "actual" properly zoned luxury warehouse house home living space communal fornicating and defecating area, why in Heaven's good name did the city shut it down?

Posted by Charles C. Eroster on 12/21/2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

For those that are mis informed. The ramen itself is actually zoned for live work. It has been since it was built. It was built as a mixed use building. The city was very animate about shutting this place down. Before you express an opinion. You should know the facts. Because opinions are often loud and unwanted. Where fact is is usually calm and undeniable.

Posted by Shane Saw Sischo on 12/21/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “To Stop Fake News, Liberals and Progressives Need to Kick the Fake-Talk Habit

Not only the fake news but the lack of honest coverage of all candidates running for office ...Media needs to report the facts and the truth and stop acting lime they are the only entities in the know while not disclosing the facts and individuals and letting the readers and public draw their own conclusions!

One reporters opinion does not reflect the opinions of the whole! Biased coverage at the expense of full disclosure and (my favorite word) TRANSPARENCY does not the right to choose to the public!

Posted by Nancy Sidebotham 1 on 12/21/2016 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

Charles C. Eroster there are actual bedrooms in Ramen, an actual bathroom, and an actual kitchen. It was originally built as a live/work space in 1905. It is not simply a "warehouse" like Ghost Ship was.

Posted by Zachary Glanz on 12/21/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “To Stop Fake News, Liberals and Progressives Need to Kick the Fake-Talk Habit

Not sure if I'm completely on board with the author, but what he is talking about is news media promulgating fake talk. Mr. Eroster's comment really isn't pertinent to this issue. Almena's attorney, Tony Serra isn't a member of the news media; he's a lawyer, and lawyers do fake talking all the time.

Posted by David Cohen on 12/21/2016 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

Burnt Ramen should not have been targeted by the city in this way. This is not a dangerous place. Everything is cement and there are 2 large clearly marked, clearly accessible exits. This is a place that welcomes those who are marginalized to build community, creativity, and fun! I have always experienced Ramen as a positive, non-judgmental space where people can be themselves. As a Richmond resident and Registered Nurse, I strongly feel Burnt Ramen is good for Public Health and an asset to the community! I urge Mayor Tom Butt to work with the owner to ensure the space is preserved and that the residents are allowed to return to their homes.

Posted by Tess Gurrey on 12/21/2016 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Grinches of the Year: Oakland and East Bay Residents with Hearts a Few Sizes Too Small

Oh, they're not just deified but saints and martyrs...crucified upon a cross of rising Oakland housing costs...let us give them all saintly names and titles!

Our Lady Of Not Born A Lady But Don't You Dare Mis-Gender Her.

Saint Francis Of Two Turntables And A Microphone, patron saint of all who have no known day job but somehow can party right before college finals.

Blessed And Holy Infant Of Infantile Lifestyle Habits.

Just yesterday I read if a genuine miracle as writing appeared on a wall!!!

Posted by Charles C. Eroster on 12/21/2016 at 5:25 AM

Re: “Richmond Mayor Calls Out Legendary Punk House Burnt Ramen As City's 'Own Ghost Ship,' Residents Fear Eviction

No one says "Gee I want to live on the streets, filthy cold and starving". Just as no one says "Gee, I'll be an addict/alcoholic and completely screw up my life". Sometimes they make choices that make it inevitable.
Sometimes what they have makes those choices look like the better alternative... Which if you think about it says something awful about their interior landscapes.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 12/20/2016 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Richmond Mayor Calls Out Legendary Punk House Burnt Ramen As City's 'Own Ghost Ship,' Residents Fear Eviction

Actually, having lived in Oakland since '96, the streets have been alive with homeless all this time. The tents came after occupy. Same people, just a new look

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 12/20/2016 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

I am reading intetesting stuff about the warehouse fire in 2015...what was the place called? Funkadelic Hootchie Hut Mindscape or something? Two dead in 2015 but what that tragedy revealed was the de facto policy of tolerance by city officials because of a belief that artistic funk impacts the local economy in a positive way which can't be quantified with a number...or subjected to small-minded notions like common sense.

So we must ask...was Ghost Ship left off the fire department data base ON PURPOSE? Were inspections not performed ON PURPOSE because of this "live and let die" policy? And why was the police chief BLINKING SO MUCH at the December 3 news conference? She looked like a suspect being interrogated based on those nervous eye movements.

I bet they all knew. This came down from the mayor...down through inspections, police, fire, CPS...what happened is precisely the wrong lesson was learned in 2015. Instead of cracking down on the ratholes, the city started leaving out blocks of cheese.

Posted by Charles C. Eroster on 12/20/2016 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Grinches of the Year: Oakland and East Bay Residents with Hearts a Few Sizes Too Small

Got to give EBX full props for talking out of both sides of it's figurative neck...

"Breaking the Law

Oakland Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney either thinks she's above the law, or she's so disorganized she can't even comply with her own city's rules."

And at the same time deifying the arts community for the same behavior.

You can't make this up!

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 12/20/2016 at 9:30 PM

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