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Re: “The Animals in Us

Thanks for the thoughtful wonderful review Sarah!

NOTE: Us shows through July 12

Much appreciation,
Vessel Gallery

Posted by vessel on 06/18/2014 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Artisans Revive Oakland's Blacksmith Tradition

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Posted by Editor on 06/09/2014 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Laughing With the Disabled

Can I get the first photo above (for my working paper and presentation))?

Thanks in advance.

JPGovers

Posted by Jan-Pieter Govers on 04/25/2014 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Dancing with Ira Glass

After seeing the show, it would mean the world to me if I got back those 3 hours back from life. Ira Glass program was tedious. The two dancers could not dance. His jokes fell flat and he makes fun of ppl in a mean way.

Posted by Rachel_Myers on 04/19/2014 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Fixing Wikipedia's Women Problem

The only "woman problem" at Wikipedia is "Sarah Stierch" herself.

She's a totally corrupt individual who was caught secretly engaging in paid editing, something entirely against all the principles of the project For your average editor to do this would represent a major problem, but for a Wikimedia staff member to do it presents an enormous scandal.

Stierch has completely disgraced the project and the Wikimedia foundation and I doubt any editor with any credibility wishes to see her go anywhere near the project. The fact she thinks she still in a position to help recruit new editors is absolutely laughable, and if she had any sense or decency she'd have left the site completely when her activities were exposed.

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Posted by Bob Smith2 on 04/07/2014 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Fixing Wikipedia's Women Problem

These pitifully small and minor events will never change Wikipedia, which in turn will never reflect the truth about the world with its current policies and practices. The fact that women must be given special attention during Women's History Month and during specially-organized events is a sign that Wikipedia is committed to tokenism and symbolic acts, not to real change.

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Posted by Judith Rathbone on 04/06/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Butts and Flared Bases

I am doing research on butt plugs and anal play for a post I am writing for a sex toy review. I loved your post!! I laughed so much I cried,

Posted by Renee Alexander on 02/09/2014 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Preserving the Old Bay Bridge

As was pointed out above, the old bridge is a home and roosting area for hundreds of cormorants and other waterfowl who will be displaced, if not killed outright, by the imminent demolition of the old bridge. There's really no comparable place for them to go once it's gone - land sites on Treasure or Yerba Buena islands are unsuitable and vulnerable to predators.

Why not use some of the remaining pieces of the old bridge, specifically those H-shaped structures with firm foundations in the bay floor that supported the old bridge, to support an artificial island for the birds? It could be the world's biggest birdhouse, an apartment building for birds. With input from ornithologists, architects and artists, it would be both suitable for the various species, structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing.

It could be sited just off the new park that's supposed to go in, and provide bird-watching opportunities for its visitors. Something like this would probably cost billions to build from scratch, but all the essential structure is there already. The money that would otherwise be spent to tear these structures down could be re-routed towards the construction of this project.

Andrew Werby

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Posted by Andrew Werby on 02/07/2014 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Preserving the Old Bay Bridge

There are hundreds of cormorants residing on about 3000 liner feet on the underside of the old span. I never noticed them until I biked the new bridge. There does not appear to be any new real estate for these birds on the underside of the new span. Hopefully the demo goes slow enough they find new homes in batches.

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Posted by Vince Rubino on 02/01/2014 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Preserving the Old Bay Bridge

Re-use would be fine, if there's some practical, off-site use for the assembly. (It's hard to believe it would be more practical to haul all those tons of steel clear across the Pacific!)

On the other hand, in its current location, the relic is an ugly hulk that blocks the expansive views of Oakland and the Bay that the new bridge finally opens up for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. Tear it down!

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Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 01/31/2014 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Preserving the Old Bay Bridge

It's a bridge. As an employee of bridge engineer
T.Y. Lin International for 13 years, I saw plenty of bridges. This one is not exceptional. Emotions are understood; but should be reserved for our loved ones. It is simply structural steel and rivets . . . it has no more reverence than a chunk of concrete from the long past Embarcadero elevated freeway. Let it go its' way . . .

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Posted by Carl Maletic on 01/29/2014 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Preserving the Old Bay Bridge

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Posted by Editor on 01/29/2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Artists at the Bridge Get New Life

Good story, thanks John.

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Posted by Charles T. Smith on 01/24/2014 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Restoring 'Rainbow Black'

very cool.. I wish i was there to see it !

Posted by Eric Coleman on 01/15/2014 at 9:52 PM

Re: “The Waiting Rooms

Remain creative

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Posted by Malik Seneferu on 01/15/2014 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Restoring 'Rainbow Black'

We are excited that Ishmael Reed (winner of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship [genius award], the renowned L.A. Times Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, who was nominated for a Pulitzer and is Professor Emeritus at the UC Berkeley; and also the founder of Before Columbus Foundation) along with Carl Mack (Retired Superintendent Del Paso Heights School District; Currently Associate Professor, CSPP, Alliant International University) will both participate in a panel discussion following the screening. Filmmaker, Cheryl Fabio will be on hand.

The organizers are delighted to introduce to Oakland, Shomari "Issa" Jackson of Sacramento, grandson of Sarah Fabio, who performs spoken word.

Tickets are still available on Eventbrite, and a few at the door!

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Posted by Cheryl Fabio on 01/15/2014 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Sins Invalid: Making Disabled Eroticism Visible

Amazing Stuff! Keep up the amazing creative ground breaking performances!

Posted by Aisha Nneka on 12/29/2013 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Taggers by Night, Muralists by Day

Only the East Bay Express would have us believe that extortion can be disguised as "restorative justice." I'd be willing to wager $20 that if I vandalize Robert Gammon's automobile, he won't be willing to pay me to repair the damage.

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Posted by Eric Tremont on 12/22/2013 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Taggers by Night, Muralists by Day

I might propose a 25 cent per unit surcharge on spray cans sold in Californica, to finance the construction of a new tagger prison system that would feature large vertical concrete slabs that remain clean during the miscreants' eight to ten years of incarceration, the better to remind them of the meaning of respect and civilisation.

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Posted by Estanislao Deloserrata on 12/19/2013 at 4:07 AM

Re: “How to Have Anal Sex

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Posted by Editor on 12/14/2013 at 5:12 AM

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