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Re: “Maggie Smith Triumphs Again in 'The Lady in the Van'

I've been a bit dissatisfied with many films of late, but it looks like Kelly and I share similar tastes, so I'll check this one out.

Posted by Jennifer Fairclough on 02/26/2017 at 1:52 AM

Re: “Casey Affleck A Misfit Again in Manchester By The Sea

I wish I'd read this review before I tried to sit through the film. It was the second-worst film I'd ever seen, behind the abysmal Riding in Cars with Boys. Dull, lifeless, painful, dreary doesn't seem to explain it well enough.
I imagine it's actually quite difficult to make a movie both simultaneously boring AND confusing, but Manchester by the Sea did it. That alone deserves some kind of award. I got through about 80% of it before switching it off.
Like I said, I wish I'd seen this review first. I want my 90 minutes back.

Posted by Jennifer Fairclough on 02/26/2017 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Expert: You Don't Have to Be a State Resident to Get Medical Marijuana In California Right Now

I have knee problems that prevent me from working sometimes and i also take pills for depression (i hate the pills, rather smoke cannibis) but I live in indiana how can i get a medical card? Please someone point me to the knowlegeable place or person. I stopped smoming recently just because the police have been cracking down here bad SOMEONE HELP!!

Posted by Terrence B on 02/25/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Taqueria El Paisa@.com Serves the Best Tacos in Town

Best taqueria in california San Francisco La taqueria 25th and mission
El paisa taqueria nasty place.

Posted by Clau CruzGutierrez on 02/25/2017 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Berkeley's Special City Council Election Zeroes In On Housing, Homelessness Issues

Ben Gould has no experience but school and is in his early twenties. Kate Harrison has worked in government for at least twenty years. She is also invited as a consultant around the world as governments try to improve their system of governance. Kate managed the SF entire court system for years.

This kid, Ben, tells completely different speeches depending on his audience. He's a classic flip flopper: he says progressive things to progressive audience and conservative things to real estate interests.

We need honesty and ingegrity. Kate has it and Ben's wildly divergent campaign speeches suggests he'll say anything to win, which indicates a lack of integrity.

Interesting that you only have his campaign donations through 2016. He is said to be raking in real estate money and he has been seen meeting with Tom Bates, our finally-gone bad mayor.

Posted by Tree Fitzpatrick on 02/25/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Biff’s Coffee Shop In Oakland Was Googie Glory

Let's face facts. I knew Biff's as a kid long, long ago. Even then it was kind of seedy and run down. By the time it shut down in '96, it was more than tired.

Euphoric recall is wonderful, but it's also a fantasy... Today being driven by what I think of as carpet baggers... People who came here long after the glory days of the east bay, ignoring the blight that it became and to an extent still suffers from... Boarded building, out of control city administration and rampant crime in the streets.

I don't see anyone complaining about the loss of the Merritt Bakery. It was open 7/24 had great inexpensive food... and tended to catch fire from time to time.

It's time to rebuild Oakland, not worship a long gone past.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 02/25/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “NBC Paid for Ghost Ship Operator Derick Almena's Hotel Room During Exclusive Interview

What the fuck, Charles C. Eroster?! Who the fuck do you think you are? You obviously have absolutely no fucking idea what you are talking about and it is people like you who would (and did) elect a white supremacist fascist to reign over the FREE states of America and kill all hope for anyone other than idiot middle class white men to live peacefully and happily in the country that promised them "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." You are the disgusting storm cloud that robs all the sunlight and beauty from the world and I hope that your life is doomed to mediocrity and you die knowing that you did this whole thing called life completely wrong.

Posted by Annie Tull on 02/25/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Biff’s Coffee Shop In Oakland Was Googie Glory

It seemed possible to plan a taller denser residential building toward Broadway, and to keep a googie icon. The building was pretty cool at one time, particularly loved the big windows and the rounded interior dining room.

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 02/25/2017 at 7:58 AM

Re: “ACLU of Northern California Asks Immigration Courts to Immediately Provide Media Access on Behalf of Express

Fascists to the right of me, Fascists to the right of me, stuck in the middle doorway to the courthouse with Darwin BondGraham.

Posted by JP Massar on 02/24/2017 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Comedic Web-Series The North Pole Takes on Gentrification in North Oakland

Does the producer of this series not realize that he's part of very gentrification that he's lampooning? And that rather than shine a light on this issue, he's just contributing to it. Potentially profiting from it. Maybe his friend Dania should have mentioned this to him rather than stating that people from North Oakland are polar bears and having him listen to a Mistah FAB song.

Posted by Sharif Cavil on 02/24/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

Jack London was able to buy his farmland cheap because it had been over-farmed and considered useless. He used organic techniques he learned while a war correspondent abroad to restore the soil. He hoped that in the future the land would be able to support 40 families, but he died too young to see that through.

I'm not sure why running a working ranch makes one a "champagne socialist". Ask any working ranch owner how luxurious that life is.

Posted by gem spear on 02/24/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

It was City logo long before Oaklandish came along. Get it right.

Posted by Lesa Maldonado on 02/24/2017 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Actual Cafe and Victory Burger to Close on December 23

Good, those places were overpriced and pretentious and the coffee was sludge.

Posted by Nancy DE on 02/24/2017 at 1:43 AM

Re: “Racial Profiling Via Nextdoor.com

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Posted by Carolina Sander on 02/23/2017 at 11:22 PM

Re: “Tacos Sinaloa in Oakland's Fruitvale: Taco Pioneers

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Posted by Jason Traeger on 02/23/2017 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

Jack London earned a reputation early on as the "Boy Socialist" and for the most part he was all talk. He was in favor of women's sufferage but was patriarchal toward the two women who were his wives. Later, he lived the life of a gentleman farmer at Beauty Ranch. He was like most people whose actions fall short of their words.

Posted by Patrick Carroll on 02/23/2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “City of Oakland Clears Out The Village Homeless Encampment

Garry Ovalbach...I can understand your concern as a property owner, but dumping the houseless population off in another city is not a solution...it's simply handing what you consider a problem off to someone else. Do you think the same thing you complain about won't also be the concerns of homeowners in Richmond as well. Do you assume that Richmond doesn't have it's own houseless population to deal with? This is a much more complex issue than just moving them to another town. Let's not forget that these are human beings.

Posted by N. Patterson on 02/23/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Lake Merritt's Weird, Polluted — And Stinky — Legacy

10th St. bridge is being rebuilt, and the aperture much widened. Now the main barrier is the 7th St. bridge, at the floodgates. County-operated, the idea was to prevent a recurrence of disastrous floods such as 1962-- https://localwiki.org/oakland/Lake_Merritt…. I believe the plan is a kayak-able bypass waterway there. The last obstacle is the railroad tracks. It's possible the re-opened channel may only be navigable at low tide. See--http://www.waterfrontaction.org/map/dd_cha…

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 02/23/2017 at 3:45 PM
Posted by Robert Hope on 02/23/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Peña's Bakery Is The Bread of Life in Oakland's Fruitvale

Best pan dulce mexicano in the world. I've been enjoying their bread for many years. My kids are grown and still love their pan dulce. You can go to any other pan dulce store and see the same type pan, but it doesn't taste the same. Thank you Panaderia Pea for not giving up. I comend you on your excellent service! See you Sunday! thanks you for staying within our community. Saludos a toda la familia

Posted by Irma Jauregui on 02/22/2017 at 11:43 PM

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