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

Jack London was a champagne socialist who lived on a ranch in Sonoma County. Hypocrite.

Posted by Patrick Carroll on 02/22/2017 at 12:44 PM

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

Great article!! I love Tacos Sinaloa

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Re: “Downtown Berkeley

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Posted by Jake Williams on 02/16/2017 at 3:38 AM

Re: “Tiny Dancer: Sarah "Lil' Mini" Phoenix

Phoenix's Insta is actually @sarahlilminiphoenix

Posted by Phoenix lil'Mini on 02/09/2017 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Can I Recycle That?

I appreciate the information on what can be recycled and what should be. I agree with what some others have said about how we need to get more people involved in this type of stuff. I feel like there are so many things that should be recycled and so many things like, hazardous waste, that shouldn't just be thrown in a recycle bin. http://www.ohanaenviron.com/material_equipment.html

Posted by Ben Allen on 12/16/2016 at 10:12 AM

Re: “A Year of Development, Displacement, and Inaction

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Re: “A Year of Development, Displacement, and Inaction

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Re: “Self-identified 'Fat Trans Man' and Berkeley Resident Shane Brodie Protests the 'Transphobic' Trump Statues

Brodie will ultimately fail at his quests until he learns to respect others instead of unilaterally demanding respect that only goes one way. Maybe one day he will learn that there is a difference between having the balls to take a stance and just being a dick.

Posted by Kevin Kaper on 12/06/2016 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Marijuana Holiday Gifts for that Special Stoner

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Posted by Nancy Winslow on 11/25/2016 at 12:39 AM

Re: “A Holiday Drinking Guide for East Bay Locals and Orphans

Kona Club has been open 365 days a year for 16 years.
Club Mallard in Albany has been open 365 days a year since the 90s.

Posted by pbalmuth on 11/24/2016 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Alternative Holiday Sports Options (For Those Of Us Too Broke For the Warriors or Raiders)

So if you're broke, you should go see animals being abused? This is a place that has actually had a former employee charged with felonies for cruelty to animals! East Bay Express, I expect more from you, I really do. There's a million wonderful CHEAP things to do across the east bay that doesn't involve helping people profit off abuse.

Posted by Marli Ynez on 11/23/2016 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Fall Arts 2016: Top East Bay Classical Events

Squid Inc is not merely a rockin' delight, it's also a mind opener. Who would have thought Toxic could be arranged for string quartet and not sound like a stunt ?

Posted by H.T. Festival on 10/31/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Savor Filipino Comes to Oakland

Please include / interview Needa Bee - the Lumpia Lady - a Filipino Oakland original!
maowunyo de asis
https://www.facebook.com/needa.bee.5

Kin Folkz

Posted by Kin Folkz on 10/12/2016 at 12:12 AM

Re: “East Bay Breakfast Spots that Don't Involve Waiting in Long Lines

Interesting that you didn't find a line at Jim's on a weekend? We went last year and there was a good-sized line even at 11a. The line moves fast, tho; those waitresses are pros!

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 10/09/2016 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Introducing the Queer & Trans Issue

My comment, as previously posted, needs a word of clarification...

The "queer and trans" narrative is all well and good; it's just not MY narrative -- and I've never claimed that the world revolves around me.

The notion of universalism (or "assimilation"), and the laundry-list approach to oppressed identities (and ostensible coalitions or communities) deserves a much longer (long overdue) fully open and civil discussion.

Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 10/06/2016 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Oakland's Dive Bar Aficionados Adapt to the City's Changing Bar Scene

Yeah I remember djing a bar at the lake and them saying the music wasn't right and that they wanted a certain crowd and it "wasn't a race thing" but it clearly must have been because they certainly couldn't phrase what was wrong with the crowd without brining up race. It was the first time someone had been that upfront about the kind of unspoken racism that a lot places out here perpetuate. It was a few years ago and it's another place altogether now.

Posted by mstardust on 10/05/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Introducing the Queer & Trans Issue

The effort "to highlight the people who don't fit neatly into the narrative visualized by two white guys kissing on their wedding day," involves the creation of a new narrative -- a narrative in which those two white guys seem increasingly irrelevant, readily ignored and dismissed, a means to an end that feels alien to their own original narrative (their concerns and interests disparaged as those of the "privileged").

The resurgence of race and gender is already having unintended(?) consequences. Imagine a version of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" in which Nurse Ratched is cast as a feminist hero, and her (male) charges as "deplorables" -- along with the Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Neal Cassady characters from "On the Road" (and for good measure, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn).

Just don't be surprised by the backlash! "Intersectionality" cuts both ways -- or actually, in as many ways as there are individuals. The one sure casualty is universalism (now denigrated as "assimilation") -- though for many of us, ironically, that (along with personal freedom) was initially the goal.

Some attributes already have fallen off the laundry list of explicitly recognized oppressions. Does this even matter? It matters to me, as a gay ("cisgender") male Jew -- and it will only matter more urgently when the pitchforks and torches appear on the street. I'm not sure the trade-offs are worth it.

Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 10/05/2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Four East Bay Sodas Perfect for Sipping — or Pairing with Ice Cream for Floats

If we tax soda then we should also tax other toxics that are out there causing harm to our bodies. Hurting the poor or not... Taxing anything because of our health should go across the board or nothing at all. Its ridiculous and is getting out of hand. It's like trying to get McDonald's to sell healthy food. People who want to eat healthy do not frequent McDonald's.

Posted by Diane Acosta on 10/04/2016 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Four East Bay Sodas Perfect for Sipping — or Pairing with Ice Cream for Floats

"..hurts the poor". Is this fact or fantasy? It seems to me that soda tax could just as easily benefit the poor, pricing out of their reach toxic products causing diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure and any number of other health problems stemming from obesity. Seems like an excellent way to counter the overwhelming power of those who manufacture such products. We tax cigarettes to help pay for the health care costs of treating smoking-related diseases. Taxing toxic 'foods' seems a logical next step.

Posted by PhilipH on 10/03/2016 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Four East Bay Sodas Perfect for Sipping — or Pairing with Ice Cream for Floats

So if you love soda why are you for the soda tax? It only hurts the poor.

Posted by Jane Smith 1 on 10/02/2016 at 6:29 PM

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