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Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

Great read! I appreciate your intertwined game and journalism writing style.

Posted by Yasmin Rodiño on 01/06/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Oakland Privacy Commission Approves Surveillance Transparency and Oversight Law

Such policies and procedures for oversight are more critical than ever in the Age of Trump. Not that the Obama administration's record on civil liberties and surveillance had any redeeming features, but we can only expect things to get worse come January 20th.

Putting this in place is one single step of a thousand mile journey in defeating what we all know is possible - a ubiquitous surveillance state beyond anything Orwell could have imagined. But it's a good one.

Bravo to those who worked so hard to put this together.

Posted by JP Massar on 01/06/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Sex Clubs for Shy Submissives

I'm a curvy very large breasts 38 yo SWF bisexual looking for a feminine woman or wm couple to play with. I'm a submissive that is looking for someone STD free to join me in some sexual adventures in the East Bay Area. Just moved to the area and am looking for some new friends. Let me know if you're interested.

Posted by Nikole Kendrick on 01/05/2017 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

You say that Broken Windows Theory was used by Brattain in NYC. According to UC Berkeley Professor Franklin Zimring that's not true. According to Zimring Bratton used Hot Spot Policing identified with the revolutionary Compstat computer system (designed by Jack Maple). According to Zimring there was talk about Broken Windows Theory, but that theory was never actually implemented.

You can google Zimring's book on the subject but here are a couple references. The 2nd one is the more detailed, an interview on KQED's Forum:

https://oaklandnorth.net/2011/10/26/crime-…

https://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2007/01/17/fran…

Posted by Hugh Morrison 1 on 01/05/2017 at 9:53 PM

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

ONE: Your "review" reads as though written by an illiterate high-school student who is taking college writing for the second time and can only scrape together three banal paragraphs. The movie is an emotional experience with so many layers that it's astonishing you treated like a cable TV drama. You receive a D- from me. I'm nice. I didn't give you an F.
TWO: Michelle WiIliams was underutilized? You can't be serious.
THREE: You should be hung out to dry for the spoiler.

Posted by Carolyn Buckley Cooper on 01/05/2017 at 9:41 PM

Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

Omitted from this puff piece: Youth Uprising, a City-sponsored agency, brokered its youth members to E-40 for a rap video that praised reckless driving on Oakland streets ("hyphy").

Posted by Charlie Pine on 01/05/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

Michael Sagehorn,
"If gentrification improves the quality of life..." I must ask for whom? Quality of life is not improved if you have to choose between rent and food.

The reason so many black people live in urban areas with poor quality housing is the long history of redlining. Read The Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. And there is still significant prejudice in non-governmental employment, exacerbated by poor quality education in poor neighborhoods in Oakland, limiting the ability of blacks and other people of color to adjust to skyrocketing rents. There's an old adage in ecology that applies here: when environmental factors change, organisms can acclimate, move or die; species can adapt, move or die. As gentrification changes the environment, long-time residents have to acclimate, move to Antioch or other far-flung suburbs of Berkeley/Oakland/SF, or die from being increasingly crowded into substandard housing.

Posted by Sandy Bredt on 01/05/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

thanks for letting me know you "giggled" while interviewing a subject. now I know how seriously to take you. tee hee.

Posted by Amy L. Keyishian on 01/05/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

Rather than make comments about appearance, we should applaud that OPD now has leadership. I wish the new chief success in a very challenging position.

Posted by Franklin Arthur on 01/04/2017 at 11:31 PM
Posted by dugnang on 01/04/2017 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Be a Phool for Love at Alem's Coffee in Oakland

I love it there I always eat there thanks for sharing

Posted by Omer Salih Ibrahim on 01/04/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

Look at all the great conversation that's happening on this thread! This is what needs to continue...communication among all of us, neighbors and friends, about how to maintain the gifts this city offers, and hopefully lift up the areas that are stuggling. I moved to Oakland in 2013 and would probably be considered a "gentrifier," by current standards. But I chose Oakland because of its diversity, primarily. I don't wanna live where everyone looks the same. I want to be culturally stimulated in my daily life, which I am in my beloved Oakown - where I live and work. I was fortunate enough to buy a home here and I try to spend my dollars locally, wherever and whenever possible. But I don't want Oakland to become the next San Francisco. And without these conversations, I worry that it will.

Posted by Alison Mundy on 01/04/2017 at 2:10 PM

Re: “'I Like Eating': Democracy and Philly Cheesesteaks

It is ironic that, as a new citizen, the character goes to racist "Geno's Steaks" in South Philly, where until the Pope's recent visit had signs on their restaurant stating "This Is AMERICA, When ordering, SPEAK ENGLISH" and "Press 1 for English, Press 2 for Deportation". The character should have gone to "Pat's Steaks" across the street, the actual creator's of the cheesesteak sandwich, which they serve to everyone.

Posted by Gilbert Bardsley on 01/04/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

That's it, Gerry Pong? Her qualifications boil down to your assessment of her attractiveness?

Posted by Valerie Winemiller on 01/04/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and La La Land: Same Old Song And Dance

It's one of those movies that revives your suspicions that there is a cabal of film critics who have all agreed to cheer on this inept piece of film making. Stone tries her best to hold the trite, tiresome story together in the face of Goslings'
phoned-in performance and a story line that was worn to threads decades ago.

Posted by John Weil on 01/04/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

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.

Posted by Gerry Pong on 01/04/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Be a Phool for Love at Alem's Coffee in Oakland

Been there, good coffee

Posted by Rich Marta on 01/04/2017 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Mid-Week Menu: R.I.P. Genova Deli

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!

Posted by Matt Gilmore on 01/03/2017 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Where to Buy a Cake for Your Upcoming Holiday Party

Thanks for this. Tips on fave east bay spots for rosca de reyes?

Posted by MV on 01/03/2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “AS B-Dama's Chicken Paitan Ramen Is the Perfect Antidote to Winter

Keizo Shimamoto once wrote that tori paitan broth just meant "boiling the dickens out of chickens."

I've had good versions in SF at Kirimachi and Mensho Tokyo.

Posted by Gary Stevens on 01/03/2017 at 6:48 PM

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