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Maybe you should lobby the company you work for to exercise their power differently: Kapor Center which was started by the principals of Kapor Capital; are major investors in tech (148 companies in total) including angel investors for Uber. The Uber HQ opening next year will bring even more rapid changes to Oakland. I personally don't see this stopping but you should at least recognize who you work for. I also didn't understand this sentence: "I miss greeting strangers as I walk by them in the neighborhood." Who is stopping you from greeting strangers as you walk by them?
yes Red Gilbert I miss the way Oakland was. i miss having places to go, places to gather, places to eat and drink that cater to my demographic. I miss my neighbors, I miss my community and the wealth of the community dismantled by the greedy landlords and the people who have taken our places in our communities. We don't want any more beer gardens, dog parks, and apartment complexes that were originally created to be affordable housing which is now only affordable to people who move here from somewhere else. We no longer feel welcome in our own city and its sad for us Natives who still live here. WE MISS ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE.
I have found as i travel other states and explore that the bay area is less for me even being an AA women in tech, community is disappearing its seems to me. Respect for others is lacking. Of places ive visited people and communities are welcoming affordable and they are for the people no matter race income and or gender the bay area is literally diverse but to practice diversity and incorporate it into communities and the professional world is a whole other story. Great article!
Congratulations, Tigray, for a well-written and well-expressed article on important and urgent issues that screams for adequate attention by Oakland policymakers. There are current voices, like the community assembly of The Oakland Post Salon, Block by Block Organizing Network, and others, that attempt to formulate and pressure Oakland leaders to take action on topics such as those you raise. I hope you will join them.
So refreshing to read and hear the perspective of a young Oakland native who is seeing all the changes 1st hand.
Every new tech company MUST do their part to insure Oakland does not become another city that is used, abused and left a ghost town.
Maybe you didn't read the whole article, or maybe you just have selective perception also known as privilege, Red Gilbert.
This is so off the mark its incredible. Find a new profession.
So.... basically, you miss the way things used to be, and you resent these newcomers - who look different from you - for changing the demographics? You're dismayed that you can't maintain a certain ethnic majority you prefer?
Where have I heard all this before?
I love it
I honestly have to agree with Mr. Vance. This is a movie that you *want* to like, but it just doesn't rise to its aspirations. It's a clever concept. And I enjoyed the locations and camera work some of the time. The songs were just OK.
It's true that neither Stone nor Gosling is really a singer. But Gosling had some modicum of grace to his dancing. Not bad.
But the biggest problem was that the movie as a whole did not hold together. There were too many long close-up reaction shots of faces worrying or supposedly feeling things. And the emotional pacing of the love story just didn't work. It was ultimately drawn out and dragging, or hopping forward irrationally.
In summary: Good concept, missed the mark.
Funny how the lesser reviewers have it in for La La Land. What distinguishes them from the rest is their ignorance of the craft of filmmaking. Or when they try to impress us with their French by putting an accent on the "A" in "A la," unaware that in French, capitalized vowels are never accented. La La Land is cinematic magic: far and away the best film of the year.
Love the perspective, continue to write!
Employment, employment, employment. Where are the school to work programs? Are Uber self driving cars going increase opportunity or create newly unemployed people? Tech has a responsibility to give back to the communities that they invade. Oakland city government needs to not only incentivize with tax breaks but with mandates for programs to bring students into their networks of education and power.
I agree the SF bay area is changing at an alarming rate, I am glad there are a few tech programs that are inclusive though :)
In the mist of all the problems. Oakland safe street has become a haven for gang stalking. The residents its supposed to protect from these thugs.
Wow, I'm am not sure whether you fail to understand and appreciate real music, dance, or the poignancy of lost love. Otherwise, how can you not see the absolute magic in this movie and in these two incredibly talented leads? I was transported throughout the entire movie. You know they did long takes right.... a la Les Mis... so that flaws and sour notes are evident and *supposed* to be there. It kept this stunning fairy tale grounded with a heavy does of reality. Their faces are both so expressive that even without the music these actors expressed volumes. The chemistry was real and the heartbreak at the end was even more real. The packed audience I was with "got it". A pity that you did not. Perhaps you should read the other critics to help you see what you missed.
Inkworks was my last printshop of a 13 year career that started in high school trade school. I knew I would need a trade after high school. When the counselor read through the other programs and skipped through printing because "that's for boys," my rebellious nature said, "sign me up." I found the Women's Press when I arrived in SF in '84. After WP closed in '87, I worked at a woman owned and operated pre-press shop (Negative something???) in SF and then Inkworks. Then it was off to music school in '91 and a whole 'nother life. I wasn't a collective member at Inkworks, and happy to not have that responsibility after all the work of WP and its closing, but I enjoyed working there.
Mr. Eroster, as I'm sure someone as educated and worldly as you knows, painting people whom you don't know personally with such a broad and belittling brush is not often helpful nor true. Brings to mind "stereotype" and "inflammatory". What change are you hoping to impart by your words? Pointing out the problem is easy, but to suggest realistic solutions? That would be genius and that's what the world and Oakland need now more than ever.
Stoners are very loyal otherwise we would have lost the war on Pot...
We will only support our pot heroes be they biker gangs or cartels. Those who were against pot should never profit...
Use profits to help those of us that have suffered for the cause.
Watch for the Sacred Tokin Stone coming to your area.
Sacred stone and marijuana together what a match.
When a fire chief assertively states that the department does not inspect vacant buildings then you know she is grossly incompetent. Vacant warehouses catch fire on a regular basis. Maybe that's their plan. Urban renewal by strategic fire to remove vacant warehouses. The Ghost Ship warehouse and that block of property is on an Oakland city planning proposal for commercial development. (SF Chronicle)
Maybe the Oakland city government could benefit from a federal investigation for civil rights violations of those killed due to deliberate negligence. The city officials are certainly concealing evidence.
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