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Re: “Most Regionally Minded Mayor

Lawngun is right and Zelda is dead wrong. Let's face it, UC should be privatized and then they would a taxpayer instead of an enormous tax burden.
But Berkeley without UC would be just another suburb, which might be an improvement if all the 60s garbage was forced to leave town.
Bates, like his dreadful wife, is a statist-collectivist to the core.
Zelda belongs to the Becky O'Malley Far Left Nimby Club of Trust Funders who can afford to shop at Whole Paychecks and no Trader Joes in 'their' city for the hoi polloi, thank you.

Posted by mike_hardesty7909a on 07/28/2011 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Most Regionally Minded Mayor

Right. Who needs free markets, when we can stifle opportunities for economic development and new jobs with excessive regulation? You go!

Posted by Lawngun on 07/28/2011 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Most Regionally Minded Mayor

What nonsense. If Bates were truly regionally minded, he'd be pushing for Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's second campus to go to Richmond or Alameda, not Berkeley. Thanks to the 2005 deal he secretly negotiated, Berkeley, with its huge budget deficits, is already subsidizing UC's use of City services (fire, police, sewers) to an annual tune of $13 million dollars and hardly needs another huge tax-exempt institution within its borders. It is true, however, that the interests of his own city are rarely at the top of the Berkeley mayor's agenda. Social justice activist? Check out his "Green Pathway" for downtown--basically a greenwashing scam for developers. Or consider his push to dismantle the zoning protections for West Berkeley's 300 or so manufacturers/6-7,000 employees plus the district's thousand artists and artisans--in behalf of Wareham and other grasping real estate speculators. Bates is a self-described "free market kind of guy." That says it all. Zelda Bronstein

Posted by Zelda Bronstein on 07/28/2011 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Best Hydroponics Store

this review must be about the wrong store, the people at berkeley indoor are hella rude and most of the staff has no idea what the difference between gh and advanced nutrients. true that location has been called berkeley's indoor garden since the 80's but its changed owners and the quality of this once shining star has certainly tanked...

Posted by gardenenthusiest on 07/27/2011 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Best (Substantive) Food at a Coffee Shop

Kefa Coffee is a boutique coffee shop.
Excellent food and service.

Posted by James on 07/27/2011 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Best Broadway-Star-Turned Folk Diva

Yes, indeed, she kills. She's our fabulous Choir Director at Plymouth United Church of Christ, also known as "the Jazz and Justice Church," and she kills -- every Sunday. That's us at Plymouth UCC -- "slain in the Spirit" as the old saints used to put it!

Posted by Marjorie Wilkes Matthews on 07/26/2011 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Best Soul-Food Mashup

oh also, i am going to eat this tonight.

Posted by Laura Beck on 07/25/2011 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Best Soul-Food Mashup

i am loving the new ebx food coverage!

Posted by Laura Beck on 07/25/2011 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Best Remixed Comfort Food

Love this!!!

Posted by Laura Beck on 07/25/2011 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Bar with the Most Diverse Clientele

A person from Castro Valley looks like a cross between Paris Hilton and Jimmy Hoffa and sometimes sporting a cute little beauty mark on the left cheek of its buttocks. The beauty mark always gives them away. Sure-fire sign.

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Posted by Booger on 07/25/2011 at 2:57 AM

Re: “Best Place to Run Barefoot

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Posted by Stephen Hawkins on 07/25/2011 at 12:15 AM

Re: “Best Summer Day Camp for Kids

i love kee tov! :)

Posted by keetovisthebest on 07/23/2011 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Categories We Didn't Think of: Goods and Services

How about the Best Tanning Salon (Airbrush) Mist Fine Airbrush Tanning in Montclair.

Posted by olinecoach on 07/22/2011 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Best Trainspotting

I love Brennan's. When I worked nearby it was my lunch spot at least one day a week. Great sandwiches made to order.

Posted by mac03 on 07/21/2011 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Best Trainspotting

Great choice - this is a terrific spot for lunch or dinner but the best time is in the late afternoon when the sun is going down. Have a few cold beers and a sandwich and see what you think...

Posted by tritonjosh on 07/21/2011 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Best Dispensary Lounge

Despite the lead in, Harborside does not have a better selection; BPG's selection is actually quite comparable. It is much more comfortable now with the wooden partitions, the mirrored windows that let in the natural light (and let you look out without people on the street being able to see in) and newly painted lounge area, but BPG does not have a wood floor (it's ceramic tile). Seems like the author of the article hasn't been in the place in while. Maybe they should swing through it again sometime and experience how magical the place has become.

Posted by Citizen23 on 07/21/2011 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Readers' Poll Winners: Sports and Leisure

For Best Sports League all I have to say is Baaaayyyy Arrrreeeeaaaa!!!!

Posted by Southbay on 07/21/2011 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Best Cannabis Physician

Dr. Lucido is the most compassionate doc that Ive ever been to. There are alot of $49 and $59 dollar cannibas doctors, but none of them come even close to the expertise of Dr. Frank Lucido. He is interested in your health and well being. He is so informational about the pros and cons of cannibas. Thanks Dr.Lucido.


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Posted by shantebrown1178 on 07/21/2011 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Best DJ

I have been playing with Rahiem for 10 years now and have always been impressed with his style and skill level! I hope I have an opportunity to continue playing music with him for the next 10 years!

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Posted by Martin Privat on 07/21/2011 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Best DJ

Been DJ'ing with this guy for 10 years. Have nothing but great things to say about Rahiem. I hope I have the opportunity to play another 10 years with him as well! Good job Rahiem way to bring Oakland back on the map of house music!!!

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Posted by Martin Privat on 07/21/2011 at 10:00 AM

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