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Comment Archives: stories: Blogs: What the Fork

Re: “Cholita Linda Won’t Be Coming to Lakeshore Avenue After All

This is very upsetting! I don't trust these landlords....they don't care about what is best for the neighborhood...it's all about money. Is there anything Lakeshore residents can do? This is a huge loss!

Posted by terry alvord on 04/07/2016 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Cholita Linda Won’t Be Coming to Lakeshore Avenue After All

I agree with the previous comments. Holy Land has great falafels and another so close makes no sense whatsoever. I also don't trust the Gilberts, and wonder if they will somewhere down the line pull a fast one on the new leasees.

Posted by Rochelle Robinson on 04/04/2016 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Cholita Linda Won’t Be Coming to Lakeshore Avenue After All

This is so lame. Holy Land is already here around the corner. Cholita Linda would have been a much better fit.

Posted by Maureen Forys on 04/04/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Cholita Linda Won’t Be Coming to Lakeshore Avenue After All

That is so disappointing. There are already a falafel shop a half a block away. I would have much preferred Cholita Linda. One question though, why can't they lease the other space on the opposite side of Peets? Isn't it about the same size?

Posted by Abigail Kaster on 04/04/2016 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Cholita Linda Won’t Be Coming to Lakeshore Avenue After All

I would prefer the fish tacos!!

Posted by James Ashburn on 04/04/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “An Alameda Couple Wants to Turn Their 122-Year-Old Victorian into a Restaurant

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Posted by Editor on 03/30/2016 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Dismantling Food Deserts in an Age of Speculation: People's Community Market Purchases Site for West Oakland Grocery Store

"We've always been at war with EBALDC."

(Also, nearly all groceries are sales tax exempt; it's probably not the biggest source of tax leakage to Emeryville.)

Posted by Ian Rees on 03/22/2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “West Oakland Activists Vow to Defend Afrika Town Community Garden

No matter what the condition of the lot, they don't have the right to take property that does not belong to them. Allowing this leads the way to someone taking over your home/land because they want it for themselves. I'm sure these squatters would not like if I drove off in their car (supposing they actually own one) or if I took over their home for myself. This is pure and simple trespass and disturbing the city allows it.

Posted by simea foster on 03/21/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “‘Odd’ Bagels Might Be the Best Gluten-Free Bread We’ve Tasted

Oh I miss bagels. And like this guy, close is not good enough. If these are as good as the review, I want some! Please expand, offer online buying and shipping, so a southern girl can get some! I'll order some right away!

Posted by Dixie Shoemaker on 03/18/2016 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

I resent the owners of Genova playing on the sentiments of residents this way because they're too cheap to pay higher rent and they chose not to convert the building they own on Bway and 47th to full retail.

This is not the same as residential tenants getting forced to move by rent hikes. That is a brutal economic and social situation that needs our urgent attention and that of our elected officials. Genova's closing is not.

The same owners had plenty of chances to buy a property on Telegraph before this for relatively cheap but chose to invest their money elsewhere. If they want us to believe they can't afford the higher rent or pay the paltry Oakland minimum wage and sick leave benefit, then they should show us their financials.

The only injustice here is to the employees, many of whom are too old and unskilled, to get a decent replacement job.

I've been a customer for 35 years. I'll need to find a new source for ravioli and Bruno's peppers, but I'll manage somehow.

Len Raphael, CPA

Posted by Len Raphael on 03/14/2016 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Bun Mam Soc Trang Closes Suddenly Due to Expired Lease

Sad to hear they're permanently closed. So far, this is the best Vietnamese restaurant, with the best Bun Mam dish (from SF to SJ).

Posted by Jade Tran on 03/11/2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “At Berkeley's Willard Middle School, Teenage Cooks Harness the Power of the 'Sharing Economy'

Ditto was Zach wrote above! The food is excellent! Hearty servings, beautifully prepared, and the price can't be beat for such high quality, delicious food. The kids are friendly and quite professional. It's a great program all around!

Posted by Erika Liskamm on 03/04/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “At Berkeley's Willard Middle School, Teenage Cooks Harness the Power of the 'Sharing Economy'

I can confirm from multiple experiences that the food is, in fact, delicious.

Posted by Zach Franklin on 03/03/2016 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

I've always felt really sad when landmarks and long-standing establishments get abolished or closed down because of things like this . I'm late to read this is but I hope it went well.

Posted by Ledirecteur Duchezbelle on 03/01/2016 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Bun Mam Soc Trang Closes Suddenly Due to Expired Lease

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Posted by Editor on 02/23/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Merritt Bakery Won't Move Back to Original Location, Seeks Larger Space

I tried to go there today, and was so sad to see it empty. I am visiting from Chicago, and make a point of going there since my nephew brought me there a few years back when he was a student in the area. I don't have the heart to tell him-- other family members that visited it just LOVED the place. We had no idea it was such a landmark. I'll be here for awhile longer and will try the kwik way menu, but it was such a great place-- perfect for the space.
Same kind of stuff is happening in Chicago, as TIFF funds are given away to expensive grocery companies to put in a grocery store, in a so called "blighted" area , that so happens to be 3 blocks from the busiest Amtrak and Metra stations in our Downtown area. It's a blatant misuse of funds-- at the corporate to pol level- so depressing.
Cici Beckett, Chicago

Posted by Cici Beckett on 02/22/2016 at 10:58 PM

Re: “A Nonprofit Restaurant in East Oakland Will Aim to Prioritize People Over Profits

This sounds like a wonderful way for the Oakland community to come together to build solidarity and success for released people of incarceration.

Posted by Cynthia Cornelius on 02/21/2016 at 12:58 AM

Re: “A Nonprofit Restaurant in East Oakland Will Aim to Prioritize People Over Profits

This is awesome. The Kitchen of Champions program at the Oakland St. Vincent de Paul provides clean tech and chef's training and certificates, and there is a partnership between Canticle Farms and Planting Justice on food security, restorative justice and prison re-entry. Good partners to leverage what look to be considerable resources. Good work! I'm happy to help :)

Posted by Eugenia Bowman on 02/19/2016 at 11:00 AM

Re: “A Nonprofit Restaurant in East Oakland Will Aim to Prioritize People Over Profits

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Posted by Eugenia Bowman on 02/19/2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “After 42 Years, Berkeley’s Taiwan Restaurant Is Closing

Really sad. I loved this place and the family was amazing.

Posted by Orca Raptalon on 02/10/2016 at 7:51 PM

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