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Re: “General Electric Plans To Demolish East Oakland Factory. But Residents Want More Than A Polluted, Vacant Lot

There is no question that this historically significant building should not be demolished. A concrete cap as a solution to site contamination is a 50 year old, cheap fix that should not be an option in this case. If any company in America has the resources to save the building and clean up the site, it is General Electric. In addition, the potential importance of this building's retention to a long neglected neighborhood is also significant. Given new investment by AC Transit of the BRT project along International Blvd, adaptive reuse of this iconic building is a rare opportunity. Beyond that, I am confused by the City process and question why this is before the Planning Commission without any replacement project to consider. In order to demolish the building, I believe that local codes require that the replacement use of the site is a factor to be considered prior to issuance of a demolition permit. Beyond that, demolition of this important building would be a significant impact under CEQA. In order to approve the EIR, the city will need to adopt an SOC (Statement of Overriding Consideration). In order to adopt the SOC, the city will need to find that the public benefit of approving the "project" (demolition of the building) outweighs the benefit of retaining the resource. I don't know how you can make that finding without evaluating some reuse of the site. Without a replacement project to consider, the city and GE would be open to legal challenge of the environmental document.

Posted by Gary Patton on 03/30/2017 at 4:25 AM

Re: “Home Decorating for the Transient

As a house owner, I would like to give a complete focus on the home decoration part first, therefore, I would like to take the help of interior designers, taking suggestions from different sources, following different instructions and many others. Apart from home interior, we should also focus on the exteriors such as; quality doors and windows, backyard, walls and many others. The best part we should learn that how to save space, so we used to take some valuable lesson from this article. Thanks for this wonderful sharing.
https://allcitywindowsanddoors.com/how-much-will-it-cost-me-to-replace-my-windows/

Posted by Matthew Norton on 03/30/2017 at 2:39 AM

Re: “Emeryville and San Leandro to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Dispensaries should be definitely set up to support the medicinal cannabis patients who use, and benefit from, this wonderful plant.
At www.onlinemedicalcard.com, we want change for patients who continue to suffer unnecessarily without the benefit of this efficacious medicine due to inability to access it. Contact us today for a medical marijuana recommendation in California.

Posted by Caroline Paige on 03/30/2017 at 2:09 AM

Re: “Emeryville to Legalize Medical Marijuana Deliveries, Dispensary, Labs

Dispensaries and deliveries should be definitely set up to support the medicinal cannabis patients who use, and benefit from, this wonderful plant. At www.onlinemedicalcard.com, we want change for patients who continue to suffer unnecessarily without the benefit of this efficacious medicine due to inability to access it. Contact us today for a medical marijuana recommendation in California.

Posted by Caroline Paige on 03/30/2017 at 2:05 AM

Re: “Alameda County Warms to the Green Rush

Updating Alameda County's laws won't be easy but it's time the authorities changed the laws relating to cannabis to reflect the wishes of many well-informed citizens.
Many people are already using cannabis to ease a wide variety of symptoms and conditions. At www.onlinemedicalcard.com we want change for patients who continue to suffer unnecessarily without the benefit of this efficacious medicine due to the fear of prosecution or the inability to access it. Contact us today for a medical marijuana recommendation in California.

Posted by Caroline Paige on 03/30/2017 at 1:38 AM

Re: “In Praise of Oakland’s Koreana Plaza

Thank you for highlighting one of the gems of Oakland (and well deserved). We shop there weekly. The owners have done a lot of work to revitalized that part of town.

Posted by GK on 03/30/2017 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Corporate Beer Overlords AB InBev To Open Golden Road 'Craft' Beer Garden in North Oakland

So they want to build something like the Midtown Beer garden in Sacramento. They were one of the first Cargo Container usages in the Sacramento Area, They were shut down in having the containers be shown to the public, they had to cover them with ugly siding cause they did not understand the concept.Oh well, it's always packed and features great German Beer and craft beers as well.
http://beergardensacramento.com/

Posted by Sean Derfield on 03/30/2017 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Oh goodness you will be missed!
Best of luck with your new gig!
Where can a bay area native with a master's in creative writing and a deep love of all things epicurean apply for your position?

Posted by Jessica Stone on 03/30/2017 at 12:29 AM

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