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Re: “City of Oakland Replaces Longstanding Coliseum-Oracle Board Members With Uber Lawyer, McElhaney

What is the point of enjoying Oakland and working to improve it, when the likes of Reid and McElhaney run it?

Posted by Mike Bradley on 03/08/2017 at 8:45 AM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

Wishing you success. Then hoping you and your family bring some of that success and expand in East Oakland. We could use some shops out this way too.

Posted by Anna Hernandez Brown on 03/08/2017 at 7:01 AM

Re: “The Bay Is Brutal: A Love Letter To Concrete and Brutalism in the Bay Area

Joseph Esherick is also credited for Wurster Hall's design, with Vernon DeMars and Don Olsen. Good, playful piece -- those of us who spent years either studying or working in a brutalist building, for me that's Wurster Hall, particularly will appreciate the cognitive dissonance that brutalist structures create in their inhabitants. I love/hate Wurster Hall, and there certainly not enough character spaces for me to tell you the many ways. However it remains the Jungian archetype of architectural building form -- forever imprinted in my subconscious as a beautiful, evocative, leaky, cold space. As I write, I think of all nighters at the drafting board almost three decades ago, and really want an espresso from Strada (Roma). I will be curious to see what happens to Campi's celestial wonder, the old BAMPFA, a seismically challenged structure (google "non-ductile concrete"). Campi took his inspiration for the building from the heavens.

Posted by L. Sullivan on 03/08/2017 at 4:52 AM

Re: “Donald Cried

NorCal natives Kyle Espeleta and Jesse Wakeman co-wrote this funny, unnerving, and touching dark comedy. Shot for just 40k over a total of 14 days, DC is definitely one not to miss for indie film buffs and mainstream moviegoers alike. Won't be in theaters long so get out and go see.

Posted by AJ on 03/08/2017 at 4:27 AM

Re: “Another Stingray Sighting in Lake Merritt!

I've seen two in the last 15 days. Unfortunately both were also deceased.
I have two macabre photos, let me know if I should pass them along.

Posted by Sara Stone on 03/07/2017 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Town Business: Developer Wants to Stick MacArthur BART Tower's Affordable Units Entirely in Bottom Quarter of Building

"...Developer Wants to Stick MacArthur BART Tower's Affordable Units Entirely in Bottom Quarter of Building..."

And ??? so ??? I'm glad that they're below market rate included- regardless of where they are.

I see NO problem with allowing those who are paying market rate to have the choice of the lot.

While nice, why MUST a developer contribute all of those "community benefit" projects. Heck... isn't the Mosswood center a city owned property. It's stipulations like this that has made it so difficult for things to get off the ground here in The 'Town

Posted by Anthony Moore on 03/07/2017 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Dan Savage: Should You Tell Him or Her That You're Cheating? Or Keep it Secret?

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Re: “Dan Savage: Should You Tell Him or Her That You're Cheating? Or Keep it Secret?

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Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

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Posted by Te'Aira Brown on 03/07/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Town Business: Developer Wants to Stick MacArthur BART Tower's Affordable Units Entirely in Bottom Quarter of Building

I see our New Mexico carpet bagger is waggling his finger again.

I love it. We have a hole on the ground that used to be an always full, effectivley useless parking lot that could be 400 living units... And that's not good enough for anyone.

We have people pouring into the area; people screaming about rising rent and ownership costs and others, including the carper baggers playing NIMBY (everything else is 2 or 3 stories... Cant we all chant together? No changes! I got mine!). I know! Lets build a wall around Oakland!

How about some solutions vs mindless criticism Darwin?

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 03/07/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

I love the black businesses. We need more. Growing up in Oakland I have watched them wither away. I'm glad yours is a beautiful bud. Hoping it blossoms into bouquet of bountiful blessings for you and yours.

Posted by getlow judson on 03/07/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Town Business: Developer Wants to Stick MacArthur BART Tower's Affordable Units Entirely in Bottom Quarter of Building

Why is none of the money dedicated to transit improvements?? The very existence of this building derives from our recognition that we need to get more people using transit. So why not dedicate the impact fees to improving car-free access to Macarthur BART?

Neighborhood shuttles, enhanced bike facilities, expanded bike/ped access: any of these would help.

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Re: “Dan Savage: Should You Tell Him or Her That You're Cheating? Or Keep it Secret?

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Posted by Margaret Roxburgh on 03/07/2017 at 10:48 AM

Re: “The Bay Is Brutal: A Love Letter To Concrete and Brutalism in the Bay Area

This article could have expanded the conversation about concrete architecture and it's place in the context of the broader american culture. Post war america was all about racism, white privilege and the celebration of engineering as the solution to everything. The booming companies were Bechtel and Kaiser engineering.The architecture had no sensitivity to the natural environment or the experience of people in or around these buildings. Design was seemingly an afterthought. Even Safeway stores were trademarked by the expansive concrete panels around the perimeter. Similarly, in those times, America was building massive concrete freeways that both served the new all white suburbs and destroyed urban communities all across the country to get those folks to work. The TV shows of the day (Leave it to Beaver, Dick Van Dyke, Ozzie and Harriet) were reflective of a world filled with comfortable happy white people. People of color in America were invisible or at least an afterthought. That is not the America of today, whose culture is a mosaic of ethnicity in food, music, fashion and language. I doubt that this type of a design approach to architecture would ever again be embraced or even tolerated.

Posted by Gary Patton on 03/07/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Dan Savage: Should You Tell Him or Her That You're Cheating? Or Keep it Secret?

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Posted by Daniela 1 on 03/07/2017 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Town Business: Developer Wants to Stick MacArthur BART Tower's Affordable Units Entirely in Bottom Quarter of Building

Also, Trying to "jam" them into the bottom quarter? Would they have more space if they were "jammed" in the top quarter? The units have the same amount of space no matter where they are in the building, quit trying to imply that the affordable units are somehow substandard or smaller because of the location within the building. Affordability is a premium, views are premium. Whether you like it or not, more expensive units are subsidizing the affordable ones, the way it should be.

Could have easily been the headline, "Developer insists affordable units having most convenient access to BART"

Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 03/06/2017 at 10:04 PM

Re: “'Sanctuary State' Bill Moves Forward in California Senate

So all those that support what de Leon is advocating is willing to take the chance that your sisters, daughters, mothers, and/or grandmothers could possibly fall victim to these felons once released from prison to rape or be molested? Our communities are suffering enough with legal citizens committing terrible crimes onto our communities. Do you really think these felons are worth it? If any American were to do such a thing outside our country he or she would rot in prison.

Posted by Teresa Hinojosa on 03/06/2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

Hi Jessica. Congratulations on your business. This sounds like a winner. I own a mobile bartending business in Hayward and would love to partner with you. Please contact me via email - bartenders@pourplanit.com. Michelle

Posted by Michelle Toney on 03/06/2017 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Alameda County Officials Say Repealing Affordable Care Act Would Be ‘Devastating’

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, NUMBER ONE BEST HOSPITAL IN THE NATION, THE MAYO CLINIC whatever health legislation that came with the outgoing administration or barack obama administration, get rid of it, please. period. end of issue. plain and simple, whatever good this legislation had, upgrade it and keep going in a better direction for health. thank you. health can be such an intimate topic, please have some respect. thank you, i prefer the word, service to the word, care. thanks,

Posted by Estella Davis on 03/06/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Town Business: Developer Wants to Stick MacArthur BART Tower's Affordable Units Entirely in Bottom Quarter of Building

Victoria: the Planning Commission recently shared that they have approved over 15,000 residential units and yet less then 5% have actually come online.

In fact there are two projects approved and spec'd that are across the street from this project that are just that - approved, unbuilt, and now back up for sale builds.

Heck, THIS PROJECT has been approved since 2008 and McGrath has said numerous times he could've built the originally built project countless times in the years since it's been approved - he just didn't.

Pointing to the amount of time it takes a project to get approved as a means to demonstrate how woefully behind in building we are is shortsighted and wrongheaded.

Posted by Brandie Albright on 03/06/2017 at 5:38 PM

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