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Now, if only we can get something in West Oakland!!!!!
Your bias and contempt is showing through. You call it the "pending invasion" I call it a rescue- we need a lifeline - Oakland was failing and flailing. The fact is Oakland is a mess, a top city for crime, city hall has so many flubs it seems that they cannot manage their way out of a paper bag. One way out of this mess is employment opportunities and money and that is coming. Is city hall accountable at all? We pay high taxes and seemingly get poor services and you know who suffers the most the lower socio economic class, but always the pandering of politicians whose lip service is to help the poor and disadvantaged. San Francisco is hardly Manhattan and Oakland is certainly not Brooklyn. Perhaps an alternative to what is coming would have been a well run city (but even then market forces trump) but we haven't had that. I am excited that Sunset Magazine is locating here and that Uber is too, and I'll take 5 more and I think it will be a shining moment for Oakland. It was so strange that SF & silicon valley were so innovative and it passed Oakland by, forcing those who work in fields of innovation to commute long distances (1-1.5 hrs each way) perhaps no more, perhaps they will be able to work where they live and live where they work. Cheers mate!
This is more evidence of the pending invasion of Oakland by the hipster tech bubble group priced out of San Francisco. Many or most of these people are well educated off spring of the east coast upper middle class. They have come to the bay area to seek their fortunes and are intent on turning San Francisco into Manhattan. Given the current average home prices in SF, they seem to have succeeded and are now descending on Oakland. Here comes Uber. They are comfortable with and are actively seeking a Manhattan lifestyle. People there pay way too much for small housing spaces and have no interest in grocery shopping or cooking every day. They eat at restaurants 3-5 times a week, if not more. They use neighborhood corner markets and delis to pick up prepared foods and items to be cooked tonight. Uptown and the Broadway/Telegraph corridors seem to be the perfect location for all the culinary and night time activities required. These neighborhood markets will only complete the picture. I feel like Oakland is in line to experience a real life new century updated episode of Seinfeld.
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this is a great idea and should be implemented throughout this country
Food in Oakland stinks. No fine food restyrants.
Don't forget pioneer and 35 year veteran of LGBT comedy KAREN RIPLEY'S one woman show: OH NO, THERE'S MEN ON THE LAND at The Marsh in Berkeley on Saturday's at 5pm! (6 pm Sept 19)
For more info and tickets go to:
"...My generation starting kicking butt in so many social, political and sexual ways. I caught the train and hung on!! Oh ya the train car was full of Lesbians. So why did I agree to play drums in a leopard skin dress slit up one side with no underwear? Was it because of Jane Dornacker? Why did I yell at Bill Graham? Why did I think hard core lesbian separatists would like my dick jokes? Wasn’t I cute? But it was Berkeley..." Karen Ripley
It's so gratifying to know that there is such a wealth of arts and culture in the East Bay. Thank you for sharing all that's going on this fall.
If you're interested in this topic, Theatre Bay Area offers a "Gender Parity" flag on our What's Playing listings (which can also be sorted by date, location, genre of show etc.). Check out www.theatrebayarea.org, ciick on What's Paying, and look for the purple symbol!
Thanks for the exciting new Fall Arts issue coverage Sarah! So greatful for the mention of our fall shows. Bravo!
We're looking forward to sharing some fantastic visual art shows with everyone, in the town, our town - Oakland!
A ridiculous way to spend money. This makes the majority of citizens who use the restrooms extremely uncomfortable for a minute minority. Perhaps there should be one or two gender-neutral facilities on campus to accommodate them? Quite frankly, I feel this topic of transgenderism is overplayed. Thanks Bruce! I mean Caitlyn!
Actually Oakland has many black owned businesses and east and west Oakland have a lot of middle class blacks living there. I got a friend's cousin who grew up in the east Oakland hills and still live there. And it's more than two black owned restaurants in downtown Oakland or uptown as they call it now but it's really North Oakland especially on Telegraph. And telegraph has many African owned restaurants on that street.I know this I grew up in Northern California and I can tell you this. Many blacks own businesses in Oakland, some old time ones have closed down over the last few years but that's cause they have not changed with the times. Kingston 11, Miss Ollie's,and Pican have changed and adjusted with the times. So it's more than two black owned restaurants in downtown Oakland. It's plenty more all over Oakland. And everybody in east and west Oakland ain't poor like either. But these new black owned restaurants in Oakland are the answer to gentrification.
Daisy, thank you for posting this information. I am contemplating moving to Oakland for a job and it is good to see there are local outdoor climbing spots.
Two black-owned in a sea of white-owned. I guess they are considered the quota.
Is it true that Shan Dong doesn't make buns anymore? I stopped in recently, and the owner lady said this was the case.
I appreciate this coffee coverage and I look forward to trying this roasters beans, however I take issue with something in the article:
" there's a deep irony in the fact that certain (mostly white) segments of the industry act as though they're the first ones who ever knew exactly which farm their coffee beans came from, or roasted the beans in a certain way to maximize their flavor. The truth is that kind of approach has existed for a long time in Africa, where coffee was invented — but few folks in the so-called "third wave" coffee industry ever acknowledge it."
This is a mischaracterization at best. To me it feels like unnecessary racialization.
More than any other tradition in U.S. coffee history, the so-called "third wave" of coffee gives credit to the farmers and cooperatives who grow their beans. They name names on their products and show photos of the farmers on their websites. Most importantly they pay them more than Folgers or Starbucks ever did. These farmers are given recognition for the quality of their product.
I've never gotten the sense that the roasters or baristas (whatever race they are) are ignoring the people of color at the coffee's origin.
Can we PLEASE put an end to the "wind turbines kill substantial amounts of birds" mythology (and Jim Wiegand, I have to say you--who posts incessantly in oppositional response to pro-wind articles--why the hell are you not as diligent in opposition to fossil fuel extraction which kills on the order of 1000s of more times as many birds, hmmm? Would you kindly produce PEER REVIEWED studies that back up your outlandish claims that the studies are "rigged" as you claim?!?) - http://www.climate-change-guide.com/how-ma…
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