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Re: “Fall into a Plant-Based Food Coma at The Butcher's Son

Can't wait to go.

Posted by Mario Savioni on 03/27/2016 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Wine, Au Naturel

Nice article on a wonderful establishment! The author might also have noted that Oakland has a number of forward-thinking wine shops that specialize in natural wines, including Oakland Crush, Ordinaire's retail section, Paul Marcus, and Bay Grape. Let's also give a shout-out to Trail Marker among Oakland's natural wine-makers!

Posted by sarah miller on 03/25/2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Wine, Au Naturel

Great article! Can't wait to check out The Punchdown next time I'm in Oakland. Any advice or recommendations on finding natural wines outside the Bay Area?

Posted by Charlie Johnson on 03/25/2016 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Wine, Au Naturel

Nice article. However, you like many others, neglect to mention another local winemaker from Berkeley (close enough to Oakland, I say) who is one of the pioneers in the low-alcohol, no new oak, non-manipulated style of wine. That would be Steve Edmunds of Edmunds St. John. Just because he's been at it for 30 years doesn't mean he still isn't on the cutting edge, using concrete eggs for his Rocks & Gravel blend as one example.

Posted by Larry Stein on 03/23/2016 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Where Chefs Shop

Viks? Meh. Santos in San Leandro. Giant, warehouse sized market.

Posted by Debra Sarver on 03/23/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Cal Students to See Improved Mental Health Services

I think that such events are really important for students. Actually, they are more important that many academic classes, because having desire to get a goof grade for college paper students often prefer purchasing essay online using such services, because of poor writing skill, lack of time or some other reasons. Though, when young people feel depressed, it can lead to terrible circumstances. It is quite easy to avoid bad things by talking to kids, loving them and taking real care.

Posted by Angel Newman on 03/20/2016 at 4:47 AM

Re: “The Rise in Tattoo Removal

The comments that lack compassion are a disgrace to mankind.

Posted by Sherry Hood on 03/19/2016 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Upgrade: 2014 Year in Sports

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Posted by Editor on 03/08/2016 at 2:57 AM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

I agree with June. You need to push this analysis outside of 3 retail shops. What about Walter Hood and other black professionals that own businesses and have made a large impact in Oakland.?

Posted by Kareem Z Shihab on 03/06/2016 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Parks Begot by Frontier Mystics and Rebel Monks

Joaquin Miller planted Monterey pines in Joaquin Miller Park and the redwood trees that were devastated to build that City by the Bay regenerated on their own.

Posted by Sue Morgan on 03/03/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

Will the EastBay Express consider writing about the greater narrative of the black-owned business? We are more than 3 restaurants, a bookstore and a record shop.

After decades of university education (yes we have been in universities for decades). Oakland is home to Architects, Financial Advisors, Engineers, Doctors, etc. By repeatedly writing about the same 6 stores, you perpetuate the image that black people are no more than retail entertainment.

I hope with this note the East Bay Express will stop, take a look and truly write about us all. I for one am tired of weekly emails and comments for students and adults (black, white and in-between) who did not know there are black architects right here in Oakland, much less elsewhere. Just for starters google the LAX airport to learn about Paul R Williams, the 1st black architect in the US.

I want the East Bay Express to raise it's educational bar. As yourself why you are not aware of black professionals to the point where you assume we do not exist? Become curious. Then print another story about us, the wider narrative of black professionals.

Posted by June Grant on 03/01/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “A Year of Development, Displacement, and Inaction


Posted by Harry Peter on 02/29/2016 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

Love Marcus Books. But what about Urban Stitch (Broadway and 17th St.)? How about BettiOno gallery? And
Nenna Joiner's store, Feelmore? Pietisserie, among many food purveyors?

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 02/27/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

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Posted by Editor on 02/26/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “In Praise of Old Restaurants

Loved Genova in the past, but rarely go there for a lunch sandwich. The wait is sometimes 15-20 minutes. Can't get a parking spot nearby, either. I also stopped going to Genova when I realized that they have a no donations policy, so they did not give back to the Temescal community like so many other businesses have.

Posted by Ellen.Gierson on 02/25/2016 at 6:59 PM

Re: “In Praise of Old Restaurants

As Upper Broadway has begun to take off with True Burger, Underwood Cafe, Blue Bottle as well as the golden oldies like Mama's Royal, I think Genova should consider moving its factory to a cheaper rent location and build out the factory with a full-service deli. Of course, it would take a lot of $ to build it all out but with its own parking lot and lots more housing now going in along Broadway, it seems like a smart move.

Posted by Karen Hester on 02/24/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “In Praise of Old Restaurants

Landlords are like vultures ruining merchants with rate hikes that remind us of usury or gangster strong arm robbery. It seems that the landlord class in the Bay area is no exception as they toss 95 year old tenants out on the street like the heartless thugs they are or jack up rents forcing businesses to close. Oh do they go to Church on Sundays? Why do they waste their time as the pearly gates must surely be locked to such individuals. It's up to government to build out affordable spaces for restaurants or we won't have any left that are affordable and to extend rent control to commercial spaces before cities are made unlivable by them.

Posted by Steve Redmond on 02/24/2016 at 2:54 PM

Re: “The Appreciation of Art

Go Ms. Thelma!

Posted by Nenna Feelmore Joiner on 02/24/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Supporting Historical, Black-Owned Businesses

Are those the only ones in Oakland?

Posted by Nenna Feelmore Joiner on 02/24/2016 at 2:20 PM

Re: “In Praise of Old Restaurants

Can you give a reason why landlords will raise rents beyond the ability of long-term businesses to remain in place? For example: who else can go into those locations and produce more revenue than the ones who have been dependable for all those years?

Posted by Eleanor Walden on 02/24/2016 at 12:51 PM

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