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Re: “A Richmond Taco Crawl

YUMMM! La Selva is AMAZING!! You can smell that amazing meat cooking from blocks away! Just wait 'til your first bite!

Posted by Melanie West on 10/01/2015 at 8:55 PM

Re: “The One-Stop Market Invasion

Crazy how the story lead to this comment dialogue. Everyone take a breath... try to find what you get about what the other person wrote and see if you can actually communicate. Oakland is not a 100% mess and where it's headed is not 100% horrible or 100% great. So step away from the corners and have a dialogue. Howden Market seems like a great idea. I do hope they're able to sell some lower cost items. I've enjoyed much of what's opened across town over the last five years, but things are starting to creep up price wise. Steel Rail Cafe in Jack London Square has many low cost items and it's been instantly popular.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 10/01/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Grinding and Brewing: A Guide to At-Home Coffee Brewing

The Melitta paper filters aren't all THAT bad. And Chemex are are only marginally better, and a lot pricier. Both need to have a bit of boiling water poured over them once they are in the cone, before the coffee is added. This washes away any loose fibers and removes the objectionable "paper" taste. Both brands benefit from this treatment. Once this is done, the difference is only in the price.

Sweet Maria's is the BOMB!

Posted by Mike E. McClendon on 10/01/2015 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Grinding and Brewing: A Guide to At-Home Coffee Brewing

You forgot to include the importance of a good paper filter. So many people use those cheap Melitta crimped-edge paper cones for their drip/pour-over. Those filters are awful. Get the Chemex bonded paper filters: SO MUCH BETTER tasting coffee! Thankfully, with the growing interest in pour-over brewing, they are finally easier to find once again. But in a pinch, you can get them thru Amazon (prime, of course!).

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 10/01/2015 at 9:36 AM

Re: “The One-Stop Market Invasion

Gary - Most of the "life long Oaklanders" are dead. Oakland was over 80% white in the early 1960's. Now look at the stats on the interactive map @SFGate: Oakland STILL has over 2x as many violent crime incidents as other Bay Area cities. Let's not celebrate "real Oaklanders vs newcomers" when all that past nostalgia led to was a dead-end city of growing slums, cheap fast food chains, and a dying downtown.
As for "eating out 3+x wk", get real. When a couple works 45 hrs/wk plus commute time, good quality take-out is a lifesaver. The days of women staying home and cooking all day are long-gone, and good riddance to it.

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 10/01/2015 at 9:27 AM

Re: “The One-Stop Market Invasion

Jeff, I only used invasion because the word gentrification is so over used to describe what is happening in plain sight. Your inference that the whole City of Oakland is and has been a wreck forever and now these east coast over educated hipsters are here and everything will be okay illustrates the social arrogance and elitist attitude that most life long Oaklanders find offensive. If you don't think SF is turning into Manhattan, look at housing prices, lack of economic and racial diversity and you tell me how much of a difference there is. Moreover, I used to dine and socialize often in SF, during all of the previous economic bubbles over the last 40 years. I rarely go to SF these days because the difference is the attitudes of the people who have come here for the latest tech surge. Many, maybe not all, are spoiled, entitled, arrogant, dismissive of others not like them and generally obnoxious to be around. This narcissistic, look at me, I'm so special attitude is not what the bay area is about. People who want to think and act like that should go and live in LA. I am not at all against economic development and jobs but I am not willing to trade that for cultural sterilization by an army of hipsters wandering the streets staring at I phones. The fact is that even this self described "new economy" based economic surge will bubble out at some point. In case you have not noticed, Uber executives are currently facing prison time in France, not for innovation, but because their business model is based on breaking laws that others in the same business are required to follow. They are also outright outlawed in several US states. My prediction is that when regulators in California finally catch up to them, their growth will only be a fraction of what they are projecting. The same can be said for Airbnb. If you think these people are trying to rescue anybody but themselves, then you are really not paying attention.

Posted by Gary Patton on 09/30/2015 at 2:07 PM

Re: “The One-Stop Market Invasion

Now, if only we can get something in West Oakland!!!!!

Posted by Dina Robinson on 09/30/2015 at 12:05 PM

Re: “The One-Stop Market Invasion

Gary,
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!

Posted by Jeff Diver on 09/30/2015 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The One-Stop Market Invasion

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.

Posted by Gary Patton on 09/30/2015 at 4:17 AM

Re: “Crack of Dawn, Dead of Night at East Bay Cafes

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Posted by Editor on 09/24/2015 at 3:03 AM

Re: “A Surprising and Effective Way to Reduce Waste

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Posted by Editor on 09/21/2015 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Growing a Better System

this is a great idea and should be implemented throughout this country

Posted by Glen Gibellina on 09/11/2015 at 3:57 AM

Re: “So You Want to Start a Food Business

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Posted by Editor on 09/10/2015 at 10:46 AM

Re: “How to Smoke Weed

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Posted by Editor on 09/03/2015 at 12:43 AM

Re: “Top Ten Most Decadent East Bay Foods

Food in Oakland stinks. No fine food restyrants.

Posted by CF Shoultz on 09/02/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “East Bay Theater Companies Embrace Female-Driven Tales for Fall

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:
http://themarsh.org/berkeley/karen-ripley/
"...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

Posted by Ami Zins on 08/28/2015 at 3:58 PM

Re: “From Interventions to Architecture: An Array of East Bay Art

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.

Posted by Michele Seville on 08/27/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “East Bay Theater Companies Embrace Female-Driven Tales for 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!

Posted by Dana Harrison on 08/27/2015 at 12:30 AM

Re: “From Interventions to Architecture: An Array of East Bay Art

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!

Posted by Lonnie Lee on 08/26/2015 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Transforming UC Berkeley's Bathrooms

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!

Posted by Garry Ovalbach on 08/19/2015 at 11:18 PM

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