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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 henderzabeth on 10/22/2016 at 1:32 AM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

In response to imtnbke's comment about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) having not being adopted by the United States:

Actually, the Obama administration officially reversed the former US position on the UNDRIP, explicitly stating US endorsement of the Declaration:

Furthermore, the state of California officially endorsed the UNDRIP in 2014 with Assembly Joint Resolution No. 42:

Also, setting a leading example, this year (2016) the City of Berkeley officially adopted the UNDRIP as municipal policy:

Posted by Cat Wilder on 10/21/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Ok, let's get EBRPD to amend Ordinance 38 to ban cameras on Mission Peak. If there are no pictures taken, then is it okay to build the parking lot?

I'd also like someone to post a link to the archeological survey of the land at Option A so that it is clear what particular cultural significance is at this site.

Posted by mtnbkr on 10/21/2016 at 8:51 PM

Re: “A Dozen Don’t-Miss Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary Events

My Comment is very short, From here we go to Africa! If you invite me to your event as speaker I will let know .Way?

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Posted by Almaz Tesfazghi on 10/21/2016 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Increase access? Sounds like people are getting up there just fine without the additional parking lot. Leave native lands alone. Don't accommodate the selfie takers.

Posted by Julian Flurm on 10/21/2016 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Proposition 64 Leads in the Polls. But Insiders Say Weed Prohibition's End is No Sure Thing.

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Posted by 360BayArea on 10/21/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Time to sue the district, county, city, and state, plus all of those companies in the mix... time to put some sting into the words....

Posted by Xielolixii on 10/21/2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Re the article's recital that parking opponents "noted that the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People requires governments of signatory nations to obtain 'free, prior, and informed consent' from tribal leadership for projects that impact indigenous cultural heritage": the United States is not a signatory nation. We voted against the UNDRIP treaty and it has no legal force in this country. Even if we'd voted for it, the U.S. Senate would have to have ratified it for it to have any legal effect, and the Senate hasn't done so (naturally, inasmuch as it hasn't had to even consider the question).…

Posted by imtnbke on 10/21/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Jose Perez, the problem is at the Stanford Avenue trailhead, not the Ohlone College one. Making it more expensive to park at the Ohlone College trailhead will worsen, not improve, the situation at Stanford Avenue.

Posted by imtnbke on 10/21/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

I am an EBRPD volunteer bicycle trail patroller. Here is the situation:

1. About two or three years ago, Fremont's large Asian and South Asian communities discovered Mission Peak. Theretofore the preserve got little visitation. Mission Peak outings have become the thing to do on weekends for those two ethnic communities. The phenomenon has been written up in The New York Times (see below).

2. As a result of this discovery, thousands of people are becoming more physically fit, seeing the snow-capped Sierra Nevada (yes, from just above Fremont), and acquiring conservation and recreation values.

3. The Stanford Avenue staging area is the main one. It has space for maybe 20 cars, which worked when hardly anyone went to Mission Peak.

4. Now, however, people are parking all over the nearby residential neighborhoods starting at 6 a.m. on weekends, or even earlier. They make noise. Their dogs bark. Their car alarms chirp. No one can sleep past 6 a.m.

5. If you ban parking in those neighborhoods, you consign thousands of people to not visit Mission Peak, sit on couches, lose interest in parklands, and gain weight.

6. So the parking lot is absolutely necessary.

7. I bet my house and the houses of most people reading this are on some sort of Native American sacred land. Probably the whole Bay Area is sacred land. Are we offering to return our homes to Native Americans? No.

That said, I have proposed to EBRPD that it contract with a private shuttle company to run a frequent shuttle to the trailhead from Mission Boulevard. A large parking structure could be built on or near Mission Boulevard and a shuttle service would take people up for perhaps $2. I think it would be a big moneymaker for a shuttle service whose business is imperiled by Uber. That could be the solution.…

Posted by imtnbke on 10/21/2016 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Nellie's Soulfood Plots a Triumphant Return to West Oakland

This is good news on several levels.

Posted by travellady on 10/21/2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Dan Savage The Sports Writer Comes Off the Bench for Dan Savage the Sex Columnist

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Posted by odia on 10/21/2016 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

here's an idea, why not have ohlone college charge parking on weekends for mission peak visitors?

Posted by Jose Perez on 10/21/2016 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Another important data point that EBRPD needs to consider is that mission peak has the highest density of nesting eagles. See excerpt below from

Joe DiDonato spent part of the late 1980s in a cabin in the Ohlone Wilderness, surveying eagles. He recalls that his estimate of more than 20 nests between Mission Peak and Del Valle was met with incredulity. But later surveys by biologists Grainger and Teresa Hunt, who did extensive trapping, banding, and radio-telemetry, confirmed that number. “We have the highest density of nesting golden eagles anywhere in the world,” DiDonato says. In part that’s due to a bountiful prey base, primarily ground squirrels. A resurvey by the Hunts in 2005 found that all 58 territories documented in 2000 were still occupied. Most local goldens, sensitive to human disturbance, nest in remote places.

Posted by Sue K on 10/21/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Officer Ryan Walterhouse Arrested on Conspiracy Charges

Trickle down politics

Posted by Hayley Brogan on 10/21/2016 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

So, pipelines and selfies are perfectly appropriate reasons to destroy Native culture in the 21st century?

Do you know what makes this more infuriating? The Ohlone College entrance to Mission Peak is always empty on the weekends and has spots for hundreds of visitors. More than enough to accommodate the demand.

Posted by #NoDAPL on 10/21/2016 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Mr Saijan, there used to be plenty of parking on the streets, but it is now mostly restricted to residential permit holders on the weekend. Perhaps the City should open Weibel Dr and then the parking lot may be reconsidered. Firebert, you can use the trails you prefer --it seems you don't like Mission Peak, but that doesn't mean others share your tastes. Please also explain what pictures are acceptable; it may be possible to get rules added to ordinance 38 and to hell with the First Amendment.

I'd like to use Vargas Plateau instead if driving out of my neighborhood to use Mission Peak, but the park district failed to convince a judge that they completed work as per a 2012 lawsuit settlement. Nevertheless, the plaintiffs offered to allow the park to open with the lower access points while the remaining issues were litigated. The Park District considers this favoritism even though anyone can park on the adjacent streets and use these access points. Somehow the EBRPD funding permit parking is not? The EBRPD has some pretty twisted logic. I'm convinced, after waiting more than 10 years for Vargas Plateau, that the District's senior staff prefers land museums and litigation over park access.

Posted by mtnbkr on 10/20/2016 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Officer Ryan Walterhouse Arrested on Conspiracy Charges

The obvious is now undeniable: neither the Mayor nor her appointed sycophants have any control. Oakland deserves, and desperately needs, a civilian police commission unfettered by OPD or the corner office at City Hall. Vote!

Posted by Jerry West on 10/20/2016 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

This is what happens when basic bitches flock to a hill to take selfies in front of a stick. There are tons of better hiking trails in the bay area with better vistas. It's a fad trail and it will die soon

Posted by firebert on 10/20/2016 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Officer Ryan Walterhouse Arrested on Conspiracy Charges

A. How was this a conspiracy? B. Since when are OPD officers prosecuted for taking part in conspiracies? No officers were prosecuted for conspiring to extort thousands of dollars from downtown club owners during the Dellums administration. (OPD deliberately overscheduled and then sent officers them home, charging the club owner for the officers who were sent home.) OPD officer(s) testified to this conspiracy in depositions when one of the club owners sued (OPD shakedown put club out of business).

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 10/20/2016 at 8:49 PM

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