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Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

There will be trouble. The left can't take the pressure and will act out. WATCH......

Posted by Jeff McCue on 04/10/2017 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Town Business: Strengthening Code Enforcement

Yet again, the tabloid carpet bagger submits half the story and the paper across the bay has more information; names names and deals with specific details. The tabloid king simply wags his finger:

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article…

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 04/10/2017 at 7:27 PM

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Re: “Complex Oakland to Focus on Coffee and Creole Food Instead of Clubbing

This sentence doesn't make any sense:

"Oscar Edwards saw all of the shiny new high-rise apartment buildings planned for Downtown Oakland and figured the writing was on the wall: There probably wasnt much of a future in running a nightclub in that neighborhood."

Why would you think a nightclub doesn't have a future when a ton of new people are about to move in nearby? If anything it probably means a lot more business.

Posted by Matthew Gerring on 04/10/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Town Business: Strengthening Code Enforcement

Oakland simply does not do "proactive." What we do, as a city, is inevitably reactive.

People are hurt in ways that could be affected by good policy. It makes the news. Then city hall responds. Later, far too often, nothing has been done.

Leadership? Not our strong point.

A violence-prevention department to oversee Human Services and Oakland Police? Simply magnificent thinking!

Human Services function and policy are under the purview of the Mayor, the Administrator and the City Council. OPD likewise with the addition of an amalgamation of committees and consultants potentially under the umbrella of the eventually-to-be Police Commission.

Create yet another bureacracy to oversee the failures of two existing dysfunctional bureaucracies? Sure, why not?

By the way we have a Public Ethics Commission which supposedly looks over all city officials and functions. I know the name--I have never seen any evidence that it breathes.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 04/10/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

I made a point of reading the Express every week so as not to miss your reviews. I always thought you captured not just the Bay Area but the East Bay voice perfectly - enthusiastic, knowledgeable, adventurous, unpretentious. I was especially happy that you would review my favorite hole-in-the-wall places and throw some much needed spotlight on good, hardworking, non-celebrity owners and chefs. I will greatly miss your reviews.

Posted by Susan Chaika on 04/10/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Corporate Beer Overlords AB InBev To Open Golden Road 'Craft' Beer Garden in North Oakland

We are still accepting signatures on our petition through 4 pm Monday 4/10 voicing our concerns to City of Oakland planning commission and city council regarding the impact of Golden Road on the neighborhood in terms of noise, traffic, parking and pushing small local brewers out: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/golden-road-Temescal

Posted by D. Stasko on 04/10/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “The Wolf in Oakland Modernizes a Cal-Cuisine Legend

Monsieur Chateaubriand,

Your comments on this review were thoughtfully and poignantly written and I think you captured quite well the essence of what is at hand here. With regards to Queen Bauer, I concur. I've grown weary of his incapacity to see the glass half full and the condescending way he dismisses restaurants that clearly have a lot going for them like The Wolf.

The Wood's and Chef Yang have the heart, soul, tenacity and commitment to make The Wolf every bit as legendary as Michael Wild's beloved establishment. Additionally with a chef as young and talented as Yang we have yet to see what this amazing Oakland woman will achieve in her tenure at The Wolf.

With your writing skills perhaps you could throw your hat in the ring as the next food critic for The Chronicle. This reader would be grateful for new perspectives.

Posted by Laura Martin Bovard on 04/09/2017 at 3:41 PM

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Posted by Sabrina Morris 1 on 04/08/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “State Sen. Nancy Skinner: Latest Fatal Oakland Fire Was 'Preventable'

What many don't see is the spate of fires are not just apartments, or empty warehouses. The FedEx truck into the students from LAUSD killed ten, five Filipino nurses on the San Mateo Bridge, the unfinished Mission Bay Fire in SF, the deadly San Bruno Fire, the Deadly Walnut Creek Explosion in 2004 and a slew of fires affecting restaurants in the East Bay, Berkeley and SF. Walnut Creek lost Piedmont Lumber and La Virage, Wendy's and many others.

One of the Kim brothers is a long time friend and I was in that building in 1995. The reality is it appears they lost control of the building with squatters and the like. From what I read the third floor was no-mans land.

The fire officials and the codes they use need to adjust tactics. I've operated large wood based operations - I never would lack fire extinguishers or fire suppression. The reality is who was in control, who was in the building when this or that happened etc.

My personal arson story is horrific where I went to the Alameda District attorneys and met with two investigators about the Ghost Fire where I knew several vics via music. I met some of the E-music at local events, fascinating how they make the sounds come together.

What I told them was I have an arsonist following me. They didn't believe me but trust me you're see me at an Oakland council meeting as I went to the Mayors Office with my blogs.

My labels are about Arson, Murders and Explosions

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It gets personal as I knew Berkeley Fireman Tony Nunes quite well. His friend Bat Chief John Riley died in the Oakland Fire.

The Kim brother that's been a friend in the 80s was almost killed in the Parkwoods that exploded behind him in the Oakland Firestorm in 1991. I found videos posted showing Parkwoods burning to the ground as he's leaving.

How does one class get ensnared two of three deadliest fires? They don't they are being targeted like I've been tageted.

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Posted by Pete Bennett on 04/08/2017 at 7:35 PM

Re: “West Oakland Fire Survivors Say City's Response Is Unacceptable and Victim Assistance Is Lacking

Unbelievable, and yet completely and utterly in line with the way this city operates. The underserved remain underserved and worse. Not sexy enough for the mayor to hold a press conference, and not enough PR kickback for the sports teams to kick-in a few dollars. Disgraceful.

Posted by elizabeth.august1 on 04/08/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Badge of Dishonor: Top Oakland Police Department Officials Looked Away as East Bay Cops Sexually Exploited and Trafficked a Teenager

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Posted by Williams Jody on 04/08/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “The Wolf in Oakland Modernizes a Cal-Cuisine Legend

Excellently argued review, and much better than Queen Bauer's never-ending condescension,even as both reviews argue essentially the same thing: The shadow of the rightfully legendary Bay Wolf perhaps impedes Peng from achieving the breakaway moment of which she is capable. Bay Wolf, over its forty year run, became a beloved staple, a wonderfully Latin-Euro (French, Italian, Spanish) and Cali take on comfort food.

What we all have forgotten, it seems, is that Bay Wolf made its bones by taking us all to new territory back in the day, and that its beloved "comfort" ethos developed only in the last decade of its multi-decade run.

The Wolf can pay true homage to Bay Wolf by doing what Wild and company did in the first place: take the recipes and improvise freely and lovingly, without the aim of playing solely to the past or becoming a Cali legend, both of which the Bay Wolf achieved almost as an afterthought.

To the ever-talented Ms. Peng: never mind the shadow. Do YOUR thang, and the ghost of Bay Wolf will smile approvingly.

Posted by Rene Chateaubriand on 04/08/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Letters of the Week: Make General Electric Clean Up East Oakland Lot

What needs to be done about the Raiders is to design a "poison pill" of some sort that would never allow them to return.

David Bell

Posted by David Bell on 04/08/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “No Piece of the Pie: New Report Paints Bleak Picture of Food Industry Labor Conditions

Glad the East Bay Express reports on this issue. Keep it up!

Posted by Rekia on 04/08/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “City of Oakland Shuts Down Novella Carpenter's Urban Farmstand

The whole level of resources being committed to this issue is ridiculous. Has the City forgotten the multiple deadly fires killing dozens of people? And somehow the code enforcement resources of the city cannot bring those monstrosities into safe compliance and they have staff on Chard Patrol duty? (Yeh I know Planning and Building Code enforcement staff are not fire inspectors but fire code violations are very closely related to building violations. We need to put the Chard Patrol staff on loan to the Fire Department to work on core life safety inspections for the next couple years).

Posted by Brian J Parker on 04/07/2017 at 11:28 PM

Re: “City of Oakland Shuts Down Novella Carpenter's Urban Farmstand

city needs to raise money and getting pretty desparate

Posted by Cd D on 04/07/2017 at 8:43 PM

Re: “City Emails: Many Dublin Residents Think Undocumented Immigrants Are 'Felons' Who Will Turn Their Town Into a 'Cesspool'

The comment by "Sammy Jo" above is a joke. It is undoubtedly one of the opposition posing as her. Way to sink even lower. Funny thing is, most people seeing this article know who you are and could list the names next to many of those mean-spirited quotes. The real Sammy Jo, is much more thoughtful and caring for all residents of Dublin and beyond. Oh, and the Berkeley comment is clear evidence of an imposter as it's not the first time it has been said in an effort to discredit Sammy Jo and Sammy Jo would never say that. Finally, if all the Dublin opposition to sanctuary city would take just a few minutes to actually listen and read, you will find all your yelling and screaming against a sanctuary effort is misplaced, as that has nothing to do with Sammy Jo's proposal to council.

Posted by LoveMyCity on 04/07/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Expert: You Don't Have to Be a State Resident to Get Medical Marijuana In California Right Now

Hi, I am an out of state resident, and I'm visiting San Fransisco for 10 days. I was hopping to get a medical card here, I am over 21, a US citizen and I have back pains and insomnia. If i don't have proof of address for myself but my mom lives here, is there anyway I could get a mmj card within the next couple of days?

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