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The concerns are legitimate.
The craft beer movement has been one of the most exciting pushes away from factory food back to local craftsmanship, community values and a resurgence of beer culture in this country lost since before prohibition. When the largest multinational beer corporation tries to pass as part of the authentic local brewing community, that is not just a cute marketing tactic, it is strikingly lopsided and cynical competition for the up and coming brewers rooted here. It's a tactical move to pull apart the famous cooperation among the independent brewers. Beer monopoly dressed up in a shipping container is not good for beer, not good for Oakland, not even good for Oakland business. Score one for Brazilian-Belgian multinational ABImbev, though. Here comes the fake authenticity blueprint ready for every cool town in first American then elsewhere.
The article left me feeling dismayed. I'm trying to recover on my own due to the fact of location, and no good resources around in the town I live in.
I'm glad I read the comments as well , the article has some amazing facts but ultimately left me feeling like I'll never be able to lead a normal life . Constantly thinking about my addiction. Thank you commenters , little bit of positivity at the end of a dark glummy tunnel .
Thanks for the information provided. Politics is a quite dirty thing and ordinary people cant even imagine how much money is regularly invested in political campaigns. All the candidates want to look like fair and honest people but most of them have something to hide and quite often they lie about where they get the money for their campaigns. There are many people living through http://quickandeasyloanservice.com/ while millions of dollars are invested every year to make somebody rich even richer.
BondGraham and Winston certainly deserve recognition for their good work.
Needs to be said that coverage of Oakland government, politics and community has long offered endless opportunities for productive investigative journalism. Local media ignore most of Oakland's economic and social problems and the destructive and shameful failures in city hall.
There remains an enormous amount of work yet to done telling the stories of what really goes on in Oakland.
I agree that this seems a great development for North Oakland. I don't follow the editorial sub-text that runs through this report that somehow AB InBev's involvement is a bad thing - unless it's a personal bias harbored by the author?
ICE is racist just like Trump and the Republican Party.
Vivia Lee, your cruelty is revealing that you lack any humanity, shame on you! - Ron Taylor
I am pretty sure Lady Esther's opened on 7th Street before 1968. I remember it as a child. Glad to see it back
@ Erik Kengaard
Well, yes, quite a lot has changed since the 1950's. Not just Berkeley, for that matter.
I didn't come to Berkeley until the end of the 1960's. I was a teenager and only had the contents of what I carried in my backpack, having immediately preferred Berkeley to the mean streets of LA. We didn't even have the term "homeless youth" then, but retroactively that would apparently apply.
However, back then, it was pragmatically possible to meet and mix things up with quite a lot of people, which also led directly to joining households and at a affordable rate even for one in my position then. This same premise also often led directly to various work, gigs, and other pursuits. Same held true in any number of other cities, towns, whatever of the time. Imagine that. And no "case management".
A typical stance for those that make their living inserting themselves between people and homes is to "adv ocate" for various "services" [theirs, of course] instead or as concommitant. The demonstrated Housing First successes have manifestly proven otherwise,while the dubious "services" have perpetuated and/or worsened homelessness for quite a long time now.
And just what requires New Constructions to do Housing First? Nothing.
I'm excited for the development this can bring to the neighborhood! Of course we hope for more small local shops, but having an anchor like that as an attraction is a great start!
Timothy Counts: Do you have any sources and math to back that up?
And, regardless, the State of California is far more skilled at budget and spending management than Oakland. So, there is no comparison of management risk.
I'm a California native. My grandparents and parents here came out of the dust bowl... Picked fruit and cotton in central valley when they got here... Did what they had to, to survive. Okies had to deal with sundown towns too. This what people did. I'm baffled at what goes on now. People seem willing to live in what is effectively a cave to avoid change.
Please, someone explain this to me.
Local police departments are not obliged to enforce federal immigration laws for good reasons. One, it makes the job of keeping the community safe much harder, because witnesses to crimes who are undocumented are afraid to come forward. Many families in Oakland and around the country have mixed immigration status, by the way. Two, honoring ICE detainees is expensive, because it requires keeping people in jail beyond after they've served their time in state custody. Three, under federal immigration law, ICE detainers are requests, not orders, and local police are also not obliged to deputize their officers as immigration agents. Kate Steinle's death was a heartbreaking tragedy, no question about that, and so it's understandable that people feel passionately about it, and are dismayed that the man responsible was released by San Francisco. He should never have been transferred to SF in the first place, because of his prior deportation orders, but one bizarre tragedy should not dictate policy. In fact, studies show that immigrants as a group commit far fewer crimes than American citizens. I am speaking as an expert here; I am an immigration attorney.
Pretty sure Malick's films are, at this point. made for him and him alone.
Hopefully Richmond's share of funds go to my city.
The state of California could have saved tens of billions of dollars had they run their bonds and banking through a state bank when the 2008 crash happened.
Getting them to set up a bank will be near impossible as long as we let the banks buy elections.
" .....the state threatening to take money away, and the feds threatening to take money away, and various expenses the city has that it cant afford, and to know that a public bank could solve those problems."
This says it all.
Being the custodian of the assets of others is not the same as gaining a new source of revenue. The inability to distinguish and respect the differences between the two elementary concepts (assets, revenue) has led to many financial disasters/
No doubt, the temptation to plunder a new pot of someone else's money would be irresistible. The pathetic track record of fiscal management of Oakland speaks for itself.
Oakland needs to learn how to manage its own money before it earns the right to manage other people's money. But, abusing the power over other people's money is so much easier. Anyone remember the last banking crisis and how it happened?
The best musical I have seen. It was a professionally done and reminded me of a Broadway show. It also featured a live band.This is the show you don't want to miss. It was simple wonderful!
gee how the time flies, seems like just yesterday that the stores were in their heyday, but, all good things come to an end. i am sure the city will be glad to see the success of the housing project in any case. when SEARS goes, everything must follow, though.
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