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Re: “Superhighways in the Sky

I agree with the FAA's finding that the new GPS-based air routes have no significant impact on anyone. I also believe that the new Oakland-Bay Bridge is totally sound, that Inca corn snacks are a Native American plot to sterilize white males, and that corporations are superior people.

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Posted by Mike Bradley on 06/26/2015 at 5:55 PM

Re: “East Bay Hills Tree Removal Plan Still Sparking Debate

Jack, Your link doesn't go to a FEMA report? It goes to something prepared by the cities of Oakland and Berkeley the year after the 1991 Fire. That's ok, it is a good report and I was pleased to see that many of the things recommended in it have been carried out.

I'm not sure you noticed that the quote you give "Do not target particular species such as Blue Gum . . . " was in the section on the urban environment--a recommendation for vegetation management within cities (near homes, schools, stores, etc.) (go look again).

I know this might seem like a minor point but I think the cities were saying not to change their urban tree policies in order to satisfy the needs of large scale wildland policies that were being formed.

In their wildland section, they say "Create and maintain fuel breaks on the wildlands along the urban-wildland interface. Use broad area treatment . . " and set up expert panels to guide the process. I believe this is what we have now with the current FEMA grant.

I enjoyed the link to your website. Great pictures. Thanks.

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Posted by Marilyn Goldhaber on 06/26/2015 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Lama Beans

Pancakes!!!!!

Posted by Alana Alpern Brown on 06/26/2015 at 4:12 PM

Re: “East Bay Hills Tree Removal Plan Still Sparking Debate

There are numerous key omissions in both this article and the comments so far. I hope objective readers new to this controversy will read the following facts, and learn the truth behind the misleading euphemism of “vegetation management” for what will be: The largest SF Bay Area forest clearcuts in 100 years:

1) the scale of these clearcuts is massive - the biggest SF Bay Area deforestation in 100 years. It has nothing to do with fire danger mitigation because, for starters, all the living trees cut WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE HILLSIDES. They will only be chopped into logs and wood chips and LEFT ON THE GROUND TO BURN in any future fire.

2) Fire science has established that, since ALL species of trees contain large amounts of water (ever try to burn a green log in your fireplace?), they are far LESS flammable than dry grasses and low shrubs. Learn fire science facts in a blistering critique of the deforestation plan by a firefighter who served on the Mayor’s Task Force determining the ACTUAL causes of the 1991 fire routinely, ERRONEOUSLY blamed on eucalyptus (because fear works):http://treespiritproject.com/wp-content/up…

3) There will be NO REPLANTING OF ANY KIND. So the truly “invasive” plants like poison oak, thistle and broom will grow where forest canopies are destroyed, then bake in hot, direct summer/autumn sun to BECOME THEIR OWN FIRE HAZARD (what started the 1991 fire);

4) Despite repeating the lie endlessly, eucalyptus are not more “flammable” than “native” bay laurels which also contain volatile oils in their leaves (hold a bay leaf over a lit stove and see). And bay trees grow closer to the ground, and grasses, than blue gums, so ignite MORE readily in a grass fire. But the Big “flammable" Lie is repeated because FEAR the actual agenda...

5) SPECIES ERADICATION, the destruction of ALL Monterey pines, acacia, and eucalyptus trees, no matter how many, even hundreds of thousands which…

6) IGNORES CLIMATE SCIENCE and carbon sequestration — millions of pounds of carbon is sequestered in 450,000 trees — ignoring deforestation’s affect on local climate. Common sense alone tells the average, unbiased person that when you cut down over 2,000 acres of forest canopy, those areas will heat up from direct sun;

7) a contradiction: A) “We’re not clearcutting, we’re thinning trees” and B) “These are dangerous, flammable, gasoline trees.” If B is true, then why NOT cut them all down? Why only thin such dangerous trees? Why NOT clearcut them?

8) the Feb. 1992 FEMA report released after the fire, in its many recommendations, says: “Do not target particular species such as Blue Gum Eucalyptus or Monterey Pine for eradication or exemption from tree regulation policies, but require regular maintenance to reduce fire hazard.” Read for yourself: http://www.hillsconservationnetwork.org/Ad…

Jack Gescheidt, Founder
The TreeSpirit Project
LEARN MORE: http://treespiritproject.com/sfbayclearcut

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Posted by Jack Gescheidt on 06/26/2015 at 3:39 PM

Re: “East Bay Hills Tree Removal Plan Still Sparking Debate

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Posted by Editor on 06/26/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Vallejo Cannabis Patients Return Fire

4 is enough. there is absolutely no practical need more than 4 dispensaries in our town. Currently, there are more MMD's in Vallejo than legitimate pharmacies. Restrictions and limitations add credibility to those 4 that will be authorized to operate, making consumers and/or patients more reassured that they are purchasing from qualified distributor. Again, 4 is enough!

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Posted by Bradley Bennett on 06/26/2015 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Grand Lake Theater

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Posted by Editor on 06/26/2015 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Chronic Christians: Did Jesus Heal with Pot?

Qaneh bosem was reed plant not cannabis. Read proves here http://www.kotipetripaavola.com/cannabisandbible.html

Jesus did not use cannabis!

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Posted by Juhani Holander on 06/26/2015 at 3:13 AM

Re: “Oakland's Warriors

I grew up catching the 57C to Warriors games. Been attending since the late 70's. The Warriors are certainly Oakland's team, and I'd love for them to stay. But to describe the fan base as "working class" simply isn't so. Season tix in the lower bowl can be outrageously expensive, and I've watched the demographic composition of the crowd change over the years.

Finally, the Warriors have said they will not honor the debt agreement on the bonds floated to finance the 1996 expansion, and will stick the City and County with the remaining $100MM or so when/if they move.

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Posted by Bleacher Dave on 06/26/2015 at 2:05 AM

Re: “Iyasare and the Essence of Umami

Taking my mom here for ramen lunch tomorrow. Anything I shouldn't miss? (knowing we have a limited time frame with Leo's attention span)

Posted by Lillian Hsu on 06/26/2015 at 1:20 AM

Re: “Beyond Dim Sum

Is it true that Shan Dong doesn't make buns anymore? I stopped in recently, and the owner lady said this was the case.

Posted by Lillian Hsu on 06/26/2015 at 1:18 AM

Re: “Alameda Bicycle

Greatest customer service based on the idea one must be happy on a well fitted and well maintained bike.

Posted by Dee Bean on 06/26/2015 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Bay St.

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Posted by Janine San Juan on 06/25/2015 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Keter Salon

The hair stylist always know how to think ahead and care about how my hair will look weeks after I leave their shop. The way color fades and the treatment of my hair is a big factor and they are amazing

Posted by Janine San Juan on 06/25/2015 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Oakland Shelter Launches Program to Educate Faith Leaders on Domestic Violence

It would have been informative if you would have informed your readers as to who is in the picture with Carolyn Russell. In case you didn't know, it is Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, Senior Pastor, FAME Oakland, African Methodist Episcopal Church and his wife Mary Mayo Mayberry. It would have been even more information if you would have shared with your readers that FAME, Oakland for the past two years has denoted money to A Safe Place.

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Posted by Toni Cook on 06/25/2015 at 10:07 PM

Re: “East Bay Hills Tree Removal Plan Still Sparking Debate

Oh, I just found another good source on the euc situation at Mt Sutro. Its from Bay Nature Magazine, a good source of eco journalism.

https://baynature.org/articles/san-francisco-dying-forest-waits-action/

Posted by Marilyn Goldhaber on 06/25/2015 at 7:02 PM

Re: “East Bay Hills Tree Removal Plan Still Sparking Debate

I don't know who "Save Mount Sutro Forest" is, as there is no About Us page. Just a person called "webmaster" who is not identified (not sure why?).

But, I found another group called the "Sutro Stewards" that might be a better source to dig a little deeper into the euc controversy over there. (One person's passion versus a coalition of people and organizations.) Just saying . . .

In any case, the webmaster quoted Joe Mc Bride as saying: “This response is common in blue gum as a mechanism to reduce transpiration rates in order to survive drought years . . . I am not convinced that the trees will die in large numbers” (regarding the withering eucs in the forest there).

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Posted by Marilyn Goldhaber on 06/25/2015 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Jeez this pizza is so good it is worth the wait.

Posted by David Schoenthal on 06/25/2015 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Boss Burger

Burgers and fries are excellent.

Posted by David Schoenthal on 06/25/2015 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Skates on the Bay

Amazing views of the bay and incredible food!

Posted by David Schoenthal on 06/25/2015 at 6:32 PM

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