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Re: “Of Volleyballs, Ships, and Jackie Chan

Love Brezsny- thank you!

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Posted by Lili Holland on 09/10/2014 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Pot Law Reformers Killed A Slew of Sick Bills This Year in Sacramento


the #1 crop in California = MARIJUANA

marijuana runs this state

Posted by Robert Jordan on 09/10/2014 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Of Volleyballs, Ships, and Jackie Chan

Rob is a postmodern marvel. Thanks for bringing him into your publication. He's the kind of person that makes the Bay Area uniquely remarkably the best place on earth.

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Posted by Mandy Sparklepants Kirk on 09/10/2014 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Of Volleyballs, Ships, and Jackie Chan

Thank you for bringing back Brezsny!

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Posted by Katie McClendon on 09/10/2014 at 6:48 AM

Re: “The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

I support what was related in this article. Kaiser's move to San Leandro and Oakland was not a success. We are scheduled to open our new facility in Redwood City in December, and we have the same concerns, since Kaiser will not admit it's failures with the previous 2 openings. Instead of fixing the problems outlined by the nursing staff, they have chosen to continue their unsafe practices, placing our patients and the nursing staff at risk. We have been chronically understaffed for months with no plans to increase staffing with a "bigger, newer facility". Thanks for shining a light on the challenges we are facing in the fight to keep our patients safe.

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Posted by Sheila J. Rowe on 09/10/2014 at 6:00 AM

Re: “The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

Nurses are not robots. We are highly trained and use our critical thinking and assessment skills to determine patient needs. Although technology can be helpful, it should never replace necessary human factors. Machines can not advocate for patients.

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Posted by Diane McClure on 09/10/2014 at 5:50 AM

Re: “Of Volleyballs, Ships, and Jackie Chan

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Posted by John Craft on 09/10/2014 at 4:06 AM

Re: “Zoo Gone Wild

As a longtime resident of Oakland, and the father of two daughters who are now high school students-- both keenly interested in ecological matters of moment, I can say that the environmentally-conscious side of their personal interests is due in large part to the unique attributes for self-discovery that many of our local open spaces afforded them for personal investigation and protracted observation of the natural world during the many outings my wife and I took with the girls during their childhoods. These are experiences that you cannot purchase a ticket for, they cannot be duplicated in a zoo, nor can you hope buy them in a restaurant that misguided Zoo Board Developers want to perch on top of unique California Bay Area habitat-- Regardless of how much energy and thought goes into the design of such a space the vision is myopic and commercial: zoos are fundamentally a contrived set of relations, and their ecology is not open, or even natural in any real sense.

We don't need a big theme park and restaurant plopped down at the top of the ridge in Knowland Park to tell us what the Bay Hills were like pre-contact, when the grizzly bear roamed the watersheds and salmon teamed in the streams. We have already destroyed that eden with our overdevelopment and avarice. Common sense tells us that all we need to do is keep the zoo contained within its current footprint and encourage people to explore and understand the intrinsic ecological mosaic that already exists in the sensitive habitat that is still there on the undeveloped acreage of Knowland's open upper reaches. The zoo and it's board needs to take a step back and consider the absurdity of what it is attempting to ramrod down the taxpayers throats. We don't want Jellystone Park and a cage full of grizzly bears and bison warehoused on a relatively unsullied existing open area whose unique attributes make it a last refuge for endangered species like the California Whip Snake.

The Zoo Board has attempted to sidestep and brush away the many legitimate concerns that clearly point to the fact that expanding the Zoo is not only a financial burden which is not best use of available resources, but more to the point, burgers and fries and stuffed animals made in sweat shops in China on the top of the Knowland ridge is not a sound ecological approach to stewardship of one of the East Bay's few remaining prime hills habitat. What we need to be doing it educating people and continuing to support native plant and animal species by monitoring and removing invasives ( Let's start with the Zoo Board-- get your hooks out of our publicly entrusted open park space here in Oakland)

As a resident of Oakland I am opposed to this misuse of our tax dollars for an ill-conceived and ecologically destructive "pet project." Native animals are already struggling for survival in the sensitive and largely degraded Knowland land habitat. The zoo board should focus on keeping the zoo where it is and improving its vision by evolving its mission inside the fence they've already erected on this piece of public land. It is our obligation to protect and enhance the native mosaic of biodiversity that is already there on the upper reaches of the park.

Andrew Carothers-Liske
Oakland, CA

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Posted by Andrew Carothers-Liske on 09/09/2014 at 11:30 PM

Re: “The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

I stand with my RN colleagues at Kaiser Oakland. Thank you for speaking on behalf of our patients. Kaiser continues to rake in record profits and yet will not do the right thing for the patients who have paid a lifetime of premiums. KP management should listen to the frontline staff - RNs and other members of the team who are at the trenches each and everyday.

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Posted by Zenei Cortez on 09/09/2014 at 11:16 PM

Re: “The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

Kaiser is constantly trying to replace nurses with unsafe and unproven technology. Patients need registered nurses who have critical thinking skills because every patient is different and they respond to treatment differently. A computer or algorithm can not adjust for variations between patients. Most importantly, patients need a registered nurse to act as their voice when kaiser is NOT acting in their best interest.

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Posted by Amy Gamache-Glass on 09/09/2014 at 10:45 PM

Re: “The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

The comments by Odette Bolano, Senior VP & Area manager, are written by someone who just arrived at the Oakland Kaiser Facility in the past several weeks. It is her job to refute what the RN's in the trenches tell you what is happening at the bedside. Kaiser is just following the National Model of Health Care they say. Well we say that is not good enough for the nation & it is not good enough for our patients here in Oakland. We, the RN's at the bedside took an oath to provide safe care that does not endanger the patient in any aspect of care received along the continuum. When we see it is not safe we will speak up as we have done in our ADO's & when necessary to alert the public of these safety issues. We know the Emperor has no clothes, you cannot fool us or the public by trying to cover up the facts by sugar coating the reality at the bedside that is unsafe. Thank you for the great article calling attention to the safe care our community deserves when they are most vulnerable. I would rather have an RN at my bedside calling attention to my unsafe care & providing me with that safety net . . . than an administrator telling me that everything is ok when it is not! Do the right thing Kaiser, you have the finances to do better!

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Posted by Carol R Thomas on 09/09/2014 at 10:35 PM

Re: “The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

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Posted by Editor on 09/09/2014 at 10:01 PM

Re: “The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

All nurses are concerned about the use of technology that substitutes nurses judgment in real time vs a protocol driven computer program developed in a research lab. Nursing care is not a one size fits most outfit

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Posted by Deborah Burger on 09/09/2014 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Pieces of Oakland

Pieces of Oakland is a mashup of visual images and maps from the past and the present, and plans for the future. Love the true Vision that is the heart of this exhibit. Oakland is alive, a place with history and character, and can be found through this exhibit. It is easier to get to the next place if you know where you are starting. The future of Oakland I got from this exhibit is Hope.

Posted by Sally Aderton on 09/09/2014 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Waste Management Launches Referendum Drive to Win Back Oakland Garbage Contract

As a person who Works in the business, I can tell you that the city council has made a grave mistake in awarding such an important job to a company that has absolutely NO INFRASTRUCTURE to process the waste stream. This company CWS does not have a single permit to build a transfer station dump. Waste Management already does. CWS is trying to build a dump in West Oakland. They do not have a Green waste and food waste/organics processing facility. Waste management already does, with full compliance of state and county laws. CWS does not have mrf facilities for the recovery of dry construction debris and construction and demolition mandated by the state. Waste Management already does. CWS has two facilities to sort out reciclables from residential customers. The sort out aluminum and high quality plastic and cardboard, the rest is put in bales and shipped out in containers to asia. They do not recicle locally. Waste management recycles single stream locally in San Leandro by unionized employees at their transfer station. The owner of CWS needs at least 250 million dollars in the bank and a whole lot of permits from every government agency in order to be ready to provide the 3 essential services to the city. And unless the city is going to fund part of this Enterprise for this CWS company now or down the road, I suggest if you live in Oakland you start signing that petition circulated by the hated gigant Waste Management.

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Posted by Rick Sanchez on 09/09/2014 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Telegraph Avenue Redesign Proposal Lacks Strong Bike Plan, Advocates Say

Just build it from where telegraph starts to where it ends.. then you could ride from downtown oakland to university of berkeley.

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Posted by Sean Hughes on 09/09/2014 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Where Are Los Angeles' 135 Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

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Posted by Editor on 09/09/2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Zoo Gone Wild

A difficult issue, this. Here's hoping a compromise pleasing to all parties can be reached.

That said, I've known Dr. Joel Parrott since the mid-eighties, before his becoming Director of the Oakland Zoo, at a time when the zoo made the cover of PARADE MAGAZINE as "one of the 10 substandard zoos in the country" (and deservedly so--I was a docent there at the time). This was during the Dark Days of William Penn Mott's reign. Dr. Parrott, in his tenure, has turned that completely around, making the Oakland Zoo one of the best in the country. The zoo is also hosting progressive and innovative condor and western pond turtle recovery programs. With all due respect, some folks need to cut Dr. Parrott some slack. He is an honest and honorable man, and one of the very few zoo directors anywhere willing to speak out against the use of elephants in traveling circuses and carnivals.

Here's for a successful and civil resolution to the issues at hand, both wild and domestic.

Eric Mills, coordinator

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Posted by Eric Mills on 09/09/2014 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Review & Photos: Hiero Day 2014

All these people are complaining like the event wasn't free. It's only the 3rd year people give them some slack!

Posted by Nia Bia Hendricks on 09/09/2014 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Judge Green-Lights Shipments of Explosive Crude Oil in Richmond

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Posted by Editor on 09/09/2014 at 10:15 AM

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