Angela Woodall 
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Re: “Yoshi's Engineer Goes Postal Inside Club

Yeah, bad on me for the mistake about the performer. You can see hip I am when it comes to music. But I leave that to you, Rachel.

Posted by Angela Woodall on 03/24/2011 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Profiting from Eminent Domain

The bigger issue, which Brian Beveridge (Oakland Voices) as well as I wrote about a few months ago, is that Kroger did not negotiate with the owner. Kroger's real estate reps lowballed Hahn, who rejected the bid and asked for double. They should have kept negotiating. Instead Kroger rejected Hahn's bid and went straight to the city requesting that the city use eminent domain to force the owner to sell. Staff stressed that they only wanted permission from the city to use the strategy if necessary. But to get permission, they used the argument that West Oakland just couldn't do without Kroger's big-box style store and the city just had to provide the power to take over the property because the landowner is greedy. It just seems strange that Oakland is doing the business of a corporation, with little public discussion or involvement, so that a grocery store like that one can be built.

Posted by Angela Woodall on 01/11/2011 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Profiting from Eminent Domain

The bigger issue, which Brian Beveridge (Oakland Voices) as well as I wrote about a few months ago, is that Kroger did not negotiate with the owner. Kroger's real estate reps lowballed Hahn, who rejected the bid and asked for double. They should have kept negotiating. Instead Kroger rejected Hahn's bid and went straight to the city requesting that the city use eminent domain to force the owner to sell. Staff stressed that they only wanted permission from the city to use the strategy if necessary. But to get permission, they used the argument that West Oakland just couldn't do without Kroger's big-box style store and the city just had to provide the power to take over the property because the landowner is greedy.

Posted by Angela Woodall on 01/11/2011 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Tribune v. Chronicle

Last time you mentioned me I was in a tizzy over cabaret crackdowns and now I'm in a snit? Wrong and most of everything else you wrote mischaracterized the story I wrote. Or maybe you didn't read the entire column. Hard to tell from your response. For one thing, I did not deny the effect of crime on people's willingness to live in a city, or the seriousness of violence in Oakland. Hello...I wrote just the opposite. Secondly, why would you say what I offered was anecdotal evidence instead of see-for-yourself empirical evidence that no exodus exists when you can see it for yourself. And the numbers speak for themselves. There was no trickery on my part, I assure you.
"Call it like is, Angela, and save the pride for a time when the city can back it up." What? You have got to be kidding. I was "calling it like it is." But the truth isn't as simple as you or Gluss or Chip Johnson make it out to be. Do you only want people to say certain things and not defend the truth because we have bad leaders? Are you really going to just keep crying to Dellums and other leaders about the city's problems? Neither Dellums nor Rob Bobb nor Jerry Brown nor anyone else is going to come swooping down in a Superhero suit to save Oakland. Hold their feet to the fire by all means but this city has just about always survived despite its leadership. That is what's happening right now.
Lastly, I was not defending the city but I was indeed upset about the Chron's "double-whammy." I'll spell it out for you what bothered me and many residents, judging by their e-mails, calls and blog comments (some cancelled their Chron subscriptions). The fact is that there is no exodus and Oakland is not just some crime-ridden killing field that the two pieces made it out to be. It was a hack job and that kind of journalism doesn't do anyone any good.

Posted by Angela Woodall on 12/19/2008 at 1:00 PM

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