chris gilbert 
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Re: “East Bay Environmentalists at Odds Over Future of Eucalyptus Trees

How much money is being spent on this project? With people losing their homes, record numbers on food stamps, stagnant wages, and we're talking about trees. Misplaced priorities. Spend the money where it's needed most.

Posted by chris gilbert on 07/09/2016 at 12:19 AM

Re: “A Look Ahead in Politics

Bates is supporting Skinner and Hancock Swanson?! That should make for some interesting pillow talk.

Posted by chris gilbert on 12/27/2015 at 8:08 PM

Re: “West Oakland Councilmember Involved in House-Flipping Scheme

However this turns out, their reputations are shot. Who's going to donate to such a non-profit that makes profits using shady characters on enterprises that go against their stated mission. What a mess.

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Posted by chris gilbert on 12/23/2014 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Berkeley's Chain Pharmacy Wars

re: "Kurt Beleck, vice president of operations at Agree Realty, said the Solano Avenue site needs a corporate developer for several reasons. "There's a huge missed opportunity if this thing gets killed because certain people feel they're speaking for the entirety of the community."

So he speaks for the entire community? I see only one or two people showing up at meetings in favor of this project, apart from the paid Walgreens and Agree employees. Those against it have produced a petition of 2,800 signatures, scores of supporters at meetings, hundreds of emails to the Council, Planning Commission, ZAB. The guy lives in a cloud.

And what is this "missed opportunity"? The opportunity to buy things at Walgreens??? Come on. We've got better things to do.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by chris gilbert on 03/29/2014 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Waste: The Dark Side of the New Coffee Craze

We're a convenience oriented society: fast food, fast coffee, there are even 'apps' now for coordinating sex within the hour. When Peet's first opened on Solano 20 years or so ago, I remember people would bring there own cup or use a ceramic cup there. Now everyone just takes the paper cup, top and protective sleeve without thinking much about it.

It was the push of bottled water at Peets stores starting several years ago that soured my opinion of them.

12 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by chris gilbert on 08/21/2013 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Two Bay Area Incidents That Explain Why People Don't Trust Government

How about the 10 year or so delay of the Bay Bridge design because of the dueling 'Browns' (Willie and Jerry) and their need to control the Bridge process. There was a good documentary on the public station about this several years ago.

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Posted by chris gilbert on 07/10/2013 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Molière in Modern Medicine

Shotgun didn't do The Miser, Berkeley Rep did in the 05/06 season. With Epps.

Posted by chris gilbert on 02/24/2012 at 1:55 PM

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