Earl Marty Price 
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Re: “City of Oakland Replaces Longstanding Coliseum-Oracle Board Members With Uber Lawyer, McElhaney

it never seems to matter who is on the board. I would just like them to hold the Dubs feet to the fire. There was a lot of money paid into expanding Oracle in 97. They are obligated, take them to court. They are not going to be tenents much longer.

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 03/09/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Where to buy Christmas Tamales in the East Bay

good you did not give up any of our Eastside spots.The ones you mentioned are all good...but

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 12/19/2016 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Q-and-A: 'Dogtown Redemption' Recycling and Homelessness Documentary Will Have West Oakland Debut This Saturday

Some of the folks like me a retired OUSD administrator save our soda cans. I go down there twice a year, get my little $30 bucks worth. I have interacted with the shopping cart folks and most are just so very interesting. Yea a bunch do drugs and bunch do not. I went to chidcare down the street at the Old Clawson school.This was in the late 40's as i started elementary school in 1949 at Durant. I remember when all the black firemen were on Magnolia, in what the white firefighters called the "coon " wagon. Some of our chiefs sarted there in the 40's, and I know Burl Smith who grewup on 34th, served as a Tuskeggee airmen started there. his mom and dad were our neighbors. I feel bad for the newbies there who have no answer for the homeless, the disposessed who are veterans of both that neighborhood, yea I still call it Clawson not the dope dealers Dogtown appellation . For the life of me, I cannot understand why these mostly white new folks have such disdain for the area they have moved into and do not want to know the history of a neighborhood destroyed by 580. I think it is obscene that these folks have no where to go, theese gleaners who clean up our scraps . That folks in my town are so ignorant of history of an area they do not know that in Anglo culture we have always had gleaners as thats what these folks are. So where are they to go..All the way down Peralta? What plan have these new folks fomr adding to the area instead of just living there? do they particiapte with the kids at neighboring Popular Park, or he veggie garden across from alliance? Man my town is losing it's soul.

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 07/01/2016 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Oakland Coal Vote Days Away — But City Still Hasn’t Released Crucial Study

Seems like Ms. Shaaf's who worked for Ignacio, and later Brown, adminstration is an extension of Jerry's. Deeply disappointing to those whose children attended school with her. It seems we get the same old, same old in the admin office, and this whole deal is deeply unpopular with the people who live in this town. It is especially bad as Phil Tagami has done good work here and benefitted a great deal from city coffers, has such contempt for us all. Poor Oaktown, every one gets over on this town, and our fellow citizens always have to settle for less. I hope to live long enough to see an administration that can change the paradigm.

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 06/24/2016 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Mid-Week Menu: R.I.P. Genova Deli

I am in my early 70's. My father, and an uncle who had a shoe repair shop on 54th and Shattuck used to bring me to the Genoa's on Telegraph .Keller Plaza was a dairy then, and Verns had taken the place of the Sacramento Northern barn in the late 40's. I think maybe Dave , Tony after all these years did not realize or maybe they did, the thing that made me love this place was that it was the Town's diversity in living color.. In the 50's when our town was still more or less de facto segragated in terms of housing, Genova's staff was heavy on the Italian guys from West Oakland that had moved into Temescali..Not the part above Telegraph yea sure they were there, but all along Shattuck and Grove street corridors too. It was not Temescal , but Temescali. Everyone from every race and culture in North and West Oakland was in that store, in that line. There were professionals, teachers, lawyers, doctors. There were pimps and hustlers, alongside of the working men and women that made up this town . As the 60's came along you were cognizant that this is where our diverse population came together. Sunday mornings folks getting their spread on for Niner or Raider games, razzing each other, all good natured. In the summer it was A's and Giants but we were all Town folks coming together sharing stories of our dad's , grands and the dudes like Tito who worked behind the counter, and liked and knew about all the horses at Golden Gate Fields or Bay Meadows..Or young Tony who manages the place now, a young man from Jalisco. All the time Dave or his family in the background. It was the town and we were all customers who loved the neighborhood. We loved the italian bakery, we loved Bella Napoli, and Bertolas..all gone, and now this fine place is gone too. Yes Walnut Creek is a nice store, but no Town soul, no town sauce there in Walnut Creek now. We will miss Genoa's and we are sorry that so many of the landlords on our street do not live in our town, nor respect the institutional memory now lost. I am glad I was first in line this morning , but sad as I watched the draft tonight. Ike's is not the same, none of them are. They are all good mind you, but you did not bring ravioli for your grands home from the others, bread pudding, good ribs....like saying good bye or burying and old and familiar friend. Sorry canoli's that I loved!!

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 04/29/2016 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Po'boys and Oakland Pride at Big Momma's Kitchen

Want to try the place as I have bought tires from Gomes across the stret for 40 yrs. Where do you park? The lot next door when the paint store is closed, or is that parking for them. One of my former ball players told the Po'Boy is good that the Oysters were fresh.. I tried to park there Saturday, but could not find a place within two blocks, so I wnt to Lena's

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 11/18/2015 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Big Oil Brown Strikes Again

What he did Gary Patton,was to take the funds from all seven redevelopment districts to his downtown project . Forrest City is an international developer got the land literally free and then was given a subsidy to develop it .I was the chair of the Project Action Committe for North Oakland and resigned becuase of his actions. He is and has alway been a tool...His friends that redid the Fox had a 30 millio cost over run and that was to build and attach Jerry's private school to the Fox. Make no mistake Charters are privates and this small town now has 26% of its students in charters. What makes Jerry's two so egregious that when I was an administrator at Tech we made do with half the funding per pupil that Jerry pushed into his schools. The Arts school has a curriculum that should be in every damn public school. This is literally the case with all of them. What happened to the idea of Building the Common in this town, this country? Our schools were at the heart of it. We at Tech showed you could bring a school back by mentoring new teachers with skilled vetrans and building community among your studnets and staff. It worked well and continues too.

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 11/17/2015 at 6:05 PM

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