Ellen Gierson 
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Re: “Oakland Councilmembers Accuse Mayor Schaaf of 'Bait and Switch' With Soda Tax Revenue

Please folks, is anyone really surprised by this "Shaft" us again tactic? Distasteful, disingenuous, disgusting and so, so dirty!

Posted by Ellen Gierson on 04/28/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “AB InBev’s Corporate Craft Brand Isn’t Coming to Oakland To Make Beer Buddies. It’s Coming To Dominate.

The design of this proposal does not fit into the feel and the look of this neighborhood.
Shipping containers should not be allowed to house a business of this size,
especially a brewery and a restaurant.
The proposal looks cheap and industrial, not a good fit in our area.
There will be a big impact in our neighborhood because of the noise
that a brewery of this size will bring. There will be noise from operating the
brewery and the restaurant, from constant day & night deliveries, noise from the need to
clean the facility, inside and out. Customers will no doubt cause late
night noise to the surrounding residences, as the present restaurants/bars
in the area already do. Parking for residents will be severely impacted, we have
been terribly impacted with the restaurants already here.We recently had an armed car high jacking,
we believe caused because the driver could not find parking!
There will be noise from the added trash and recycling pick-up that this business. will cause. This establishment will cause there to be an awful smell in the area from the beer brewing process. Outdoor alcohol will be available and Tech HS
is just 2 blocks away, as are 2 other schools, and
Thunder Road, the drug re-hab
residence is DOWN THE BLOCK from this proposed business.
Does this make sense? Does it?
NO!
We do not need more alcohol served
in our small area here on/near 40th Street/Manila Ave. There are several businesses
in the area already serving alcohol and food. The noise, litter problems,
& parking problems from these business is bad enough! Our quality of life
in this area is being further degraded due to these concerns.
Planners should not permit this type of business in this spot in the Temescal.
Enough is enough. Friends, write to Rebecca Lind at rlind@oaklandnet.com. before 4:00 pm on Monday, April 3.
referring case #PLN17004 and tell her YOUR concerns for such an awful business made of shipping containers in our neighborhood.
Ellen Gierson, Oakland
a close neighbor of this disastrous project

Posted by Ellen Gierson on 03/29/2017 at 11:02 PM

Re: “A Guide to East Bay Museums On a Budget – As In Zero Budget

Yeah, we've been going to the Oakland Museum of CA on their FREE FIRST SUNDAYS, for years!

Posted by Ellen Gierson on 05/25/2016 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Mills College President to Step Down Amid Reports of Serious Financial Struggles at the Oakland Institution

Oh my, this IS concerning news. All women that have had a connection to Mills should be aware of the poor financial situation Mills is in. Let's hear from you all now and let's step up donations to this important Oakland educational institution!

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Posted by Ellen Gierson on 05/13/2015 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Zoo Gone Wild

I am in a bad Oakland Zoo-Knowland Park proposal nightmare!
This incredibly dangerous and destructive “conservation” exhibit
proposed by the Oakland Zoo on sensitive Knowland Park land,
will FOREVER ban public access to pristine native plant habitat.
As a local birder, I cannot imagine such a horrendous zoo
“addition”.

I am flabbergasted (again) at the continued failure of the City Council
to require a full Environmental impact report on this “project”.
The public has a right to complete access to Knowland Park.

It is unthinkable that the zoo and the City Council think it OK to
build on the ridge line. This area ia supposed to be protected
park land and contains the threatened Alameda Whipsnake habitat,
as well rare plant communities.

There exists lots of vacant land for this project adjacent to Oakland
Zoo’s present footprint.
Once again we are spectacularly let down by City Council’s bizarre need
to accommodate Oakland Zoo.

Ellen Gierson
Oakland
Frequent Knowland Park wanderer

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Posted by Ellen Gierson on 09/10/2014 at 11:44 AM

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