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Re: “On the Phenomenon of Burger Boogaloo — and the Oakland Couple Who Makes It Happen

There's obviously an opening available for a reasonably priced (but professionally run) alternate music festival, especially given the half-death of the Austin Psych Fest and the totally terrible dust conditions at Desert Daze. Please let Burger be that place. Get the line shit figured out WELL BEFORE THE CONCERT since Desert Daze didn't. Have enough actual food vendors (not just frilly vegan-friendly junk, real food) available. And have fun. All of these things CAN be done in the same place. Let's have this be that place.

Posted by Spirit on 12/26/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Far Right's Rise Brings Racist Vandalism to the East Bay

Every such case locally which I am aware of in which the culprit responsible for "far right" vandalism has been identified, that person turned out to be either a person of color or a mentally disturbed homeless person. I'm curious, has Scott Morris or anyone else been able to identify any individual responsible for the vandalism at Alchemy Collective Cafe, Hercules Records, Ba-Bite, Edison High School, Otis Elementary, Encinal Junior High, Canyon Middle School, Castro Valley High School, Temple Israel of Alameda, Temple Sinai in Oakland, the Oakland International Container Terminal or at Tesla in Freemont?

Posted by ann poster on 12/26/2017 at 7:08 PM

Re: “The Top 12 Bay Area Music Releases of 2017

Recommendations appreciated -- Ragana I name-checked there in the intro and I agree that Russell Butler's "I'm Dropping Out of Life" is solid and noteworthy. Will look into Kevin Allen Project!

Posted by Lefebvre_Sam on 12/26/2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “We Test Eaze App's Promise of Pot in Ten Minutes

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Posted by kirbywon13 on 12/26/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “The Rise in Tattoo Removal

Thank you for spreading awareness towards tattoo removal and its side-effects. Please keep posting more updates.

Posted by Orchid Cosmetic on 12/25/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “The Top 12 Bay Area Music Releases of 2017


Posted by Neck Stuffing on 12/25/2017 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Far Right's Rise Brings Racist Vandalism to the East Bay

White people in the Bay Area like to think we're in a bubble where things like this don't happen. We've gotta wake up. People of color have known the score the whole time.

Posted by Cygna on 12/23/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Enviros Battle Developers Over Richmond Hills Open Space

Yes this region overall needs to strictly limit development of open space.

Land with vegetation is our lungs in a region whose air quality is poor.

But pols need to learn that land use and transportation need closely-coordinated planning.

Increasing density near existing public transit (BART, buses) would be a good idea if there were adequate public transit capacity. There is not.

If the region is to continue to grow we will have to invest heavily in additional transportation (NOT car-based).

The social, economic and environmental costs of growth are very high and we have not begun to deal with these costs.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 12/23/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Someone to Watch Over Me

I knew Exzadrian Van Williams in North County Jail in Oakland California and while I wouldn't be able to recall what he was arrested for then if I were asked, I would say it was something along the lines of forgery or fraud.
I only googled his name to see if he had done something better with his life after prison, and I guess I found the answer.

Posted by Casualguy 939 on 12/23/2017 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Pending Eviction of Former Black Panther Aunti Frances Highlights Just-Cause 'Loophole'

Let's see; In 1978 prop 13 passed rolling taxes back, with a capped rise of 2 percent going forward... Unless the property changes hands (or it belongs to a corporation; In that case, let the games begin).

Once it changes hands, in which case the property get's a complete reassessment to market tax rates. BIG hop in the taxes.

Is any of this racist or classist? I don't think so. Is it right? That goes to the heart of the debate on property tax doesn't it... No answer to that has yet emerged... But it IS a fact, and as a fact, not really debatable.... Unless one is an East Coast developer

The clear implication to this is fairly obvious... The new owner WILL have higher costs associated with owning the property.

So, my question is this: Are the activists proposing that property sales be frozen so that people like Aunti Frances don't experience rises in their rents and/or evictions? What about the experience of the property owner(the one who sold the property)? Are they now, not allowed to sell what they bought and paid for?

As someone else asked, are both the old and new owner somehow required to subsidize Aunti Frances in her choices? Wait! She get's to make choices and have someone subsidize them and they (the property owners) don't?! Why?

Can anyone explain that to me?

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 12/23/2017 at 12:44 AM

Re: “Oakland Finally Builds Housing

The rendering attached to this article is out of date. Luckily it won't be quite this Vader-esque.

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 12/22/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Pending Eviction of Former Black Panther Aunti Frances Highlights Just-Cause 'Loophole'

Vincent Blaford: I moved to Oakland because I couldn't afford to live in SF. That was thirty years ago. My house is paid off now.

Perhaps you could take an object lesson in this.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 12/22/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Call Me by Your Name: Sophisticated Gay Romance Scores

BTW, did you know that Timothe Chalamet is Jewish? His mother, who is American, is Jewish.

I mention this because the mainstream media is pathologically obsessed with exactly only one half of his background, French, and categorically refuses to mention his other half, Jewish. Even though his character in this movie isn't French - he's Jewish, and spends half the movie wearing a Star of David.

So if not now, when?

In fact, Call Me By Your Name is the rare major film where three actors of Jewish heritage (Chalamet, Hammer, Stuhlbarg), play Jewish characters in the leads.

Posted by Wendy Moss on 12/22/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Wednesday’s Briefing: Uber Sells Oakland Uptown Building for $180M; Alameda Tables Plan for 589-Unit Housing Project

I always bought my Levis at that Sears. BART from work in The City to 19th Street Oakland. Pop in Sears and buy clothing, Tennis shoes, cookware, linens, electronics etc, then the #18 AC Transit bus home (formally #15 bus). I hate that it's no longer there.

Posted by Russell Mondy on 12/22/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Enviros Battle Developers Over Richmond Hills Open Space

The Richmond City Council deserves credit for trying to encourage wise new housing construction. Their long-term development plan prohibits new housing in open spaces like the Hills, while making it easy for high-density housing to go up in the center of the city, which is well-served by BART and buses.

Posted by Deborah Schmidt on 12/22/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Pending Eviction of Former Black Panther Aunti Frances Highlights Just-Cause 'Loophole'

Amazing how a middle class working property owner has become an "enemy of the people". I'm sure that many of you commenters ( Thank god, not all) would love to live in a state where the government simply took 90% of everyone's income and then doled it back out according to need. Heck, make that 100% and Karl Marx will jump out of his grave and clap his hands.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 12/22/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “The Top 12 Bay Area Music Releases of 2017

The Kevin Allen Project should be on this list too

Posted by Charlese Banks on 12/22/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “A Burmese Resurrection: Grocery Cafe Will Get a Second Life in Jack London Square

Had the most wonderful dinner there tonight. Better than the old location. William was a perfect hoist, explaining details about the cooking and spices and telling us about the food tour he hosts to Burma in the summer---eating and cooking.

Posted by G Meyer on 12/21/2017 at 11:52 PM

Re: “A Burmese Resurrection: Grocery Cafe Will Get a Second Life in Jack London Square

Had an incredible dinner tonight and William was the most gracious host explaining everything and telling stories. He hosts a food tour on Burma, eating and cooking in the summer. We want to go.

Posted by G Meyer on 12/21/2017 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Rod Dibble, Beloved Pianist at The Alley, Dies

Not to be confused with Rob Dibble, former Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher.

Posted by Kurt 1 on 12/21/2017 at 8:37 PM

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