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Re: “A Year of Development, Displacement, and Inaction

Darwin, care to report on the economics of affordable housing development? How about just the economics of housing development in general? Do you honestly believe the economics of housing development in Oakland are the same as they are in Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, and Union City? Let's say you do. So Oakland has the resources of these neighboring cities? Oakland residents contribute equal per capita tax revenue as they do in Berkeley or Emeryville or San Leandro? How about sales tax revenue... billions of our retail dollars aren't lost every year to neighboring cities? The percentage of subsidized households in Oakland is equal or less to what you'll find in Union City or Fremont? How about Oakland's school ratings and crime rate -those are similar to what you'll find in Albany or Fremont? If you answered yes to any one of those questions, then you're not fit to be reporting on this topic. If you answered no to any of them, then you just blew a hole in your premise Oakland can do exactly what its richer, safer neighbors can do.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 12/23/2015 at 1:57 PM

Re: “The Year of the Food Court

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Posted by Editor on 12/23/2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “The Growth of Black Lives Matter

Hopefully we can all look forward to days when the "Black Lives Matter" protests will live only in yellowed newspaper clippings, along with articles about the Black Panthers, Weather Underground, Symbionese Liberation Army, KKK and The Unabomber. Surely there will be a day in our future when all races assimilate to become a nation of citizens who work in harmony rather than striving for divisiveness.

Posted by William H. Thompson on 12/23/2015 at 1:12 PM

Re: “The Growth of Black Lives Matter

I caught a program this morning that featured a focus group and one of the issues discussed was "Black lives matter" A black woman spoke up regarding the subject and said the following and I will paraphrase. " Why is it that black lives matter only when a white cop shoots a black person and not when 80% of all black murders are black on black crime?"

Posted by Donald Sandri 1 on 12/23/2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “A Toy for Every Kind of Kid

Toys really essential and important for our kids; most probably toys are helpful to keep engage our baby with different and distract their attention from crying towards playing. Therefore parents are using toys as the most important weapon to handle their kids.

Posted by Andrew Reeves on 12/23/2015 at 4:04 AM

Re: “Eat This Gift

Finally, FINALLY a charcuterie that's the real thing. Right here in Alameda at Barons meats. Apparently in business for a while already, without me knowing about it ,even though I visit the Market Place weekly. I guess I had just given up hope of ever finding a charcuterie with really delicious meats this side of the Atlantic. I still did not trust my luck , so Dave ( owner? ) let me taste a few items and everything I tasted I bought. I have been back regularly and still can not believe my luck. Earlier today I shopped $80.- worth of Dave's delicious meats as a Christmas surprise for my 94 year old European mother. The rabbit rillettes are to die for, his headcheese one of the best I ever tasted , the Speck and the Leberkaes , the pates .... I could go on and on.
Thank you Barons Meats for adding this to your services.

Posted by siri jordan on 12/18/2015 at 11:21 PM

Re: “DJing Essentials for Your Holiday Wish List

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Posted by Editor on 12/18/2015 at 8:27 PM

Re: “The Best Gifts for Pet Lovers

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Posted by Munish Jaitly on 12/15/2015 at 10:26 PM

Re: “The Bay Area's Best Dog-Friendly Getaways

Great! arrangement for both the family members and pets. I think this is the best place to enjoy with the family friends and pet friends at the same hotel with all the luxurious facilities.

Posted by Barbara Jhon Gary on 12/10/2015 at 9:41 PM

Re: “A Party for the Ages

I love this event! Its so different than everyday life. Ive been going for several years. Still waiting on my email invite :P hope to come again this year!

Posted by Anna Wagner on 12/10/2015 at 12:00 AM

Re: “A Party for the Ages

I love this party. I've been going for years.its already herd again, Only a couple weeks a way

Posted by Renee Outlaw on 12/06/2015 at 1:36 AM

Re: “How to Smoke Weed

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Posted by Editor on 11/29/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “It's Plaid or Nature

I took a walk in the park. However the idea of supporting our local small business and artists is really a good idea. I grew up in a suburb that only had chain stores, we are blessed in Oakland and Berkeley with cool stores locally owned, and even if it costs more it is money well spent me thinks.

Posted by Clive Scullion on 11/27/2015 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Family-Friendly Getaways 2015

Good choices. Also try camping at Hendy Woods State park in the Anderson Valley, Mendocino. Not too far away and you have the entire Mendocino Coast to explore. Also much wine tasting most of which is still free. Good restaurants too.

Posted by Kurt Schoeneman on 11/25/2015 at 3:14 PM

Re: “A Guide to Giving Back in the East Bay

All good choices. I like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland, as well. Check it out.

Posted by Kurt Schoeneman on 11/25/2015 at 3:10 PM

Re: “How to Smoke Weed

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Posted by Editor on 11/13/2015 at 4:33 PM

Re: “How to Become a Martial Artist

If in childhood we used to enter the rollicking learning martial arts(, and when our friends rollicking also moved into other fields while we are a very few still enjoy practicing martial arts, then it is indeed a blueprint in the cells we carry. God or nature (depending trust us) had been decisive so.
There are still many people who think that practicing martial arts together with the practice of violence. Because there is taught how to punch, kick, attack, dodge and parry, or using a martial arts weapon which is a general movement in a fight. Moreover, coupled with action films or stories that always associate martial arts action violence.

Posted by Tony Tian on 11/12/2015 at 2:25 AM

Re: “Grinding and Brewing: A Guide to At-Home Coffee Brewing

What a bunch of hooey. Internet order beans when there's tons available locally? I've been grinding and brewing coffee undoubtedly before the author was born. I started out with and sometimes still do pour over. Not any better than a quality machine. Paper vs gold filters- no difference in taste.

Posted by judi sierra on 10/08/2015 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Plant-Based Sweets and Treats

Awesome. I've been cutting way back on meat to reduce my carbon footprint. Whether I go all the way vegan or not, it would feel great to support these places and to feed my sweets addiction at the same time.

Posted by Christopher Fallis on 10/05/2015 at 8:49 PM

Re: “The One-Stop Market Invasion

I basically agree with what Gary said and also feel a disproportionately large influx of a particular demographic has overrun SF, causing a great loss of its charm by pandering to new money. Northern CA is a special place (at least for me over my 30 years here) as an earthy, connected, easy going, and communal lifestyle.

However, I do really appreciate the discovery and appreciation of Oakland by newbies. I like the ideas that are pouring into Oakland now and think this generation's influence, if it can keep it humbly grounded, can accentuate the Oakland/Northern CA experience that in this tech age seems to has left most of SF homogenized and detached. Cool, local, homey or exotic neighborhood stores offering take-out with an Oakland connected vibe have a place and should be appreciated on what they bring to their locality. To me, that's what I USED to like about SF.

Posted by Jeff Winemiller on 10/02/2015 at 11:18 PM

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