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Re: “Best Model Citizen: Leon 'DNas' Sykes

Leon Sykes for Oakland City Council D2! For the people

Posted by Doriscane on 08/16/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Best Model Citizen: Leon 'DNas' Sykes

Leon Sykes for Oakland City Council District 2! For the people

Posted by Doriscane on 08/16/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Best Model Citizen: Leon 'DNas' Sykes

Shout out to Oakland Feather River Camp! Another piece of City history that should be a part of both improvement and preservation.

Posted by SunshinefromtheTown on 08/14/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Best People of the East Bay: Readers' Poll Winners!

Schaaf as a popular elected? Whodda thunk?

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 08/14/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Best Landlord History Lesson: Andrew Mousalimas

Thank you Ms.Gabrielle Canon for this wonderful editorial featuring Andrew Mousalimas, a great human being and real hero. Many of us have benefitted from Andy's meticulous archives of his accounts while serving with the Greek Batallion and US Greek Operational Group. Andy, along with approx. 200 Greek nationals and 1st generation Greek Americans volunteered to fight in the Fatherland during the German occupation. The odds were not in favor of their safe return back to the US, but they volunteered anyway. The Greek Heritage Society of SCA featured Andy in our second documentary THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW, along with two other soldiers, Angelo Lygizos and George Verghis, who fought to liberate Greece. Real heroes who were not properly acknowledged for their bravery until decades later when these operations were finally declassified. We owe Andy and his generation alot. The Greatest Generation for sure.

Posted by Anna Giannotis on 08/12/2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Best Landlord History Lesson: Andrew Mousalimas

I was a regular at the Kings X in the mid 70's. Andy and his brother John, were always upbeat and friendly. Oh,and you could carry a "tab" as long as Andy knew your name and face....great times those were, rolling dice and playing cards......please say hey to Andy for me....
Bill Fratus
Redding, C

Posted by Bill Fratus on 08/12/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Best Garden Whiz and Butterfly Savior: Victoria 'Tora' Rocha

I would like to add a big THANK YOU to Tora.

Dick Austin

Posted by Dick Austin on 08/11/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Best Garden Whiz and Butterfly Savior: Victoria 'Tora' Rocha

A wonderful article about someone who is truly making a difference. Way to go, Tora!

Posted by Susie Cochran on 08/11/2017 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Best Model Citizen: Leon 'DNas' Sykes

It's great to see who the mysterious Leon Sykes is - I read his posts about where we want the city to be and how to keep its character while improving jobs and housing, and agree vehemently when it comes to the issue of homeless people being treated like people! Thank you, Leon!

Posted by Lynne Miller on 08/10/2017 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Best Model Citizen: Leon 'DNas' Sykes

Mr. Sykes is known also as a frequent poster on NextDoor - interesting to learn the rest of his story. Thanks EBX.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 08/10/2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Best Garden Whiz and Butterfly Savior: Victoria 'Tora' Rocha

I second what Mary Ellen said - but more so. A well-deserved tribute indeed.

Posted by Ken Katz on 08/10/2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Best Garden Whiz and Butterfly Savior: Victoria 'Tora' Rocha

A richly deserved tribute! But the street is Bellevue, not Belleview.

Posted by Nina Fedora on 08/10/2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Best Garden Whiz and Butterfly Savior: Victoria 'Tora' Rocha

All true and even understated. Tora is a genius at plants and community involvement, She's creative and endlessly generous with her ideas for community wellbeing.

Posted by Mary Ellen Navas on 08/09/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Best of the East Bay 2016

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Posted by Nicole Marie on 08/04/2017 at 6:44 PM

Re: “So You Want to Start a Food Business

My name is Glenn Baker and i live in USA Florida and i am a happy man today, I told my self that any Loan lender that could change my Life and that of my family, i will refer any person that is looking for loan to Them. If you are in need of loan and you are 100% sure to pay back the loan please contact them and please tell them that Glenn Baker referred you to them.

Glenn Baker

Posted by Glenn Baker on 07/28/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Best of the East Bay 2017: Readers' Poll Winners!

Disappointing, don't feel the need to call out some of these smaller spots, but Fenton's for best ice cream? Seriously? (i'm from oakland, yes it's a landmark that's perfect to bring your 12 aunts-nieces-nephews-from-out-of-town.. No it's not the best ice cream).
Maybe people should be encouraged to only vote on categories where they have very strong opinions???? Cause this list looks mostly like "most popular" or "names that comes to mind quickest"... as opposed to best.

Posted by Sam Murchison on 07/25/2017 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Best of the East Bay 2017: Readers' Poll Winners!

Same old, same old. Yawn.

Posted by Jenna Morley on 07/25/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Best of the East Bay 2017: Readers' Poll Winners!

Best Thai/Lao? Is the staff this intellectual lazy? Can't wait to see the best French/Italian category. smh.

Posted by Axl V on 07/24/2017 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Best of the East Bay 2017: Readers' Poll Winners!

Where is the "Best of People" section?

Posted by Heather Alaine on 07/24/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Essay: Where Do We Get to Be Black and Queer?

I am thinking of moving to Oakland and was researching the black and queer community there and this article popped up. A legitimate godsend. Check out my blog, it's all about intersectionality and culture and music and the like. Check it out!

Peace and love.

Posted by Jayy on 07/06/2017 at 7:40 AM

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