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Re: “Old School, New Paradigm: An Exploration of Oakland Marijuana Rituals Past And Present

How you gonna forget about Harborside? Forget Richmond man, if I'm going to the hood, it's going to be Oakland and actually, I'm not going to the hood, I'm going to the nice part where I can chill by the water and blaze while staring out at the water and all of the boats docked there while local cops and sheriffs walk by on their way to Starbucks and Quiznos. Nice and safe, which is a little surprising given the bad rap Oakland gets (which is honestly pretty well deserved if you just cruise down East 14th, I mean E-one-fou' lol). Also, Ed Rosenthal is THE MAN. Everyone that's anyone knows the bible he wrote and it comes in CLUTCH anytime you run into an issue. But yeah man, how the times have changed. Good article. Keep it up.

Posted by Victor Johnson on 01/08/2018 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Best Cannabis Dispensary

Real talk: Harborside is the best. Back when I lived in Cali, nothing compared. I hit up all the clubs and never found anything close to as legit as Harborside in Oakland. Huge selection, tons of security, high grade, low grade, mid grade, extracts, strains galore, and more edibles than I could ever eat. They literally have it all. And to top it off, their owners are awesome dudes. Super nice and super professional. I was literally standing in line one day while my back was acting up (back pains) and one of the owners, who is actually the dude with the ponytails you always see on TV, saw me, somehow noticed what was going on with me, and offered me a back massage. They are THE BEST. Much love for Harborside. I thought SR71 was going to be a lot better than they were, hardly a comparison to what HS has to offer. And when you're done, you can jet over to Quiznos on your way out. How cool is that? 5th and Embarcadero everyone, that's where it's at. Just watch out for the shady characters that chill across the street at that sketchy motel lol.

Posted by Victor Johnson on 01/08/2018 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The Year of the Vape

Not everyone has access to extracts you say but if you live in the Bay Area and you don't, something is seriously wrong with you because the Bay is flush with extracts lol, especially now that Harborside doesn't even require a med card anymore, just walk in and get you want. Anyways, forget that G Pen you mentioned, there are way better vapes for extracts, even better pen vapes. Personally, I like the Hypnos Zero by Linx and the Ghost by Dr. Dabber. What's cool about the Hypnos Zero is that it doesn't even use a coil like most of the other vape pens. Instead, it uses a ceramic plate. Super nice design but it does get a little clogged at times because of how close the plate is to the holes that the vapor travels through. I've reviewed both of them on my website at https://vaporizershark.com for anyone that cares to learn more about them. Also, the Santa Cruz Shredder grinders are bomb. Hella legit. Space Case is a good alternative. Both are expensive, but better safe than sorry cause you don't want to buy some cheap aluminum grinder that's basically a knockoff that could leave behind metal shavings, you want a hi-quality one if you're going to go with an aluminum one instead of titanium and that's exactly what the Santa Cruz and Space Case grinders are. But as a Bay cat, I gotta give up for the Santa Cruz Shredder cause you gotta support your local businesses!

Posted by Victor Johnson on 01/08/2018 at 10:46 AM

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: “Wazwan Indian Cuisine's Staying Power

Thanks a lot moron Mark Stefan, for ruining the Public Market, way to go.

Posted by jesse james on 11/30/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “East Bay Organizations on the Front Lines of Immigrant Rights

...I'd add to your list: Social Justice Collaborative.

Posted by kmdsolo on 11/28/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “What's Hot and in Stock

A $72 sweatshirt? Great, I'll run right out and get some for the whole family. [eye roll] Way to miss the mark, EBE.

Posted by Cygna on 11/26/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Get Away and Spread Some Cheer

When all the "you must go there" types have gone elsewhere, peace and quiet returns to my neighborhood. Its true beauty reemerges.

Then I find I have gotten away from what is most annoying and irritating about contemporary urban life: the presence of all those fast lane travelers obeying orders to hit the road.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/24/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Get Away and Spread Some Cheer

If you choose to go to Big Sur, please be aware that the traffic footprint has resulted in horrible littering, traffic, and people using nature as an outhouse. It's not much fun to find toilet paper and turds in turnoffs or back in the canyons. Please be considerate.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 11/22/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Best Landlord History Lesson: Andrew Mousalimas

Gabrielle:

Great appreciation of Andy. When I moved to the Piedmont Avenue Oakland in 1975 Andy and Mary were running the 1st Tuesday Club at the Kings X. It was organized by Nick Petris (Oakland Senator from 1966 1996 pre term limits) district staff. I got invited by Bruce Black, a long time Democratic activist and log time member of the Oakland Planning Commission in the early 1980s. In the days before e-mail it was a time for democratic electeds (and a few activists) to get together and return phone calls. By that time I started going, Mary had stopped running the kitchen at the Kings X every day, but she served lunch for the 1st Tuesday Club. Andy and Mary were great and the 1st Tuesday Club gave people a chance to talk fact to face at least once a month.

-- Chris Peeples --

Posted by Chris_Peeples on 11/19/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Eating Chinatown: A Walkable Guide to Oakland's Most Delicious Neighborhood

love the fresh wonton wraps made with egg yolk at Yuen Hop Co. Do they still sell them?

Posted by aileent on 10/29/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Are Co-ops the Future of a Sustainable Restaurant Industry?

James Jazz Jr. I think you don't really understand what a worker cooperative is. People in coops don't necessarily all make the same amount of money. You could set one up that way if you like, but it's not how most of them work.

Also, as any business they have to make payroll. Not paying people for the work they put in is illegal, coop or not coop. A coop job is just as stable as a non-coop one, if not more cause a boss won't be able to fire you for arbitrary reason, and the person next to you won't be able to talk their way into a raise that you would never dare ask for.

Posted by Tommaso Nicholas Boggia on 10/22/2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “The East Bay's Longest-Running Brunch Spots

Oakland Grill?

Posted by Joe Zahner on 10/03/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “The East Bay's Longest-Running Brunch Spots

How did you leave off the Rockridge Cafe?

Posted by Lisa Feldman on 10/01/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “The East Bay's Longest-Running Brunch Spots

Ole's is terrible! The food is much better at Jim's on Lincoln. BUT, the best brunch spot isn't even on this list and I'm not going to ruin it for myself by telling everyone. The lines are too long as it is.

Posted by Richard Haick on 10/01/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Are Co-ops the Future of a Sustainable Restaurant Industry?

Co-ops are a great alternative way of doing business, particularly for younger people and single people who don't need a rock-steady income. However, the proponents of co-ops tend to gloss over the fact that the members equally absorb risk as well as reward. In other words, there is the possibility of a delayed or reduced paycheck from time to time as demand drops or fluctuates. For workers who need a reliable income, the top down corporate model still works better. Also, the co-op model is ill suited to certain businesses where some of the workers must put in years of education and work before even starting in business. It doesn't seem fair, for example, to pay the neurosurgeon as much as the neurosurgeon's receptionist.

Posted by James Jazz, Jr. on 09/29/2017 at 5:29 PM

Re: “The Benefits of Pasture-Raised Meat

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Posted by Adrian Dalsey Robert Lynn on 09/28/2017 at 9:03 PM

Re: “A Tribute to the Bars Where Everyone Knows Your Name

I think the Washington Club should be mentioned here! Great spot!

Posted by Robert Whitehead on 09/28/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “The East Bay's Longest-Running Brunch Spots

Good recommendations. La Note, Betty's, and Rick and Ann's are perennial favorites.

I go to Mama's if I feel like being insulted, kind of like Sam Wo used to be.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 09/28/2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Wazwan Indian Cuisine's Staying Power

Good to hear, it's a good place to eat.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 09/28/2017 at 7:42 AM

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