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Re: “Mapping History with Long Lost Oakland

The name Key System should be capitalized, since it was the colloquial name by which the company was known. Its trains did not cover the entire East Bay, as claimed. They served Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, and Piedmont (and the northernmost blocks of Dutton Avenue in San Leandro from 1941-1958).

One streetcar line operated by East Bay Street Railways ran out East 14th to Hayward and San Lorenzo. The area between Hayward and San Jose had no such rail transit service. The East Shore & Suburban Railway operated streetcar lines in Richmond. But these were local lines which did not offer transbay train service.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_System

Posted by Kevin Walsh on 04/09/2018 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Mapping History with Long Lost Oakland

Wonderful, needed project

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 04/04/2018 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Mapping History with Long Lost Oakland

You can get a copy of the map here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eastbayyesterday/long-lost-oakland

Posted by EastBayYesterday on 04/04/2018 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Mapping History with Long Lost Oakland

Would love to get a copy of the map.

Posted by Lenore Paula Weiss on 04/04/2018 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Downtown Oakland's Athen B. Gallery Reopens as Part 2

Sounds and looks great. Hope they really are open to all Oakland artists and avoid ageism and just showing their friends' work.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 03/07/2018 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Hoover-Foster Library Effort Gathers Steam

So glad this is happening. Alternier Cook and June Grant are doers. Looking forward to assisting them and their supporters.

Posted by C. Leonard on 02/18/2018 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Betty Reid Soskin's New Autobiography Captures an Astonishing Life

It is regrettable that Ms. Soskin supports the annexation of North Richmond. The annexation would increase the cost of living for the working class people living there.
The shoreline will be developed by greedy entrepreneurs and cannabis growers will flourish. This land grab is all about Richmond Mayor T. King Butt and his associates. RPA leader Mike Parker has also spoken in favor of this proposed land grab. I wonder why it certainly is not going to "right past wrongs."

Posted by Charles T. Smith on 02/17/2018 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Betty Reid Soskin's New Autobiography Captures an Astonishing Life

The time for the book event at Geoffreys Inner Circle on February 21st has been expanded to begin at 5 pm rather than 6 pm.

Posted by Judi Jaeger on 02/14/2018 at 2:44 PM

Re: “The Illuminaries Are Behind Some of Oakland's Most Iconic Murals

That Rise and Grind mural is such a huge asset to the city. Great to learn more about the artists. Love to hear more about others, cheers!

Posted by Russell Ward on 02/01/2018 at 1:23 PM

Re: “The Illuminaries Are Behind Some of Oakland's Most Iconic Murals

@KurtVonnegut I totally agree that Chicago is oftentimes left out of the conversation when discussing graffiti's contemporary roots. That's why I made sure to mention it by name in the first paragraph when discussing where graffiti migrated to the west from. I'm glad this article is getting read by folks who know the culture's roots, and I hope to represent it accurately and fairly for them.

Posted by Jordan_Ranft on 02/01/2018 at 1:00 PM

Re: “The Illuminaries Are Behind Some of Oakland's Most Iconic Murals

great story. just wish they didn't pull the same lame coastal BS of overlooking Chicago by stating Graff came here from the east coast. Chicago was equally part of the birth of the movement, and deserves the same recognition.

Posted by KurtVonnegut on 01/31/2018 at 1:50 PM

Re: “The Hella Black Podcast Holds Unfiltered Discussions on Race, Politics, and Oakland

Well at the very least, they are trying to make a difference. It's easy to judge from afar. How about simply commending them for trying. I bet you the 800 or so homeless people they feed once a month could care less about, and I quote,"nothing to address the deafening statistics that have the greatest impact on black lives,". I find it ironic that you made no mention of Peoples Breakfast Program or your intention to donate. How about you do something to help the cause other than criticizing two young men trying to make a difference?

Posted by Lover of all things black on 01/28/2018 at 5:57 PM

Re: “The Hella Black Podcast Holds Unfiltered Discussions on Race, Politics, and Oakland

Odd, I read this article and was surprised by nothing. Two black guys with "similar points of view" talking about "socially awkward for black men" topics, but nothing to address the deafening statistics that have the greatest impact on black lives, at least they weren't mentioned in the article.

What's always a bit ironic about these shows is the utter lack of awareness as to the contextual impact of certain-race-this-or-that programs. I mean would you have a show about a non-specific generalized "black culture" being put on the air in Africa?

Imagine Africans tuning in to listen to a show telling them about issues facing their "black culture," with zero acknowledgement that Kenyans aren't Nigerians and Ethiopians aren't Egyptians and so on and so forth. Nope, instead, solely because of skin color, everyone's the same people. Thinking as one brain, one organ of humanity. Every black person agrees absolutely with every black person they meet ... yeah right.

To illustrate this out, consider the context of white people from the same point of view. Not only would most white people run screaming from a "white people" show that espoused to tell them how to be better white people, they'd be personally offended by the notion that any person would speak for them based only on the credentials of being born with the same skin color. It would be like Scandinavians talking about how Italians should live their lives, and vice-versa. These two groups share some values but their entirely different cultures, and more over, unique "individuals" with their own points of view.

MLK's "Judge me not by the color of my skin, but by the content of my character" phrase was spot on. This and returning to the notion of equality (not superiority) is what would make a better world, allow real unfiltered conversations to move forward AND show a proactive result.

Posted by Dee Ceeover on 01/24/2018 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Hoover-Foster Library Effort Gathers Steam

We also had a library on San Pablo right past the Jug Club called the Cambridge branch. I went to Durant , Hoover , an Westlake growing up on 34th..glad to see this effort for an area decimated by BART and the "freeways"

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 01/22/2018 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Bridge Storage and ArtSpace Reopens

Cool! A safe non-virtual Arts Space is born! Congrats to Jeffrey Wright and his team. -Davis Jones

Posted by Davis Jones on 01/19/2018 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Dan Savage The Sports Writer Comes Off the Bench for Dan Savage the Sex Columnist

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Re: “Hoover-Foster Library Effort Gathers Steam

This article is very well written!

Posted by K. Zorn on 01/11/2018 at 10:11 AM

Re: “A T-Shirt Rises Out of East Oakland

Best, Minnie, Dime, And others are inspiring the next generation. Oakland got artists, muralists, activists and people hungry to see our communities thrive. Were coming for everything they said we could never have. #MexicanRootsOaklandRaised

Posted by Deyci on 01/10/2018 at 3:14 PM

Re: “A T-Shirt Rises Out of East Oakland

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Posted by Jessica Cook on 12/17/2017 at 12:22 AM

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