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Re: “New Year’s Eve Guide 2017

New Year's Eve at the San Ramon Marriott is back for 12/31/18. Tickets available at the Professionals Guild Website.

Posted by Phil Seyer on 11/14/2018 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Why Does He Watch Porn?

had him under an evil spell, Paul turned against me overnight without any warning. It happened last year, I was desperate so I used every single spell casting website that I could find with no results. A friend sent me the link to Dr. Todd's site and I contacted him. He started working with me on June. As a result from all of his wonderful work, my man and I are back together. I'm so happy and privileged to have such a great person like you on my side. Thank you! Todd's contact: or website: call/text+1 (830) 239 0730

Posted by Wendy Burns on 11/07/2018 at 2:46 PM

Re: “What's Missing in Oakland's First Cultural Plan in 30 Years?

Nice thought. This is going to sound bitter but its most likely not going to work. The spillover from the tech boom is unlikely to stop anytime soon.

Posted by Vanessa Oakland on 10/25/2018 at 12:35 PM

Re: “What's Missing in Oakland's First Cultural Plan in 30 Years?

The City of Berkeley just updated it's Cultural Plan with over a year's worth of work and input from the community. It has concrete action plans for short, medium, and long-term goals to be addressed by not only by city departments, but by art organizations, the school district, and the Art Commission. Don't reinvent the wheel - use this as a template.…

Posted by lbullwinkel6fb0 on 10/12/2018 at 10:08 AM

Re: “What's Missing in Oakland's First Cultural Plan in 30 Years?

If their "agency" is dependent on outside funding... Is it really agency?

If their "agency" relies on being able to violate codes, ordinances and operating public nuances/hazards ... Well can anyone say Ghostship? I knew ya could.

Being part of "cultural planning" means one has to be a part of the culture, not willfully standing outside, giving it the finger and expecting handouts.

Time to grow up folks.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 10/10/2018 at 6:55 PM

Re: “What's Missing in Oakland's First Cultural Plan in 30 Years?

Other concerns from the arts community in regards the cultural plan include:

1. taking away the agency from Oakland artists and organizations in terms of city funding, in that the plan is prescribing the nature of their work for them, as opposed to providing funding for work that the artists and organizations deem worthwhile. While many other artists I have spoken to have come up with creative ideas for projects working with city departments, (whether or not said city departments would approve of said projects is another story), they mostly want to do their work, and not the City's.

2. In the Cultural Plan, there is a map of local cultural sites/groups, some of which have received or are in danger of receiving code enforcement action from the City for their activities. Again, a removal of agency, in that it is doubtful that all sites located on the map were asked permission to be put on the map. Whether the Building/Fire/Planning Departments will use the Cultural Plan map as a "resource" for code enforcement action is unknown, but considering they have taken action based on Facebook events, it is not impossible.

Posted by Sarah Lockhart on 10/10/2018 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Soundwave Redefines the Who and Where of Sound Art

Excited to have Soundwave representing Oakland now more than ever! Sarah is right. Soundwave's 2nd ever show in 2004 was at the venerable 21 Grand, which she co-founded. Props to all that helped Soundwave at the very beginning. Never forget 21 Grand!

Posted by Alan So on 10/03/2018 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Soundwave Redefines the Who and Where of Sound Art

Hey I'm Ryanaustin Dennis, one of the curators. I have a correction for the article.

Can y'all please correct, "Jeremy DiCristo" to Jeramy DeCristo. ASAP.

Thank you,


Posted by Ryanaustin Dennis on 10/03/2018 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Soundwave Redefines the Who and Where of Sound Art

It would probably be more accurate to say, "comes back to Oakland" as Soundwave actually had events in Oakland back in 2004.

Posted by Sarah Lockhart on 10/02/2018 at 8:05 PM

Re: “(Blue) Notes from the Underground

Dad I love you with all my heart , I miss you as my best friend loosing you was like a part of me is lost I'm still looking for you yes dad ! With out you in my life I feel sad and so so lost . For I. always knew the day that you would pass and leave me I'd be so alone and board with out you to laugh and joke and carry on its a hard bop life dad you were right it's not the same my days are spent missing you.and now I'm well alright . OH daddy Gambino it's a hg and knock life i will always remember you and celebrate the days in your memory for you shed all your majestic hypnotic genius art and mastery of music it's a still yet loney empty sorta life for me with out you dad I often weep sometimes I can sleep anxiety and heart full sad is wearing to my.feet .My Father you are a mentor a shamen a musical genius I will always find time to listen to your music and remember you are always my.#1 rest in peace father never will I forget you ever love marraanne Wallace daughter loves is what I do because of you dad

Posted by Marra Wallace on 09/16/2018 at 12:15 AM

Re: “With Dirt World, Richmond Gets a BMX Bike Park

So proud of you guys sister. You really need to know the impact this is will have on the kids in your community. The big picture is getting our kids off the street and ll giving them a safe place to enjoy and come together as a community. You guys did the unimaginable to me. I used to think you guys were all talk when you would bring up building a bike park
But I give it to you, you proved me wrong. And I'm super proud of you. I know a few resources that mr. Want to donate for the cause I'll get in touch, make a few calls and get back to you love you

Posted by jdarytway25 on 08/29/2018 at 1:50 PM

Re: “With Dirt World, Richmond Gets a BMX Bike Park

What a positive addition to the community ... and all because two residents decided it could be done! Fabulous work

Posted by Susan Buckland on 08/29/2018 at 1:45 PM

Re: “The Richmond Museum of History Grows to New Heights Under Executive Director Melinda McCrary

Congratulations! Richmond is fortunate to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic museum director.

Posted by Jim Kern on 07/26/2018 at 2:50 PM

Re: “After Eleven Years, Beloved Print Retailer ISSUES Relocates and Downsizes

New location is great! Everyone come by and buy a book or mag or two...

Posted by Mercury20 on 07/23/2018 at 6:38 PM

Re: “The Richmond Museum of History Grows to New Heights Under Executive Director Melinda McCrary

She's doing a great job. Everyone should go there. It's a delight.

Posted by Sandra Davenport on 07/17/2018 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Bridge Storage and ArtSpace Reopens

I think his intentions are good however every single one of the original artists was kicked out of their space here after the Ghost Ship fire thereby giving them the opportunity to build new improved "shared" spaces where they could charge more rent. A lot of "burned bridges" here.

Posted by Mimi Vitetta on 07/06/2018 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Savage Love: A Sexless Marriage

Dan, I'm looking for the part in the first letter about the sex getting better *after* the wedding, and I can't. I don't.
The letter writer reports: "There was some slow improvement over the three years we dated. Then we got married, and suddenly he had no libido at all." How did you deduce that there was improvement after the big day?
Can you point out for us all where she talk about this? Thanks.

Posted by MicheleHoraney on 06/28/2018 at 10:56 AM

Re: “The Body Political Burlesque Revue Portrays the Reality of the Human Body

This show sounds amazing!

Posted by suz g on 06/27/2018 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Diapers and Peepers

I just want to point out that infantilism is not purely a sexual fetish. There are many in the abdl community that do not get sexual pleasure from diapers, but instead use them as a form of stress relief, or an escape from their everyday adult lives. Also, as you mentioned, wearing does not always meaning wetting, though many abdls do. Otherwise nice article. Sometimes understanding is the greatest gift we can give one another.

Posted by JayD on 06/24/2018 at 2:12 PM

Re: “After Eleven Years, Beloved Print Retailer ISSUES Relocates and Downsizes

Great store. Will miss its presence off of Piedmont. Such is life in!

Posted by Sage Feldemeyer on 06/22/2018 at 3:48 PM

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