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Re: “Cesar Chavez Educational Center

Quiero matricular a mi hija de 4 aos.

Posted by jeo on 06/22/2017 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Ryan's Pub

Great place!!!!

Posted by Carol Barfuss on 06/18/2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Spice Up Your Summer

I really love what Alyce has done with this shop on Grand. I am really looking forward to being there.

Posted by Alyssa Morrisey 1 on 06/14/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE presented by African-American Shakespeare Company

Wow!! I was completely drawn in. Great cast and play really made their own. i would highly recommend to all ages. Deborah

Posted by Deborah JW on 06/12/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “The Cook and Her Farmer

The Best, try it

Posted by Gary Burgess on 06/01/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Win Tickets to The Yardbirds at Yoshi's

how do stacy and i enter

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 05/27/2017 at 5:32 AM

Re: “Best Of The East Bay Finalists Are Here! Find Out Who Got Nominated!

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Posted by Michele Mini on 06/26/2017 at 3:21 AM

Re: “Leavening the Resistance: Reem's Brings Traditional Arab Bakery to Oakland's Fruitvale

Eli Freedman, could not with you more! So sick of their "poor me" crap! They are supposed to be Americans, but they want to stay immigrants so they can complain about their mistreatment! Maybe if they acclimated to their country and denounced terror and their bigotry and lies things would be better for them. What does it say about their mentality when they have a life size mural of a murderer in the wall? They might as well paint a picture of Charles Manson on the other wall!

Posted by Marsha Coleman on 06/24/2017 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Oakland Metro Operahouse Claims Harassment by a Neighbor, Who Says the Music Venue is Breaking the Law

I rarely post comments. But this Paley -- this pompous carpetbagger -- is one of the loathesome specimens I've come across in a long time. And heartfelt thanks to the EXPRESS for exposing this pest for what he is

Posted by Ace Backwords on 06/24/2017 at 9:24 PM

Re: “The Benefits of Pasture-Raised Meat

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Posted by Davis Jackson on 06/24/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Oakland Metro Operahouse Claims Harassment by a Neighbor, Who Says the Music Venue is Breaking the Law

Friends don't let Oakland become SF. Textbook case ongoing here.
Narcissistic douchebags like Paley are emboldened by the present sociopolitical atmosphere, clumsily demanding attention. This guy wants to shut down Metro's party for his own geekCon circle-jerks? F that. Resist.

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Posted by Dr odarba on 06/24/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Was Set to Close, Until Community Rallied Behind Miliki

I'm so excited & relieved that Miliki's will be staying. I'm relatively new to the area but it's. Become one of my favorite breakfast places. Now I will have the opportunity to check out the delicious West African dinner dishes.

Posted by Denise B on 06/24/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Best Of The East Bay Finalists Are Here! Find Out Who Got Nominated!

I want to add Anasa Yoga to he best yoga studio list.

Posted by Dera R Jones Williams on 06/24/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “How Serious is the Wild Fire Threat in the Oakland Hills?

It seems incredible to me that a committee made up of appointed-by- city- council residents of the Wildfire District pretends that it knows more about fire prevention than the experienced, highly trained professionals who make up the OFD. The WPAD board in the past has attempted to execute its own "fire prevention"agenda, which, with the exception of the goat herding contracts, has little or nothing to do with fire safety. Many of the people in the Wildfire District do not even realize that the WPAD had nothing to do with private property. The goat contracts, and anything else that the WPAD managed to do, involved only city-owned, public property--so why should the owners of private property be expected to pay an additional tax for a service that should come from the OFD budget or from the general fund? Maintaining fire safety in public parks and other public spaces that all Oakland residents use should not be paid for only by the property owners in the hills. The Mayor, the City Council, and the OFD should be responsible for fire safety (both fire prevention and fire suppression), not a board of biased citizens who have dared in the past to attempt to advise the OFD on its policies, and how to spend its money.

Posted by Madeline Hovland on 06/23/2017 at 9:13 PM

Re: “How Serious is the Wild Fire Threat in the Oakland Hills?

Hills residents have shown they are willing to pay for extra fire prevention services and will do so again when it's clear that the extra funds would be used effectively. For at least 9 years, OFD has been short-sighted about all fire prevention work. It took the tragic Ghost Ship disaster to expose the ridiculous lack of inspection services in Oakland and wake OFD up to their responsibility to inspect commercial properties. The 2017-2019 budget process being done now is adding at least a dozen fire inspectors, which is a good start, but is only designating one or two of those full-time positions for the vegetation management and wildfire prevention staff, where 3-4 would be more appropriate for our large city. Not until the vegetation management plan for Oakland's Open Space properties is completed and data entry systems are updated to enable City departments to coordinate their efforts better, can a new hills fire prevention taxation district move forward. I'm not convinced yet that the fire prevention efforts will have a high enough priority within OFD. Time will tell, but I am more hopeful that the next Hills wildfire prevention district will be more popular and effective than the one that just ended.

Posted by batya_lee on 06/23/2017 at 9:07 PM

Re: “How Serious is the Wild Fire Threat in the Oakland Hills?

Why is no one talking about the epic failure of CalTrans to maintain vegetation along our freeways. We've already had a fire closing Hwy 13 and the excuse from CalTrans that they are "down one maintenance crew"...is not good enough to excuse them from responsibility. Signage is not even visible because everything's so overgrown. New landscaping is installed and promptly neglected by CalTrans. C'mon Sacramento...get down here and clean up!

Posted by S. Taylor on 06/23/2017 at 5:58 PM

Re: “How Serious is the Wild Fire Threat in the Oakland Hills?

What seems obvious is that we have two sides to a public safety issue. The problem is that both sides are wrong. The City has not had any competent leadership in the Fire department for a decade or more. As a result, the staff is poorly trained and there is no long term focus or establishment of priorities from the top in how the work is accomplished. Most firefighters see their jobs as fighting fires and EMT work. The ancillary duties that require additional technical training, like hazardous waste control, plan check, building and hillside fire inspections are viewed as nuisance duties, instead of a part of the core mission. The history and lack of performance in these areas have demonstrated that to be true. At the same time. for the people who live in high fire hazard areas like Ms Piper to think that they should be given the same level of protection as the people who live in the developed city is unreasonable. People who love the wild land ambiance and expensive views from the Oakland hills have to realize that there is a risk associated with their choice of neighborhoods. Most of the streets and lots in the north hills were mapped almost two centuries ago. The streets are not and never will be adequate to safely accommodate the level of growth that has occurred. The homeowners choose to take on that risk by the choices they make. It is like people who live in the hills of Lake Tahoe complaining that the bears are a nuisance. It is not the bears that are the problem. With that being said, somewhere in the middle is where both sides need to be. The City needs to do a better job in their mission and the neighbors need to take personal responsibility for creating defensible spaces around their homes whether the city inspects the neighborhood or not. If these folks want extra attention because of their own choices not to live where fire service is readily available, they need to pay for it.

Posted by Gary Patton on 06/23/2017 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Plans for a 'New' Oakland Are Taking Shape, but Existing Residents Are Demanding More Equitable Development

The state legislature has a major role to play in development. Most recently, it mandated that cities ease the creation of mini-lots and backyard housing, which have a mixed bag of good and bad effects. Where do our state legislators stand on affordable housing and neighborhood preservation?

Posted by Mike Bradley on 06/23/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Living Downstairs, or Lying?: Advocates Say Oakland Landlords Pretending to Reside in Apartments so as to Evict Tenants

Ilona Nesmith Clark... dial back your snark: no one should have to live with mold at ANY cost - and that is health code ... that is a health hazard and they have every right to raise that issue and get action on it. 2ndly, the property taxes are kept in check by Prop 13 controls, so that bit of snark is inaccurate. 3rdly, he is complaining that the landlord is jacking up rent on a rent-controlled unit by nearly 300% by faking residency in order to circumvent the law.... this is yet another sleazy cheapass slumlord driven by greed.

Actually, when adhered to, Oakland has excellent rent control and just-cause eviction laws.

Greed is a powerful form of evil and once people are infected with it they just want all they can get, at whatever human cost. This is an example of another sick, greedy landlord exploiting a vulnerable family. I am sick of these **********ers. It was a landlord like this who owned the Ghostship warehouse and was just as glad to look the other way; or another who owned that disgusting sro on San Pablo that recently caught fire. Shallow greedy people.

Where are people who do labor like this supposed to live, in your fantasy of what is just and right?

Posted by Lynn Rogers on 06/23/2017 at 11:45 AM

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