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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

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

There is a long history of economic thinking (and writing) in support of coops in all areas of production. As more efficient, less exploitative and far-more-democratic than our current corporate capitalism which exploits everyone involved other than investors and millionaire/billionaire senior managers.

There are many cooperative businesses in the US which have produced superior products over the long haul. Ever heard of Lincoln welding gear?

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 09/27/2017 at 10:13 AM

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

Richard Wolff, a well-known economist, speaks eloquently of what he calls "democracy in the workplace" (aka communal businesses) as a solution to our failed capitalist system. He comes to the Bay Area to speak several times a year and he can be heard at 10 AM Fridays on KPFA's Letters & Politics show. I find his insight into our current economic state quite illuminating, and I particularly like the things he has to say about coops.

Posted by Peter Stokes on 09/26/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Cannabis for the People

What an excellent article! We need to pave the way for women (and men) of color to succeed in the medical cannabis industry and this piece does an excellent job of contributing to that effort. Let's have much more of the same - especially in the cannabis industry trade mags, which mostly tell the "white boy success stories" of how those privileged few make it to the top.
Kudos to the EB Express and, especially, to De La Rosa et al. - Jude Thilman

Posted by Jude Thilman on 09/09/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Best of the East Bay 2017: Food & Drink Writers' Picks

You do know Kingfish used to be Soul Brother's Cafe?

Posted by Aaronette Leboothang King on 08/21/2017 at 3:45 PM

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

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