David Cohen 
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Proud resident of zip code 94611. Biologist. Patent guy. Lefty, but not a Bolshevik.

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Re: “Dark Night of the Stole

Frank Ogawa Plaza is actually best known locally as "Frank Ogawa Plaza". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_H._Oga…

Posted by David Cohen on 06/04/2020 at 10:32 AM

Re: “When It’s Time For a Tax: Measure Q and a Vision for Oakland Parks

I am completely in favor of Measure Q. Thank you for this history and perspective.

Posted by David Cohen on 02/27/2020 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Coming Home: My Love-Hate Relationship With the Bay Area

This is really a beautiful, thoughtful, and observant essay.
My only quibble is that "city" in the quote from Danny Glover should be capitalized. In the Bay Area, San Francisco is "The City".

Posted by David Cohen on 01/30/2020 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Kamala Harris, For Which People?

Mr. White: you can share your negativity about Kamala Harris, but your final salvo about them all being "crooked as hell" undermines any specific complaint you were trying to attach to her. Further, your "affirmative action boost" comment sounds racist, and undermines any credibility you may have been able to salvage.

Posted by David Cohen on 09/26/2019 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Can Oakland's Soda Tax Fund a Healthier Town?

Mr. Raphael is dead wrong. The nutritional science underlying the soda tax concept is strong.

Its reasonable to point to the sugar content of fruit juices, but the vast majority of advertising, market-push, and consumption belongs to soda, and thus its an appropriate target for health-focused policy.

As for Dr. Lustig, of UCSF, upon visiting his website (https://robertlustig.com/food-insecurity/ ), it is plain that he understands the science and politics of the topic very well, and that he, in fact, fully supports the soda tax concept.

Posted by David Cohen on 07/25/2019 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Henry's Soars to New Heights Thanks to the Kronnerburger Team

Could we agree, Mr. King, to not be gratuitously nasty if we show up?

Posted by David Cohen on 06/21/2018 at 10:45 AM

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