Hobart Johnson 
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Re: “Berkeley and the Road Not Taken

Good coverage of an important topic, especially given that some local folks are gradually become aware of the problems of carbon-based transportation and climate disruption.

Sad thing is that this kind of effort is 30 years behind what European cities and towns have been doing.

Late better than never one can hope.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 06/05/2019 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Two Japonist Artists

"Seriously affordable." Now that's a new phrase for me.


Posted by Hobart Johnson on 06/03/2019 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Monday's Briefing: Kaplan's budget proposal includes cutting Department of Transportation

No transpo department and more psilocybin make for a fabulous future for Oakland's public streets.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 06/03/2019 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Oakland and Alameda Boost Protections for Renters

Kinda late, I'm inclined to think.

It's a good test for "better late than never."

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 06/03/2019 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Tuesday's Briefing: Oakland City Council committee eyes decriminalization of 'magic mushrooms'

"Help the mentally ill by giving them freer access to psychedelics."

Wrong! Too much of your time is devoted to Fox News.

Criminalization of drugs has only increased their availability. So the proposed new regime could have the opposite effect on the mentally ill.

On the other hand you could look at the decriminalization of 'shrooms, etc. as a PR effort on the part of the Oakland City Council. Probably even a better promotional idea than "Oakland Pothole Freeland."

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 05/31/2019 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Wednesday's Briefing: Schaaf unleashes 'Pothole blitz' to repair Oakland streets; Police use-of-force bill passes state Senate

Libby Schaaf, "Pothole Blitzer" for president or something. A real positive contribution for
a few weeks anyway.

Then there's Wolf Blitzer. And Oakland's finances which
are not so easily blitzed.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 05/30/2019 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Tuesday's Briefing: Ghost Ship witness dies in car accident; A's ballpark bill passes state senate

"The witness was an unlicensed electrician who did work on the building."

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Or both.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 05/07/2019 at 3:04 PM

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