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Re: “Supporter of Controversial Israeli Settlements Would Benefit from Exclusive Oakland Public Land Deal

Mr. Jerry Udanski, the Venezuelan economy is oil dependent and hence the drop in oil prices has devastated their economy. You are a relative newbie to Oakland, BTW. Some of us who subscribe are born and raised in the East Bay which makes me a native, hint can you name the First Raider playing field:)? Do you know what large international food chain started in Oakland:)?? Cheers Harbor Bay Isle anyone:)??

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 05/05/2017 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Supporter of Controversial Israeli Settlements Would Benefit from Exclusive Oakland Public Land Deal

From your article"Portfolio Development Properties, a Walnut Creek-based company, over the terms of the propertys sale. Portfolio approached Oakland last November with an unsolicited proposal to build a drive-thru Starbucks on the empty lot at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and 73rd Avenue. The city didnt seek proposals from other developers." 73rd and Bancroft is part of the old GM/Chevvy plant and probably cannot be used for housing due to contamination, but a Gentrification like a Starbuck's drive through can be, nascent gentrification, why Walnut Creek AND unsolicited, dont't we have Oakland real estate folk of the same of better caliber?? How about a Soul Food diner??

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 05/04/2017 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Pups

As an East Bay native of, straight persuasion, never stop fighting for what you KNOW is right. Once people know they can run you over on any inequality issue, they will keep running you over, do not let reason by replaced by fear . No pasaran!
Gordon Hopkins

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 06/25/2016 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Actually, Brock Turner Did Deserve Prison for the Stanford Sexual Assault

Gee, I thought a crime was a crime, even with witnesses?

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 06/08/2016 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Oakland to Feds: Stop Pot Raids; Feinstein: Keep Raiding

As an engineer for a now defunct company, Injex Industries in Hayward which sent components to then start up NUMMI, about a year before I joined them, I was doing some rework in 12-1984, when some politicians came through to capitalize on some political propaganda. I actually heard some say, "I only want photos of me with people of color" Feinstein is from the same mold, she has gone down since the mayor of SF (after Joe Alioto). Out of touch indeed.

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 03/02/2016 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Burning Man Cofounder John Law Spent Burning Man at Tribune Tower, Thinking about Bridges

Cool. I wondered about the neon on the Tribune bld. Keep up the good and anon. work:) Cheers

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 09/10/2015 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Building Downtown Oakland for Cars

Why are consultants brought in from Miami? Should be Oakland folks who decide the layout, or at least SF Bay Area to use/incorporate what mass transit we have like BART, Ferries (not in use before 1989 quake), the old Key System, SP do not count for current use:) Don't forget Marin and Sonoma Counties are on their way too with their SMART transit system, now being build and tried out (limited) Cotati/Rhonert Park/Santa Rosa anyone?)

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 09/10/2015 at 6:21 AM

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