Gregory 'gar' Russell 
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Re: “Essay: Where Do We Get to Be Black and Queer?

Right on for the right on. Brilliant piece.

Posted by Gregory 'gar' Russell on 09/03/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “The Big One: Scientists Say the East Bay is Overdue for the Largest Earthquake in Centuries. And We're Not Prepared.

The map of the Hayward Fault doesn't seem to be loading properly or is inaccurate. The fault generally follows Highway 13 and then along the backside of the Berkeley Campus, including, as mentioned, through Memorial Stadium. But the fault is pictured several miles away from all that.

Posted by Gregory 'gar' Russell on 07/27/2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

Miliki responded to neighborhood concerns when they hired the long-time cook at the old Full House Cafe (now Sequoia) and started serving breakfast. They are a valued member of the community. To displace them, though the right of the property owner, is callous and not in keeping with the community spirit that Miliki has contributed to and fostered for many years. It looked at first that the beer garden was going into the space next to Miliki. It's a pity that the property owner does not pursue this arrangement, which in my mind would be a win-win.

Posted by Gregory 'gar' Russell on 05/19/2016 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

I saw the sign for a beer garden next to Miliki. But I didn't know the plan was to REPLACE Miliki. This is horrible news. In addition to being a unique Nigerian restaurant, it is also the best neighborhood breakfast place. When Full House closed and turned into Sequoia, Miliki hired Kirk, the former chef for Full House, after neighbors petitioned the restaurant to do so. Kirk brought the old Full House menu with him, and my husband and I have enjoyed breakfast there ever since. Now it sounds like Miliki is going away, and this will be a great loss for the Laurel. Miliki is part of the neighborhood. They responded to local concerns. They helped out. It's tragic that they are being misplaced. I wish this would not come to pass.

Posted by Gregory 'gar' Russell on 05/19/2016 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Oakland to Take Down Lake Merritt Signs Prohibiting Musical Instruments, Activists Plan Protests

I haven't played my tabla at Lake Merritt in over 20 years. Perhaps I should take up the habit again.

Posted by Gregory 'gar' Russell on 10/08/2015 at 7:22 PM

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