Jessie West 
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Re: “Celeste Guap, Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex-Crime Scandal, Arrested in Florida

Darwin, PLEASE edit this poorly-written, hastily-posted report. It is very confusing. You don't even directly say -- so we are left to deduce after struggling to parse your poor prose -- that Guap is accused of attacking SOMEONE AT THE FACILITY! And what role in this does "the employee who wouldn't give his name" play?? Assuming that is not the previously referenced Director. And the paragraph beginning "Price said..." is an ungrammatical, non-sensical nightmare.

I have been reading the East Bay Express weekly since the 1980's and I am sorry to say that over the years it has become an often poorly-written, terribly-edited rag that prioritizes investigation and "you read it here first" claims over literate journalism. Even the National Enquirer is better edited.

Not to mention that you usually have little interest in any other East Bay city besides Oakland, unless, like now, there is an Oakland tie.

Posted by Jessie West on 09/01/2016 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Noodles Fresh: The Intra-National House of Noodles

Go again, Michael. Every restaurant, as you mention, takes a couple months to hit its stride. It's coming up on a year now and the service and most of the food offerings are wonderful. I go all the time and take all my friends. We love it. Don't miss the amazing garlic cucumbers, but don't eat them before a date...unless your date is going to eat them, too!

Posted by Jessie West on 06/16/2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Welcome Back to 'Dragon Inn'

I cannot find it in the theaters! It says it opens Friday in the May 5 EBX where your review appeared...but where??? Has it disappeared so quickly?? Where did you see it? My friend and I would like to see the digital remaster on a huge theatre screen. We have never seen this movie, although my friend is a martial-arts movie fan. I can't find it in your current movie listings or on Fandango.

If it is too late (it is now May 19) can we find it in Netflix online?

Posted by Jessie West on 05/19/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Getting Rid of an OkCupid Pen Pal

Great column. Funny. Clever. But there should be a period at the end of this sentence: "Librarians get a free pass for everything, in my book (see what I did there?)"

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jessie West on 03/03/2015 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Chevron's Misguided Campaign

It wasn't just Chevron screwing up, which they did, big time. It wasn't just Chevron angering people and totally turning them off with the annoying and insulting flood of bogus messages. It was also an unbelievable amount of dedication and months of hard work by a large group of campaign volunteers who supported the RPA and Tom Butt. People who are passionate about what happens in Richmond and who worked against all odds to defeat Chevron. Those unpaid volunteers are a huge part of "exactly how an overmatched and underfunded grassroots organization was able to soundly defeat Chevron." So many aspects of life in Richmond have improved in the last 8 years, thanks to Mayor McLaughlin, Tom Butt, the RPA, our incredible chief of police, and the many competent, caring City employees who are unsung but much appreciated. Now the threat of domination is past and our future is bright once again.

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Posted by Jessie West on 11/19/2014 at 5:48 PM

Re: “The Rainy Day Dilemma

I don't get what the difference is between this: "However, under Prop 2's complex rules, if money goes into the PSSSA, local school districts must drastically shrink the size of their own locally controlled rainy day funds." And this: "Prop 2 also lowers the cap on local school district rainy day funds." Can someone explain to me how those are not the same thing? I really appreciate this article. I was going to vote Yes before I read it. The EB Express, as usual, gets to the heart of things.

Posted by Jessie West on 11/02/2014 at 3:53 PM

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