Karen Zachary 
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Re: “OPD Responds to Noise Complaints by White Man Against Black Drummers at Lake Merritt, Sparks Concerns About Racial Profiling

I'm glad someone finally called the police on the drummers at the lake. It's ridiculous. Drum circles can go for hours because drummers come and go. ALL DAY. So I've literally heard drumming from 10 am to 11pm and it's awful. Sometimes I can't read a book. Or take a nap. Or simply have peace. It's an intrusion into my home, and it really makes me angry. I've actually read the noise ordinances, and yes, the drumming is illegal because of it's repetitive (soul crushing) nature. I've wanted to run down there and yell SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP. I've wanted to follow the drummers to THEIR homes to blow an air horn while THEY try to relax. The noise is just so mind-bogglingly rude. It's disappointing that OPD doesn't have the resources to stop drumming every day, but I get it...priorities. The main point I'm trying to make is that if you haven't LIVED with this obnoxious sound preventing you from relaxing IN YOUR OWN HOME for TEN HOURS AT A TIME, you really can't appreciate how rude the drumming is. I can't speak to the specific heated incident that happened recently, but I can tell you that this has been a long time coming, and I hope that we see more enforcement of the sound ordinances before anyone snaps again. The drumming is maddening.

Posted by Karen Zachary on 10/03/2015 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Controversial Temescal Obelisk Put on Hold

In my opinion, that thing is hideous. Yikes.

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Posted by Karen Zachary on 06/12/2014 at 12:20 PM

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