Adventures in Oakland Politics: Joe Tuman!

October 17, 2010
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Adventures in Oakland Politics: Joe Tuman!

When I was a younger, my mother used to take us on house tours. We would go around to really upper class homes that would open it’s doors to those of us who were curious about how the rich live. I used to be embarrassed to do this. Twenty years later I am at it…

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Adventures in Oakland Politics: Rebecca Kaplan!

October 13, 2010
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Adventures in Oakland Politics: Rebecca Kaplan!

Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Tribune, Mayoral Race, Oakland, film, marketing, vote, Larry Lionel Young, rank-choice voting,

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Adventures in Oakland Politics: Marcie Hodge!

October 11, 2010
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Adventures in Oakland Politics: Marcie Hodge!

2 Points for good manners! This weekend I went to a Marcie Hodge meet and greet at her aunt’s house in Upper Rockridge. After trudging up a street called Ocean View (foresight not really kicking in) on a warm Saturday afternoon, once I got to the destination all I saw was a standard Marcie Hodge…

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Adventures in Oakland Politics: District 2!

October 6, 2010
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Tonight I went to a forum between District 2 City Council candidates Pat Kernighan and Jennifer Pae held at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church. I enjoyed every minute. The church was very nice inside. Pat Kernighan is the incumbent and has been in the Council for 5 years. I had been part of the Grand Lake…

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“When I was youngun I used to walk 10 miles to school!”

October 6, 2010
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When I was a kid, my brother and I did walk miles in order to get to school. My mother didn’t have a car. I’m still walking to this day..carrying on my mother’s tradition of not driving..33 years and counting! Anyway.. According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, 30 years ago “nearly 90% of…

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San Francisco to ban toys in Happy Meals..wha??

October 5, 2010
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Heard on the radio this morning that San Francisco is moving to ban placement of toys in unhealthy Happy Meals from McDonald’s. Here is the MSNBC article. As someone who works for an organization to reduce childhood obesity– this is GREAT NEWS. California is always the leader in progressive ideas that concerns our health and…

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