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he did say safe enough.

polyphonic, Thursday, 23 February 2012 07:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

safe enough if you don't mind seeing dead bodies around the corner from your home!

sarahell, Thursday, 23 February 2012 07:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, but in his defense (or in oakland's defense?) most people would consider where i used to live (around the corner from the parkway) "safe enough," and a dude got gunned down in the grocery store parking lot a block or so away, police once cordoned off an entire street because a gunman had taken hostages in a nearby apartment building, my apartment got broken into and robbed, and the video store on the corner got held up multiple times.

how did we get here how? (ytth), Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

have paid in the $550 - $1000/mo. range for any number of neighborhoods ranging from 'desirable' to 'risky' and have seen/heard people shot and killed in all of them, on the street, on the doorstep, next door, around the corner, etc. so I don't really know how this is measured?
South Berkeley/Oakland border was the only one where this didn't happen actually.

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

a dude got gunned down in south berkeley in broad daylight like a month ago!

polyphonic, Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

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Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 March 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

what up Oakland

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

What up is that I may be stuck in the East Bay

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 14 June 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Take the ferry!

polyphonic, Thursday, 14 June 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

what is that

i'm moving to oakland in august, what up oakland

of family bonds and individual triumph. Narrated by Tim Allen, (zachlyon), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

West Oakland BART station on fire

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

in other Oakland news today - FBI violent crime stats indicate Oakland is the 4th most dangerous city in America and the most dangerous city in California.

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Move to North Oakland, "the hottest zip code in the country" (94608)

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am flying into oakland tonight

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

94608 is also the zip code for Emeryville - possibly the most square footage of big box chain retail per capita.

Awesome = ilx Oakland visitors/new people!

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emeryville is so weird

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

a "city" where nobody lives, but everybody shops!

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah alot of my mail is addressed to E'ville. (xp)

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

took me two hours to get from my place near the lake to downtown sf this morning. thanks bart fire.

wmlynch, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

fate was kind and my weekly SF work night was yesterday and not today.

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

FBI violent crime stats indicate Oakland is the 4th most dangerous city in America and the most dangerous city in California.

since when is this news?!?

the late great, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emeryville is like the Delaware of the Bay area.

polyphonic, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

oakland's not quite EPA but the one time i visited someone at the acorn projects i heard gunshots three times in two hours

emeryville is the most depressing place in east bay imo

the late great, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

At least Cafe Biere is there. Try spending a day in Rodeo.

polyphonic, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp - we were at 6th most dangerous for several years. we're moving on up!

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok, good point. for some reason in my mind the east bay is bounded by richmond and hayward on the N/S and the hayward fault / berkeley hills / contra costa range on the east

rodeo and all those random places like dublin and pleasanton and antioch fall into the same category in my mind as tracy and gilroy

the late great, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

antioch and gilroy are very similar. n.b. gilroy is where i spent the first 17 years of my life.

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

That must have been...something. (Folks are in Carmel, know San Juan Bautista well enough.)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

home of garlic ice cream

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp - my parents are from Monterey; most of the extended family live there. My dad's dad, stepmom, and half-brother lived in Carmel when I was growing up. Carmel seemed really really boring.

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fwiw, good dining here: Plum

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carmel is indeed very somnolent. But as I have always had that somnolent side, no worries. Dad grew up there, he and mom moved there in 1994 so it's become home by default.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

It took Ytth about 2 hours total to get to SoMa this morning (including walking to bart and then walking home again).

just1n3, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Plum used to be a decent cheap chinese place. R.I.P.

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Ned: so I don't need to ask if you went to Carmel High w/my dad's half-bro

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hahah not I -- Dad was Navy, I mostly grew up in San Diego. My dad himself went to Carmel High, though, class of '58. His goal was to teach there but another position opened up elsewhere and he did his years of teaching work with them instead.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

ned i thought you mostly grew up in coronado, NOT san diego

i could probably deal w/ gilroy, you're real close to santa cruz and san jose

the late great, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

coronado aka NOT SAN DIEGO

the late great, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

My grandfather taught at the Navy School.

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Us versus the barbarian hinterlands of Not Coronado.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Keep in mind that when I think of San Diego County these days I just think of Escondido fundamentalist racists.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Navy School is great, BTW, love how they just took over a hotel in WWII and said 'fuck it, ours now.'

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

when I think of San Diego County, I think of Santee and El Cajon and the Unarians.

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't mind thinking of Julian more often, really.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i could probably deal w/ gilroy, you're real close to santa cruz and san jose

close in SoCal terms, maybe. It's at least 30 minutes by car to either.

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh god, the Unarians. <3

polyphonic, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Unarian temple and a burrito place are the only good things about El Cajon iirc

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

heh, i commute every day from university heights to san marcos, which is 35 miles, almost exactly the same distance as san jose -> gilroy and santa cruz -> gilroy

the late great, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway ... i will have been an oakland resident 15 years come November

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I find Gilroy pleasant enough, but I'd probably feel differently if I had had to grow up there

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink


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