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Bay Bridge Billboards? Scenic East Bay Scores a Partial Win

March 2, 2014

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I admit it, I was in shock for at least 10 minutes when I received the email from our lawyer Brian Gaffney, that the huge billboard company Foster Media and my personal nemesis for the last 18 months, had withdrawn their applications for billboards locations 1 and 2 at the Bay Bridge. We knew that […]

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Broadway Finally Coming Alive Bit by Bit

May 27, 2013

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I’ve lived near the corner of Broadway and 45th St for 16 years and have been downright dejected over its blight, abandon and lack of much energy, except for the students at Oakland Tech. While I’ve watched and helped been a part of the Temescal Miracle along Telegraph, Broadway has been the ugly step-child, downtrodden […]

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West Oakland: Who’s Responsible for What Around Here?

April 29, 2013

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It’s more than just coincidence that West Oakland, one of the highest unemployment, high-crime communities in the entire country has so much of its land under freeway, almost certainly more than any other community in California. With the multiplicity of agencies around here all adept at pointing fingers – and giving them! – no one has […]

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Oakland Billboard Blues: And the Fight Goes On

April 29, 2013

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Next Labor Day the new Bay Bridge might finally open. From the single elegant tower to the world’s largest self-anchored suspension span, the new Bay Bridge may be worth the wait for its signature design and aesthetics. But if not stopped, five new super-bright billboards, three of them digital, will pollute our visual landscape as […]

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