Union Point Park has devolved into a no-go zone for both the police and public alike to be avoided at all costs.
Union Point Park
In describing Oakland’s Union Point Park as “a favored destination for family gatherings on warm spring and summer days [“Journey Through Jingletown,” June], you have done your readers a disservice, a very dangerous one. While once true, Union Point Park has been ceded by the city of Oakland to well over a hundred itinerate campers ... Rather than a “popular stop for casual bicycling buddies,” it has devolved into a no-go zone for both the police and public alike to be avoided at all costs. The Bay Area citizens have lost another public space jewel to governmental indifference.
In your article on qi gong [“Qi Gong Is a Current Attraction,” May], you forgot to recognize Nicole Stone who teaches qi gong every Friday night at Alameda Community Acupuncture and has done so for many years. Her classes are open to all on a donation basis. She is very knowledgeable and approachable and should be acknowledged as well.
I was disappointed you did not list Master She Yong Yao’s classes at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. I have been his student there for several years.