Readers sound off on the A's new president, Alameda's proposed high-rise, and MOD Pizza.
He's the Man
Dave Kaval [“A Whole New Ballgame,” April] is the man. Hopefully, he keeps this up; he’d be an absolute legend—especially in a time when every other team is bailing on the East Bay.
Brandon Binder, Lafayette
That is great! Somebody who recognizes the uniqueness of Oakland! They are the best fans.
Joe Zahner, St Louis Park, Minn.
First step: get rid of that dumpy stadium in its horrible location! Move it to Jack London Square, where there are bars, restaurants, lodging, and ferry service. It would make that area even more of a destination location. Would be so beneficial economically for Oakland.
Sarah Shear O’Sullivan
Wow, 18 whole affordable units! [“Alameda’s First High-Rise,” April] Are you sure you can be that generous!
Gaye Fletcher, Alameda
Mad for MOD
OMG! [“Alameda Will Soon Have a MOD Pizza,” East Bay 365] Just had my first MOD Pizza at Alameda’s South Shore Center. Unbelievable! I had ’em pile on the toppings—and I mean pile. All my faves: BBQ + white sauce. Double chicken. Sausage. Canadian bacon. Garlic sprinkles. Red onions. Spinach. Asparagus (yes!). ’Shrooms. Grilled corn. Roasted red bell pepper. Then more Mozzarella. Asiago. Feta. Parm. And for the fantastic finale: Cilantro and BBQ sauce drizzle. Oooh, you can drizzle me anytime! And all of this succulent 11-inch-pizza creation for only $9.25, tax included. MOD Pizza. Pizza Heaven!
No Napolitano Fan
Please read what Wikipedia has to say about Janet Napolitano [“Person of the Year,” Jan.-Feb.] before you draw conclusions from this front-page fluff piece. It paints a more accurate picture, including her lack of experience in education and lack of sensitivity for student concerns. How did the UC system get to the place where it attracts employees like the Secretary of Homeland Security? What a cash cow the UC system has become! They are giving the best California public sector jobs to out-of-state residents who have no intention of spending their retirement dollars in California once they are done milking the cow. Not good for California!
Published online on May 15, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.