Readers have a lot to say about mayor’s leadership.
Sadly, neither seems to have come to pass.
How disingenuous not to finish the final statement with the facts. Councilman Jim Oddie suggested changes to the appointment process but the changes were voted down by the council.
Alameda to the Rescue
This is wonderful news. [“Kathleen Courtney is Behind the Scenes at Alameda Point,” October 2015]. Sometimes big productions have trouble finding set space. It is great to know that Alameda can fill that need. Thank you for posting!
Mead is Not New
In your November 2015 issue, from page 34-41 your pages read May 2015. Not only is that late, but so is your article on mead.
Discovery is one thing. Not knowing or citing more about it’s prevalence in Oakland is another. Did you know home-brewed mead/honey wine has been in Oakland Ethiopian restaurants for dozens of years? They may not have singled out a specific business like the Mead Kitchen, but they were made and served in Oakland long before people thought it was cool to make or drink mead in Oakland. Tej is an Ethiopian mead, fermented with wild yeasts (and bacteria), and with the addition of gesho. Recipes vary from family to family, with some recipes leaning towards braggot with the inclusion of grains.