Category: News

Oakland 4th-most perilous U.S. city?

According to CQ Press, a unit of Congressional Quarterly, Oakland is the 4th-most dangerous city in the United States.

Though interesting, the rankings are somewhat controversial. Oakland does live up to its reputation, I guess, especially in East Oakland and West Oakland, and recently Adams Point… but not so much where I tend to be, the downtown side of Lake Merritt. Then again, two of my friends have gotten mugged more than once in the downtown/19th Street BART area, so maybe I’m just lucky (or always on my guard enough).

items of significance

Happy Flag Day! Happy Boy George’s birthday (he’s 44).

Al Franken Nails Bill O’Reilly, Again—really just a perfect example of how egregious Fox News is, as if we didn’t already know.

In other news, as of Saturday, it’s official: This is my last month of canvassing. My web site and communications work at CLCV will now be full-time rather than half-time, and I leave the membership department after 2 years of phone prospecting and about 9 months of renewing current members. I can’t believe I lasted that long as a canvasser. It’s a tough job. I’m pretty excited about the change, because I’ll have a chance to accomplish even more.

some more links

Elena’s Motorcyle Ride through Chernobyl: “a story about town where one can ride with no stoplights, no police, no danger to hit some cage or some dog.” (via Bob the Angry Flower.)

MPPS: The Mobile Phone Photography Show.

Chris Murphy’s glasses.

Sifl and Olly—ROCK!

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