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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 02:41 PM

question about Berkeley

Is Berkeley the most progressive community in CA or is it Oakland, or am I totally misinformed ? lol

Thanks for tolerating the question, nice CA people.

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steve2470 Aug 2013 OP
mike_c Aug 2013 #1
steve2470 Aug 2013 #2
KamaAina Aug 2013 #4
steve2470 Aug 2013 #5
PasadenaTrudy Aug 2013 #7
mike_c Aug 2013 #8
PasadenaTrudy Aug 2013 #9
mike_c Aug 2013 #10
KamaAina Aug 2013 #3
CreekDog Aug 2013 #6
XemaSab Sep 2013 #11
Jamaal510 Sep 2013 #12
bayareaboy Sep 2013 #13
steve2470 Sep 2013 #14
bayareaboy Sep 2013 #15

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 02:44 PM

1. I dunno, but I'm betting Arcada is more progressive than either....

Arcada CA, where the sixties meet the sea!

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Response to mike_c (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 02:45 PM

2. after I posted, I thought of West Hollywood also nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 02:51 PM

4. Santa Cruz has to be on the list

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 02:52 PM

5. I've heard that, yes nt

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Response to mike_c (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 12:07 PM

7. *Arcata n/t

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:38 PM

8. oh for pete's sake (and I live here, LOL)....

Oops. That's not even a typo, just a plain old misspelling!

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Response to mike_c (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 03:10 PM

9. Lol!

Lay off the ganja for a bit?

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 04:48 PM

10. from my cold, dead hands....

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 02:50 PM

3. It's certainly right up there

as is Oakland. SF is slipping a little because of the influx of techies who ride those private shuttle buses down to $iliValley.

Berkeley progressivism tends to be more '60s old-school than in Oakland or SF.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 09:24 PM

6. Each has its own personality, but Party Registration is almost identical

at least in terms of party.

Berkeley:
Dem 65%
Rep 4%
Green 3%
Libertarian 1%
Peace Freedom 3%
Decline to State 17%

Oakland:
Dem 67%
Rep 6%
Green 2%
Libertarian 0%
Peace Freedom 1%
Decline to State 17%

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 01:08 AM

11. Pretty much the entire coast from Bolinas to Arcata

is pretty darn liberal.

The East Bay is also liberal, but in a different way.

Do you want to live in an old Victorian farmhouse and raise goats or do you want to live in a postwar modern subdivision and raise chickens?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 10:26 AM

12. Just from

looking around, it's about the same. I still have seen a bunch of Obama bumper stickers in both cities, and have yet to see any Republican ones.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 11:14 AM

13. Berkeley being a Democratic City...


Hah.

Take that out on the the end of the Berkley Pier and tell it to the gulls who come to Berkeley to shit. I am going for Arcata, or Santa Cruz, or even San Francisco, as being more open cities. As a matter of fact I was at a City Council meeting in Auburn, not long ago and more got accomplished in a shorter time with less histrionics.

I worked at Berkeley for 15years in the city government and was a shop steward for most of those years. For those years, most of all decisions were left to the lowest element to figure out in any way they wanted to and Division heads and City elected folks tucked their head in the sand and did not come out often. This was in my case till about 2001, I suspect it hasn't changed much.

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Response to bayareaboy (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 03:02 PM

14. do you mind elaborating please ? thank you kindly nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 06:14 PM

15. Well I saw lots of folks promoted to higher jobs...


Who were lets say close friends to Managers of departments who had spent less time in the field than other workers. When it happens constantly, most of the workers especially in a division like Public Works wonder if seniority means anything. This had nothing to do with race or origin as lots of folks of all creeds wondered why they were not selected. Many times this was brought to Department Heads and they glossed over any kind of involvement then later the old, that's all over now. and next time, we will do better, yea right.




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