Archive for October, 2012

GO GIANTS!

Posted in EVENTS, FUN THINGS TO DO on October 19, 2012 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Celebrate Oktoberfest and World Series

http://www.oktoberfesteastbay.com/

This SAT Oct 27th

12 noon to 8pm

The Craneway Pavilion 

12 noon — Oktoberfest doors open

Join us for fun, music, food, drink and more

 

 

5PM — World Series Game #3 Begins

Watch the action on a 10′ wide big-screen

Oktobertest Festivities include:

Costume Contest

Prizes from The Craneway, Boilerhouse Restaurant,

Mountain Hardware, Rosie’s Shipyard Ale and more

Beer

Try Spaten Oktobertest and Trumer Pilsner and others

Bike Ride

From McArthur BART along Bay Trail to The Craneway

Family Fun

Kid Zone-bounce house, face painting, balloons

 

 

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Can’t Wait to See

Posted in FUN THINGS TO DO, OAKLAND on October 18, 2012 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

 

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THE WAITING ROOM is a documentary film presenting a behind-the-scenes look at health care and insurance issues — or lack thereof.  Director Peter Nicks studied documentary film-making with Broadcast Journalism Professor Linda Schact Gage at UC Berkeley. After graduating, Nick became interested in telling the story of the human drama unfolding 24 / 7 at Highlands Hospital, where his wife worked.

 

THE WAITING ROOM “…is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film — using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voice over — offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, executive staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices. It is a film about fighting for survival when the odds are stacked against you.”

 

 — Scott Johnson scjohnson@bayareanewsgroup.com

 

To read the whole  OAKLAND TRIBUNE article dated Octoberd 18, 2012 visit: 

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_21794612/filmmaker-explores-health-care-issues-waiting-room-at

 

Movie Review     www.mercurynews.com/movies-dvd

       THE WAITING ROOM is showing at selected theaters including Oakland’s  Grand Lake Theater for one week: FRI Oct 19 through THURS Oct 26

  

            Grand Lake Theater — Movie Times 

                                FRI-SAT-SUN              12, 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:30 

                                MON                             4:30, 7, 9:30 

                                TUES                             9:30 only 

                                WED-THURS               4:30, 7, 9:30

25 REASONS WHY — IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO GET INVOLVED IN THIS ELECTION

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2012 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

The stakes are high.

These issues matter to me

and they should matter to you!

1. Voter Suppression

2. Women’s Choice

3. Global Warming

4. Public Education and Student Loans

5. Decent Jobs at Livable Wages

6. Medicare and Medicaid

7. National Health Insurance

8. Campaign Finance Reform

9. Separation of Church and State

10. PBS and NPR

11. The Supreme Court and Federal Judges

12. Increasing Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness

13. Assault Weapons on the Street

14. Social Security

15. Consumer Protection

16. Immigration Reform

17. Preemptive War and National Security

18. Disaster Preparedness

19. Mal-distribution of Wealth

20. Fair and Progressive Tax Reform

21. Basic research in Science, Health and Technology

22. Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment

23. National Endowment for the Arts and The Humanities

24 . Cronyism, Manipulation and Incompetence in Government

25. Infrastructure Development:

Mass Transit, Energy Grid, Schools, Bridges, Roads, Airports

After careful analysis of the issues listed above, one can safely conclude that Obama’s positions are mainstream, moderate and reasonable; whereas Romney’s positions are ideological, opportunistic and dangerously radical.

“Since the choices are stark, the stakes are high. The consequences could be devastating. I suggest that you forward this email to at least 25 family and friends, especially those living in Battleground States. Ask them to forward these “25 Reasons…” to another 25 people and help get the word out.”

–Arthur Blaustein

Excerpts from a recent article by Professor Arthur Blaustein who teaches Community and Economic Development and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

 Blaustein latest book is DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT.

He has served as chairman of the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity under Presidents Carter and Reagan. He was on the board of The National Endowment for the Humanities under Presidents Clinton and Bush.

ELECTION 2012 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Posted in NEIGHBORHOOD on October 9, 2012 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

THE STAKES ARE HIGH

UC Berkeley Professor Arthur Blaustein spoke recently spoke about what’s at stake in the election.  Read his article in Sunday’s Oct 7th SF CHRONICLE Insight Magazinehttp://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/GOP-offers-bitter-trickle-down-potion-3923471.php

26 REASONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

Voter Supression ∙ Women’s Choice ∙ Global Warming ∙ Public Education and Student Loans ∙ Decent Jobs at Liveable Wages ∙ Medicare and Medicaid ∙Affordable Housing ∙ National Health Insurance ∙ Campaign Finance Reform ∙ Separation of Church and State ∙ NPR and PBS and Big Bird ∙ The Supreme Court and Federal Judges ∙ Increasing Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness ∙ Assault Weapons on the Street ∙ Social Security ∙ Consumer Protection ∙ National Debt ∙ Pre-Emptive War and National Security ∙ Disaster Preparedness ∙ Mal-distribution of Wealth ∙ Fair and Progressive Tax Reform ∙ Homeland Security (Ports and Chemical Plants) ∙ Renewable Energy and the Environment ∙ Cronyism, Manipulation and Incompetence∙ National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities ∙ Infrastructure Development: Schools, Mass Transit, Energy Grid, Bridges ∙ Basic research in Science and Technology

SIGN UP TO TRAVEL TO NEVADA 

 https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/CA2NV:

                      Train as a volunteer

                      Travel to a swing state

                      Contact people you know in swing states

                      Contact friends with family and friends in swing states

COMPARE THE CANDIDATES’ POSITIONS ON ISSUES

  http://www.diffen.com/difference/Barack_Obama_vs_Mitt_Romney