Letters to the Editor
Down With the Tube
Another BART tube [“Going Tubular,” May] is a complete waste of taxpayer dollars. Local and regional travel would benefit greatly if a transbay crossing is built for High Speed Rail.
-Robert Bregoff, San Francisco
Somewhere in this process, actual voters need to be listened to. SPUR, Bay Area Council, and so many others speak out for corporate interests, and that shouldn’t be anyone’s priority.
Avila Beach Fan
Another must [“The Quintessential California Coastline,” June] is the Avila Country Market which has such a great vibe, home of Kravabowl (acai bowls), beer on tap, wine, and a general store. It has fantastic food, decor, service, and is owned by one of the most awesome guys around. It is in the center of Avila village with an open-air and ocean-view dining room. An Instagram dream.
Also check out Mersea’s on the pier. Seals below you, indoor and outdoor dining with the coolest bartenders in town. Great view, delicious fish bowls, chowder, clams and more.
-Chelsea Brescia, Shell Beach
Keep It Local
Interesting that Oakland Magazine claims to be local and should be and picks a big nationwide company as real estate info provider here versus a small local one [“To Sell or Not to Sell.” May]. Just sayin’.
-Varlier Hirbod, Oakland
Oakland had five Carnegie-funded libraries [“Library Lost,” May]. The former Charles S. Greene Library, now home to the African American Museum and Library of Oakland, was the first of the Carnegie-funded libraries in Oakland. There’s also a Carnegie-funded library at Mills College, which was designed by Julia Morgan.
-Gene Anderson, Oakland
Benovia Winery’s vines did not sustain Wine Country fire damage, and its recent tasting room renovation was coincidental. [“More Wining and Dining Appeal,” May]. “Getting There Gets Easy” [May] was written by Anneli Star Josselin Rufus.