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I’m Punk and Proud of It

An upstanding post-punk member of the community, Dave Dalton, says thanks. Meanwhile, Italian Colors defends Montclair, and there are more pro-Harbor Bay Club letters.

Go Ahead, Flush, But Look Into Graywater

Readers speak up about flushing, Lauren Powell Jobs, the Chabot Gun Club, and Harbor Bay Club improvements.

Harbor Bay Club Opposition Speaks Up

Readers complain about our Harbor Bay Club coverage and praise a documentary photography project of Oakland neighborhoods.

Remembering the East Bay’s Notable Deaths

Nitin Borwankar things we all should remember those who have gone before us.

Backlash Against the Cinema Grill and Cinexplex

Oakland Magazine readers question the dinner-and-a-movie idea at the Cinema Grill and Alameda Theatre & Cineplex but love The Fireside Lounge and the A’s.

Feedback on Our Story on the Transbay Tube

Wrong on Richmond, Bookstores, and Spelling

We’re chastised for insensitive reporting about Richmond, our choice of bookstores, and, ugh, for a typo on the cover.

I Can't Believe You Commented About the New Mayor's Hairdo

Letters from the January Issue of Oakland Magazine.

Miffed Over Marcus Books

Feedback from December Issue

Revisiting Your Story About Amalgam Versus Composite

Regarding the October 2014 “Mouths of Mercury” column by Kate Madden Yee in the East Bay Medical Guide: Perhaps a bit more inquiry might have been in order. I am not an amalgam-filling proponent, as I have never placed a silver filling in my 20-plus-year career, but amalgam fillings last a hell of a lot longer than 12 years. In my practice, the vast majority of patients that have amalgam fillings have had them over 50 years, and the vast majority of my patients’ composite fillings last 10 to 20 years. Heck, I have perfectly good silver fillings that were placed in the late 1960s and early ’70s and composite fillings that were placed in the early 1980s. Amalgam and composites fillings have no expiration date. They fail due to recurrent decay, fatigue of the tooth, or faulty placement.