Letters to the Editor


Newly Noticed

It seems every day I hear of one more person moving to Oakland, or see one more magazine article on why yours is the next great Bay Area city. We in San Francisco notice you taking all of our artists, musicians, and the hub of any strong city: our middle class. Now there is an entire Oakland Magazine!
I’m a Bay Area native. My grandmother raised my father and aunt on Trestle Glen Drive in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. She was the landlord to the famous Gulf Coast Oyster Bar in Jack London Square, one of the first restaurants to revitalize the area in its latest incarnation. I wish she were alive to see Oakland today.
Alison Fish
San Francisco

Raves for Ratcliff

Many thanks for including the article “Remembering Ratcliff” in the July/August 2006 Snapshots section. The story and accompanying photographs were perfect at capturing the spirit of the event. There are so many fans of Ratcliff homes in the East Bay. We were overwhelmed with the enthusiastic crowds. By the way, the Oakland Museum of California is hosting a retrospective photographic exhibit of the Ratcliff firm’s local landmark structures through December.
Mary Tressel

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