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In brief: MLK Day volunteers needed at Joaquin Miller Park
01/17/2020
In brief: MLK Day volunteers needed at Joaquin Miller Park

In brief: MLK Day volunteers needed at Joaquin Miller Park

OAKLAND Three opportunities for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will take place Jan. 20 in Joaquin Miller Park. Adults and children are invited to participate. Volunteers can just show up o…

In brief: Apply for Oakland Dimond district community grants
01/03/2020
In brief: Apply for Oakland Dimond district community grants

In brief: Apply for Oakland Dimond district community grants

OAKLAND The Dimond Improvement Association (DIA) has launched a community grants program to fund projects that advance its mission “to make Oakland’s Dimond district a vibrant, safe and beaut…

In brief: Montclair/Piedmont for Dec. 27
12/26/2019
In brief: Montclair/Piedmont for Dec. 27

In brief: Montclair/Piedmont for Dec. 27

OAKLAND See holiday circle of lights at Mountain View Cemetery Historic Mountain View Cemetery, at 5000 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland, is holding its annual holiday circle of lights now through New Year…

It’s been a roller coaster ride in Piedmont
12/26/2019
It’s been a roller coaster ride in Piedmont

It’s been a roller coaster ride in Piedmont

PIEDMONT – Over the past few years, the city has experienced several key department head’s retirements, elections won and lost, the departure of a controversial mayor and a years long conflict ove…

In brief: Host plastic-free party supported by city of Piedmont
12/19/2019
In brief: Host plastic-free party supported by city of Piedmont

In brief: Host plastic-free party supported by city of Piedmont

PIEDMONT Help the earth by hosting a plastic-free party supported by the city of Piedmont, which strives to promote green practices at city offices and with the general public. A Piedmont family ha…

In brief: Piedmont High students run ‘More Than Just Me’ gift drive
12/13/2019
In brief: Piedmont High students run ‘More Than Just Me’ gift drive

In brief: Piedmont High students run ‘More Than Just Me’ gift drive

PIEDMONT A group of Piedmont High School students have formed a “More Than Just Me” gift drive that connects individuals, groups and businesses with families dealing with a medical crisis identifie…

In brief: Oakland bank exhibiting Piedmont artist’s watercolors
11/21/2019
In brief: Oakland bank exhibiting Piedmont artist’s watercolors

In brief: Oakland bank exhibiting Piedmont artist’s watercolors

OAKLAND/PIEDMONT Piedmont artist Jane Reed, in conjunction with the Oakland Art Association, has an art show at First Federal Savings & Loan of San Rafael’s branch in Oakland’s Rock…

7 affordable ways to protect your home from wildfires
11/15/2019
7 affordable ways to protect your home from wildfires

7 affordable ways to protect your home from wildfires

As wildfires become more frequent and ferocious, state officials recommend that homeowners do more to harden property in high-risk areas. Fireproofing can be pricey, but some solutions are no more …

Coming in this week's issue: Your Black Muslim Bakery lawyer in infamous “hit list” murder case is not getting her law l...
11/15/2019

Coming in this week's issue: Your Black Muslim Bakery lawyer in infamous “hit list” murder case is not getting her law license back https://bayareane.ws/377Dtcy

Tuesday is Election Day in handful of cities
11/05/2019
Tuesday is Election Day in handful of cities

Tuesday is Election Day in handful of cities

Elections are being held Tuesday in Brentwood, Dublin, Piedmont and El Cerrito. Brentwood voters are being asked to expand the city’s urban limit line. Piedmont Unified School District has tw…

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Piedmont artist Jane Reed
Piedmont artist Jane Reed, in conjunction with the Oakland Art Association, currently has an art show at 1st Federal Savings and Loan, 6058 College Avenue, Oakland (next to Safeway). The exhibit consists of watercolors of landscapes, animals and flowers. The show will be on view through the end of the year during banking hours, Monday - Thursday 9a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday from 9a.m.-6p.m. The Oakland Art Association, founded in 1957, consists of approximately 60 artists. The Association is involved primarily in arranging show venues in public spaces for its members in Alameda and Conra Costa Counties.
Vote YES on G and H for Piedmont Schools. For a financial perspective on why, check out: https://bit.ly/YES_on_G_H
Hi to all ice cream fans out there!!..Enjoy a new delicious, artisan-made, premium, decadent Dairy-Free ice cream available in the local bay area. Yes, come & check out SweetP, Premium, non-dairy ice cream made w/ sweet potato, sold @ Farmers Joe's Marketplace: 3426 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602. Also sold @ Piedmont Grocery in Oakland, CA as well! Sold in 3 delicious, decadent flavors: 1.) Vanilla Delight: Hint of Vanilla notes in decadent, rich coconut milk base! Just enough sweetness but doesn't leave you with that feeling of overindulgence! 2.) Date Caramel Swirl: A rich caramel sauce swirl, adding an extra touch of sweetness! A Farmer's Market Favorite! 3.) Chocolate Cardamom: A little spice makes this flavor really nice! Most popular! Enjoy your favorite pint flavor today!
How do we sign up to participate in the 4th of July parade? 😊
An Economy and a Future That Includes All Our Citizens! As much as we might hate it the 2020 election season started the second the mid-terms were over. Many old hats on the left were surprised that many of the young Democratic candidates won while espousing progressive policies and goals. If this is any indication then to win in 2020 Democrats need to offer the poor and middle class a new, 'New Deal'. Damaged and disheartened, lied to and taken advantage of by the wealthy and those determined to hold power at any cost, they are yearning for relief and someone to actually do something to better their circumstances, and give them hope for a better future for them and their children. Healthcare for all, Free tuition at public colleges, Social Security at age 50 and some form of a limited Universal Basic Income to lift all our citizens out of abject poverty and give all our children a financial platform with which to begin their lives as productive adults in a thriving economy. I watched an episode of the business program ‘On the Money’ on Sunday July 30, 2017. The first and main topic was something called Universal Income. The idea that instead of all the poverty programs and such, the Government should just give everybody a check every month for $1000 dollars. When one considers the gap between rich and poor, the rate of automation and the fact that there will never be enough jobs to go around it might be a better way of keeping our folks out of abject poverty. The drawback was the cost. One of the commentators said it would cost upwards of 3 trillion dollars. However there is a way to reach the goal of a Universal Income, eliminating abject poverty, and at a much lower cost. Here’s how. Start by expanding Social Security. Eliminate the cap on taxable income and raise the tax to 8% from the current rate of 6.2%. Then lower the age of eligibility to 50 years. Create a stipend that will give a check to all adults and High School Grads of $1000 a month. Those who do not finish High School should have to wait till they are 20 to encourage them to finish school. They can use this fund to support them if they go to college or to help them in getting started in life. Our wealthy students are able to go to college and do well precisely because they have a financial platform to support them. This would give all our students the same support. Every child we shepherd thru College is possibly the guy who will cure cancer or invent star drive or save the planet. Investing in our children is like buying a lottery ticket for humanity! To pay for it, go to the Stock Market and place a tax of 3% on all trades to fund the stipend. The market in 2016 did, according to the World Bank, over 42 trillion in trades and a 3% tax won’t break the bank. The payments should be set up so one gradually loses the stipend as they move up the economic ladder in a way that will encourage advancement, for example one would lose $100 of the stipend for every $10,000 in reported income so that when one is making $100,000 a year they lose the stipend entirely. A basic stipend would allow us to eliminate all those poverty programs conservatives always complain about. Currently we spend a trillion dollars on some 126 anti-poverty programs and their elimination would certainly offset the cost of the stipend. Imagine the country with no one in abject poverty. Imagine the numbers of kids now being able to go to college because they have the financial support to do so. The economic force of all that spending would drive the economy to new heights and would certainly close the income gap between the rich and poor that is hurting our economy and country. A basic stipend would free workers from starving or being held in economic servitude, making only enough to pay for enough food to be able to work another 40 hours. Business would have to bid for one’s labor instead of workers begging for a job! We can take back the dignity and value our labor should produce. We can boost the spending power of the poor and middle class and leave behind the failed and greedy policy of ‘trickle down’ economics which has damaged our economy and brought about the latest version of the Great Recession! Employers would benefit too. Not having to spend on unemployment or health insurance would save them money and allow them to pay better wages. Yep, we can do this if we only have the will. We can make this country live up to the promises articulated by President Roosevelt in his famous ‘Four Freedoms” speech, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear and the last which always seems to be forgotten, Freedom from want! We have the power and wealth to accomplish the last of these. The mechanics are in place. The tools are available to us. Let us make a better country and thereby a better world by finishing the work set out for us by President Roosevelt some 76 years ago. Democrats can win but not with the same old mid-center or center-left policies and platform. They must offer us an economy and a vision that really works for us all, brings us together and moves the Country and its people forward to a bright future that includes all our citizens!
Do I have to use snail mail to write a letter to the editor?
Why do I get 2 copies of the Piedmonter every week? I subscribe to the EB Times which includes an issue of your publication. This just clutters up my recycling.
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Mr Wieler Please do the right thing: It is my belief and that of everyone I know that your time to represent us in government is truly over and that we all hope that you will do the correct and moral thing and fully resign so that we can recover and heal from your damage. We do not know how to explain to our children why some elected officials in our country are willing to promote and condone verbal violence against some of our citizens, ignoring our Constitution. You can and should resign from our City Council to make the point that you understand that our City and our country deserve our elected representatives to promote peace not hatred and the civic lesson in your doing so will make an enormous positive impact on our listening children Dawn Margolin