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Want to Become a Better Writer? Copy the Work of Others!

If you’re looking to improve your skills as a writer or if you’re suffering form writer’s block and need to readjust your way of thinking, there may be an age-old solution for you: copy the work of others. For centuries, great writers learned from the great writers that came before them by copying passages to get a feel for the rhythm and syntax they enjoyed as a reader. Give...
Via The Roosevelts
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Port of Oakland Approves Exclusive Negotiating Agreement for Waterfront Ballpark at Howard Terminal

The Port of Oakland has approved a 10-month exclusive negotiating agreement for a waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal, according to Steve Taveras of the East Bay Citizen. The Port can now lease the property to a group of Oakland business leaders, who hope to ultimately build a 38,000-seat ballpark at the site, just north of Jack London Square. The group is led by Clorox CEO Don...
Via BaySportsNet
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland ballpark backers tout waterfront site

Imagine AT&T Park flanked by giant shipping cranes - that's pretty much the vision A's boosters have for a 38,000-seat ballpark at the Port of Oakland, just west of Jack London Square. The $500 million waterfront ballpark is being proposed by a team led by Clorox chairman and CEO Don Knauss and former Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream boss T. Gary Rogers - with the blessing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland gets good news for new A’s stadium after port settlement

Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners finally, after much delay, voted to approve a port settlement, clearing a major hurdle for a potential new A’s stadium in the city near Jack London Square. From the Tribune: The settlement, which won’t be finalized until the seven-member Board of Port Commissioners votes to approve it a second time later this month, stems from a battle...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Its Time To Bring The (Throwback) Jersey Back Into The Wardrobe Arsenal

If you have free internet at your location along with either decent coffee and/or food and are within walking distance to my home in Oakland, I will frequent your place constantly. From the Sweet Bar Bakery, a chill locale with huge windows bringing in sunlight, to Cafe Lizzi in Jack London, where I can get [...]The post Its Time To Bring The (Throwback) Jersey Back Into The Wardrobe...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Updates on A’s new stadium situation

There’s been another delay on the decision to free up land that could be used as a potential future site for a new A’s stadium in Oakland. Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners were originally supposed to decide on approval for a legal settlement that would open waterfront property near Jack London Square. The board postponed its decision to July 11. The proposal, however...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bay Area 2024 It Can Happen

Olympics – Bay Area – 2024.  Why not? Well, okay, sure, there are a ton of reasons why not.  But let’s focus on the why. The Bay Area has a huge advantage over most other Olympic venues, mostly because such a large number of venues already exist.  Stadiums and arenas are all over the area.  The amount of construction required for athletic events wouldn’t nearly match...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Expect mismatch between Donaire, Narvaez

Boxing fans love knockouts. Seeing some poor sucker get laid out appeals to the brutal elements of our nature, and those of us who have dedicated much of our lives to following the noble art have long since gotten over feeling bad about the fact that we get off on watching a man beat down. Indeed, as great American author Jack London put it, "It is the ape and the tiger in us...
Via Fox Sports
October 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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