to the Editor
I just wanted to take a moment
to say how great the recent articles on Vallejo are. Thanks so much.
Mayor of Vallejo
A Two Thanks Salute!
First of all, thank you so much for giving the North Bay Water Commuters
honorable mention in the Checkin’ Out Vallejo issue. Seeing the
credits in print made all our hard work feel worthwhile again. In the
future of Bay Area ferries, we hope that other communities will learn
from Vallejo’s bumpy start, and thereby shorten the learning curve for
Secondly, I would like to thank Bobby Winston for having the
inspiration, determination, and passion to create Bay Crossings.
Each issue gets better and better, with writers and advertisers
responding in kind. Who’da believed it started? Keep up the good work!
Great article about Vallejo.
Very positive. Thanks.
Where’s the Bus?
I first came across Bay Crossings maybe a month ago. I volunteer
at the Information Booth/Visitor Center (near Barnes & Noble in
Oakland, at Jack London Square) and was walking around and saw a Bay
Crossings newsstand near the Oakland Ferry Terminal.
I had never seen the magazine before and wasn’t sure what to expect.
The obvious focus is on the ferries of the Bay Area, but there is much
more than that - Bay Crossings also focuses on the community and
other means of public transit.
I was especially pleased to see Bus Rider’s Journal by Steve
Geller. As a longtime resident of the Bay Area (and I have never had a
car), it was great to read about the trials and tribulations - and the
positive aspects - of public transit. His humanist observations such as
the fact that you can spot a tourist/non-local on the bus really hit
Public transit is much more than getting from point A to point B. People
meet new friends, make new connections, make new observations and even
have humorous events happen to them while riding public transit. And of
course, there is the negative side, such as seeing people fight, the
frustration when schedules aren’t running on time and obnoxious
passengers. Mr.Geller’s sociological study is right on the mark. I
hope to see more writing from him in Bay Crossings.
Both newstands at the Oakland Ferry Terminal (the one right at the
terminal and the one across the street, near Yoshi’s) are completely
out of Bay Crossings!!!
Thanks for listening. Once again, I am glad I discovered Bay
Time Flies, But Not as Fast as
I live on Bay Farm Island in
Alameda & enjoy reading your paper. I would be remiss if I didn’t
question a statement in Bill Coolidge’s Journal re: the flautist in
the Taj Mahal saying that ‘when he played a note it took 28 seconds
for the notes echo to return from the ceiling of the Taj Hal’
I can’t believe I’m the first one to question that inasmuch as when
you do the numbers (the speed of sound near sea level being about 650
mph., & a quick calculation of how far the sound of a flute would
travel in 28 seconds ) the result is 5.05 miles ! I really don’t think
the ceiling of the Taj is half that high (2.525 mi.) for the round trip
to take the 28 seconds quoted. I know, I know, another nit-picker, but
perhaps there’s another factor involved in the statement & I’m
just overlooking it.
In any case, you’ve got a
really first rate publication and I look forward to reading each
Via Email from Jack @ Jandj8947@aol.com