Oakland – Allen Michaan, my friend who owns the glorious Grand Lake Theater at 3200 Grand Avenue in Oakland, is at it again. Allen’s got another ‘in your face’ quote on his now nationally famous marquee. This one reads:
“A ‘Trial” With Suppressed Evidence And No Witnesses Is Not A Trial! It’s A Shameful Coverup!”
Thus, the latest in a long line of politically hard-hitting messages posted on the well-positioned marquee. It has to be the best-placed political billboard in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a position such that it can been seen approaching by car from Downtown Oakland via Grand, or from Interstate I-580 in either direction. Come to think of it, I’m surprised Allen hasn’t rented out his space for a message of some kind.
Note from Oakland News Now Technical: this video-blog post shows the full and live operation of the latest updated version of an experimental Zennie62Media mobile media video-blogging system network that was launched June 2018. The main system is a major part of Zennie62Media’s new and innovative approach to the production of news media. There, an uploaded video is from a vlogger with the Zennie62 on YouTube Partner Channel, then uploaded to and formatted automatically at the Oakland News Now site and Zennie62-owned social media pages. This part allows rapid conversion of youtube videos from any source channel (with permission and from Zennie62 on youtube) to Oakland News Now blog posts. The overall objective is smartphone-enabled, real-time, on the scene reporting of news, interviews, observations, and happenings anywhere in the World and within seconds and not hours. Now, news is reported with a smartphone: no heavy and expensive cameras or even a laptop are necessary. The secondary objective is faster, and very inexpensive media production and distribution. We have found there is a disconnect between post length and time to product and revenue generated. With this, the problem is far less, though by no means solved. Zennie62Media is constantly working to improve the system network coding and seeks interested content and media technology partners.