A mural is at the heart of a dispute between neighbors in Bayview.
Since opening in January, business has been steady at Luxurious Nail Boutique & Spa, located at 4138 3rd Street (near Innes) in Bayview. However, according to owner Richard Washington, the salon's biggest issue has been visibility.
It’s a minor miracle that Mimi Pond ever made it out of Oakland — or maybe that it took her so long to leave. The cartoonist and illustrator’s prolific career has included work in the National Lampoon, the New York Times and more, along with television credits with “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and “Designing Women.” She even wrote the pilot episode of “The Simpsons.” But first, Pond was a starving artist in Oakland.
Mimi Pond is an incredible storyteller in any medium, most famously as a TV writer for “The Simpsons” as well as “Designing Women” and “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.”[...] the greatest depths of melancholy, tragedy and humor are found in her quasi-memoir graphic novels, starting with “Over Easy” (2014) and now with “The Customer Is Always Wrong,” about an artist named Madge and a rogues’ gallery of restaurant customers wandering through Oakland in the 1970s.Pond is featured Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Starline Social Club, in a book event sponsored by Pegasus Books.