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Re: “Pardoned 'Crack King' Darryl Reed Says He Wants To Unite Oakland Neighborhoods

I can complain, because, while I was selling records on consignment and out of the trunk of my car, I'm told that Short was getting $200k from dubious sources to buy Black radio and Hammer got $170k from the A's and also dubious sources. I am not "hatin'". I am glad my brothas were successful. But, Quan is a $144 million-dollar criminal, who will never even be investigated...I don't know...If $3 million-dollar criminal, Reed, who did 26 years of prison time, was White or Asian, everyone would be saying how he had paid his debt to society and that everyone deserves a second chance...Quan was elected Mayor!! And, what crime did Too Short commit? Why besmear his name? Guilt by association? Yes...Everyone says that about Blacks in America...Wanna convict him for his lyrics? You got my vote! But, otherwise, he is NOT a criminal...The crime is at Youth Uprising, which has accepted millions in federal funds for a phony after school program and can rarely get more than 3 people in through the doors in a week...Is Pastor Stanley Burell (MC Hammer) a criminal, too? And, what about Martha Stewart? How many lives did she ruin, while enriching herself? How many people are rushing up to her to get autographs and to do shows with her? You criticizing them, too? What about Delorean? $24 million in cocaine in ONE DEAL and never saw ONE day of jail-time. They never even searched his house. He still briefly sold his nasty-looking cars. All of these crimes took place within a few years of each other. Reed is the only one who did serious time...What product is Reed selling, now? Peace and Acceptance? I guess we had better lock him up again for that? Further, tons of cocaine are still being allowed into this country by the government. You gonna stop hanging out with them? Bet you run and vote every time they run for something...Due to counter-intelligence and social service from Brothas like me, after the Million Man March, we were able to get the majority of our people off of crack cocaine...while Delorean was still throwing million-dollar cocktail parties... So, get off of us, Charlie Pine. You've got some work to do in Asian and White America, and the crimes appear to be a lot worse.

Posted by Terence Candell on 04/05/2017 at 8:15 AM

Re: “City Emails: Many Dublin Residents Think Undocumented Immigrants Are 'Felons' Who Will Turn Their Town Into a 'Cesspool'

It is not surprising in the current national climate that such ignorance and fear exists in Dublin. It exists in many other places, even in this liberal bastion of northern California. Look at the false narrative coming from the President. "We are going to get the really bad guys" and all of the drug problems are coming from those "other" people south of the border. The reality is that they are destroying families by rounding up working tax paying dads, grandmothers and single moms. Kids should not be traumatized fearing disappearance of a parent as a result of them running a stop sign on the way to work.The fact is that the opioid crisis is driven by greedy big pharma and the health care system, not immigrants or people from the hood named Jamal. Those people south of the border are the ones who are the silent exploited engine that makes the economy work for you. The cost of fruits and vegetables on your table, the price you pay when you go out to dinner, the reason you get those ten dollar tee shirts at WalMart. It is all because the system exploits immigrants for our benefit. Now we as a nation want to punish them when many are just hard working folks trying to have a better life for their kids, just like you. There are 30,000 acres of flat undeveloped land adjacent to Dublin in N. Livermore. The reason it is undeveloped is because of the same hate and fear described in this article. The people of Livermore believe that if developed, much of it would be affordable housing and that would bring an influx of those scary and dangerous "others". The people of Dublin should realize that being a sanctuary city makes your community safer not more dangerous. Stop being stupid.

Posted by Gary Patton on 04/05/2017 at 5:40 AM

Re: “The Beat Won’t Go On: Chicago Landlord Evicts Coffee With A Beat, Longtime Adams Point Shops

Libby Schaff DOES NOT care about you.

Don't March, Don't Plead, Don't Hope.

DEMAND EQUAL RIGHTS BY FIGHTING
BACK AGAINST DISPLACEMENT.

Or do nothing at all.

Posted by Zakkiyyah Aarif-Jones on 04/04/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “West Oakland Fire Survivors Say City's Response Is Unacceptable and Victim Assistance Is Lacking

Many thanks to everyone who has stepped up so far to help the San Pablo fire victims, including our first responders, housing staff, the Oakland Warehouse Coalition, and multiple faith leaders and Congregations. And, I wanted to share an UPDATE: There is now a method to make Tax-Deductible contributions online to help the unmet needs of those who have been displaced. Thanks to First Presbyterian Church of Oakland for setting this up. To make a tax deductible contribution, visit:
https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/do…

Posted by Rebecca Kaplan on 04/04/2017 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Dan Savage The Sports Writer Comes Off the Bench for Dan Savage the Sex Columnist

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Posted by Cindy Duncan on 04/04/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Hate Man

BW HE WAS A BLESSED MAN I KNOWN WILL MISS HIM. I HATE YOU FUCK YOU HATEMAN

Posted by JUSBW on 04/04/2017 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Mexican Bartenders in the East Bay Reclaim Tequila

"Paying homage to those who came before them" should include giving credit where credit is deserved. Instead of women in the industry getting praised and acknowledged for their talent and contributions they undervalued and quickly forgotten.

Juana Ojeda worked for Nido for one year as a bartender. She was the one that created the recipe for the Tres Rojas margarita pictured in the article. It has been one of the restaurants top margarita sellers for the last three years.

During her 7 year tenure at Tamarindo as a bartender she was also responsible for creating their Tamarindo margarita recipe. 10 years later it's still on the menu and a crowd favorite.

Posted by Claudia Mercado on 04/03/2017 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Pardoned 'Crack King' Darryl Reed Says He Wants To Unite Oakland Neighborhoods

As a formerly incarcerated Woman from the Bay Area I am obligated to give back. I would like to organize a Bay Area Regional Talent Showcase and have competition in Academics, Sports, the Arts. From fashion to culinary. Pull this off and we might stand a chance in rebuilding our Youth!

Posted by Shelly Hughes on 04/03/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “House/Full of Blackwomen Present Black Women Dreaming — A Ritual Rest In Oakland

Where's the link to find out more?

Posted by Maia on 04/03/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Hate Man

I remember asking him once do you hate hate? Yes he replied. Kind of a double negative isn't it? I hate your double negatives!

He was truly a Berkeley character!

Posted by Jeff Cooper on 04/03/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “State Sen. Nancy Skinner: Latest Fatal Oakland Fire Was 'Preventable'

@Anika, if what you said were correct (which is not borne out by copious evidence), then the property owner could have still made repairs anytime prior to the new provisions coming in on February 2017. And had there truly been an inability for the property owner to make the necessary repairs and still realize a positive net operating income, he could have petitioned for a hardship waiver. As the article states, allegedly there were numerous code complaints from tenants over a number of years, but the property owner elected to do nothing.

Posted by Igor Tregub on 04/03/2017 at 4:43 AM

Re: “There's zero chance the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas (if they do, I'll sport a Mark Davis bowl cut for a week)

So will you keep your promise and get the hair cut? it's also funny reading these comments of people being so certain the Raiders wouldn't move. You were all wrong.

Posted by Doug Martins on 04/02/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Corporate Beer Overlords AB InBev To Open Golden Road 'Craft' Beer Garden in North Oakland

To be fair AB InBev can do whatever they want, but they should identify them selves, as they can open a local business that never technically need to make money. For this reason I am not a fan of false flag craft breweries as they effectively seal market share from actual homegrown businesses.

The permitting application can be seen here: http://www.berkeleyside.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/OAK063213.pdf
To share your comments on the permitting process contact:
Planner Rebecca Lind at (510)238-3472 or by email: rlind@oaklandnet.com or district 1 councilman Dan Kalb Phone: (510) 238-7001 Email: dkalb@oaklandnet.com addressing Bureau of Planning/Zoning case #: PLN17004 : the proposed beer garden by Golden Road at 320,322, 330, 40th street Oakland.

The public comment period ends tomorrow 4/3/17.

Posted by APD on 04/02/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “The Beat Won’t Go On: Chicago Landlord Evicts Coffee With A Beat, Longtime Adams Point Shops

I used to have a weekly Spanish group at the cafe and I remember how Justin would accommodate us. I remember being so happy to see myself every Sunday I came. I saw myself in the staff of Coffee with a Beat. When we talk about trauma and loss, this truly represents it. I am hurt, angry, sad. What struck me the most about the article is that Mr. Nate cannot pass this cafe-legacy down to his sons.

Posted by Karessa Larneice on 04/01/2017 at 11:34 PM

Re: “The Beat Won’t Go On: Chicago Landlord Evicts Coffee With A Beat, Longtime Adams Point Shops

Fourteen years ago, on the morning of the first day after we moved to Adam's Point, my husband, Joseph, and I walked down Perkins Street and got a coffee at Coffee With a Beat. Nate was the very first person we met in the neighborhood, the first person to make us feel welcome here. Nate, his family, and Coffee With a Beat have been the warm, vibrant center of this neighborhood for 16 years, and I know I'm not the only person around here who is genuinely sickened by this loss. Shame on Laramar Group and the greedy, soul-less companies like it. Shame on them all. What we are losing here is so much more than simply a coffee shop; we are losing the heart of our neighborhood; we are losing part of our family.

Posted by Donna de la Perriere on 04/01/2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “West Oakland Fire Survivors Say City's Response Is Unacceptable and Victim Assistance Is Lacking

"Some positions in the fire prevention bureau, including the job of fire marshal and assistant fire marshal, were already funded, going on years. The city's administration simply failed to hire for the jobs."

Sounds a lot like the Trump administration which doesn't think that Secretaries of the various Departments need their regular staffing.

The Department of State for example is 'way understaffed so that some observers think that important diplomatic opportunities may be missed with the result that military action would get more emphasis.

If the Fire Prevention Bureau is short-staffed, an Oakland administration might expect more people could die in fires.

Guess what happened.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 04/01/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Pardoned 'Crack King' Darryl Reed Says He Wants To Unite Oakland Neighborhoods

As a "Returning Citizen" aka Formerly Incarcerated man from Oakland, & personal friend of Darryl Reed, Too Short, & sever others in attendance at what I considereda monumental event, because I know that Darryl feels that his actions of the 80's led to what's happening with the younger generations, & the violence not just in the Bay Area, but throughout the country is a result of all of our actions when we were their age. Darryl & several other Returning Citizens choose to find what are the best practices & models that will reduce this youth violence. I have chosen to find additional resources for those that are Formerly Incarcerated & who still are that want to continue on with their education. Or from incarceration to institutions of higher education. In essence, those of us who have made mistakes, & have paid our debts to society want to contribute back to society in a positive way.

Respectively Yours,
LaMont "Monty" Jackson

Posted by MacMonty on 04/01/2017 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Landlord Of West Oakland Building Destroyed By Fire Was Working To Evict Tenants

Who can I contact directly to let them know that I have available housing for victims. I have not been able to get in contact with anybody. If anybody knows anything please let me know 5106863428. Camille

Posted by Ce Ce Ripchrisluvu Williams on 04/01/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Eating Chinatown: A Walkable Guide to Oakland's Most Delicious Neighborhood

No love for Shooting Star Cafe and Pacific Renaissance Plaza's Gum Kuo and the new and improved Cafe 88? Also, Saint Anna's best kept secret is their Hong Kong style sizzling plate steak set dinners which are served all day. They cost much less than what you usually pay at Outback, Texas Roadhouse or Black Angus but twice as good.

Posted by Frank Djeng on 04/01/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “The Beat Won’t Go On: Chicago Landlord Evicts Coffee With A Beat, Longtime Adams Point Shops

We keep making more people. If we don't keep making more places for them to live, shop, and do business, the non-wealthy will keep getting pushed out. It's not like we don't know how to make more homes or how to make more places for business. We just keep choosing not to. Why do we stop making new buildings? To hurt rich people? It just makes the current landowners richer. The culture of Oakland, the culture of the whole Bay Area, does not come from keeping the same exact buildings everywhere. The culture comes from the people. We keep making more people. We better start making more places for those people to live and work.

Posted by Scott S. on 04/01/2017 at 3:40 PM

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