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Posted by Ernest Montague on 04/20/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Meet the Selection Panel that will Appoint the Members of Oakland's New Police Commission

Glad to see a wide spectrum of people there! From far left to far left without going through the middle. LOL. Chavez Yoelle is the only one who might be moderate.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 04/20/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible to Flooding Due To Climate Change And Sea-Level Rise

Sound like it would be less expensive and less traumatizing if the government just provides everyone with a new non atmosphere polluting electric car.

Posted by Clive Scullion on 04/20/2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Will you continue to review at San Francisco Magazine?

Posted by julie weeks on 04/20/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Meet the Selection Panel that will Appoint the Members of Oakland's New Police Commission

I'm curious--are the panel members paid by the City of Oakland? Or is this a volunteer role? // julia allen, oakland

Posted by Julia Allen on 04/20/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Ethiopian Café Anfilo in Oakland, Where The Food Is As Strong And Bold As The Coffee

Ethiopian restaurants are on the rise all over America. They are definitely a model for people of African descent everywhere.

Posted by Orlando Coombs on 04/20/2017 at 4:41 AM

Re: “Ethiopian Café Anfilo in Oakland, Where The Food Is As Strong And Bold As The Coffee

Ethiopian Food is good. Them Ethiopians got North Oakland on lock. They got lots of businesses on Telehraph. Traditional Soul Food ain't really popping like that no more. You got a few left in Oakland but there fazing out, even Chinese restaurants are fazing out. People, especially in the Bay Area are all about new things and exploring new plateaus. That's Ethiopian restaurants and other African restaurants thrive. The bay area is a great place, I grew up there but its too expensive. But anyway, Ethiopian restaurants are on the rise all over

Posted by Orlando Coombs on 04/20/2017 at 4:38 AM

Re: “Sen. Nancy Skinner Asks Contra Costa Supervisors to Cancel $95 Million Jail Expansion

We need more money for early childhood education and later for rehabilitation and diversion into programs like Kamala Harris's Clean Slate Program which saved San Francisco about $250,000 per first time offender. This program made them plead guilty first and then gave them a 5-year intervention with H.S. diploma mandatory, job training, a job, affordable housing, Psych services, parenting classes and so on and if they stayed clean for 5 years and didn't reoffend -- aged out of crime -- then their slate was wiped clean. We need more creative programs to grab these first time, young, non-violent offenders and help them get an American dream life, with housing and families and jobs and at least H.S.education with job training. That's the Compassionate Solution and it saves money.

Posted by Carolyn Phinney on 04/19/2017 at 8:02 PM

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

Dublin City Council could have chosen another word like SAFE HAVEN to "make undocumented members of the community feel comfortable contacting the police, sending their kids to school, or seeking care at a hospital"

Dublin, do you really want the children of your housekeeper and lawn man and guy doing your remodel to live in fear that Dublin is trying to deport their parents and they will be gone when the kids come home from school? Do you really want the police rounding up the Berkeley PhD graduate student whose parents brought her here at 6 months of age to be deported? There is great hypocrisy surrounding this issue.

Many of these immigrants having been living here for decades. They didn't just run across the border. We let them do our menial labor for wages no one else would accept, but we want them also to live in fear? USA is their home. We need reasonable paths to citizenship for our neighbors and friends in the immigrant community, not deportation from the only lives they know.

Posted by Carolyn Phinney on 04/19/2017 at 6:33 PM

Re: “The Talented Mr. Young

Interesting read.

Posted by Henrik Obermann on 04/19/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Berkeley Police Basically MIA At Saturday's Violent Pro-Trump Vs. AntiFa Brawl

Flashbang grenades? Get a grip. They were throwing firecrackers. You think they couldn't get a pepsi can in but they could get grenades past the cops?

Posted by Xiao Chong on 04/19/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Berkeley Police Basically MIA At Saturday's Violent Pro-Trump Vs. AntiFa Brawl

I think BPD did good. Free speech lives, those who got hurt in the melee came for the melee and less likelyhood that the city will face lawsuits. I believe the people of Berkeley approve.

Posted by Chantrea Nok on 04/19/2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Wiz Khalifa and Wu-Tang Concert ... On A U.S. Aircraft Carrier Next Month ... In Alameda (Say What?)

this will be lit! If you have discount tickets, pm me! telegram dot me slash rebelmusic

Posted by dublooslevin Scorpio on 04/19/2017 at 2:07 AM

Re: “Oakland Officials Want to Ban Flavored Blunt Wrappers, Two-Pack Cigars, And Vape Juice

It seems Oakland city government isn't the only ones with a case of the spring time stupids:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article…

Maybe it's too much 420?

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 04/18/2017 at 9:30 PM

Re: “One Farmer Chose To Set Up His Market Stand During The Violent 'Battle of Berkeley'

As long as papers and authors like the one posting this tripe continue to advocate for antifa and other violent Trotskyites who explictly seek the violent and murderous overthrow of the US government, what you can expect?

Posted by ts on 04/18/2017 at 3:17 AM

Re: “City Of Oakland's Top Budget Expert Says Trump's Threat To $130 Million in Federal Funding 'Should Not Be Taken Lightly'

East Bay Express comments turning into a maelstrom of right-wing talking points. Sad!

Posted by John Seal on 04/17/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Sen. Nancy Skinner Asks Contra Costa Supervisors to Cancel $95 Million Jail Expansion

Thank you so much Senator Nancy Skinner. We need money for social services not jail expansion.

Posted by Millie C on 04/17/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Sen. Nancy Skinner Asks Contra Costa Supervisors to Cancel $95 Million Jail Expansion

Until the non-violent offender breaks into your house and steals your belongings, then you want them locked up.

Posted by Jeff Elfont on 04/17/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Berkeley Police Basically MIA At Saturday's Violent Pro-Trump Vs. AntiFa Brawl

Because that's their job.

Posted by Shannon 1 on 04/17/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “California Teachers Have Been Financing Evictions

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Posted by John Christopher on 04/17/2017 at 9:14 AM

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