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Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

I held an event in Provo Park once. Had to pay for a permit, and leave a cleaning deposit. Would have been arrested without those. Seems like invading a farmers market might be a cheap but highly illegal and totally unethical alternative.

Posted by Brett Schnaper on 04/12/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Women-Led Mosque to Open in Berkeley

I am an Orthodox Christian, and I say Peace to sister Rab'ia and her congregation. May they be richly blessed.

Posted by Geoffrey Deacon on 04/12/2017 at 5:50 PM

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

But I thought the city of Oakland was OK with crazy illegal alien criminals roaming the streets. Sad they're not willing to put the tax payers money where their mouths are

Posted by Abe Froman on 04/12/2017 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Rent Increases In Alameda Outpace Regional Hikes As City Debates Whether Policy Is Working

"... Alameda voters overwhelmingly chose the citys ordinance."

Almeda voters were swayed by a massive $766,000 misinformation campaign controlled by the California Apartment Association ("CAA") and funded by out-of-town realty interests.*

Prominent among the misinformation was the city's "$3.7 Million Lie," a grossly overstated estimate of the budget required to administer Measure M1 (the renters' measure.)

The $3.7 million cannot be defended. Not once ounce of analysis is behind it, yet Oddie wrote an Op-ed piece promoting it and allowed his photograph to be used in campaign signs and literature touting the $3.7 million lie.

Also prominent among the misinformation was the assertion that the renter group (the Alameda Renters Coalition) was comprised of "radicals from Berkely." Nothing could have been further from the truth.

The CAA's media campaign funded expensive newspaper ads and TV commercials touting the same lies and distortions. In the face of this media onslaught, how can voters be expected to make informed choices? They cannot.

Renters were not the only casualties of this dishonorable Realty exploitation of Alamedans; Democracy itself was slain on the steps of City Hall.

The City Council I think got it right. [Officials] struck a balance, said Greg McConnell, a consultant from Danville representing the landlords]..."

"Consultant"? Greg McConnell is a highly paid lobbyist who was allowed to speak on behalf of landlords at Council meetings without being identified as their paid lobbyist. He quoted from an expensive fake telephone survey (undoubtedly funded by Realty interests) that spoon-fed the same misinformation in the form of crafty leading questions. McConnell was undoubtedly behind this massive campaign of misinformation.

If voters knew the truth, they would have voted differently, but they were overwhelmed by lies and distortion.

*These facts and figures are taken from the city's web site for campaign finance filings

Posted by MontyJ on 04/12/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Women-Led Mosque to Open in Berkeley

It's difficult to believe that the opening of a Muslim house of worship on Good Friday is an accident or perhaps "coincidence."

Posted by Cynthia in El Cerrito on 04/12/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

***a radical anti-government group made up of thousands of law-enforcement officials ***

Do you have any idea just how retarded that sounds...?

Edward Keithly

PS Get Disqus...

Posted by Edward Keithly on 04/12/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “A Black-Owned, Woman-Owned Craft Bottle Shop Is Coming to Uptown Oakland

Can't wait to check it out :-)

Posted by Rob Thompson on 04/12/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Hayward Police Chief: There Is No Video of Fatal Police Shooting of 16-Year-Old Elena Mondragon

If it was so obvious that she was a teenager, a 16 year old child why was she out and about at that time of night, why hadn't she been home in days, why was she pregnant? How about the family starts assuming some personal responsibility for letting their "child" roam free as if she was a mature adult. Because obviously she lacked critical thinking skills.

Posted by comeonguys on 04/12/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Complex Oakland to Focus on Coffee and Creole Food Instead of Clubbing

It means all those new residents will complain about the noise. Clubs do better where there are not a lot of people sleeping.

Posted by Eric Vanderlin on 04/12/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Oakland A's Finally Remove Tarps On Third Deck At Coliseum

$15 is not affordable and neither is the $17 for the bleachers, drop the price to $5 because that's all the seat is worth. Remember the good old days when they were only $3 and second deck was $4 and the entire lower bowl was $5? Gas was 25 cents a gallon too.

Posted by Jim Richardson on 04/12/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “AC Transit to Cancel Supplemental OUSD School Bus Routes

AC Transit is currently more interested in creating a FLEX service in other parts of its district to compete with Uber and Lyft for affluent riders with multiple transit options.....and OUSD students can go eat sand. Poverty is structural and decisons like this by the meat puppets at AC Transit illustrate it well.

Posted by Chantrea Nok on 04/12/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Women-Led Mosque to Open in Berkeley

I am assuming that the reference to Berkeley MSA is UC Berkeley? I want to emphasis to the readers that Qal'bu Maryam is not in competition with any other gathering, or mosque. We understand that there will be those women who are in a system of patriarchy invented by men and for whom women become the gatekeepers. As the saying goes; If you build it they will come. I am not the least bit concerned with what her opinion is, I am concerned with creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for women who do feel that the "tradition" has left them out. And let me say this, we are not existing or working outside of tradition, just wanted to be clear on that. Jazak Allah Khair.

Posted by Rab'ia Keeble on 04/12/2017 at 8:02 AM

Re: “New Dating Site for Pot Users Has High Hopes

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Posted by Jennifer Sanchez on 04/12/2017 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

These people are just asking for trouble.

Posted by José on 04/12/2017 at 2:07 AM

Re: “AC Transit to Cancel Supplemental OUSD School Bus Routes

@Anthony Moore, "I believe there is still REGULAR service serving these schools" Sad to say there are no buses that serve the 2/3 schools that I know of and attended, Montera and Skyline, used the supplemental bus service exclusively to get to and from school. I could get by over a decade ago getting to Montera as there was a bus that got within 2-3 blocks of Montera, however that route was cut about a decade ago. Secondly, I would hate when the supplemental buses would skip my stop that went to Skyline, there were 6 of them 3 to each of the 2 lines that served that stop. The only option at that point was to take a bus near Merritt College and walk about a mile and a half uphill equivalent to 65 story building in height only to miss my first class entirely.

Posted by Calvin Tam on 04/11/2017 at 11:54 PM

Re: “Women-Led Mosque to Open in Berkeley

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Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

@ Robert - Racists? Because a majority of the people are white? Like antifa, I ponder who the actual racists are.

Posted by George Rockwell on 04/11/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “AC Transit to Cancel Supplemental OUSD School Bus Routes

Saint Mary's High in Berkeley also gets its own bus line. Private schools get traffic lights, while public schools, maybe get crossing guards, sometimes. On Lincoln Avenue in Oakland, it is only a matter of time until a speeding Head Royce parent runs down a Sequoia Elementary student. Head Royce has had 2 traffic lights and massive structural traffic mitigation put in place in the last 20 years. Sequoia gets a crossing guard when budgets allow.

Posted by Ann Nomura on 04/11/2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “AC Transit to Cancel Supplemental OUSD School Bus Routes

Re: the previous comment on "there is still REGULAR service serving these schools"

The "school" bus from my kids school to home comes on time and takes 20 min. The "regular" bus from my kids school to home is a combination of 3 buses that takes 2 hrs 40 min total - the most optimal combination - each way.

Additionally, even if I allowed my kids to spent 5.5+ hrs on bus every day, assuming all 3 legs of the trip come on time (a huge assumption), even if kids left from home at 6 am, and used regular buses, they could NEVER come to school by the start of school time. There is just NO way to get to school from many portions of Oakland by the time school starts. Again, we're talking about NOT EVEN A SINGLE day ever could they come to school by the start of classes.

Posted by Maria Ku on 04/11/2017 at 8:13 PM

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