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

The comment by "Sammy Jo" above is a joke. It is undoubtedly one of the opposition posing as her. Way to sink even lower. Funny thing is, most people seeing this article know who you are and could list the names next to many of those mean-spirited quotes. The real Sammy Jo, is much more thoughtful and caring for all residents of Dublin and beyond. Oh, and the Berkeley comment is clear evidence of an imposter as it's not the first time it has been said in an effort to discredit Sammy Jo and Sammy Jo would never say that. Finally, if all the Dublin opposition to sanctuary city would take just a few minutes to actually listen and read, you will find all your yelling and screaming against a sanctuary effort is misplaced, as that has nothing to do with Sammy Jo's proposal to council.

Posted by LoveMyCity on 04/07/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Expert: You Don't Have to Be a State Resident to Get Medical Marijuana In California Right Now

Hi, I am an out of state resident, and I'm visiting San Fransisco for 10 days. I was hopping to get a medical card here, I am over 21, a US citizen and I have back pains and insomnia. If i don't have proof of address for myself but my mom lives here, is there anyway I could get a mmj card within the next couple of days?

Posted by Morgan Richardson on 04/07/2017 at 12:46 PM

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

I live in Dublin and I see no reason to have a Sanctuary City at all. We have Federal and state laws that are in place and we don't need this in the city of Dublin. We don't need this town to be another Berkeley.

Posted by Sammy Jo on 04/06/2017 at 1:59 PM

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

I am so bummed. I have fond memories of my first child playing on the piano, reading books, and grabbing a sandwich/cuppa joe at this shop. We really felt welcomed here. Happy to hear owner is retiring, though, hope he enjoys this time. Best of luck!

Posted by Katie Hart on 04/06/2017 at 9:38 AM

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

I think Oakland has improved in many ways in the last 15 years from the un documented prople living here.

Posted by bill h on 04/05/2017 at 3:23 PM

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

I think those Dubliners should ask themselves who their housekeepers,cooks and gardeners are and where do they live.

Posted by Judy.Belcher on 04/05/2017 at 8:50 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: “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: “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: “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

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

I'll miss you, Nate. You were always a great stop on my walk around the lake. Replacing camaraderie and neighborly goodwill for corporate greed. It makes me sick.

Posted by Melissa Martin on 04/01/2017 at 1:53 AM

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

Just sent Larimar group a message about what I think they do to our local beloved communities. Heartless and ruthless. Greed.

Posted by Melissa Martin on 04/01/2017 at 1:51 AM

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

I'm so sad to hear this. I didn't go hear often - but I can honestly say it was one of my favorite places in the Bay Area. This is the kind of business that every community needs. This is what every business in every community should feel like. In all of the gentrification stories I hear - this one feels very symbolic of what Oakland's losing.

Posted by nancy feinstein on 04/01/2017 at 12:05 AM

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