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Re: “Oakland Mayor Literally Raises A's Flag Over City Hall An Hour After Raiders-To-Vegas Vote

Some of us would prefer that Mayor Schaaf raise an Oakland flag over city hall.

Yes, the Mayor used to be a sports team cheerleader at Skyline High.

Now, however, she is a grown-up, with a job with lot of responsibilities not
yet accepted adequately: homicide reduction; property crime reduction; police department disorganization; fire safety; lack of jobs; lack of public school family support sufficient for students to succeed; no doubt a few more non-sports-related problems.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 03/28/2017 at 10:33 AM

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

What is going on in Oakland and can be done about it? Wasn't Ghost Ship enough of a warning?

Posted by Laura L. Post on 03/27/2017 at 9:07 PM

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

What about the two dead? They appear to be very incidental to the story. Do we care who they are?

Posted by Ilona Sturm on 03/27/2017 at 8:10 PM

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

Excellent, timely reporting by EB Express. Horrifying situation pointing out desperate need for housing which is actually affordable---especially in no-longer-affordable west Oakland.

Posted by Gay Plair Cobb on 03/27/2017 at 7:39 PM

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

It says two people died in this fire. Can we acknowlege them?

Posted by flyingby on 03/27/2017 at 4:21 PM

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

This is truly horrifying. This landlord was able to operate his campaign against tenants largely unchecked. Worse, it sounds like the situation in this building was well known to the City and could have been intervened upon before people died and were displaced. It's time to start addressing safety concerns for the wellbeing of tenants, and not just let them be used when landlords want to chase people out of buildings.

Posted by Adele Carpenter on 03/27/2017 at 4:06 PM

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

What a despicable slumlord. He should go to jail!

Posted by Megan Tuner on 03/27/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “These Bay Area Businesses Want to Build Trump's Border Wall

Thanks Day and Kevin for the clarification.

Posted by Jeff Ray on 03/27/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Fire Destroys West Oakland Apartment Building. Multiple Rescues Reported.

Please donate to the survivors.

https://www.youcaring.com/survivorsoffireat2551sanpablo-785311

Posted by Jonah Strauss 1 on 03/27/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Fire Destroys West Oakland Apartment Building. Multiple Rescues Reported.

After I reported that the fire sprinklers in my unit were painted over by my landlord + a full dozen other building violations the city didn't fix and of the problems. They then assured me that Oakland's Building Department would begin doing preventative inspections to protect its citizens. Lets ask how many of those have been accomplished and to what end.

Posted by Jonathan Pistorino on 03/27/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Berkeley Is First City in America to Divest From Companies that Work on Trump's Border Wall

Well said Curtis Funderburg! Well said! And Trump is becoming the second worst POTUS with him actions and his greed!!

Posted by No Wall on 03/27/2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff's Letter Supporting Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions Draws Criticism From Immigration and Civil Rights Advocates

Phil Jones you are an idiot and you are probably looking forward to large tax increases by the state of California. It will happen when federal funds are withheld from the left coast.

Posted by Jim Mzt on 03/26/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Darwin BondGraham, Ali Winston Receive Society of Professional Journalists Award For Oakland Police Reporting

BondGraham and Winston certainly deserve recognition for their good work.

Needs to be said that coverage of Oakland government, politics and community has long offered endless opportunities for productive investigative journalism. Local media ignore most of Oakland's economic and social problems and the destructive and shameful failures in city hall.

There remains an enormous amount of work yet to done telling the stories of what really goes on in Oakland.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 03/25/2017 at 10:30 PM

Re: “ICE 'Public Safety Advisory' Criticizing Local Law Enforcement for Immigration Policies Appears to Contain Bad Data

ICE is racist just like Trump and the Republican Party.

Posted by Ron InPuna on 03/25/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Richmond Sues President Trump Over Threat To Cut Off Funds To Sanctuary Cities

Vivia Lee, your cruelty is revealing that you lack any humanity, shame on you! - Ron Taylor

Posted by Ron InPuna on 03/25/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Richmond Sues President Trump Over Threat To Cut Off Funds To Sanctuary Cities

Hopefully Richmond's share of funds go to my city.

Posted by Vivia Lee on 03/24/2017 at 2:42 PM

Re: “UC Berkeley Students Inspire Legislation That Would Make California Colleges Provide Abortion Pill On Campus

This is a common sense approach. Like most good ideas, it's so obvious in retrospect.

Posted by Christopher Fallis on 03/23/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Uber Not Coming To Oakland After All?

What about only the tip, just for a second, just to see what it feels like?

Kidding aside, isn't this a more healthy way to explore a relationship?

If Uber wants to follow the Warriors over to SF, let them try and ride the coattails of success.

They might find Oakland offers a place to live and work that's better suited to keeping it real. I'm just saying. San Francisco can get a bit caught up, it's in the history books if you look.

Posted by Jason Ricca on 03/22/2017 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Uber Not Coming To Oakland After All?

the gig economy is independent contracting that really doesn't benefit you. All the expenses fall on the driver, taxes, upkeep, etc. After putting 100,000 miles on a 2014 Avalon a part time driver for Uber will soon need a new car while still paying for the old one.
"I'm Making Only $2.64 an Hour Working as an Uber Driver" "Takele Gobena makes well below minimum wage and says he has no health coverage if injured."
http://www.alternet.org/labor/im-making-only-264-hour-working-uber-driver

Posted by Betty Gleason on 03/22/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Uber Not Coming To Oakland After All?

How is the gig economy rubbish ? As a second job (not Uber or Lyft ride sharing), the "gig economy" EASILY, without much of a sweat puts an extra $400-$500 a week in my pocket. I know what I got into and am ABSOLUTELY satisfied with the arrangement.

Posted by Anthony Moore on 03/22/2017 at 1:25 PM

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