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What is going on in Oakland and can be done about it? Wasn't Ghost Ship enough of a warning?
What about the two dead? They appear to be very incidental to the story. Do we care who they are?
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.
It says two people died in this fire. Can we acknowlege them?
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.
What a despicable slumlord. He should go to jail!
Thanks Day and Kevin for the clarification.
Please donate to the survivors.
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.
Well said Curtis Funderburg! Well said! And Trump is becoming the second worst POTUS with him actions and his greed!!
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.
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.
ICE is racist just like Trump and the Republican Party.
Vivia Lee, your cruelty is revealing that you lack any humanity, shame on you! - Ron Taylor
Hopefully Richmond's share of funds go to my city.
This is a common sense approach. Like most good ideas, it's so obvious in retrospect.
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.
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."
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.
Good riddance to bad, unethical, gig economy rubbish.
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