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Posted by Kelly H williams on 11/04/2016 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

At the meeting, Dewey Academy folks came out in force to urge board to go ahead and relocate the administration at a refurbished 1025, resurrect the Moore Building next door, build a new multipurpose facility for Dewey, and strongly urged board not to build any type of housing whatsoever near Dewey. Board asked questions and plans to put it back on agenda sometime after the next scheduled meeting. Superintendent wasn't there, but is expected to present a staff recommendation. No mention of further "community engagement" meetings. A couple of boardmembers questioned wisdom of leasing space rather than owning their own facility over the long term, even though costs presented as approx. the same. Board asked for more detail on costs. Nick Orton spoke briefly, said he understood the "no housing" points being made and that that part was separate from proposal to lease at auditorium. Videotape is posted on ousd website if anyone wants to look at it.

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 11/03/2016 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

Once again the fish have been fermenting.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/03/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

There's a report out there that stated retrofitting 1025 2nd Ave was far more economical than demo and replace. Then OUSD let OFD trash it for training... mmm, hmm.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 11/02/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

Wow! Back room real estate meetings "public school land swaps" and a Charter Movement funded school board race. Libby did re-build Don Perata's campaign support for public land giveaway political machine. Libby's bud, Protopapppus, is a developer and Charterizer. Here's Madison Park's current living projects in Oakland:
2935 Telegraph
3250 Hollis
2985 Ford
3014 Chapman
28th & Adeline
32nd & Hannah

DId Protopappus' exceptional luck in landing all these Oakland development opportunities have anything to do with his campaign cash a for Libby?
LIbby will get campaign support to Sacramento, Oakland will end up with a landless school district, unionless teachers, loft living techies, and a posh corporate headquarters for OUSD administrators. OUSD can cohabitate the Kaiser Convention Center with developers and school privatizers disguised as do-gooder foundations. It's brilliant support Superintendent Antwan Wilson and his fat team of overpaid, useless administrators, empower them to do what they do best, fail. Then save their careers by helping them give away and privatize the Oakland Schools, they were to dumb, mean and lazy to fix. Let OUSD do what it does best, fail. It's an ambitious Mayor's and incompetent School Superintendent's wet dream: free PR and political support from developers, Foundations, and the Charter Movement. They get all that for "swapping public land" and selling out our children.

Posted by Ann Nomura on 11/02/2016 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

No. OUSD can renovate its current headquarters, which it should have begun after the "flood," instead of waiting 3-4 years. In fact, OUSD should have repaired whatever caused the flood, preventing the flood in the first place. OUSD should keep the land its current/former headquarters is on, and no swap. AND, we are voting "no" on OUSD's ballot measure asking for MORE money while it fritters away time and taxpayer money on this extravagance instead of pinching pennies and focusing on educating Oakland's kids.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 11/02/2016 at 7:16 PM
Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 11/02/2016 at 11:57 AM
Posted by Mike Hutchinson on 11/02/2016 at 11:04 AM
Posted by Behindthe Bluewall on 11/02/2016 at 5:14 AM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

[U.S.] Too Many Said-Suicides of Law Enforcement Officer's wives, girlfriends, dates, and ex's
http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2013/09/too-many-said-suicides-of-law.html

Posted by Behindthe Bluewall on 11/02/2016 at 5:11 AM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

vote no on measure LL ! Dont give more power to the same corrupted lawyers like Dan Seigal and Chanin who keep these previously indicted and fired then secretly rehired Riders cops like Gantt on the job tampering evidence in police homicides rapes, and intentionally endanger innocent witnesses to police crimes and have run the CPRB into the dirt. www.karmawon.wordpresss.com

Posted by karma wonitall on 11/02/2016 at 2:26 AM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

If Alameda County DA refused to prosecute Riders misconduct, no wonder she is only prosecuting low-level cops in current sex scandal.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 11/01/2016 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

No wonder it is so hard to get the public's attention on what happens at planning, rent board, the port commission or the school board. This never ending soap opera distracts Oakland from local governance.

Vote for LL and let's have a police commission keep an eye on the needed reforms.

Posted by Don Macleay on 11/01/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

Kudos to Gantt for ending his silence! As I wrote a few months ago, Gantt is being hated on and hung out to dry for being a stand up stand alone cop. Plenty of dirty cops will always be part of OPD from the bottom up, but Mike Gantt never has been one of them. O'Brien killed his wife, Gantt knows it, OPD knows it, and undisclosed facts prove it. To those criticizing Darwin Bondgraham and his colleagues, they covered everything impartially as true journalists should.

Posted by marv on 11/01/2016 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

oh yes I forgot the DA investigated and cleared the former Rider of wrong doing in allowing his girlfriend to work homicide cases...is that the same DA that allowed the riders to continue their abuse of innocent people and refused to charge them back in the 90s? and instead allowed it to go federal and produce the current federal monitor situation that would have been avoided if the DA had just done their job in the first place....so is it your sister in the DA office or your friends sister ? who has the plug in the DA office so your crew never talks about how the DA has failed to protect Oakland? www.karmawon.wordpress.com

Posted by karma wonitall on 11/01/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

Charlie Pine, you wrote:

> Warshaw has an incentive of millions of dollars never to declare OPD in compliance.

Judging from recent events, I would argue the OPD is still not in compliance!

Posted by Tony Hamdan on 11/01/2016 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

AGREE with other thread contributors that Seigal is highly corrupted and horribly problematic for any functioning OPD So is Chanin and Burris who is now currently cut off from making millions off wrongful death suits and has to go ambulance chase in SF now. The conversation about the truth is being controlled by paid activists who have a fiscal interest in the ongoing corruptions and all of them make money from the Riders case management dragging on and on. People who have suffered the effects and want a working system that can produce the most basic human rights protections are being attacked and discredited in favor of fakeactivists who will stay on script. and yes these authors have relatives in the DA office a sister to be exact so that is why we never hear about the DA involvement in these cover ups www.karmawon.wordpress.com

Posted by karma wonitall on 11/01/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

Clarence C. Johnson,

You are incorrect. We wrote:

"Later, in June, when news of the Guap case was making international headlines, media outlets also reported that Gantt was being investigated for allegedly mishandling evidence in homicide cases. He was eventually cleared by the district attorney of any criminal wrongdoing on June 23."

Posted by Darwin BondGraham on 11/01/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

www.karmawon.wordpress.com meanwhile Gantt is investigating Officer involved shooting and altering witness statements working with the DA and this "cops reporter" to endanger elderly women and witnesses to police killings. We need help out here - he is not the victim!!

Posted by karma wonitall on 11/01/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

"Around this same time, Gantt was suspended (on April 15), as a result of a domestic dispute with his spouse". Yeah, the author doesnt even link to his OWN article about what that domestic dispute was about - that Gantt was having his girlfriend write up his police reports. Did Dan Siegel ask the author not include this information as it may not portray his client in the best light? Or did the Author not include this link on his own accord. Either dishonest or incompetent journalism.

And dont even try to say that the lawsuit has NOTHING to do what he was suspended over - it has everything to do with it.

Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 11/01/2016 at 9:19 AM

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