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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: “Corporate Beer Overlords AB InBev To Open Golden Road 'Craft' Beer Garden in North Oakland

isnt this great for craft beer entrepreneurs. More breweries being bought should provide more capital back to the investors and entrepreneurs which in circle can invest in other ventures. Dont see the big problem here

Posted by Philipp Suchan on 03/27/2017 at 3:46 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: “Lady Esther’s Rises Once Again, Now in Downtown Oakland

congratulations!!!

Posted by HuNia Vinnetta Bradley on 03/26/2017 at 6:04 PM

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: “Corporate Beer Overlords AB InBev To Open Golden Road 'Craft' Beer Garden in North Oakland

The problem here is that ABInBev buys up distributors in order to destroy the channel for independent craft brewers to get their beers distributed. This is completely unacceptable and any ABInBev owned and operated business should be boycotted.

Posted by Brew Dude on 03/26/2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Corporate Beer Overlords AB InBev To Open Golden Road 'Craft' Beer Garden in North Oakland

The concerns are legitimate.
The craft beer movement has been one of the most exciting pushes away from factory food back to local craftsmanship, community values and a resurgence of beer culture in this country lost since before prohibition. When the largest multinational beer corporation tries to pass as part of the authentic local brewing community, that is not just a cute marketing tactic, it is strikingly lopsided and cynical competition for the up and coming brewers rooted here. It's a tactical move to pull apart the famous cooperation among the independent brewers. Beer monopoly dressed up in a shipping container is not good for beer, not good for Oakland, not even good for Oakland business. Score one for Brazilian-Belgian multinational ABImbev, though. Here comes the fake authenticity blueprint ready for every cool town in first American then elsewhere.

Posted by Gail Ann Williams on 03/26/2017 at 11:33 AM

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: “Corporate Beer Overlords AB InBev To Open Golden Road 'Craft' Beer Garden in North Oakland

I agree that this seems a great development for North Oakland. I don't follow the editorial sub-text that runs through this report that somehow AB InBev's involvement is a bad thing - unless it's a personal bias harbored by the author?

Posted by Anthony Bowker on 03/25/2017 at 2:27 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: “Lady Esther’s Rises Once Again, Now in Downtown Oakland

I am pretty sure Lady Esther's opened on 7th Street before 1968. I remember it as a child. Glad to see it back

Posted by Denese Joyce on 03/25/2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Corporate Beer Overlords AB InBev To Open Golden Road 'Craft' Beer Garden in North Oakland

I'm excited for the development this can bring to the neighborhood! Of course we hope for more small local shops, but having an anchor like that as an attraction is a great start!

Posted by Omar Yacoubi on 03/24/2017 at 9:14 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

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