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Re: “Oakland Bans the Bullhook Starting in 2017

McElhaney's religiosity surely swayed her vote. Hardcore Christians love the passages in the bible that say people can abuse animals.

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Posted by Jenny Johnson on 12/11/2014 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Review: Wild

The author, Kelly Vance, did a terrific job on this piece. I feel like I've already traveled the 1,100 trek myself and am all the wiser for it. Please thank the author for me

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Posted by Melani Boultier on 12/11/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Updated: Undercover CHP Officer Points Gun at Journalists and Protesters in Oakland

When is EBX going to report on the anarchist groups responsible for turning a civil rights movement into an attempt to incite a revolution? (Think I'm nuts? Then you're not reading their blog and twitter posts, and craigslist adds for communal housing in Ghost Town, West and North Oakland.)

When is EBX going to interview one of the smashy-smashy protesters and their innocent victims?

Where's the balance on EBX?

15 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Matt_Chambers on 12/11/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “CHP and Berkeley Police Target Protesters and Journalists with Questionable Force

it's about time police started treating criminals as criminals instead of turning the other cheek. the thugs who were victims of their own stupidity and disrespect for the law are responsible alone for their demise. no tears here for these wanna-be gangsters.

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Posted by william craig on 12/11/2014 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Updated: Undercover CHP Officer Points Gun at Journalists and Protesters in Oakland

I very much resent that CHP is pulling this in Oakland, giving Oakland police a bad name (Thanks, Anonymous, for taking down Oakland's web site to punish CHP's and Berkeley's cops for earlier bad behavior). OPD has made huge reforms in how it handles protests and how it handles all of its operations. There have been no officer-involved shootings in OPD for over 18 months now as a result of reforms on rules of when they can use weapons. Jerry Brown's administration as mayor gave us the Riders case that put us in court oversight; now as governor, he is giving us agent provocateurs. Outrageous.

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Posted by Valerie Winemiller on 12/11/2014 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Updated: Undercover CHP Officer Points Gun at Journalists and Protesters in Oakland

The best coverage of this is by KTVU --

"Two CHP officers, both dressed as civilians and wearing bandanas over their faces, were walking with the group when the demonstrators started pointing at them yelling, "Hey, they're undercover, they're cops!" Oakland police Lt. Chris Bolton wrote on Twitter Thursday that the officer was assigned to the CHP and was not an Oakland police officer. One Berkeley resident, Dylan, who declined to give his last name, said he pulled off the officer's bandana.

The two CHP officers started to walk away, but the protesters persisted, screaming at the two undercover cops. One of the officers pushed a protester aside. The man responded by pushing back and then the officer tackled him to the ground, handcuffing him.

The crowd, incensed, began to gather around them. The second officer pulled out his gun and pointed it at the crowd. More officers quickly arrived and dispersed the crowd.

"I'm a white man, and I pulled off (the officer's) mask, but they punched a black man," Dylan said. "He got arrested."
http://www.ktvu.com/story/27606016/underco…

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Posted by Victoria Ashley on 12/11/2014 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Updated: Undercover CHP Officer Points Gun at Journalists and Protesters in Oakland

Just another of the daily, almost countless, arrogant examples of a cop being a cop. As far as they're concerned, as a group (read, "mob"), they've been given licenses to kill. By whom? The prosecutors who are too chicken to prosecute the cops, for all of the now-known reasons (elective offices need money and endorsements; the entire spectrum from TeaBaggers to fundamentalists to just plain envious and angry, joined by their cousins, the bigots, none of whom have the stones to call a cop on clearly over-the-line conduct); the judges, both state and federal, who march in lock-step with the prosecutors (and therefore, law-enforcement (hardly!) goons); and at the end of the chain, the complacent people ("It'll never happen to me, and s/he probably deserved it . . ."). Get used to it, people: your kids, your brothers and sisters, your wives and husbands, are next, at the whim of one who's been trained to utter the mantra, "In fear for my life ."

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Posted by Snerdly Fackle on 12/11/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Mid-Week Menu: A Vegan Deli, a Downtown Oakland Wine Bar, and a Harvard Professor’s War Over $4 of Chinese Takeout

Delicious vegan food is one reason why the number of vegans has doubled in less than 3 years. Here's a video to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE

Join the revolution! http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/s…

Posted by Jim Corcoran on 12/11/2014 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Oakland Named Top Ten Travel Destination for 2015

If I lived overseas (which i do 8 months of out the year) or I had to suggest 10 places to go in the States for people that have never been here .. this list is wacky .. not bad places, but I thought the list was top 10 places to see ??

My top five (no particular order) .. Oak/SF, Portland, New Orleans, Chicago, (tie) Minneapolis/Austin ..... NY is good, but overrated but I know foreigners love it (because of the movies they see)

Outdoors wise, top five (no particular order) Redwoods/Northern Cali, Yellowstone/Tetons Area, Utah (Bryce/Arches/Monument Valley/Zion.etc) , Beaches of the NW Florida Panhandle, Alaska (anything south of Denali).

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Posted by Ramona Collins on 12/11/2014 at 5:50 AM

Re: “Oakland Named Top Ten Travel Destination for 2015

LonelyPlanet has spoken! and I'm not surprised; Queens taking the top slot Anna

Posted by bethcanter on 12/11/2014 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Bay Area Schools Will Be Closed Thursday Due to Storm

I wish Vallejo was on the list I hate Vallejo

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Posted by Elijah Perry on 12/10/2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “"Storm of the Decade" Coming to Bay Area

I'm gonna watch Point Break now, and maybe movies ALL day tomorrow!

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Posted by Carol Bevilacqua on 12/10/2014 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Officer-Involved Shooting of Alan Blueford Raises Questions

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Posted by Editor on 12/10/2014 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Bay Area Schools Will Be Closed Thursday Due to Storm

Any word on east bay school closures?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robin Colette Tackitt on 12/10/2014 at 8:08 PM

Re: “"Storm of the Decade" Coming to Bay Area

Excellent use of Point Break in a storm warning story, but let's be real, Patrick Swayze was clearly the better surfer.

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Posted by Rose Tisdall on 12/10/2014 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Bay Area Schools Will Be Closed Thursday Due to Storm

Hayward Unified School District and New Haven Unified School District are also closed tomorrow.

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Posted by Kyra Schoening Sellers on 12/10/2014 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Bay Area Schools Will Be Closed Thursday Due to Storm

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Posted by Editor on 12/10/2014 at 5:25 PM

Re: “The Express Is Looking for a Few Good Interns

No minimum wage?

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Posted by Justin Horner on 12/10/2014 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Proposed Bullhook Ban in Oakland Stirs Debate Over Jobs Versus Animal Cruelty

Per ALDF, the council voted in favor of the ban last night. Thank you, well done.

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Posted by Mary Eisenhart on 12/10/2014 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Oakland Council to Vote on Telegraph Avenue Redesign, City's First Protected Bike Lane

To put this community-and-quality-of-life gesture in "progressive" Oakland in perspective: Oakland is at least 30 years behind the times.

Bicycling Magazine this year featured an article on the 50 most bicycle-friendly US cities. Oakland not even mentioned. Way ahead of Oakland in bicycle-friendliness are such truly progressive cities as Boise, San Jose, L.A., Sacramento, Des Moines and Cleveland.

None of which have better, more bicycle-friendly weather than Oakland.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 12/10/2014 at 10:17 AM

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