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Re: “Town Business: Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center to Become Private Offices

There are so many excellent deficiencies for which to criticize me, certainly, but there's not much I can do about my age, Max! (I'll try not to taunt you as you gain in years yourself. May your hair never grey, your paunch never paunch, your steps never slow, your youngers never rag on you.) Had it not been for some of us stupid aged ones, a cathedral would loom in front of the auditorium today.

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 10/26/2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Get Bourgie on a Budget With These 20 East Bay Happy Hours

4 to 6 is early bird.....

Posted by Matt Thayer on 10/26/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Union Spending Thousands on Effort to Unseat Councilmembers Kalb and Gallo

The problem of understaffing of police officers in Oakland has been a decades long problem. And so has the problem of accountability. The recent scandal in OPD and it's depth have proven once again the department is incapable of holding its own officers accountable. And in an era of growing militarization of police departments, it is more incumbent than ever to retain civilian control and monitoring of our nation's police forces. Oakland with all its problems is no exception. Police now have growing tools to surveil all residents and politicians. IMO OPD has always had too much sway over Oakland's politicians and residents. It is incumbent for the preservation of our democracy and republic that police departments be held accountable by civilian police review boards and commissions. Dan Kalb has shown great courage and integrity in bringing this measure along with Noel Gallo. He deserves the full support of his district and the entire city's residents.

Posted by Valerie Eisman on 10/26/2016 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Hayward, the City that Banned Happy Hour

Happy hour is still illegal in Hayward for bars unless they serve food. The ban was lifted only for restaurants. Any bars caught serving a happy hour is fined by the HPD.

Posted by Aric Yeverino on 10/26/2016 at 12:19 PM

Re: “How a Handful of Pro-Charter Billionaires Flooded Oakland's School Board Elections With Cash

When we go to bed with Republican ex NY Mayor Bloomberg because we like his massive financial support of our HH soda tax and his support of gun control, he's bought our silence over his financial domination of our school board elections. That's why NYC voters got sick of his after 3 terms. They were tired of him of his elitist bs. Maybe it take a wealthy elitist to counter big money food and gun lobbies. But maybe it's not worth the Faustian price.

Posted by Len Raphael on 10/26/2016 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Town Business: Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center to Become Private Offices

Naomi says "probably not tech offices". What garbage.

Orton is proposing market rate office space in what will be the single most prestigious and ostentatious office address in the City of Oakland, if not the entire East Bay.

Who, besides tech companies, has the excess capital to throw at that kind of office space? Maybe Naomi is telling the truth, maybe it will be hedge funds instead of tech offices. Oh great, as if that makes the destruction of the most historic venue in Oakland any less atrocious.

Watch in the coming weeks and months as Naomi and the other aging members of the Me Generation in her clique try to spin this disaster as something good for Oakland.

Their idea of history is to polish up old buildings so that grey haired folks in straw hats can go on walking tours and talk about architectural details. Real historic preservation would be preserving this building as public venue that it was intended to be when Oakland taxpayers approved a bond to build it over 100 years ago.

Posted by Maẍ Ållstädt on 10/26/2016 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Proposition 64 Leads in the Polls. But Insiders Say Weed Prohibition's End is No Sure Thing.

You are wrong Blake. Truth of the matter is that real liberals are about as bad as real republicans.


I'm sorry you are not getting the Holy Grail but in reality it doesn't exist. 64 is better than the current social situation and has built in structures to improve as others are convinced legal cannabis will not destroy the fabric of society.

Posted by Randy C Cone on 10/26/2016 at 12:12 AM

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