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Re: “Meet the Selection Panel that will Appoint the Members of Oakland's New Police Commission

Not mentioned:
Sarah Chavez-Yoell's cop husband has killed an unarmed man, hit a teenager with his car, and beat up a West Oakland Recreation Director. I'm sure she'll be impartial in this role.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-cop-accused-of-deliberately-hitting-teen-2568872.php

Posted by Pink Elephant on 05/23/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Town Business: Landlords Defeat Bill to Preserve Oakland's SROs and Mayor Schaaf Will 'Set Aside' Soda Tax Revenue

Todd, assuming you're employed. Do you 1) ask to be paid lower than your skills worth? 2) if you can live off of $2,000 a month do you tell your employer to stop paying you more?

Somehow, I don't think you do.

Posted by Robert Hope on 05/23/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “BART Police Accused of Illegally Collecting Private Cell Phone Data and Tracking Riders Through App

"...she wouldn't have originally installed the app if she knew it obtained information to identify and locate her phone. "?! WTF, the app clearly says it does that at install time. The fact that information CAN be correlated doesn't mean it is being correlated.

Something reeks here.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/22/2017 at 9:26 PM

Re: “BART Police Accused of Illegally Collecting Private Cell Phone Data and Tracking Riders Through App

Whatever safeguards the app needs, don't kill it. A couple of us rode BART Sunday afternoon. At the Embarcadero stop, a gang of several youth in hoodies on a hot day, no more than 14 years old, made two attempts to snatch purses in our crowded car - one of them from the person I was with. The robber gangs do not operate only at Coliseum station, they do not operate only at night. It would be great if someone caught good snaps of these thieves and passed them on to BART - and posted them publicly.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 05/22/2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “BART Police Accused of Illegally Collecting Private Cell Phone Data and Tracking Riders Through App

With a surveillance equipment regulation ordinance, aka a comprehensive privay ordinance, BART would have been required to vet this app to the public and say exactly what kind of information it was gathering, to whom it would go to and for how long it would be stored. Based on this information and public input the BART Board could have then decided to go ahead with the app, change some parameters about how it had to operate, or nix it.

This is not a radical idea! It's what oversight and transparency means. The BART board needs to step up and pass the ACLU/Oakland Privacy surveillance equipment regulation ordinance that's been worked on with staff and privacy advocates since last year now.

Posted by JP Massar on 05/22/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Former Tennis Pro Says East Bay Landlord Michael Marr Was Major Player in Scheme to Rig Foreclosure Auctions

So Glad he's finally being charged. Illegally evicted me, lied in court. This man deserves to rot in hell

Posted by Nick W on 05/20/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Trial Begins for East Bay Landlord Accused of Rigging Foreclosure Auctions

He's an cold hearted human who deserves to be locked up in the Pen. He kept boosting our rent from $1200 to 1,650 in three months with no fixing any of our carpets, lights or doors. Finally came and fixed it after 9 months of begging!!! He deserves to get locked up. There are poor elderly people who lives in his other property who went from 1,000 to 2,800 on rent. Mr. Marr deserve the toilet in prison. Then serve me eviction notes not even on the day of rent but before. His daughter is a cold hearted just like him. Her name is Jessica and she runs her father business located at Community Realty. Take their @$$3s to prison!!!

Posted by Char2765Garden on 05/20/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “These Bay Area Businesses Want to Build Trump's Border Wall

Forget it gang. BondGraham doesn't write fact checked stories... Just slams them out to make for the most controversy possible and to hell with anyone.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/18/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “These Bay Area Businesses Want to Build Trump's Border Wall

amazing so the city of oakland is trying to play tough guy with local contractors my god what is wrong with this nation.

Posted by Bill Jones 1 on 05/18/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “These Bay Area Businesses Want to Build Trump's Border Wall

what a shame

Posted by Bill Jones 1 on 05/18/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “FBI Hid Surveillance Devices Around Alameda County Courthouse

*Seems completely reasonable for bidders to decide not to compete with each other on the courthouse steps. It's a cash sale with bidders showing up with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cashiers checks. If no other qualified bidders show up on that day the remaining bidders have the discretion to do whatever they want in regards to bidding or not. After the sale the winning bidder also has the right to resell the property publicly or privately.

Posted by Todd Kollin on 05/18/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Town Business: Landlords Defeat Bill to Preserve Oakland's SROs and Mayor Schaaf Will 'Set Aside' Soda Tax Revenue

I live in an old apartment building in Oakland, the landlords are a married couple who bought it in the 1950's. After 12 years my rent has gone from $1100 to $1350. They could have raised it much higher. I asked them one day why not and they basically said they didn't need any more money. Shame on the greed-heads who have no problem kicking out poor people, the people who clean their toilets and wash their car and nanny to their kids. Heartless.

Posted by Todd Pratum on 05/18/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

There are numerous examples of kids lemonade stands being shut down. Just use the search tool.

Posted by Christopher King on 05/18/2017 at 6:34 AM

Re: “New Dating Site for Pot Users Has High Hopes

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Posted by j cole on 05/17/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Police don't think. Muslims are the problem. How many times do I have to say that?

Posted by Jonathan Hughes on 05/17/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

I would be pissed off if someone sold fruit in front of my home. Don't blame the caller for reaching out to get him moved. And if he won't willingly comply than an arrest is warranted

Posted by Gb4 on 05/17/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “City of Richmond Approves Huge Expansion to Medical Cannabis Industry

Bullshit the rich keep getting richer
How is this helping out any minority
How about letting minorities and women own some of these business
And not let the same people keep making more

Posted by King Kalkat on 05/16/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “FBI Hid Surveillance Devices Around Alameda County Courthouse

This is the way the court step auctions always have worked. Bidders agree with each other "Don't drive the price up on me for the property I really want and I won't drive the price up on the property that you really want."
Seams completely reasonable.

Posted by Todd Kollin on 05/16/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Look, I have several of these people in my neighborhood. I view them as an asset... Fruit stand right there on the corner.

But I also ponder, how does she stay stocked? I've seen a fruit truck drop off a load to restock. Where does she come from... Is she labor trafficked? No way to tell and she's not selling sex so no one will ever look into it. I've seen her there when I left in the morning with a small kid... She and the kid are still there when I get home twelve hours later. WTF! That has to be hellish for her AND the kid. At five dollars a bag, how can she possibly be making a living... Only as a part of something much bigger. Wait... she never charged me sales tax. Something bigger, organized (possibly a human traffickers) uses her and her kid as a front to operate a business that neither collects or submits sales tax. And that was a BIG truck. A lot of fruit on it. And I'm betting the bigger thing relies on community outrage over enforcement to fly under the radar.

Hmmm... It MAY not quite so simple and harmless as it looks, eh?

That's ok... Now you feel good. You protected the little guy... While allowing the big, hidden something to thrive at their expense.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/16/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Trial Begins for East Bay Landlord Accused of Rigging Foreclosure Auctions

He probably lives in complete splendor and while tenants live in deplorable conditions. Shameful.

Posted by C. Leonard on 05/16/2017 at 8:42 AM

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