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Re: “Oakland Ethics Commissioner Accuses Officials of Abusing Access to Free Warriors and Raiders Tickets

How do I apply for the job in Sacramento handing out tickets for $100K a year?

Posted by Peter Rafanan on 12/01/2016 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Howard Zinn Book Fair At San Francisco City College

Vale, You read it right. The book fair is this Sunday, December 4th.

Posted by Sam Lefebvre on 12/01/2016 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Will Oakland Arts Organizations Find A Home at the Rehabilitated Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center?

Kent Lewandowski, It's a good question. According to the feasibility study, an additional convention center in Oakland wouldn't bring enough revenue; almost all convention centers in the country operate at a loss, the study says. The report also says the Kaiser fails to meet true convention center criteria, since it doesn't have enough "breakout rooms" and so on.

Posted by Sam Lefebvre on 12/01/2016 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Will Oakland Arts Organizations Find A Home at the Rehabilitated Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center?

I'm unclear why convention use is ruled out? With tech companies coming to town, they want and need space to host user conventions. Currently I believe the only space in Oakland is the Marriott Convention center.

Posted by Kent Lewandowski on 12/01/2016 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Howard Zinn Book Fair At San Francisco City College

When is this Howard Zinn Book Fair? Sunday Dec 4?

Posted by Val Vale on 12/01/2016 at 12:37 AM

Re: “The Isaan-Style Larb at Larb Thai Food & Tapas Is a Knockout

Oh OK.. this is in the same little strip as my favorite cheap lunch deals from the Banh Mi place. For $3 one can get FULL off of a cool banh mi (bread could be softer at times tho). Now I have a new spot to haunt at lunch. Love me some laab

Posted by Anthony Moore on 11/30/2016 at 8:47 PM

Re: “On Class, Race, Culture and the Anti-Trump Movement

During the campaign I really didn't get it when Trump yelled "I love the poorly educated"...I believe this group was not offended but rather elated that someone was listening...Are YOU listening Liberals?? We are they and they are we....
Great article Jay!

Posted by Terry Brown on 11/30/2016 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Will Oakland Arts Organizations Find A Home at the Rehabilitated Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center?

I remember as a child and young adult attending Oakland Symphony concerts in the Calvin Simmons Theater. The acoustics and sight lines are the finest in the Bay Area. I hope other Oakland Council members will support Rebecca Kaplan and that this wonderful venue can be brought back to life.

Posted by Martha Martin on 11/30/2016 at 3:56 PM

Re: “On Class, Race, Culture and the Anti-Trump Movement

generation of liberals and progressives narcissistically unaware of conditions outside their self-defined groups. It is a bit much for someone to say they are 99% when so many people don't agree. Trump spoke to many who don't agree with those who say they are 99% and those who are identified as 1%. The Progressives math is wrong and so many know it.

Posted by James A. Hudkins 1 on 11/30/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “On Class, Race, Culture and the Anti-Trump Movement

You might have given Obama a chance but the Republicans in Congress NEVER did.

Posted by Wilson Riles on 11/30/2016 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Gameheads’ Oakland Video Game Fest At Kapor Center for Social Impact.

As a white male I am tired of the constant implication that we are always to blame for the lack of diversity in some institution or business. Looking back at the history of the Internet and computer technology it was pretty much just white males that invented it. I am so sorry for this historical fact so let's just hire women and minorities to invent everything now.

Posted by Nick Yale on 11/30/2016 at 2:42 PM

Re: “On Class, Race, Culture and the Anti-Trump Movement

In a way you are pissing on a wall. Give Trump a chance. We gave Obama a HUGE chance and he blew it with his perverted ideology that has little to do with the USA, and more with his muslim upbringing. Obama didn't even help his brothers who need help desperately! So, let's give Trump a chance and not be so wussily put off because he is a big mouthed New Yorker and richer than the rest of us. He is also a patriot, and maybe it is time for lefties in the East Bay, anywhere, to stop categorizing patriots as some kind of bigot? Maybe it's the other guys who are the bigots? It often seems that way! Let's give this gigantic and irrefutable swing to the right a fair trial period, before we decide we can see into the future.

Posted by Ken White on 11/30/2016 at 1:12 PM

Re: “On Class, Race, Culture and the Anti-Trump Movement

US/Western Culture is again channeling our perceptions, wrongly, into an either-or paradigm. Reality is multidimensional and multi-causal. US political issues are about BOTH-AND race and class and they are largely inseparable. Bernie Sanders makes the same mistake that socialists and folks on the left have frequently made: that class is more important than race or "identity politics." He wants to draw us into a class struggle within and to reform the Democrat Party. This is a historically proven mistake and a waste of energy. Read "The Miner's Canary" for examples of how to form successful coalitions across lines of both race and class.

Posted by Wilson Riles on 11/30/2016 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Best Intimate Concerts

I will be in the Bay area from Jan through March. Will there be any groupmuse concerts that I could attend?

Barb blsaul2@aol.com

Posted by Barbara Saul on 11/30/2016 at 12:23 PM

Re: “PG&E's Assault on Solar Power

There should be restrictions on emitting such large amount of CO2 greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. The latter is the issue the governors should be constrained about, rather, they should praise all the benefits that solar companies bring out. As a user of the services of LA Solar Group http://la-solargroup.com, I would advice you to purchase their solar powered panels, as they provide panels with great mechanical engineering designs.

Posted by Jack Burns on 11/30/2016 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Oaklanders: Next Police Chief Needs to 'Clear Out Bad Apples'

Mr. Johnson,
Unless I misunderstand, the writer is reporting on the results of a survey, not advocating any particular approach. What combination of Gandhi and Patton would you like to see here in this age of police militarization, hyper-surveillance, unaffordable housing and progressive/wealthy population that is currently in place in Oakland? This is a multi-layered issued; for instance, the Oakland police have been operating under court order for how many years now - 13 (http://www.mercurynews.com)?

Who would want the job?

Posted by Peter Stokes on 11/29/2016 at 10:51 PM

Re: “The Serious Jokes of Victor Vazquez aka Kool A.D.

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Posted by https://goo.gl/4rjJkQ on 11/29/2016 at 8:24 PM

Re: “On Class, Race, Culture and the Anti-Trump Movement

More than anything, the election illustrates fragmentation. The "them's" are large and many; The "us" is small and few.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 11/29/2016 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

It's a shame that someone like this, could get elected to Congress.

She spends her time spending other peoples money to get her self re-elected to office; I wonder if she has ever had a job in the real world.

Progress made in the last 8 years; 25 trillion in debt, more people on public assistance , foreign policy decisions that have been a disaster.

There is nothing like a sore loser, especially when that sore loser is a big government liberal!

Posted by Bob Kray on 11/29/2016 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on President Trump: 'Move Beyond Anger to Action'

It's a shame that Oakland has a Mayor that needs a civics lesson.

Her comments about progressive values is what got defeated in November, people are sick and tired of career politicians taking other peoples income to finance their personal and social agendas.

It's unfortunate that we have elected officials that take an oath of office and then do everything they can to violate the very oath they have taken to uphold the law.

Posted by Bob Kray on 11/29/2016 at 12:33 PM

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