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Re: “Badge of Dishonor: Top Oakland Police Department Officials Looked Away as East Bay Cops Sexually Exploited and Trafficked a Teenager

most police depts are corrupt not just Oakland and there are a number of cops who have turned in to pimps! take Atlanta GA. the cops there are so wicked they even arrest parents who try to take their kids back from the pimps! and Atlanta GA. is now a pedophiles paradise,if you want a young 10 11 or 12 year old girl Atlanta GA. is the place so it has been reported!

Posted by Michael nitsch on 05/08/2017 at 6:12 AM

Re: “Why So Many Bisexual Men are Still in the Closet

I agree with Matt S' comment above. Except for me I have tried coming out many times over the years. My Girlfriend of 25 years knows and sometimes is cool with it, sometimes not. I've told friends and family before and they were accepting about it at first but over time marginalized my experience by either saying I was gay or that I was looking for drama. There is so much drama in my life already and I don't see why someone would think I wanted to purposely add more to the pile. Also, I am closeted about my lifetime of experience with gender disphoria and it seems like I have gone through so much pain in my life already because of both issues that acting on either of these issues let alone both would be, one- confusing for my loved ones and associates and two- would mean even more constant pain and work for me. I've chosen to hide because of this. I don't know if I'll ever really be honest and open with myself and the world. I want to try. Lucky I live in the Bay Area and have an understanding partner. Bi men need more visibility and I hate that I might be perpetuating the problem.

Posted by Benjamin Michael Cicelske on 05/07/2017 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Loopholes in ADA Law Make "No Pets" Clauses Nearly Impossible to Enforce

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Posted by johnson loanfirm on 05/06/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Supporter of Controversial Israeli Settlements Would Benefit from Exclusive Oakland Public Land Deal

The City should be making decisions on investments and property deals based on benefits returned to Oakland residents and to the City. There is no consensus among Oakland residents and taxpayers on BDS and Israel's settlement policies. I do not support the policies of the current Israeli administration including its settlement policies and I think David Horowitz, one of the recipients of Zimmerman's largesse, is despicable. Nevertheless, if evaluating every City decision based on the political views of the parties we may be on a very slippery slope.

Posted by Vivian Kahn on 05/06/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Vote With Us! The East Bay Express' Endorsements for Election Day 2016


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Posted by Flora Rufer on 05/06/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Will Public Cannabis Smoking Clubs Arrive In California?

At 73 I'm limited in my social contacts with tokers because my age group has a low percentage of Cannabis users and just like parents with toddlers always under foot I sometimes have the need to associate with adults I have experiences in common with. I have a hard time picturing the American Legion(who has come out for medical Cannabis) dedicating a smoking lounge for a low percentage of Cannabis users but where there's a need it will somehow get filled. There's nothing like the camaraderie
that sometimes develops among strangers from passing a pipe or joint around. Unfortunately there's nothing like the idea of 'Norml'izing the use of the herb that makes the Ozzie and Harriet crowd see red.
So the next time you go to thank a Vet for our service how about helping to ensure the freedoms we fought for and let us socialize and also grow our own.

Posted by Jim Heffner on 05/06/2017 at 4:09 AM

Re: “Letters of the Week: Skepticism of a Public Bank in Oakland

Bill H., if you get the average $1200/ month SS insurance which you paid for, how can you pay $1000/month for rent and live? Oh, you say, rent a room in someone else's home?OK so $700-1000: no space to work, cook, have privacy, have any things (they are often looking for college students who come with a suitcase!, often you can't have visitors, age biases are there, too. And 3 floor walk-ups, not so great for seniors/ disabled... and usually no comfort companions. Up to $3000 move in charge. Rentals only open briefly during spring- mid summer, then gone to the captive students who will pay what is asked and then sleep 2-3 to a room. So, yes, then you are homeless... So WHO doesn't understand the problem, Bill? Housing First is the way to address the mental health and drug (self-medication) use issues, which are as often the RESULT of high stress, insufficient good food and other resources, minimal community support. Basically: lack of stability from which to re-create a life.

Posted by Dk Konietzko on 05/06/2017 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Will Public Cannabis Smoking Clubs Arrive In California?

Can't wait for a social club like this is opened. I'd love to meet some of the wonderful people I've met thru social media in real life.

Posted by Highdee on 05/05/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Yaa Gyasi Returns to Berkeley a Year After Her Novel’s Release

just more linen when dirt is the plot.

Posted by Estella Davis on 05/05/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Legion of Bloom Terrapen Vaporizer Hits Smooth And Looks Slick.

During that chat with your editor I suggest you ask for a bit more space so you can explain this device's approach yourself rather than relying on its not-quite-English website blurb. I haven't learned a thing about it except that it takes cartridges -- which, I assume but still don't know, are formulated from strains that have high concentrations of specific terpenes. How is this anything but a lazy product plug?

Posted by Jonathan King on 05/05/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “At Uptown's Xolo, a Menu Long on Good Intentions Falls Short on Execution

I think the hongos (mushroom) burrito is the best thing they have. Many a place I've eaten at in MX serve mushrooms. Not so much the taquerias in the US...Try it, you'll like it...

Posted by Bill Lyons on 05/05/2017 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Don't Be An Ass On Cinco De Mayo. Eat, Drink, And Resist With 'Dining For Justice.'

In the Grand Lake neighborhood, Grand Lake Kitchen will have a special cocktail list and will donate $2 for each one purchased. At Lin Jia Asian Kitchen, they'll donate $2 when you purchase any of their special menu items and the owner will also match that amount.

Posted by Ken Katz on 05/05/2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “City of Oakland to Settle Wrongful Attempted-Murder Conviction for $300,000

Alameda County Court System is rigged to lock minorities up and keep their employees with job security. Im a victim too!!!

Posted by Wide Awoke on 05/05/2017 at 6:16 AM

Re: “Supporter of Controversial Israeli Settlements Would Benefit from Exclusive Oakland Public Land Deal

Mr. Jerry Udanski, the Venezuelan economy is oil dependent and hence the drop in oil prices has devastated their economy. You are a relative newbie to Oakland, BTW. Some of us who subscribe are born and raised in the East Bay which makes me a native, hint can you name the First Raider playing field:)? Do you know what large international food chain started in Oakland:)?? Cheers Harbor Bay Isle anyone:)??

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 05/05/2017 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Top Ramen For Life: The Student Loan Crisis

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Posted by Carlos Ellison on 05/04/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Oakland Councilmembers Accuse Mayor Schaaf of 'Bait and Switch' With Soda Tax Revenue

Relative to this point above...." While seemingly ignoring the absolutely essential, day to day issues for the city of Oakland." This comment was aimed at Annie Campbell and another council member. I would like to attest as a resident in Annie Campbell's district to her hands on approach to our local concerns. For example when the community pushed back against the incursion of a massage parlor into a primarily residential area in the Allendale Park neighborhood she stepped in to facilitate direct action. This is ongoing but her willingness to take on a gritty grass roots issue like this speaks to a level of integrity and caring that should not be taken for granted.

Posted by John Middle on 05/04/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Oakland Councilmembers Accuse Mayor Schaaf of 'Bait and Switch' With Soda Tax Revenue

Reading up in this chain ... I see that Charlie Pine wrote something very similar. In fact more succinctly. I agree with Charlie!

Posted by John Middle on 05/04/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Oakland Councilmembers Accuse Mayor Schaaf of 'Bait and Switch' With Soda Tax Revenue

I just looked at the original proposal and specifically the language therein related to the disbursement of these funds. I recommend that you all do this as it provides some insight. From what I can discern from reading the measure .... It appears to identify the general fund as the designated bucket into which this revenue would flow. At the very least it is very ambiguously worded if this was not the case. If this was NOT the intention of the folks who authored the measure they should have been far more careful in the way in which it was written in respect to this detail. Assigning blame accordingly seems to speak more to political motivation than it does to any legitimate outrage in my view.

Posted by John Middle on 05/04/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “City of Oakland to Settle Wrongful Attempted-Murder Conviction for $300,000

Oh, please. The Alameda County DA's office is dirty as all hell. Brady violations are nothing to them; they do that to everyone if they possibly can, and routinely get away with it. They violated Brady with me too, and a hell of a lot more than that. Magistrate judge must be incredibly naive, to believe DA version of this. Anyone familiar with Alameda County DA tactics would NEVER believe them about ANYTHING.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 05/04/2017 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Oakland Schools’ Special Education Reading Clinic May Close Due to Budget Cuts

Meanwhile in Berkeley, lawsuits are filed against the district for failing to teach students with learning disabilities how to read:

With the reading clinic, Oakland has a program in place that complies with California A.B. 1369, that requires school districts provide dyslexic students with an evidence-based, multi-sensory, direct, explicit, structured, and sequential approach to instruction.

Instead of expanding the reading clinic program and avoiding future litigation, OUSD decides to eliminate the program.

If only this wasn't so typical of Oakland School leadership.

Posted by ooo111000 on 05/04/2017 at 6:30 PM

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