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Re: “Chinese Shadow Banker and Blackhawk Luxury Developer Taking Control of East 12th Street Parcel

Ms Kahn notes that my comments about Ms Cappio are misplaced. However, my comments were based on the facts related to her actions, not her qualifications on paper, intelligence or network of friends. Ms Kahn offers no response at all on the substance of my comments because she has none. The fact is that in both the E12 st parcel and the coal transfer issue at the Port, her qualifications and experience did not keep her from giving the Mayor and Council improper or illegal recommendations that were ultimately brought to light by the public. A true planning professional at her level should not always say yes to power, but should use his or her experience, professionalism and integrity along with a duty to evaluate the community needs to provide the best recommendations for the public good. Sometimes the answer to politicians is no. In a previous role at the City, Cappio's specific job description was to make sure that Mayor Brown's Measure K program was implemented, no matter what. That meant that everything Jerry wanted, Jerry got. How much experience and professionalism is required Vivian, to say yes to everything that comes through the door?

Posted by Gary Patton on 11/17/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Dan Savage: Fucking Is Part of the Fight Against Trump

Keep him home: Have the happiest, merriest, joyfullest, celebration. Marry your boyfriend! Do it for all of us who wish we could be there to celebrate with you, have fun, love you xo

Posted by carol Wild on 11/17/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Here in Oakland, down with you mi hermana.

Posted by Cecilia510 on 11/17/2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Cat Brooks, I know you to be an impressive woman, and you have outdone yourself with this statement. Thank you!

Posted by Margaret Cunningham on 11/17/2016 at 1:32 PM

Re: “How CalSTRS Investments Influenced Workers to Vote for Donald Trump

While the actions of CalSTRS are interesting, the leap from that to voting for Trump is tenuous.

This article implies that after the actions of CalSTRS, Relational and Timken resulted in the splitting of the family owned Timken into separate companies that somehow a "disaster" resulted. But TimkenSteel is still in Canton, still producing, and still part of the community. They had a couple of layoffs, in part because the downturn in oil drilling (yeah!) resulted in less demand, but I'd love to see some proof of the other effects. The NYT article is great, and two years old. Perhaps some fact checking on recent events is in order.

In fact Timken and some of its employees, like Trump, place blame on regulation and imports for their sluggish performance. I'd expect that antipathy towards trade agreements and regulation played a large role; CalSTRS role seems minimal.

Posted by Ambierce Brose on 11/17/2016 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Oakland Sergeant Says Police Chief, Mayor Retaliated Against Him For Investigating Cop Who May Have Killed Wife

'Riders'??? Gantt was never part of that group of lawless bandits. Never was he implicated or accused of anything CLOSE to what those criminals engaged in. OPD'sex next Chief needs to come from out of state. But he/she should spend several days reading and catching up on everything from decades past, all the way up to whatever scandal is going on when he/she is sworn in

Posted by marv on 11/17/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Till We Meet Again

Great travel adventure!

Posted by Tom McNelly on 11/17/2016 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Till We Meet Again

An amazing slow pay off indie drama, which build more and more for every minute!

Posted by Patrick Johnsson on 11/17/2016 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Oakland's Ron Dellums on President Trump: 'Step Forward'

Thank you Ron for using your voice to help guide and encourage young folks to keep the legacy alive. Thank you for keeping our focus and drive moving forward.

Posted by Didi Love on 11/17/2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Oakland's Ron Dellums on President Trump: 'Step Forward'

Thank you Ron Dellums for your service and your wisdom. It is SO good to hear your voice again!

Posted by Henry Hitz on 11/17/2016 at 9:27 AM

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

This writer apparently has gone hook, line and sinker for the Mayor's PR campaign that choosing the right chief is the solution to Oakland's policing and public safety problems.

It's pure PR. It seems to be working because it is diverting attention from Oakland's real policing problems including improving public safety, ethics, police morale and community involvement. Community involvement with policing is not the same thing as an opinion survey.

Oakland's Police Department is entirely an appendage of city hall. City hall sets the goals, makes the policies and funds the activities of our police department. Our city hall is dominated by the same old pols who have devoted decades to maintaining the status quo, their time in office and almost nothing more.

If OPD is to change we need electeds in city hall who understand policing, comtemporary thinking about policing, the history of policing since the days of Robert Peel and, most of all, understand management and organizational change. PR alone won't do it.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/17/2016 at 9:14 AM

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

I hope the city looks outside the police industry for a new leader. Continuing to draw from the police community means the new chief will have same cultural prejudice s that we are trying to weed out. We need new blood, new ideas and a new culture.

Posted by Richard Clarke 1 on 11/17/2016 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Cat Brooks, you make my heart sing. YES to everything that you said.

Posted by Ana Irani on 11/17/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

It is so go time. Self care for the long haul of this thing - it has already been soul crushing. Reach out to others to know what personal safety issues they are having and how we can support, call & petition about Brannon, electoral college, Doug Ericksen, DAPL, counter BS on social media, be ready for our100, report hate speech and incidents, auto monthly donate to ACLU, SPLC, & others, divest, invest in and purchase only from trusted sources. Thank you.

Posted by Laura Diamondstone on 11/17/2016 at 12:36 AM

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

Lorraine: The Oakland City Clerk webpage has the filing of GO Public Schools and other Super PACs that spent funding in support of the
School Board candidates mentioned in the article.

Posted by Jim Mordecai on 11/16/2016 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

I was right up there at the sound truck when we were flashed bombed and tear gassed without any provocation. There was a 9 year old boy with his mother to the left of me and a person in a wheel chair to the right of me. The tear gassing and flash bombx created a very dangerous situation for the safety of all of us as there was no where to go. I am so thankful you kept everyone calm and continued the protest. But what realky opened my eyes is that the police and media lied about this incident saying everything from bottles were th thrown to molitive cocktails. I was 2 or 3 3 people back from the line of police, none of that h as poened as you were there.

I was slso at the rally on Thursday which opened up my knowledge of so many diverse groups but I inspired me by the love and the joint effort of all these people coming together for to protect those under attact and fight what is headed our way.

I am getting involved, sharing information, contacting government officials, and trying to find an activist organization that could use my help.

My eyes are open to we what I didn't see happening and am truly scared of what is happening and where we are headed.

Cat, I love the energy, passion, knowledge and inspiration you give. You are my hero and I feel more empowered and feel the inspiration to fight and much initiated by you those first 2 days. I am not going to crawl in a ball and cry, or live in denial, I am going to strive to protect others and fight for our rights and justice.

Cat

Posted by collettedu on 11/16/2016 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Prop. 64 Rolls Out New Ads, No on 64 Touts Unfavorable New Poll

The words "Process" and "Processing" go undefined in Prop 64. Please FIX! Prop 64 says that it's legal to PROCESS up to 8 grams of cannabis concentrates. What does PROCESS mean?

Posted by Ryan McShane on 11/16/2016 at 9:05 PM

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

Rob Appledorn's many comments are escalating in vitriol and have nothing to do with the mayor of Oakland.

Posted by Vince Rubino on 11/16/2016 at 8:31 PM

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

Sadly, what the GOP has shown us is poor folks don't vote. 46 million voters sat this one out and they and everyone else will pay the price.

Posted by Tom Block on 11/16/2016 at 8:19 PM

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

Thank you Rep. Lee. I hope you will continue your good work to preserve our pluralistic, open society in the halls of Congress. While white nationalists, ISIS, and Putin's Russia cheer the election results, the KKK and other groups plan victory parades through major cities all over the country. I hope that when they finally come to the Bay Area (and they will), you will stand with us to oppose them.

Posted by Dan Abbott on 11/16/2016 at 7:57 PM

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