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Re: “Town Business: Judge Orders Council President McElhaney to Hand Over Records in Ethics Case

The only thing standing in the way of Oakland shining is its elected officials.

Posted by P. J. Kelley on 11/07/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Grand Jury: Oakland City Council President Had Conflict of Interest, Violated Ethics Rules to Undermine Housing Project

Noni Session is running against McElhaney. She represents a much more progressive voice and was asked to run by the West Oakland community in which she was born and raised. We could use another City Council rep with deep community investment and progressive values, rather than one with such a questionable record!

Posted by Vicky Valentine on 11/06/2016 at 1:01 PM
Posted by Kevin Saunders on 11/06/2016 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Contra Costa District Attorney Declines to Charge Nineteen Cops in Celeste Guap Sex Exploitation Scandal

The conflict of interest of a DA having the charge and prosecute the police is on stunning display here. Unreal.

Posted by Mike Yarmouth on 11/05/2016 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Contra Costa District Attorney Declines to Charge Nineteen Cops in Celeste Guap Sex Exploitation Scandal

Peterson failed the public though lack of diligence in observing the letter and the spirit of the law. Does this man know the meaning of the word exploitation or know right from wrong? CoCo County voters- send the DA a message when he is up for re-election.

Posted by Marisel Brown on 11/05/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Contra Costa District Attorney Declines to Charge Nineteen Cops in Celeste Guap Sex Exploitation Scandal

Not charging them because of what?they all suck mr .petersons what?

Posted by Breanna Ellison on 11/05/2016 at 7:43 AM
Posted by Kelly H williams on 11/04/2016 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

At the meeting, Dewey Academy folks came out in force to urge board to go ahead and relocate the administration at a refurbished 1025, resurrect the Moore Building next door, build a new multipurpose facility for Dewey, and strongly urged board not to build any type of housing whatsoever near Dewey. Board asked questions and plans to put it back on agenda sometime after the next scheduled meeting. Superintendent wasn't there, but is expected to present a staff recommendation. No mention of further "community engagement" meetings. A couple of boardmembers questioned wisdom of leasing space rather than owning their own facility over the long term, even though costs presented as approx. the same. Board asked for more detail on costs. Nick Orton spoke briefly, said he understood the "no housing" points being made and that that part was separate from proposal to lease at auditorium. Videotape is posted on ousd website if anyone wants to look at it.

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 11/03/2016 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

Once again the fish have been fermenting.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/03/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

There's a report out there that stated retrofitting 1025 2nd Ave was far more economical than demo and replace. Then OUSD let OFD trash it for training... mmm, hmm.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 11/02/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

Wow! Back room real estate meetings "public school land swaps" and a Charter Movement funded school board race. Libby did re-build Don Perata's campaign support for public land giveaway political machine. Libby's bud, Protopapppus, is a developer and Charterizer. Here's Madison Park's current living projects in Oakland:
2935 Telegraph
3250 Hollis
2985 Ford
3014 Chapman
28th & Adeline
32nd & Hannah

DId Protopappus' exceptional luck in landing all these Oakland development opportunities have anything to do with his campaign cash a for Libby?
LIbby will get campaign support to Sacramento, Oakland will end up with a landless school district, unionless teachers, loft living techies, and a posh corporate headquarters for OUSD administrators. OUSD can cohabitate the Kaiser Convention Center with developers and school privatizers disguised as do-gooder foundations. It's brilliant support Superintendent Antwan Wilson and his fat team of overpaid, useless administrators, empower them to do what they do best, fail. Then save their careers by helping them give away and privatize the Oakland Schools, they were to dumb, mean and lazy to fix. Let OUSD do what it does best, fail. It's an ambitious Mayor's and incompetent School Superintendent's wet dream: free PR and political support from developers, Foundations, and the Charter Movement. They get all that for "swapping public land" and selling out our children.

Posted by Ann Nomura on 11/02/2016 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

No. OUSD can renovate its current headquarters, which it should have begun after the "flood," instead of waiting 3-4 years. In fact, OUSD should have repaired whatever caused the flood, preventing the flood in the first place. OUSD should keep the land its current/former headquarters is on, and no swap. AND, we are voting "no" on OUSD's ballot measure asking for MORE money while it fritters away time and taxpayer money on this extravagance instead of pinching pennies and focusing on educating Oakland's kids.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 11/02/2016 at 7:16 PM
Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 11/02/2016 at 11:57 AM
Posted by Mike Hutchinson on 11/02/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The Oakland A's Twitter War with Smashmouth Actually Happened

The A's social media team is salty to the extreme. They also argue with fans on Instagram. Superweird.

Posted by Rob Ferrier on 11/02/2016 at 7:21 AM
Posted by Behindthe Bluewall on 11/02/2016 at 5:14 AM

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

[U.S.] Too Many Said-Suicides of Law Enforcement Officer's wives, girlfriends, dates, and ex's
http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2013/09/too-many-said-suicides-of-law.html

Posted by Behindthe Bluewall on 11/02/2016 at 5:11 AM

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

vote no on measure LL ! Dont give more power to the same corrupted lawyers like Dan Seigal and Chanin who keep these previously indicted and fired then secretly rehired Riders cops like Gantt on the job tampering evidence in police homicides rapes, and intentionally endanger innocent witnesses to police crimes and have run the CPRB into the dirt. www.karmawon.wordpresss.com

Posted by karma wonitall on 11/02/2016 at 2:26 AM

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

If Alameda County DA refused to prosecute Riders misconduct, no wonder she is only prosecuting low-level cops in current sex scandal.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 11/01/2016 at 11:23 PM

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

No wonder it is so hard to get the public's attention on what happens at planning, rent board, the port commission or the school board. This never ending soap opera distracts Oakland from local governance.

Vote for LL and let's have a police commission keep an eye on the needed reforms.

Posted by Don Macleay on 11/01/2016 at 5:19 PM

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