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Re: “Dear Oakland Leaders Who Want to Get Into the Weed Biz: Why Stop at Marijuana?

This just reflects the pay for play attitude of Oakland government... It's called graft. It's just never been this open, but been here for a LONG time

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 10/04/2016 at 7:16 PM

Re: “A Brief Guide to Eating 'Ethnic' in the East Bay

AS B-Dama and Delage is a cool spot, but for the best authentic Japanese ramen you have to go to Yuzu Ramen & Broffee in Emeryville -

Posted by Matthew S LaCrosse on 10/04/2016 at 5:15 PM

Re: “California Medical Marijuana Extract Makers Get Historic Protections

It's about time we see legislation pertaining to extracts.

Posted by Edgar Jensen on 10/04/2016 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Town Business: Late Grand Jury Response; Oak Knoll

In 2015 the Oakland Housing Authority in conjunction with BRIDGE Housing constructed 68 units of affordable housing...
It is the only affordable housing that has been constructed in Oakland...The rendering can be found at
The projects cost was $32 million...
The proposed stadium for the Raiders by the City of Las Vegas will cost $1.9b...
The City of Oakland currently has Wells Fargo Bank in court for predatory lending....
Jerry Brown was Attorney General during the period that this criminal activity was being conducted by the bank...
In fact, Mr. Brown represented the 1% in a case against Wells Fargo for selling them the defective securities....
However, during this same period Mr. Brown closed down the Attorney General's office to homeowners with complaints against the banks for fraud, telling them that they had civil cases....
Brown was representing investors in court against Wells, regarding the same documentation, in a criminal case of fraud...
Brown is now withholding $331 million, from the $25 billion settlement agreement of 2012, that was intended as compensation for the people....
It's not enough money anyway!!!
Each person should be given $250,000...
67 million x $250,000...
Brown and Paulson allowed 67 million people in America to be cheated out of property by the banks as the result of the actions of MERS and associates ( read my essays) ....
During this same period, Wells Fargo and Wachovia were engaged in an 18 month relationship with El Chapo Guzman's drug cartel that generated $378 billion...
On one occasion a DEA agent was caught bringing 22 tons of cocaine into Miami for Guzman...
Wells and Wachovia were fined $55 million by Eric Holder's (to big to jail) Justice Department...
However, the banks got to keep the $12 billion in profit....
How many affordable housing units, athletic stadiums, schools and shopping centers could be financed with $378 billion???
Read my essays on Facebook....
Allen Sanford

Posted by Allen Sanford on 10/04/2016 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Town Business: Late Grand Jury Response; Oak Knoll

"Oakland already has a disproportionate number of low-income residents relative to other bay area municipalities."

Right. And we can't simply send them back south of the border as Trump wishes because that's not where they came from.

"That means bringing in more middle-income and higher-income residents. I'm relieved to see no "affordable housing" forced into this development."

Despite evidence to the contrary, some of us still believe in the "trickle down."

Nice to see that good old racism still abounds in them thar Oakland Hllls.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 10/04/2016 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Town Business: Late Grand Jury Response; Oak Knoll

Oakland already has a disproportionate number of low-income residents relative to other bay area municipalities. We simply can't afford to fund our services without increasing our tax base, and that means bringing in more middle-income and higher-income residents. I'm relieved to see no "affordable housing" forced into this development.

Posted by TheOaklandHills on 10/04/2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Cooking Other People's Food: How Chefs Appropriate Bay Area 'Ethnic' Cuisine

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Posted by Nelson Mac on 10/04/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Former Employee Who is Suing Burma Superstar: 'It Was Complete Madness'

Walter, you are a Rare and Precious Species of Dolt. Obviously, you've never worked in a kitchen.. STFU.

Posted by Rob Heyden on 10/04/2016 at 7:35 AM

Re: “'Revolutionary Love Is a Beautiful Thing'

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Posted by Elizerberth John on 10/04/2016 at 2:15 AM

Re: “An East Bay Pimp Trafficked Her Daughter. And the Man that She Turned to For Help Exploited Her For Sex.

This woman willingly let Mims pipe it. It's completely obvious that she was emotionally invested, realized Mims wasn't, and is reaching for anything she can to damage his reputation. They EXCHANGED sexually charged texts...the moms a thot and this whole story is proof. "This is why I'm hot!" MIMS!

Posted by PaizGod on 10/04/2016 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Four East Bay Sodas Perfect for Sipping — or Pairing with Ice Cream for Floats

"..hurts the poor". Is this fact or fantasy? It seems to me that soda tax could just as easily benefit the poor, pricing out of their reach toxic products causing diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure and any number of other health problems stemming from obesity. Seems like an excellent way to counter the overwhelming power of those who manufacture such products. We tax cigarettes to help pay for the health care costs of treating smoking-related diseases. Taxing toxic 'foods' seems a logical next step.

Posted by PhilipH on 10/03/2016 at 8:38 PM

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Re: “Turning Housing into Hotels

After creating a User/PW, Subscribing to this thread, and posting I see my posting was removed. Strange...

Thanks for nothing. It looks like 81 year old folks are not welcome.

Posted by Paul Smith on 10/03/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Turning Housing into Hotels

I'm 81 and my wife is 87. We purchased a home in Oakland in 1982, and converted it from a duplex to a 4 plex. We now live in one of the apartments. With rent control as it is we'd be hard pressed to do well financially if we didn't have Social Security checks, such as they are.

Our single unit rents for $1062 and a 2 bedroom apt rents for $1585. Our tenants have nicer furniture than we do. I wonder why?

Posted by Paul Smith on 10/03/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Town Business: Late Grand Jury Response; Oak Knoll

That isn't inclusionary zoning, although it is indeed a (modest) impact fee. Why it isn't inclusionary: no affordable housing is included within the project.

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 10/03/2016 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Town Business: Late Grand Jury Response; Oak Knoll

> Affordable housing wouldn't be part of Oak Knoll's mix because Oakland doesn't have an inclusionary housing ordinance.

We do have inclusionary zoning. You can build a percentage of affordable housing, or pay the fee that goes into the affordable housing impact trust fund.

Posted by Victoria Fierce on 10/03/2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “The Vanishing Underground: Oakland's Housing Crisis Is Also Displacing its Arts and Music Counterculture

People have to make their own scenes elsewhere. Richmond, Vallejo, Martinez, Stockton, etc all need artists to come and make their town great. And it's always inevitable. The place where this artist collective was at was once a carpet factory, which provided J-O-B-S for people, not just 14 artists living cheaply. It provided real jobs, so people could buy real homes.

Posted by Jane Smith 1 on 10/02/2016 at 6:35 PM

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