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Re: “New Documents Reveal Oakland Officials Were Aware of Ghost Ship’s Numerous Problems: Raves, Kidnapping, Battery, Assault, And More

Interesting... Oakland Warehouse Coalition wants the city to "slow down" and at the same time is embarrassed by the total inaction Ghost Ship represents.

I don't think you can really have it both ways. I suspect, and can't prove, that a less targeted audit of this type of situation will show the the "community" is incapable of the self policing and presents a significant liability to the larger community of the tax payers and more general residents of the city of Oakland.

In the article, we have a quote from Matt Hummel telling of responses to Mothers Cookies by OPD... Regular enough that he was assigned to show them around. This would seem, in and of itself, to indicate a problem... Regular OPD visits in response to complaints?! Were this a "regular" multi-tenet dwelling the city has taken very direct steps to clear the problem in the past.

Oh wait... these are "artists"... "Eccentrics"... Part of the "culture" of Oakland and we need to protect them and their way of life. Part and parcel of the lawless wild west/abandoned zone that Oakland has been and are hell bent keeping it that way.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 02/15/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “'A Modern Day Ruin': A Writer On His Visits to the Ghost Ship Site

I appreciate the local perspective on a situation that has been highly politicized. The sad thing is that people died in this tragedy. The why and the how and the what to do next may never be answered because the solution is not simple. Many voices must continue to be heard. Thank you for this balanced article.

Posted by SweetG on 02/15/2017 at 7:18 AM

Re: “'A Modern Day Ruin': A Writer On His Visits to the Ghost Ship Site

The Ghost Ship should for ever stand as a testament to the incompetence and corruption throughout the city of Oakland from citizens who lacked the common sense to report and demand compliance to the most basic of building standards to govt officials from the mayors office to police, fire and building inspection departments and their employees.
Ps - have you nothing better to do - really ?

Posted by Declan on 02/14/2017 at 9:50 PM

Re: “A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

You should also talk to Lateefah Simon. Racial equity is her day job!

Posted by Ian Monroe on 02/14/2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Oakland Nonprofit Sues Coca-Cola, 'Big Soda' Lobbyist Group Over 'Following The Tobacco Playbook'

Great campaign by the Praxis Project, although given the power of advertising in the United States, it's difficult to curb the deceptiveness of ads. Free speech in this country has for the most part become the freedom to engage in commercial speech. Last year, for example, ad revenues totaled about $320 billion -- nearly 60% of what we spend on public schools K-12.

Posted by Charlie Stephen on 02/14/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “High-Level City Staff Knew of Police Sex Crimes Months Before Oakland Mayor Says She Was Informed

Do you crypto-anarchists really think the mayor is aware of every action going on at every level? Why is this article significant?

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 02/14/2017 at 8:07 AM

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Re: “High-Level City Staff Knew of Police Sex Crimes Months Before Oakland Mayor Says She Was Informed

I am so glad to have you all out there reporting this stuff. Thanks.

Posted by Mike Woolson on 02/12/2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “High-Level City Staff Knew of Police Sex Crimes Months Before Oakland Mayor Says She Was Informed

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Posted by commonterry on 02/11/2017 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Hazy IPAs: The Good, The Bad, And The Juicy

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Posted by mcarb on 02/11/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “High-Level City Staff Knew of Police Sex Crimes Months Before Oakland Mayor Says She Was Informed

Thanks to Belinda for providing the documentation which provided the foundation for this article. These revelations are very troubling and underscores the lack of accountability on the part of the City's administration. We deserve better and so do all victims of the misconduct and incompetence that have brought harm to many Oakland residents.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 02/10/2017 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Oakland's Trash Program Promotes Waste

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Posted by Rishi Kapoor on 02/10/2017 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Will Oakland Finally Build Some Affordable Housing in the Hills — or Will Leaders Squander the Opportunity?

Oakland doesn't need to finalize its policy in order to do the right thing with this land: build low-income housing - that remains low income housing forever - on the entire city-owned parcel. Neighbors don't like it? Too bad. Time for the hills to accept their share of low income housing.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 02/10/2017 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Did An Oakland Cop Kill His Wife?

Wait, it's "mishandling evidence" to have a typist transcribe recorded interviews with a suspect? Unless Gannt is a terrific typist, someone else definitely should have transcribed the tapes. And no matter who transcribed them, the transcript could contain errors. So presumably the tapes are still available, because THEY, not the transcript, are the "evidence."

As for the rest of these allegations, everyone knows OPD is totally corrupt and that the City and the DA allowed or enabled this corruption for many years.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 02/10/2017 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Benoit-Casper Brewing Co. Leads the Craft-Beer Surge in Richmond

Definitely adding Benoit-Casper to my next Bay Area itinerary.

Posted by Pesky on 02/10/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Will Thousands of East Bay Patients, Workers Lose Coverage, Jobs Due To Trump's 'Obamacare' Repeal?

I've been lucky enough to be covered by my employer and still am. Still, the stories of people filing for bankrupcy because of medical issues have not been in the news lately like they used to be.
The article is good but readers should also know that repeal can be done with 50 votes. Replace will need 60 - that means some dems will have to go along if replacement is going to even happen. AND Trumps people have a few very watered-down replacement plans that are FAR inferior to Obamacare (even with all its flaws), but will be much cheaper for the government. So Dems may be put in the postion of having to help pass some very bad legislation or be blamed for blocking Trump's precious "replacement" plan - it's a lose-lose.
BTW without coverage, people use the ER for primary care, which costs everyone a lot more money than if they could get actual preventative health care.
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Posted by Ilona Nesmith Clark on 02/09/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Hazy IPAs: The Good, The Bad, And The Juicy

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Posted by B.Lucas on 02/09/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Will Thousands of East Bay Patients, Workers Lose Coverage, Jobs Due To Trump's 'Obamacare' Repeal?

Over 200,000 people may lose their jobs and/or healthcare in CA-- 6,000 people in Alameda county alone, and somehow they can be accused of not planning ahead and/or will soon be sucking the govt's tit for all that great free stuff that's so casually handed out to anyone who wants it? Not everyone has bootstraps to pull up!

Count yourself very lucky if nothing unexpectedly harmful has ever happened to your family member or friend that was beyond their control and insurance wouldn't cover expenses; or that you weren't laid off or had your company eliminate health insurance because it was too expensive; that you aren't self-employed and your insurance wouldn't cover needed surgeries; that you have never had to choose between rent, food, or an exorbitant medical bill; that you've never been in need, homeless, or jobless.

The US govt unnecessarily spends billions on the military that, in part, could go to providing free healthcare to every US citizen. But some "undeserving" person might benefit from it, so let's scrap anything remotely to do with creating a just, healthy society and let our current President and his billionaire cronies, who have no plan, wreak havoc on the populace.

Posted by B.Lucas on 02/09/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “City of Oakland Clears Out The Village Homeless Encampment

Thank you for your compassionate actions and letter. If everyone would be willing to do their little bit for their neighbor we wouldn't have such a problem!

Posted by Lynne Miller on 02/08/2017 at 11:26 PM
Posted by Steven Majoros on 02/08/2017 at 7:59 PM

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