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

Excellent commentary Mr. Udinsky..

What a shameless piece of reporting expounding anti Israeli propaganda ad nauseam. Give me a break.

Posted by Linda Forde on 05/04/2017 at 5:45 PM

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

This article is a shameless hit piece, not journalism. The issue has to do with whether the proposed project is worthwhile for Oakland. If you are going to question the background of all investors, then you should always go into the backgtround of investors. However, this so called journalist happens to favor one political agenda over another. So approving projects for Oakland should be a political decision and not an economic decision. This is how Venezuela has become a disaster of a country. If Oakland is guided by this type of so called journalism propaganda, Oakland will follow Venezuela to the bottom of the economic junkpile.

Posted by Jerry Udinksy on 05/04/2017 at 9:34 AM

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

From your article"Portfolio Development Properties, a Walnut Creek-based company, over the terms of the propertys sale. Portfolio approached Oakland last November with an unsolicited proposal to build a drive-thru Starbucks on the empty lot at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and 73rd Avenue. The city didnt seek proposals from other developers." 73rd and Bancroft is part of the old GM/Chevvy plant and probably cannot be used for housing due to contamination, but a Gentrification like a Starbuck's drive through can be, nascent gentrification, why Walnut Creek AND unsolicited, dont't we have Oakland real estate folk of the same of better caliber?? How about a Soul Food diner??

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 05/04/2017 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Build Fruitvale out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks

Worth noting that there will be a bus bridge to and from Fruitvale BART this weekend since Lake Merritt BART will be closed

Posted by Tim Huey on 05/04/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Condominium Conversions in Oakland Displace Renters and Undermine Affordability, According to Tenants and Housing Experts

SF Bay Area is an absolute nightmare for renters. I feel very badly for people who are getting evicted. A once affordable region, we are now only affordable to the wealthy and those who have bought houses years ago. The people who make our lives possible have few affordable places to live.

Posted by Sage Feldemeyer on 05/03/2017 at 11:29 PM

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

Why is this Eastbay news and and this:

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article…

Isn't?

Again, I'm not fan, but somehow BindGraham seems to look for the MOST divisive issues he can find without regard to relevance or, so it seems, full disclosure of the story; picking and choosing what parts to trumpet.

EBX, get rid of BondGraham. Get a REAL reporter, not a FOX wannabe.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/03/2017 at 6:26 PM

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

> I would like every settlement to disappear, but he has every right to support them.

Ernest Montague, it's not illegal for a US citizen to financially support Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, but it's also not illegal for a newspaper to publicize this who a US citizen gives their money to.

> There are more than one Islamic organizations in the US with ties to terror groups.

Their links should be publicized too.

Posted by Felix Dzerzhinsky on 05/03/2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Soul and Funk DJ Nights Now Rival Those In San Francisco

Good start in introducing and highlighting the vinyl scene in Oakland. However, this piece comes off as a list of the different nights with no actual substance as to what the atmosphere is like at these events. Where are the photos that highlight the real heroes of these events, the supporters who come and dance, the DJs who pour their hearts and souls into keeping this music relevant, the photographers who capture the true essence of what it is to be at one of these nights? The whole scene deserves more attention than a simple article that tries to capture the feeling of these nights, but fails in doing so by simply listing the events and the few folks that are behind them. This scene deserves more than a quick blurb. A lot more could have been said about this scene to truly highlight the movement that is currently happening.

Posted by ANONYMOUSOUL on 05/03/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland's Proposed $2.6 Billion Budget

Robert, let me clear. What I advocate is the importance of programs like Head Start, pre and after school care and early child development. Those are not funds loosely distributed to dysfunctional families, but programs targeted directly to the kids. Just because you are born into a dysfunctional and disadvantaged family and neighborhood does not mean that your life has to end up that way. These are the kids who need public investment of time and money because they need the help the most. I believe that this approach over time would have greater societal benefit than writing these kids off at birth, hiring more cops and building more jails. That's where America is now and it ain't working!

Posted by Gary Patton on 05/03/2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Sex Clubs for Shy Submissives

My boyfriend and I are looking for a STD clean female to join us sexually. This is our first time. Please let me know if they're anyone interested.

Posted by Cjay on 05/03/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Thousands Flood Oakland Streets to Support Immigrant Rights on May Day

Thanks for your comments from San Antonio, Todd.

Posted by John Seal on 05/03/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland's Proposed $2.6 Billion Budget

Looking over the actual budget document, not Mr BondGrahm's carefully slanted excerpt, I see that fire prevention is more than doubled. What he characterized as "more planners for faster development" is in fact code enforcement. Interesting how much his reporting looks and sounds more and more like FOX News

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/03/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Town Business: Strengthening Code Enforcement

Even more of the story our intrepid carpet bagger missed... Exactly what the issue and barriers to good enforcement and what is needed to actually make it work, including estimated costs and where to place responsibility. Most telling is how far back the problem goes.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article…

I personally just LOVE how poorly EBX has covered the issue. It puts me in mind of this infamous headline:

Remember the Maine!

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/03/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland's Proposed $2.6 Billion Budget

What is in the 24.44% "non-departmental" slice? That's 635 million dollars.

Is it mostly the "growing CalPERS pension costs, retiree medical bills, the old Police and Fire Retirement System" that the mayor points to?

Posted by Jack Woodruff on 05/03/2017 at 11:21 AM

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

Isn't Zimmerman and company a major campaign backer of our local politicians?

Is this more Libbyest real estate cronyism?

I know Libby prefers fashion statements, to political statements, but does she have anything to say here? Since the Ghost Ship fire and Raider's retreat, our mayor's gone into hiding. What happened to transparency and secret sauce? Mayor up Libby!

Great reporting. Thanks!

Posted by Ann Nomura on 05/03/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Mexico's Top Investigative Journalist Talks Trump, U.S.-Mexico Relations, and the Dangers of Reporting at UC Berkeley

"Hobart, is the Constitution written in English or Spanish? And why should citizens of a great country care about some shithole everyone is trying to leave?"

Mexico's constitution is written in Spanish. Mexico is a great country. No country can be described as a "shithole" except by such as you:

"George Lincoln Rockwell (March 9, 1918 August 25, 1967) was the founder of the American Nazi Party."

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 05/03/2017 at 9:43 AM

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

Great.....more bureaucracy with ANOTHER advisory board. Nothing like government creating more government.

Now we'll need to fund their salaries which they will produce no results and will be on the dole for that pension tsunami.

Rebecca, which family member or friend is going to get selected?

Posted by Robert Hope on 05/03/2017 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland's Proposed $2.6 Billion Budget

Gary, money for broken families in these types of programs is money down the drain. You have to get to the root of the broken families. Throwing money for these programs who lack a stable family are still going to end up in the same place.

Posted by Robert Hope on 05/03/2017 at 8:43 AM

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

Zimmerman supports Israel and illegal settlements. I was not aware that was illegal in the US. Can anyone help me out with the law? If not, then it's his business and right to spend his money as he wishes. I would like every settlement to disappear, but he has every right to support them. There are more than one Islamic organizations in the US with ties to terror groups.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 05/03/2017 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland's Proposed $2.6 Billion Budget

@Bruce Ferrell - The City doesn't build or operate housing itself (the Oakland Housing Authority, a separate agency, does own and operate public housing). But for decades it has provided funding to developers of affordable housing (mostly but not exclusively locally based nonprofit groups). There are long term deed restrictions to ensure that the housing remains affordable and occupied by eligible lower income households.

The City can require developers of new owner-occupied housing (i.e., new condos) to provide affordable units, but State law precludes such requirements for new rental housing unless the City is providing some kind of financial contribution, fee waiver, etc. The City recently enacted an impact fee where developers of market rate housing pay into an affordable housing fund, but it hasn't yet generated much revenue, though it is anticipated to do so in the future as new projects apply for building permits. The City *could* condition rezoning, increased height, reduced parking, etc. on provision of affordable units, but so far it has rarely done so.

Posted by Jeffrey Levin on 05/03/2017 at 12:12 AM

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