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Re: “A Look at Who is Financing Oakland City Council Candidates

It would be helpful to have a map (or a link to a map) of the geographical boundaries for each city council seat. Thanks.

Posted by Tommy Katz on 10/05/2016 at 1:28 PM

Re: “A Look at Who is Financing Oakland City Council Candidates

"Who else has the support of the police officers association?"

Kevin Corbett.

Posted by Victoria Fierce on 10/05/2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Plan Would Require City of Oakland To Be Part Owner of Any New Marijuana Business

What a BS idea fk ing wannabe pimps.

Posted by on 10/05/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Introducing the Queer & Trans Issue

The effort "to highlight the people who don't fit neatly into the narrative visualized by two white guys kissing on their wedding day," involves the creation of a new narrative -- a narrative in which those two white guys seem increasingly irrelevant, readily ignored and dismissed, a means to an end that feels alien to their own original narrative (their concerns and interests disparaged as those of the "privileged").

The resurgence of race and gender is already having unintended(?) consequences. Imagine a version of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" in which Nurse Ratched is cast as a feminist hero, and her (male) charges as "deplorables" -- along with the Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Neal Cassady characters from "On the Road" (and for good measure, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn).

Just don't be surprised by the backlash! "Intersectionality" cuts both ways -- or actually, in as many ways as there are individuals. The one sure casualty is universalism (now denigrated as "assimilation") -- though for many of us, ironically, that (along with personal freedom) was initially the goal.

Some attributes already have fallen off the laundry list of explicitly recognized oppressions. Does this even matter? It matters to me, as a gay ("cisgender") male Jew -- and it will only matter more urgently when the pitchforks and torches appear on the street. I'm not sure the trade-offs are worth it.

Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 10/05/2016 at 8:59 AM

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

If we tax soda then we should also tax other toxics that are out there causing harm to our bodies. Hurting the poor or not... Taxing anything because of our health should go across the board or nothing at all. Its ridiculous and is getting out of hand. It's like trying to get McDonald's to sell healthy food. People who want to eat healthy do not frequent McDonald's.

Posted by Diane Acosta on 10/04/2016 at 11:36 PM

Re: “A Look at Who is Financing Oakland City Council Candidates

Who else has the support of the police officers association?

Posted by Don Macleay on 10/04/2016 at 7:19 PM

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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