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Re: “City of Oakland to Settle Wrongful Attempted-Murder Conviction for $300,000

Alameda County Court System is rigged to lock minorities up and keep their employees with job security. Im a victim too!!!

Posted by Wide Awoke on 05/05/2017 at 6:16 AM

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

Mr. Jerry Udanski, the Venezuelan economy is oil dependent and hence the drop in oil prices has devastated their economy. You are a relative newbie to Oakland, BTW. Some of us who subscribe are born and raised in the East Bay which makes me a native, hint can you name the First Raider playing field:)? Do you know what large international food chain started in Oakland:)?? Cheers Harbor Bay Isle anyone:)??

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 05/05/2017 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Top Ramen For Life: The Student Loan Crisis

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Posted by Carlos Ellison on 05/04/2017 at 10:15 PM

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

Relative to this point above...." While seemingly ignoring the absolutely essential, day to day issues for the city of Oakland." This comment was aimed at Annie Campbell and another council member. I would like to attest as a resident in Annie Campbell's district to her hands on approach to our local concerns. For example when the community pushed back against the incursion of a massage parlor into a primarily residential area in the Allendale Park neighborhood she stepped in to facilitate direct action. This is ongoing but her willingness to take on a gritty grass roots issue like this speaks to a level of integrity and caring that should not be taken for granted.

Posted by John Middle on 05/04/2017 at 8:33 PM

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

Reading up in this chain ... I see that Charlie Pine wrote something very similar. In fact more succinctly. I agree with Charlie!

Posted by John Middle on 05/04/2017 at 8:26 PM

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

I just looked at the original proposal and specifically the language therein related to the disbursement of these funds. I recommend that you all do this as it provides some insight. From what I can discern from reading the measure .... It appears to identify the general fund as the designated bucket into which this revenue would flow. At the very least it is very ambiguously worded if this was not the case. If this was NOT the intention of the folks who authored the measure they should have been far more careful in the way in which it was written in respect to this detail. Assigning blame accordingly seems to speak more to political motivation than it does to any legitimate outrage in my view.

Posted by John Middle on 05/04/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “City of Oakland to Settle Wrongful Attempted-Murder Conviction for $300,000

Oh, please. The Alameda County DA's office is dirty as all hell. Brady violations are nothing to them; they do that to everyone if they possibly can, and routinely get away with it. They violated Brady with me too, and a hell of a lot more than that. Magistrate judge must be incredibly naive, to believe DA version of this. Anyone familiar with Alameda County DA tactics would NEVER believe them about ANYTHING.

Posted by Jan Van Dusen on 05/04/2017 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Oakland Schools’ Special Education Reading Clinic May Close Due to Budget Cuts

Meanwhile in Berkeley, lawsuits are filed against the district for failing to teach students with learning disabilities how to read:

With the reading clinic, Oakland has a program in place that complies with California A.B. 1369, that requires school districts provide dyslexic students with an evidence-based, multi-sensory, direct, explicit, structured, and sequential approach to instruction.

Instead of expanding the reading clinic program and avoiding future litigation, OUSD decides to eliminate the program.

If only this wasn't so typical of Oakland School leadership.

Posted by ooo111000 on 05/04/2017 at 6:30 PM

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:…


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

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