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Re: “Gunfight on Broadway Interrupts Oakland Council Committee Meeting

High Noon in Oakland (OK, not exactly noon)

Oh yes... What a VIBRANT, THRIVING community it is.

Can we please get an honest, accountable police force? Pretty please? While we're at it, can we, as a community start "snitching" and drop the street crap?

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 01/10/2017 at 7:23 PM
Posted by Tawni on 01/10/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

@Anthony Moore Who cares where he filmed the video -- it glorifies reckless driving and promoted "hyphy" as an Oakland cultural expression, on our streets where we have to drive, too. It was especially shameful that Youth UpRising steered impressionable youth the wrong way when YU put its members into that video. But then, E-40 lives in a gated development in Danville.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 01/10/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

@Charlie Pine... I think the video you are referring to was filmed on a closed lot at the old 7th Street Train station.

Posted by Anthony Moore on 01/10/2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “California Medical Marijuana Extract Makers Get Historic Protections

Researching AB 2679 it states that on solvents that are non flammable will be allowed. So Hydrocarbon Extraction will still be illegal with ETL and ANSI certified equipment right?

Posted by Robinson Mike on 01/09/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

Thanks for the comment Hugh Morrison,

Bratton himself is a defender of broken windows-style policing. Here's an op-ed he wrote two years ago about it:…

Also, Kirkpatrick refers to Bratton as a practitioner and promoter of broken windows theory in her Chicago police chief application which is linked in the article above.

I'm not saying Zimring wrong; in fact, there are other people more closely associated with the development of broken windows theory, and its use by major departments. But Bratton is associated with it.

Posted by Darwin BondGraham on 01/09/2017 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Town Business: Increasing Financial Aid for Renters Displaced Due to Code Enforcement

Way to go! Once again, instead of dealing with the real issue (the lack of housing and removing barriers to get actual housing built), Kaplan decides to slap fees on to landlords who did not create the problem in the first place. If renters are displaced because city building inspectors deem their homes hazardously noncompliant with building codes, why not instead provide ways for the landlords to bring the dwellings up to code so that the residents can remain? It's a tightrope balancing the needs of the tenants, who deserve and need safe quarters to live in at a reasonable price, with protecting the interests of the landlord as well as the city who can and already is being sued for not enforcing these safety standards. Kaplan should be doing everything in her power to help landlords bring these spaces up to code and instead she is slapping a few extra thousand on after the fact which doesn't help keep people in their homes. She just doesn't get it.

Posted by Steve Kopff on 01/09/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

This "victim" culture and mentality is a ticket to nowhere.... Whine and cry your life away, while others improve their lives and community all around and in spite of you. Oakland "natives" need to protect themselves. They have no more right to housing in Oakland than the other 7 billion people on the planet

Posted by Kevin Smith on 01/08/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Top Commander Accused of Turning California National Guard Into ‘Criminal Syndicate’

I have been told by individuals who used to work in JFHQ that the State Surgeon's Office case workers work for a private company, not the Cal Guard.
The way the SSO is run, you'd think they are ALL government employees. Has anyone ever tried calling the SSO? They seem to never be in, they don't return calls, they were a malignant tumor on me until 'they' decided how they could kick me out.
There are internal reports from the Guard that they are/were not in compliance with records management laws. Go figure. If you ever had some involvement with the SSO, your records went missing, were falsified, or they claimed that the MEB/PEB selection sheet went missing in transit while being mailed.
My original case manager was Lomboy, he told me he was let go in Fall 2012, how is it that he was still signing things off in the files for the MND cases that the SSO had open on me?
The SSO had also closed out a case, done, fin, zum ende. Why did they string me on as if it was still open?
And this is already TL;dr my unit....oh boy.

My email is

Posted by Jeff Sidden on 01/08/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Jack's Oyster Bar Shutters in Jack London Square

Regardless of price to portion issues, most restaurants/eateries at JLS are struggling... And there are a lot of places worth the trip! Check out Overland Bar & Grills new mostly mexican menu with the addition of gumbo, burgers and some american fare. Also the Authentic Bagel Company has just that REAL bagels! They offer them in traditional preparations and in their own sandwiches and plates.. and take a scone to go for later. Steel Rail Public House is also a must on your trip to JLS. Easy to park or catch the broadway shuttle most any day or time.

Posted by Cricket Deetz on 01/08/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

Wow you Trump followers still don't see you been conned ,he place rich people the swamp in the white house has broking so many rules and laws ,still has not shown returns. And is trying to change how we do things in our country and not for the good ,you all are blind,the rich don't care about you.The reason things did not get done in 8 years you can thank your republicans they would not work with Obama. They took over 200 days vacation.And we played for that.

Posted by Jacki Budd on 01/08/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

More BS from the MSM (D)

Posted by Brian Hoffpauir on 01/08/2017 at 12:57 AM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

I hope California is able to leave the union .

Posted by Robert Sorbo on 01/07/2017 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

Detroit? Wasn't this the place where several polling stations reported more ballots cast than on actual voters list? Guess who won in these polling stations? Disenfranchised voters? Proof please, words are cheap. We must maintain the integrity of the ballots by making sure only qualified US citizens are allowed to vote.

Posted by Carlos Cuyugan on 01/07/2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

I love all of the Herr Drumpf voters calling others exactly what they are! At one of his numerous Ku Klux Klan meetings/ Hitler youth rallies you egregiously attended featuring mein Kampf der kline Neu Fuhrer Herr Drumpf preached hate misogyny xenophobia scapegoating my hard working Hispanic brothers and sisters picking the lettuce you eat and making beds i can only imagine the price of a head of lettuce if a person was paid twenty five dollars an hour with benefits week ends off paid vacations and retirement you'd howl as the anti Christian you are! Your obsolete akin to a zombie dinosaur trying in vain to revive a vile past, you and your kind should be in urns!

Posted by Richard Greene on 01/07/2017 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Now Serving Fresh Baked French Pastries & Fine Brewed Chicory Coffee!

This place appears to be closed. Yelp reports it has closed, and the website is down.

Posted by José Fumante on 01/07/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

Some people will break all kinds of laws just to get what they want. An election should be done fairly without Putin, electoral college illegals, and other election swayers using all the dirt they can to win.

Posted by emreed on 01/07/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

The people with the negative comments must be Donald Trump supporters. You sound like you're angry. God Bless and help you overcome your emotional state. You must learn more about Politics.

Posted by emreed on 01/07/2017 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Ozumo Oakland Unveils New Spring Menu + Cocktails

Hi there!
Ozumo has been recently closed.


This should probably be removed!


Posted by Rose Heredia on 01/07/2017 at 1:56 PM

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