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Re: “California Does Not Have A Medical Marijuana Recommendation Problem

Chris stehlik, the point here is the cops are lying that there is a problem. The burden of proof is on them. No complaints to the medical board means just that.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Fleischmann on 08/13/2014 at 11:24 PM

Re: “California Does Not Have A Medical Marijuana Recommendation Problem

We have documented over 150 complaints of fraud being done by Skype dr.s throughout California. Reported it to he medical board and they refuse to do anything about this. We have 10s of thousands of patients walking around with fraudulant dr.s letters that provide no protection if a person is arrested. MCDERP and MCLEEP. Pro215.com

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jason D. Andrews on 08/13/2014 at 9:46 PM

Re: “California Does Not Have A Medical Marijuana Recommendation Problem

There are no complaints because the problem is different. No one is going to complan about a doctor that fills their need for recreational marijuana without asking too many questions. Other people don't have the details needed to make a substantive complaint. I would investigate this a bit deeper. Why not pick 5 medical recommenders at random, research some symptoms and see whether you can get a recommendation based on bogus symptoms. See if a physical examination is actually done. Do you want to dig that far ? Ask recommenders what percent of people they turn away. Look for verifiable numbers on that. A recommender that recommends marijuana for 100% of the people that walk through the door is questionable.

If you really want to see if CA has a recommendation problem, ask those questions.

1 like, 16 dislikes
Posted by Chris Stehlik on 08/13/2014 at 6:39 PM

Re: “A Flawed Model for Care

Last week Kaiser released the latest numbers for profits and new enrollees: $2.1 billion in profit so far this year -- almost as much as Kaiser made in all of 2013 -- and nearly 387,000 new enrollees, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. They're raking in huge profits at the expense of their mental health patients. Shameful.

30 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Edmund Winslow on 08/13/2014 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Setting the Record Straight About Oakland

A lifelong resident of Oakland once told me that she is thankful for all the negative coverage Oakland gets because it is the ONLY thing that keeps the SF types out of her city. All of you who write about the unfair media coverage Oakland receives will also be the ones writing about how skyrocketing rents, new business ventures, and gentrification are stripping "your city" of what you loved about it. Two sides to every story.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Chris Albeck on 08/13/2014 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Setting the Record Straight About Oakland

This article is on point. I've owned a small business in Uptown Oakland for 7 years and have lived here for over 16 years. When I first arrived from Los Angeles, I was nervous about Oakland's reputation and my safety based on media observations.
I was pleasantly surprised to see and experience first hand how beautiful Oakland is and how culturally diverse the landscape is. I have never been robbed or burglarized.
Less than 6 months ago, I started a Tumblr blog called Faces of Oakland as an homage to Oaktown and in an attempt to show people from the outside looking in Oakland's culturally diverse faces. So far, so good.
I OVERstand Elmano Gonsalves' campaign to demand fair reporting about a city that has had its fair share of slanted media reports. I love it here. It is no Utopia, but what city is?

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Posted by Tracey Friley on 08/13/2014 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Setting the Record Straight About Oakland

A lifelong resident of Oakland once told me that she is thankful for all the negative coverage Oakland gets because it is the ONLY thing that keeps the SF types out of her city. All of you who write about the unfair media coverage Oakland receives will also be the ones writing about how skyrocketing rents, new business ventures, and gentrification are stripping "your city" of what you loved about it. Two sides to every story.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Chris Albeck on 08/13/2014 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Pups

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Posted by Editor on 08/13/2014 at 12:07 PM

Re: “The High Cost of Justice

dear east bay express: please fix the move on link to go directly here: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ask-the-alameda-county/?source=search. seriously. don't be lazy!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Kim Harmon on 08/13/2014 at 10:27 AM

Re: “The High Cost of Justice

here's a link to the petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ask-the-alameda-county/?source=search

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Posted by Kim Harmon on 08/13/2014 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Setting the Record Straight About Oakland

Life may be very good in Oakland for 20-somethings who enjoy the new bars, restaurants and other entertainments that Oakland increasingly offers. And if you are in business in Oakland, or are employed in promoting business in Oakland, you want the best PR you can get.

There are, sad to have to point out to the suburbanite writer of this piece, still lots of things in Oakland that deserve the attention of concerned residents. Yes, the homicide rate is down in Oakland. On the other hand the rate is also down in Richmond and in New Orleans. The downturn is part of a national trend for which any sort of reliable explanation is difficult to discover. Shootings and killings in Oakland continue yet at a multiple of the national rate and there are groups of longtime Oakland residents who still suffer from crime even if the suburbanite visitors and newcomers don't. If Oakland has "only" 80 or 90 homicides this year, that's still several times the 25 homicides per year in comparable cities nationwide.

Oakland has problems that remain unaddressed by our government. Negative news has the important function of keeping some public attention on real suffering in Oakland. Eventually this may lead to voters deciding to install some new blood in city hall. Oakland has been a very tough town for its poorest for many decades and it's not getting better for them.

Yes the bowl of cherries view is important. So is the reality.

11 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Hobart Johnson on 08/13/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Thank You for Making Dan Siegel a Best of the East Bay 2014 Winner!

Is there a typo in your award. Did you mean to say that Mr. Siegel is the most REgressive candidate?

Bringing armed police into OUSD in 2000 is not PROgressive, is it?

Touting Oakland Public Bank, yet using Wells Fargo for the campaign account is not PROgressive, is it?

Running a conventional campaign that compels him to lend (not donate) $100k to his fund in NOT PROgressive, is it?

Please forgive my unwavering determination to expose the dirt in our politics.

Posted by Saied Karamooz on 08/13/2014 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Setting the Record Straight About Oakland

Elmano Gonsalves is my new hero. I get so tired of trying to "defend" Oakland to old, closed minds near and far. Many of them are here in the East Bay -- even working with me in Oakland -- and they still seem to think it's the 90's (and it has nothing to do with their outdated wardrobes ;)
Seriously, though, I get very frustrated. I often throw my hands up and tell them, you are right! It's terrible here. Tell your cohorts and do STAY AWAY! We don't need their kind anyway, right? After all, they're the first ones to run out to the news crew with the proper soundbite of fear.

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Posted by Justine TenZeldam on 08/13/2014 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Thank You for Making Dan Siegel a Best of the East Bay 2014 Winner!

What we need in An Oakland Mayor is a fiscally responsible moderate . You hail Dan as your progressive poster boy but he's more then that. Being a leftist, I wouldn't vote for him for anything. Not all EBE are progressive and I find your publication biased
Jim Zigenis
Oakland

Posted by Jim Zigenis on 08/13/2014 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Historic Medi-Pot Rules Debated in California Assembly

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Posted by Editor on 08/13/2014 at 2:00 AM

Re: “Setting the Record Straight About Oakland

The Chronicle and Oakland Tribune (owned by San Jose Mercury News and also operates the Contra Costa Times) are garbage. The Bay Area deserves to have a decent daily paper, but alas, the East Bay Express is once a week but does a much better job supplying readers with facts than the dailies.

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Posted by John-Paul de Veer on 08/13/2014 at 1:36 AM

Re: “Read San Jose’s New Dispensary Ban … Ahem, ‘Regulations’

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Posted by Editor on 08/13/2014 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Farewell to the Golden Gypsy

What happened to thomas robinson once owner of the golden gyspy massage palor in berkeley? Did he go back to prison for pimping and pandering?

Posted by roxanne hughes on 08/12/2014 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Fact: Cannabis Kills MRSA, Disrupts Prion Diseases

I use AND oil to fix a lot of heath problem I had and all my friends from moles disappearing to warts disappearing to stomach upsets you name it . The old sayin goes GOD IS PRFECT MAN IS NOT, MAN MADE LIQUER GOD GREW POT. LOL...

Posted by Joey Tonnesen on 08/12/2014 at 7:56 PM

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