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Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

There are numerous examples of kids lemonade stands being shut down. Just use the search tool.

Posted by Christopher King on 05/18/2017 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Oakland Fire Department Hits Hills Homeowners With Erroneous Inspection Bills

I am just gonna drop a line saying that if you wish to get detailed data about Oakland and support it with numbers then you should take a peek here:
although I am not sure they have fire safety statistics but maybe I didn't dig deep enough. Anyways I second Mr Hall in that matter.

Posted by Margaret Jefferson on 05/18/2017 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Golden Road Brewing's Meg Gill Visits Oakland To Defend Controversial Plan To Open Beer Garden

Ms. Gill, you can't claim to be independent if you aren't. Calling you out isn't "fake news." You sound like an Orange Cheeto follower. And pleeeease, no one is criticizing you because you're a businesswoman (really??). No one wants Bud Lite disguised as an IPA. No one wants drunken, overgrown frat boys pissing in a residential neighborhood. No one wants the increase in traffic and the loss of street parking. No one wants your corporate controlled beer. We like and support LOCAL craft brewers.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 05/17/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “New Dating Site for Pot Users Has High Hopes

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Posted by j cole on 05/17/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

Police don't think. Muslims are the problem. How many times do I have to say that?

Posted by Jonathan Hughes on 05/17/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Alameda Sheriff Deputy's Arrest of Street Fruit Vendor Goes Viral and Draws Criticism

I would be pissed off if someone sold fruit in front of my home. Don't blame the caller for reaching out to get him moved. And if he won't willingly comply than an arrest is warranted

Posted by Gb4 on 05/17/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “An Oakland Film Series Examines the Black Aesthetic

Hey, I'm Ryanaustin (Curator) and there should be two corrections to the piece.

1. We did not screen Watermelon Woman, instead we screened the shorts of Cecile Emeke

2. The Directors name for Day by Day is Jehnovah not "Jehovah"

Posted by Ryanausitn Dennis on 05/17/2017 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Golden Road Brewing's Meg Gill Visits Oakland To Defend Controversial Plan To Open Beer Garden

This is rich. A neighborhood full of gentrification doesn't like another entity coming in and gentrifying them.

Posted by dluffydog1801 on 05/17/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Point Richmond Music Summer Series: Evie Laden and The Lucky Losers

Error in post -- should be "The Evie Ladin Band" -- apologies!

Posted by Christina Zirker 1 on 05/17/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “California's Cannabis Rules Are Here, Reminding That Legalization Was Never Going To Be Easy

Clear Horizon Management Group will be having a Cannabis 411 seminar in Sacramento reviewing all the new proposed cannabis regulations. I'm so excited!

Posted by Penny Alexander on 05/17/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “The Actor’s Conference 2017

I can't wait for this event!

Posted by Esther Urquiza on 05/17/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Oakland Officials Are Divided Over a Proposal to Create a New Department of Violence Prevention

Make Oakland Now! actually suspended its support for this measure before it went to the Finance & Management and Public Safety Committees, so advising both Public Safety and Council before its meeting last night.

Posted by Bruce Nye on 05/17/2017 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Oakland Officials Are Divided Over a Proposal to Create a New Department of Violence Prevention

What? Another commission/ department to "study"an urgent problem? Perhaps energy and resources could be better utilized in making a serious attempt to get to the root of violent crime. Forming departments is taking the road of least resistence.

Posted by Tyron C. Jordan on 05/16/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Why Does He Watch Porn?

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Posted by Susan Jackson 1 on 05/16/2017 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Are Divided Over a Proposal to Create a New Department of Violence Prevention

While Oakland has one of the highest per capita violence rate in the country and something needs to be done, has this been done anyplace else? Is there any evidence that additional bureaucracy will be a solution or is this just theater to facilitate feeding money to council members pet projects.

We certainly need to stop the bullets flying.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/16/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Anula's Cafe

I moved from my office at the 14th & Franklin corner in downtown Oakland and I miss Anula's Cafe. Anula is from Sri Lanka and makes meat and vegetarian dishes in her home style. There are different specials each day, along with great sandwiches, coffee and Sri Lanka style chai. I drop by to see say "hi" and get something whenever I am in the neighborhood.

Posted by Chris Ikeda-Nash on 05/16/2017 at 5:23 PM

Re: “City of Richmond Approves Huge Expansion to Medical Cannabis Industry

Bullshit the rich keep getting richer
How is this helping out any minority
How about letting minorities and women own some of these business
And not let the same people keep making more

Posted by King Kalkat on 05/16/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Are Divided Over a Proposal to Create a New Department of Violence Prevention

Wait, what?

"citing the need for more evidence that the existing programs arent working..."

If Oakland has one of the highest violence and homicide rates in the nation, isn't that prima facie evidence that existing programs aren't working?

Posted by JP Massar on 05/16/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Oakland Fire Department Hits Hills Homeowners With Erroneous Inspection Bills


I am not sure what a "bread and circuses mentality" is but I think I understand your difficulty in accepting any perspective which may differ from your own. I think the common term for what you are doing is "trolling."

I haven't made any claim regarding my expertise in fire prevention.

I live in a neighborhood which is subject to Fire Department inspections. I know my neighbors and their houses well. For many years I have read and understood the standards for landscape managment as stated in the flier which is distributed
to residents of my neighborhood and other such neighborhoods vulnerable to wildfire.

There is not a single house, among more than 100 nearby houses, which meets the standards defined in the flier. None is even close. Although I cut back my trees and shrubs each year, I don't meet the standards. My inspections each year invariably pass.

Thus this observation: the current system doesn't work. If the flier is to be taken at face value, houses in my neighborhood are quite vulnerable to wildfire. I am quite sure the situation is the same in other neighborhoods in and adjacent to the hills. Residents do not want to remove all the trees and shrubs which are close to one another and close to their houses.

Thus I suggest a redo of the wildfire policy. I do not have the answer and I think a committee of wildfire professionals could possibly come up with a more feasible plan which actually might provide some wildfire protection where the current policy does not.

You have a very hard head Mr. Troll. I hope that some other readers, perhaps some in city hall, will find my suggestions helpful.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 05/16/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “FBI Hid Surveillance Devices Around Alameda County Courthouse

This is the way the court step auctions always have worked. Bidders agree with each other "Don't drive the price up on me for the property I really want and I won't drive the price up on the property that you really want."
Seams completely reasonable.

Posted by Todd Kollin on 05/16/2017 at 10:32 AM

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