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Re: “Major Paint-Manufacturing Corporations Still Owe Oakland More Than $100 Million Over Lead

Yes, it is heartbreaking the misery that these corporations have caused. Some of them also produced and promoted lead pipes long after they knew of its dangers.

See "Warnings Unheeded: a history of child lead poisoning," American Journal of Public Health, 1989
The Lead Industry and Lead Water Pipes: "A Modest Campaign"; Am J Public Health. 2008;98:15841592)

Posted by Ri Ra on 02/17/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

So Reddon, your contention is that because people in Blue shoot people needlessly, the kids shot through the walls of their home, in their beds, count less than the ones shot by blue bullets...

The teens shot sitting in a car in front of their houses, in their own neighborhoods count less.


I'm not saying the blue shooters are right. I'm saying they've been handed and easy out. By the system and by clowns running the streets blasting away in broad daylight... And no one knows anything. We're tough. We're Oakland. We don't snitch.

As I said, all VERY lawful.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 02/17/2017 at 6:56 AM

Re: “California Health Department Opposes Bill to Help Formerly Incarcerated People Access Jobs

Informative piece - BTW if you are requiring a CA CDPH 0929 , my wife came across a template form here

Posted by Griselda Foreman on 02/17/2017 at 1:17 AM

Re: “The Healthful Corner Store Movement

I'm eager to visit the Hope Collectives store!

Posted by Gabriela Delariva on 02/16/2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “California Natives Oppose Canonization of Junipero Serra

Tupak, so nothing's good about the USA? Bet you will never have a space program.

Posted by Mark Laszlo on 02/16/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Bay Area Immigrants Turning Down Health Care, MediCal, For Fear of Trump's Immigration Policies

Alice Feller Immigrants here legally can not be deported no fear needed the illegals are the ones opting out of health-care coverage and welfare you know this but still mislead the readers please you want legal rights for illegals the laws are not here to manipulated at will . Trump supports legal Immigration most Americans do .

Posted by Terrie Henderson on 02/16/2017 at 7:18 PM

Re: “A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

I'm so tired of the likes of the Bay Area Council and SPUR, acting like they represent the residents of the Bay Area. They don't. One is a business advocacy group and the other has an activist urbanism agenda. Thank these guys for Plan Bay Area, and the movement to regional taxation and unelected regulators making choices for us.

Posted by Trevor on 02/16/2017 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Updated: Oakland Pot Union Bribery Scandal Exposed

Rush the Rat's time has run out!
03/27/2017, 0830 am
4:15-cr-00454-HSG - USA v. Daniel Rush
Jury Selection, Jury Trial
No fucking bullshit neutrality agreement for the UFCW Rat...the wiretaps are AWESOME

Posted by moleman510cee0 on 02/16/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Downtown Berkeley

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Posted by Jake Williams on 02/16/2017 at 3:38 AM

Re: “California Health Department Opposes Bill to Help Formerly Incarcerated People Access Jobs

My business partners needed to fill out CA CDPH 0929 some time ago and came across a document management site that hosts a huge forms library . If people are searching for CA CDPH 0929 too , here's

Posted by Griselda Foreman on 02/15/2017 at 10:36 PM

Re: “A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

Yes, Bruce F., it does matter who does the shooting. Reason: several white shooters like Zimmerman have gotten off by claiming that the confrontation with a black man put them in fear of their life -- the legal standard, especially for policemen. Inconceivable a black person could get away with this.

Posted by Reddon on 02/15/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

and now it's back. Weird

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 02/15/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “'A Modern Day Ruin': A Writer On His Visits to the Ghost Ship Site

I appreciate this griot's expanded view. He had the ability to take me with him on this journey. I felt as if I walked with him as the picture he painted was brilliant. So very sorry for this tragedy.

Posted by Mizanihealth on 02/15/2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

Interesting. My last response seems to have been removed. It was neither anonymous or pseudonymous

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 02/15/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

Vivian, I've lived in Oakland for over 20 years now and I'm born and bred in the east bay a long time ago. I saw Oakland when it had a functioning downtown (only now reviving). I saw crony politicians line their pockets when BART construction was allowed to strangle downtown, just as it did in Richmond. I watched Don Perata and others spend much needed city dollars to line the pockets of the owners of the Raiders in the name of "civic pride".

Let's see... There was a gun battle downtown, just outside city hall a few weeks back, mid-day no less. Working girls are obvious on international even after the "Celest Guape"/OPD debacle. There was also the mysterious fire at an almost completed development just off of West MacArthur a few months back. The city council member who used city resource to tamper with development s/he didn't like. That all sounds VERY lawful to me.

And yes it IS better. San Pablo avenue is no longer infested with drug dealers 24/7. I hear fewer gun shots now. There is development going on all over the place in spite the obstructionist activity of "social justice warriors" who are against any improvements that don't solve all problems perfectly the first time out or don't directly serve some neighborhood or other.

And Dave D, you're absolutely correct, no housing built does make gentrification worse not better. Yes, like it or not, supply and demand ARE a factor that can't be ignored or wished away.

Cars, per se, aren't the problem. Gas guzzling SUVs, monster trucks and what I like to refer to as land yachts are. Relatively cheap status symbols.

Replace them with bikes I hear you say and bike lanes. I dare you to safely carry the kids that way... Or transport groceries. I did that for a while too.

Unless we choose to go to densities that people seem to find unacceptable, it just doesn't work. Oddly those status symbols, at least in Oakland, seem to be more in the hands of people of color. so now we have another problem... The replacement of those working vehicles has a significant impact negative impact on the very population we're trying to help!

Transit, great idea. Show me the money to build AND maintain it. I pay my taxes, I'm sure you pay yours. Many don't and that most especially includes those pseudo citizens, corporations, who play property transfer games to avoid paying their fair share.

I know I don't have a whole lot of answers. I have a pretty good idea going after the latest administration is probably not the best idea.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 02/15/2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

Oakland is a "lawless abandoned zone"? When did Bruce last look around Oakland? There's residential development underway in many parts of Oakland, crime rates are down, and the population citywide is higher than ever. The problem is that the increase in real estate prices is leaving many existing residents "out in the cold".

Posted by Vivian Kahn on 02/15/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

Wheres the water going to come from for all new residents/growth? I never hear it mentioned in any of these proposals.

Posted by bill h on 02/15/2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “New Documents Reveal Oakland Officials Were Aware of Ghost Ship’s Numerous Problems: Raves, Kidnapping, Battery, Assault, And More

What are the reasons for the redactions in these police reports?

Posted by Amy L. Keyishian on 02/15/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “A Second Transbay Link Is Inevitable — but Will It Be Equitable?

bart has more than enough capacity, they
have to learn longer trains, an extra 2-3 cars per train would solve many
problems, teach the public new ideas,
just don't remove seats for more standee's, maybe bart's hysterical board
should be forced to ride their wet dream, STANDING UP

Posted by bandit on 02/15/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Court-Appointed Attorney Taking Over Oakland Mayor’s Investigation of Mishandled OPD Sex-Scandal Case

The decdes old issue with the scandalous sexual play on & off duty with California Law Enforcement is across the board. Contra Costa County Sheriffs Department & infamous on & off duty play. Sheriff Hall "Chrous Practice" in the 1980's. Richmond Police. San Pablo Police. Santa Cruz. CHP. Colusa Sheriff Departments.

And just how can I do I know ? I was involved as a mistress, girlfriend, lay of choice, piece of #!/. And what happened after I finally found self esteem ? I was the only one punished. Some was reported back then however most was silenced. Especially the drunking escapades involving SWAT team members, not taking calls due to other priorities, and perjury laden cases.

Posted by Jessica Ramey-Gillam on 02/15/2017 at 12:50 PM

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