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Re: “Meet the Selection Panel that will Appoint the Members of Oakland's New Police Commission

Dear Mr MontagueIs like to extend you a warm welcome on behalf of your friends, neighbors and fellow tax-payers. Hope you like, and work to improve your city as much as we do!

Posted by WaltFrench on 04/20/2017 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Meet the Selection Panel that will Appoint the Members of Oakland's New Police Commission

In response to Julia's question......Selection Committee service is volunteer---no financial compensation involved.....

Posted by Mary Vail on 04/20/2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Ethiopian Café Anfilo in Oakland, Where The Food Is As Strong And Bold As The Coffee

the restaurants are more than they were a couple of decades ago when i tried the coffee in what seemed to be the only one on telegraph avenue. i have ethiopian ancestors. i am more sure of ancestors ethiopian than i am descendants as the older people in my family seem to connect easier in the african area than the younger generations in my family. my family is literally all over the san francisco bay area, especially oakland.

Posted by Estella Davis on 04/20/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible to Flooding Due To Climate Change And Sea-Level Rise

Despite the likelihood of rising sea levels affecting low-lying neighborhoods in far fewer than 100 years, planning ahead is hardly a task for which Oakland's government is prepared.

Looking ahead even one year regarding serious social and environmental problems would be most unusual for Oakland.

Of course our pols do look ahead at their coming elections. Within a few months of being elected, our current Mayor was busily raising money for her next campaign. Her out-of-town developer sponsors are taking no chances.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 04/20/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible to Flooding Due To Climate Change And Sea-Level Rise

"Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible....by the end of the century".... Hmm... that is some 83 years from now.
I'm sure that the disadvantaged residents of those neighborhoods would place this important concern at about #147 on their list of potential problems they will have over the next 60 years.

Heck by that time nearly ALL of those neighborhoods will have been gentrified and re-gentrified... Thus the number of poor in those neighborhoods will be reduced to near zero.,
It will be entirely a upper middle class or wealthy person's problem, not affecting more than a handful of poor people.

As far as poor people go this rising sea level in Oakland neighborhoods is a non issue for decades to come.

Posted by Dan de'Data on 04/20/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible to Flooding Due To Climate Change And Sea-Level Rise

Jean, here in the East Bay we don't say "the 880" and "the 580." That's so L.A.

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Posted by Kevin Walsh on 04/20/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible to Flooding Due To Climate Change And Sea-Level Rise

Excellent article. Tepperman's research on the hazards to the East Bay's most vulnerable communities is as disturbing as it is excellent. Luckily, there are many activists like Margaret Gordon and Brian Beveridge in these communities, aware of the threats and working to build sustainability. But it will take all of us in the East Bay to prepare for what's coming.

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Posted by Barbara Stebbins on 04/20/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Oakland Council OKs $700,000 in Assistance for Survivors Displaced by San Pablo Avenue Fire

I'm sure the money will be paid back.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 04/20/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible to Flooding Due To Climate Change And Sea-Level Rise

As I have been saying since the '70s, it's time to dike & lock the Golden Gate, protecting infrastructure & property all the way to Sacramento. The water from the Delta should be canaled back to the southland (not tunnels). It's cheaper and easier on the environment. Homeland Security should be on board as it protects our Bay from nefarious activity. Historically, the Bay was fresh until about 8000 years ago, when the fading Ice Age caused enough ocean rise to wipe out the waterfall (comparable to Niagara) and made the Bay what it is today. linus.hollis@gmail.com

Posted by Linus Hollis on 04/20/2017 at 10:11 AM
Posted by Ernest Montague on 04/20/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Meet the Selection Panel that will Appoint the Members of Oakland's New Police Commission

Glad to see a wide spectrum of people there! From far left to far left without going through the middle. LOL. Chavez Yoelle is the only one who might be moderate.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 04/20/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible to Flooding Due To Climate Change And Sea-Level Rise

Sound like it would be less expensive and less traumatizing if the government just provides everyone with a new non atmosphere polluting electric car.

Posted by Clive Scullion on 04/20/2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Will you continue to review at San Francisco Magazine?

Posted by julie weeks on 04/20/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Meet the Selection Panel that will Appoint the Members of Oakland's New Police Commission

I'm curious--are the panel members paid by the City of Oakland? Or is this a volunteer role? // julia allen, oakland

Posted by Julia Allen on 04/20/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Ethiopian Café Anfilo in Oakland, Where The Food Is As Strong And Bold As The Coffee

Ethiopian restaurants are on the rise all over America. They are definitely a model for people of African descent everywhere.

Posted by Orlando Coombs on 04/20/2017 at 4:41 AM

Re: “Ethiopian Café Anfilo in Oakland, Where The Food Is As Strong And Bold As The Coffee

Ethiopian Food is good. Them Ethiopians got North Oakland on lock. They got lots of businesses on Telehraph. Traditional Soul Food ain't really popping like that no more. You got a few left in Oakland but there fazing out, even Chinese restaurants are fazing out. People, especially in the Bay Area are all about new things and exploring new plateaus. That's Ethiopian restaurants and other African restaurants thrive. The bay area is a great place, I grew up there but its too expensive. But anyway, Ethiopian restaurants are on the rise all over

Posted by Orlando Coombs on 04/20/2017 at 4:38 AM

Re: “Sen. Nancy Skinner Asks Contra Costa Supervisors to Cancel $95 Million Jail Expansion

We need more money for early childhood education and later for rehabilitation and diversion into programs like Kamala Harris's Clean Slate Program which saved San Francisco about $250,000 per first time offender. This program made them plead guilty first and then gave them a 5-year intervention with H.S. diploma mandatory, job training, a job, affordable housing, Psych services, parenting classes and so on and if they stayed clean for 5 years and didn't reoffend -- aged out of crime -- then their slate was wiped clean. We need more creative programs to grab these first time, young, non-violent offenders and help them get an American dream life, with housing and families and jobs and at least H.S.education with job training. That's the Compassionate Solution and it saves money.

Posted by Carolyn Phinney on 04/19/2017 at 8:02 PM

Re: “City Emails: Many Dublin Residents Think Undocumented Immigrants Are 'Felons' Who Will Turn Their Town Into a 'Cesspool'

Dublin City Council could have chosen another word like SAFE HAVEN to "make undocumented members of the community feel comfortable contacting the police, sending their kids to school, or seeking care at a hospital"

Dublin, do you really want the children of your housekeeper and lawn man and guy doing your remodel to live in fear that Dublin is trying to deport their parents and they will be gone when the kids come home from school? Do you really want the police rounding up the Berkeley PhD graduate student whose parents brought her here at 6 months of age to be deported? There is great hypocrisy surrounding this issue.

Many of these immigrants having been living here for decades. They didn't just run across the border. We let them do our menial labor for wages no one else would accept, but we want them also to live in fear? USA is their home. We need reasonable paths to citizenship for our neighbors and friends in the immigrant community, not deportation from the only lives they know.

Posted by Carolyn Phinney on 04/19/2017 at 6:33 PM

Re: “The Talented Mr. Young

Interesting read.

Posted by Henrik Obermann on 04/19/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Berkeley Police Basically MIA At Saturday's Violent Pro-Trump Vs. AntiFa Brawl

Flashbang grenades? Get a grip. They were throwing firecrackers. You think they couldn't get a pepsi can in but they could get grenades past the cops?

Posted by Xiao Chong on 04/19/2017 at 10:03 AM

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