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Re: “Protest Trump's Inauguration in Oakland, But Please Don't Be Violent

You actually do have to talk to these people like children. They are little more than spoiled brats.

Posted by Ken White on 01/11/2017 at 12:47 PM

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

Kaplan, RU NUTS!!! $8,000!!! That will cause more rentals to be sold, removed from the housing markets!!! The city council needs to get real. I found two vacant lots for sale, both about $5,000 sqft. on not so great steets. One selling for $448,888.00 & the other $1,100,000.00!!! That is the reality in Oakland & the Bay Area!!! If you are looking for affordable lots or housing look to other states!!! Oh, those lots at one time would have sold for around $20,000 tops!!!

Posted by Paul Merr on 01/11/2017 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Gunfight on Broadway Interrupts Oakland Council Committee Meeting

There has to be video of the shooting with all the cell phones in the area. A car licence plate etc.

Posted by Paul Merr on 01/11/2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

Seems like Contra Costa is motivated by greed and malicious dislike of immigrants (particularly brown immigrants). It's so easy to ignore ICE. Every other Bay Area county does. Something is rotting in Contra Costa.

Posted by Carlos Aguilar on 01/11/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

All Law Enforcement Should Aide ICE in deporting Criminal Illegal Aliens who do not have a legal or moral right to be in the U.S . The U.S does not have open borders and will not allow these criminals to roam free.

Posted by DAII on 01/11/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “How a Handful of Pro-Charter Billionaires Flooded Oakland's School Board Elections With Cash

The Oakland schools should be put in receivership again. Very few vocational skills are taught. These schools have become a place for criminal youth networking..
As victims of crime, seniors and homeowners, we strongly object to parcel taxes
going to this school to prison pipeline.

Posted by nwax@sbcglobal on 01/10/2017 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

Contra Costa County needs to elect new leadership. It's time to clean house in order to promote our progressive values.

Posted by Brady C on 01/10/2017 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

Are you kidding me? Lets follow the facts: Kim commits a violent armed robbery. But thats not all. He is here illegally and then goes on to commit other crimes like possessing stolen property. David Jones had to cope with stress and had FOUR DUIs while here illegally. Are you kidding me? He could have killed someone. And then, the last sad victim of this story is Smith, who, guess what, committed a crime while here illegally too, Domestic Violence! What am I missing? If the Probation Chief and the Sheriffs Office didnt hand them immediately to ICE they would be guilty of incompetence. The Public Defender cannot possibly defend this nonsense. Maybe the author is hoping to win a Pulitzer prize on this ridiculous article. The only thing he proved is that the Trump Administration needs to bring the hammer down hard and now. You provided three great examples of why!

Posted by E. Cox on 01/10/2017 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Jim Kaiser, Eccentric Champion of Incredibly Strange Music, Dies at 46

I met Jim shortly after moving to KC , he was the guy at the record store that could get me anything I wanted. Always a kind soul, almost always had a smile, even when thing were rough. After a while he and a few of our friends were playing together doing whatever came to mind, and he and a friend opened place called the Rhumba Box, hosted every outside sort of music from punk to ..well, just about everything. Somehow he got Beck to play 2 shows on his 1st tour there, when Loser was just beginning to hit the air. Those shows, and that someone had torn the sprinkler system out of the space he rented for it lead to the closing of it and his exit from KC at that point. As it was pre internet days, we lost track of one another until a few years ago. Even not having seen one another for over 20 years, the news of his passing has been a blow. He was a unique soul, one the world will miss.

Posted by Steve Cain on 01/10/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “How a Handful of Pro-Charter Billionaires Flooded Oakland's School Board Elections With Cash

The Oakland system should be put into receivership. It is a place where youths network to plan crimes. Few vocational skills are taught. As victims of crimes and homeowners, we do not want our parcel tax to fund this criminal organization.

Posted by nwax@sbcglobal on 01/10/2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “How a Handful of Pro-Charter Billionaires Flooded Oakland's School Board Elections With Cash

The Oakland school system, administrators, board should put in receivership again. Oakland schools are a place where young people network to commit crime. Few vocational skills are taught so kids could a living upon graduating.There is a 40% drop out rate in high school, as I recall. As victims of crime and homeowners, we don't want our parcel tax to pay for this school to prison pipeline!

Posted by nwax@sbcglobal on 01/10/2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Gunfight on Broadway Interrupts Oakland Council Committee Meeting

Years of incidents like this one are one reason why Clorox moved 700 employees out of its downtown building a few years ago. Hey, burglaries in the neighborhoods are fine, but this downtown stuff is bad for business! Oakland - one of the half dozen most crime-plagued cities in the country. (P.S.: The Oakland poverty rate is the same or less than many much safer cities.)

Posted by Charlie Pine on 01/10/2017 at 8:40 PM

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

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