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Re: “Poll: White, Affluent Oaklanders Happiest. Black Residents Least Happy. And Everyone's Freaked Out By Housing Crisis.

"White people with college educations and six-figure incomes who live in North Oakland and around Lake Merritt are "most happy" with the city's quality of life."

Stupendous insight!

"All Oaklanders are willing to pay higher taxes to support better services, almost across the board."

Maybe all such Oaklanders don't understand that a third of the fixed high housing costs they complain about go to pay property taxes. In addition Oakland/Alameda County is hardly modest regarding sales and other taxes and fees.

On the other hand there are significant areas in which Oakland's services amount to so little, and the need is sufficiently high, that people will give even more. Should I point out public safety?

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 01/28/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Poll: White, Affluent Oaklanders Happiest. Black Residents Least Happy. And Everyone's Freaked Out By Housing Crisis.

It's great how the East Bay Express publishes articles like this that dive deep into the topic of the rich diversity in Oakland... by only talking about its Black and White residents.

Posted by Kai Chang on 01/28/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “To Undermine Sanctuary Cities, Trump Orders Cuts for Lead Safety, Homeless Shelters, Childcare, Many Other Programs

Trump is a divisive racist fascist that doesn't care if he tears apart that some many worked really hard to make happen. The pen being mightier that the sword has stopped millions of FEDERAL DOLLARS assistance to these sanctuary cities. This bigoted P.O.S P.O.T.U.S. is the largest delusional manchild that I have ever seen in my lifetime. He scares the hell out of me.

Posted by Clark Halbert on 01/27/2017 at 9:24 PM

Re: “To Undermine Sanctuary Cities, Trump Orders Cuts for Lead Safety, Homeless Shelters, Childcare, Many Other Programs

We should stop sending our tax dollars to the federal government. We give more than we get. The states that elected this pariah get more than they give.

Posted by Joe 1 on 01/27/2017 at 8:28 PM

Re: “As Trump Advances Pipelines, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Calls on CalPERS to Divest

Ernest its their money and they are diversified- enabling them to do this kind of action w out hurting their fund. You pay into Calpers?
Jim MZT would you say the same thing to a dude? Both of you sound absurd!

Posted by yulshake on 01/27/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Two Highly Touted Oakland Charter Schools Quickly Closed, Now Owe the District Money

So the OUSB President is on two boards of the non profit charters...or are/were they for profit schools?

I am going to guess he was getting paid for these board positions, highly irregular and perhaps illegal.

Yes nepotism is and has been rampant in Oakland, in both the schools and City jobs.

This looks an ugly corrupt and expensive failure

Posted by John Maguire on 01/27/2017 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Housing Groups Slam Proposal to Redefine Affordable Housing in Oakland

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Posted by Patrick Morgan on 01/27/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Poll: White, Affluent Oaklanders Happiest. Black Residents Least Happy. And Everyone's Freaked Out By Housing Crisis.

What if you'all reduced OPD ranks by 53 people and formed a professional football team? Then you could spend that extra $10M on homelessness, schools and affordable housing. Would that work?

Posted by JP Massar on 01/27/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “To Undermine Sanctuary Cities, Trump Orders Cuts for Lead Safety, Homeless Shelters, Childcare, Many Other Programs

If the Founding Fathers believed "the law is the law for everyone," we would still be drinking tea!

Posted by Mike Bradley on 01/27/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Daughter Thai Brings Intense Southern Thai Flavors to the Oakland Hills

@Pete O -- I know, rite? This guy can't even handle eating rotting fish guts, and WE'RE the provincial rubes? Come on bro, toughen up.

Posted by Frank Elways on 01/27/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “As Trump Advances Pipelines, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Calls on CalPERS to Divest

Kaplan has no business beating her drum in North Dakota nor should she get involved in telling PERS how to invest. It seems that PERS has done very well without her input.

Posted by Jim Mzt on 01/27/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Poll: White, Affluent Oaklanders Happiest. Black Residents Least Happy. And Everyone's Freaked Out By Housing Crisis.

I'm curious: In a city as diverse as Oakland (socio-economically & geographically), how does a survey account for citizens feelings with only 1,202 interviews?

I mean, the differences in micro-climates alone are UGE!

PS. Looking at the map, how far into the Bay does District 7 extend...All the way to the peninsula?

Posted by Hugh Morrison 1 on 01/27/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Two Highly Touted Oakland Charter Schools Quickly Closed, Now Owe the District Money

Such an interesting story and very interesting comments, indeed. So many things are wrong with the facts as they were laid out in this education-focused report. Smells like corruption, theft of public funds, mis-use of grant money, contract violations... a lot. I, too, hope for more reporting of these issues, as the more you report, the more people will know, and the more people know, there more they will able to impact and change. I am very disappointed in what I have read here. There is a lot of stealing and mis-appropriation of money and trust. How this city's schools can continue perplexes me. But, unfortunately, the comments by Janan Apaydin is the best. "Want to improve educational outcomes? Give families free preschool, decent housing, jobs, healthcare, etc. After all, socioeconomic status is the best predictor of educational outcomes. Not that poor students can't learn - they just need the same basics as anyone else to allow learning to happen. So, with our limited resources as a community, what is the best, most effective use of our resources to equitably educate all our precious children?" She is right. If this were to happen, half of the thieves and con artists listed in the article would have to hustle someone else.

Posted by Robert Thompson on 01/27/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Meet Samaria, a Rising Oakland R&B Star Preaching Self-Love

I fell in love with the album, her voice, and the instrumental value. It is so important for young women to be aware of themselves and self value, and this artist has emulated the concept of not only personal perspective but also the psychological perspective of others.. I'm excited to see where her music flourishes into...

Mignonette Wong

Posted by Mignonette on 01/27/2017 at 5:29 AM

Re: “To Undermine Sanctuary Cities, Trump Orders Cuts for Lead Safety, Homeless Shelters, Childcare, Many Other Programs

This miscarriage of democracy must be aborted http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/resign-or-invoke-the

Posted by Corey Yoquelet on 01/26/2017 at 11:52 PM

Re: “In Oakland, Massive Crowd Of 100,000 Turns Out For Anti-Trump Women's March

Re: the great :I'm not a real president but I play one on TV sight - if it ever gets made into a poster, t shirt, or bumper sticker, I'll buy one!
Lynne Miller
Oakland

Posted by Lynne Miller on 01/26/2017 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Two Highly Touted Oakland Charter Schools Quickly Closed, Now Owe the District Money

Nice to learn about the charter school hedge fund-like operation. I think charter or public, schools cannot be expected to fix all of societies ills. Want to improve educational outcomes? Give families free preschool, decent housing, jobs, healthcare, etc. After all, socioeconomic status is the best predictor of educational outcomes. Not that poor students can't learn - they just need the same basics as anyone else to allow learning to happen. So, with our limited resources as a community, what is the best, most effective use of our resources to equitably educate all our precious children? Public education is not perfect, but it gets my vote for the choice that at least has democratically elected leadership that the public can hold accountable.

Posted by Janan Apaydin on 01/26/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work At SOMArts

Can sex workers be artists? You ask. That is a really ridiculous and outdated question. Lots of sex workers are artists. Sex work is a bigger funder of the arts than the NEA, which will likely be ended by the Trump Admin. Looking forward to tonights show. PS--I was a prostitute and porn star 22 years full time. I'm proud to say I'm one of the artists in Documenta 14, the biggest most important art expo in the world. (Kassel Germany). There is a long history of artists who did sex work-Karen Finley, Maya Angelou, Diamonda Galas... So this question in fact has definitely been answered. YES. Sex workers can be artists.

Posted by Annie Sprinkle on 01/26/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “To Undermine Sanctuary Cities, Trump Orders Cuts for Lead Safety, Homeless Shelters, Childcare, Many Other Programs

According to Professor Bill Hing at the USF School (who was interviewed last evening on NPR/KQED) the only money Trump can touch is related to security related concerns. There are laws which govern what types of monies can be withheld by the president. Because immigration falls under Homeland Security only funding for policing, security, etc can be withheld.

But, I suppose we'll see....

Posted by Tom Webb on 01/26/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “To Undermine Sanctuary Cities, Trump Orders Cuts for Lead Safety, Homeless Shelters, Childcare, Many Other Programs

As was already mentioned the GOP is cutting those programs across the board so BFD

Posted by Lisa Stallings on 01/26/2017 at 2:51 PM

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