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Re: “Letters of the Week: Make General Electric Clean Up East Oakland Lot

What needs to be done about the Raiders is to design a "poison pill" of some sort that would never allow them to return.

David Bell

Posted by David Bell on 04/08/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “No Piece of the Pie: New Report Paints Bleak Picture of Food Industry Labor Conditions

Glad the East Bay Express reports on this issue. Keep it up!

Posted by Rekia on 04/08/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “City of Oakland Shuts Down Novella Carpenter's Urban Farmstand

The whole level of resources being committed to this issue is ridiculous. Has the City forgotten the multiple deadly fires killing dozens of people? And somehow the code enforcement resources of the city cannot bring those monstrosities into safe compliance and they have staff on Chard Patrol duty? (Yeh I know Planning and Building Code enforcement staff are not fire inspectors but fire code violations are very closely related to building violations. We need to put the Chard Patrol staff on loan to the Fire Department to work on core life safety inspections for the next couple years).

Posted by Brian J Parker on 04/07/2017 at 11:28 PM

Re: “City of Oakland Shuts Down Novella Carpenter's Urban Farmstand

city needs to raise money and getting pretty desparate

Posted by Cd D on 04/07/2017 at 8:43 PM

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

The comment by "Sammy Jo" above is a joke. It is undoubtedly one of the opposition posing as her. Way to sink even lower. Funny thing is, most people seeing this article know who you are and could list the names next to many of those mean-spirited quotes. The real Sammy Jo, is much more thoughtful and caring for all residents of Dublin and beyond. Oh, and the Berkeley comment is clear evidence of an imposter as it's not the first time it has been said in an effort to discredit Sammy Jo and Sammy Jo would never say that. Finally, if all the Dublin opposition to sanctuary city would take just a few minutes to actually listen and read, you will find all your yelling and screaming against a sanctuary effort is misplaced, as that has nothing to do with Sammy Jo's proposal to council.

Posted by LoveMyCity on 04/07/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Expert: You Don't Have to Be a State Resident to Get Medical Marijuana In California Right Now

Hi, I am an out of state resident, and I'm visiting San Fransisco for 10 days. I was hopping to get a medical card here, I am over 21, a US citizen and I have back pains and insomnia. If i don't have proof of address for myself but my mom lives here, is there anyway I could get a mmj card within the next couple of days?

Posted by Morgan Richardson on 04/07/2017 at 12:46 PM
Posted by Vai Smile on 04/07/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Pardoned 'Crack King' Darryl Reed Says He Wants To Unite Oakland Neighborhoods

Why not 26 year's ? Time served or he could a year in the Fed's and got a show with snoop dogg ? Can't blame the youth of we don't see the truth

Posted by Vai Smile on 04/07/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Luke, although we never had the privilege to have met one another. I truly enjoyed all of your commentary and articles ,especially the ones that were about my past business the "BBQ HUT" (smile). But really you will be missed...don't stay away too long just continue to enjoy yourself!

-Lucky

Posted by sprately on 04/06/2017 at 7:19 PM

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

I live in Dublin and I see no reason to have a Sanctuary City at all. We have Federal and state laws that are in place and we don't need this in the city of Dublin. We don't need this town to be another Berkeley.

Posted by Sammy Jo on 04/06/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “The Beat Won’t Go On: Chicago Landlord Evicts Coffee With A Beat, Longtime Adams Point Shops

I am so bummed. I have fond memories of my first child playing on the piano, reading books, and grabbing a sandwich/cuppa joe at this shop. We really felt welcomed here. Happy to hear owner is retiring, though, hope he enjoys this time. Best of luck!

Posted by Katie Hart on 04/06/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

You'll be missed. I've greatly appreciated your searching out of smaller places that would otherwise be completely overlooked. I hope your successor will maintain this ethos, and that you'll imprint some of that perspective to the glossy pages of your new gig. Good luck!

Posted by Peter Chang on 04/05/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Oakland's Culture Clash

Oooooohhhh very well put Carol, I'm from Oakland and there is a lot of truth to everything you have written.
RESPECT AND LOVE is a key attribute for balance.

Posted by Ahmad Muwwakkil on 04/05/2017 at 9:17 PM

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

I think Oakland has improved in many ways in the last 15 years from the un documented prople living here.

Posted by bill h on 04/05/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “It’s Alive! It’s Alive!: Our Film Critic Previews The 60th San Francisco International Film Festival

Damn I usually love your reviews rave or critical. But you really went out of your way to talk shit on the SF Film Festival this year. Your "between the lines" contempt was not as hidden as you may have thought. It also wasn't cute or cheeky. It genuinely seemed like you were trying to convince people not to go. Whatever you think about San Francisco in general, the film festival has always been a quality event fueled by enthusiastic volunteers, and showing quality local and international offerings. Don't be such a dick about it. You're supposed to support your local film festival!

Posted by Nick Parker on 04/05/2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

I just saw this. We will miss you! I was going to eat elsewhere in San Leandro but to honor your reviews of the East Bay's thriving Asian restaurant scene I will now go eat again at Noodles Pho Me:

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/nood…

Posted by Hugh Morrison 1 on 04/05/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Luke you were an East Bay treasure. NO ONE used the turn of phrase "lush fattiness" like you. San Francisco is lucky to have you. You will be deeply missed.

Posted by Alli1 on 04/05/2017 at 10:54 AM

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

I think those Dubliners should ask themselves who their housekeepers,cooks and gardeners are and where do they live.

Posted by Judy.Belcher on 04/05/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Pardoned 'Crack King' Darryl Reed Says He Wants To Unite Oakland Neighborhoods

I can complain, because, while I was selling records on consignment and out of the trunk of my car, I'm told that Short was getting $200k from dubious sources to buy Black radio and Hammer got $170k from the A's and also dubious sources. I am not "hatin'". I am glad my brothas were successful. But, Quan is a $144 million-dollar criminal, who will never even be investigated...I don't know...If $3 million-dollar criminal, Reed, who did 26 years of prison time, was White or Asian, everyone would be saying how he had paid his debt to society and that everyone deserves a second chance...Quan was elected Mayor!! And, what crime did Too Short commit? Why besmear his name? Guilt by association? Yes...Everyone says that about Blacks in America...Wanna convict him for his lyrics? You got my vote! But, otherwise, he is NOT a criminal...The crime is at Youth Uprising, which has accepted millions in federal funds for a phony after school program and can rarely get more than 3 people in through the doors in a week...Is Pastor Stanley Burell (MC Hammer) a criminal, too? And, what about Martha Stewart? How many lives did she ruin, while enriching herself? How many people are rushing up to her to get autographs and to do shows with her? You criticizing them, too? What about Delorean? $24 million in cocaine in ONE DEAL and never saw ONE day of jail-time. They never even searched his house. He still briefly sold his nasty-looking cars. All of these crimes took place within a few years of each other. Reed is the only one who did serious time...What product is Reed selling, now? Peace and Acceptance? I guess we had better lock him up again for that? Further, tons of cocaine are still being allowed into this country by the government. You gonna stop hanging out with them? Bet you run and vote every time they run for something...Due to counter-intelligence and social service from Brothas like me, after the Million Man March, we were able to get the majority of our people off of crack cocaine...while Delorean was still throwing million-dollar cocktail parties... So, get off of us, Charlie Pine. You've got some work to do in Asian and White America, and the crimes appear to be a lot worse.

Posted by Terence Candell on 04/05/2017 at 8:15 AM

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

It is not surprising in the current national climate that such ignorance and fear exists in Dublin. It exists in many other places, even in this liberal bastion of northern California. Look at the false narrative coming from the President. "We are going to get the really bad guys" and all of the drug problems are coming from those "other" people south of the border. The reality is that they are destroying families by rounding up working tax paying dads, grandmothers and single moms. Kids should not be traumatized fearing disappearance of a parent as a result of them running a stop sign on the way to work.The fact is that the opioid crisis is driven by greedy big pharma and the health care system, not immigrants or people from the hood named Jamal. Those people south of the border are the ones who are the silent exploited engine that makes the economy work for you. The cost of fruits and vegetables on your table, the price you pay when you go out to dinner, the reason you get those ten dollar tee shirts at WalMart. It is all because the system exploits immigrants for our benefit. Now we as a nation want to punish them when many are just hard working folks trying to have a better life for their kids, just like you. There are 30,000 acres of flat undeveloped land adjacent to Dublin in N. Livermore. The reason it is undeveloped is because of the same hate and fear described in this article. The people of Livermore believe that if developed, much of it would be affordable housing and that would bring an influx of those scary and dangerous "others". The people of Dublin should realize that being a sanctuary city makes your community safer not more dangerous. Stop being stupid.

Posted by Gary Patton on 04/05/2017 at 5:40 AM

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