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Re: “How the Oakland Police Department Worked to Cover-Up Sex Crimes and a Home Invasion Committed by Cops

my friend was wanting GA Form 3907 a few weeks ago and learned about a company that hosts lots of form templates . If others require GA Form 3907 also , here's a link "".

Posted by Moises Williams on 10/23/2016 at 3:31 AM

Re: “Cop Facing Felony Charges in Oakland PD Sex-Abuse Case Says He 'Never Met' Celeste Guap

OPD has been a mess for years. Even though it is improving, without structural improvement in the oversight of OPD, it could easily slide backwards once the Federal monitors leave sometime in the next year or two.

Measure LL was crafted to make sure OPD gets better and stays better.

LL moves the current civilian police review board out from under the control of the City Administrator and renames it the Police Commission. Under the current system, the same City Administrator who oversees OPD, also oversees the current civilian review board.

LL gives the new Commission and its investigatory arm, the authority to investigate and discipline police officers, participate in the hiring and firing of police chiefs, and make recommendations to improve OPD policies and procedures.

The Commission members are selected by a combination of methods. But all will get tenure and have staggered terms so they will be insulated from political influence. Similar to the new City Ethics Commission.

Over the years and many different mayors, the City Administrators have often rejected the decisions of the civilian review board. They get too close to the police they oversee and they take civilian review board decisions as criticisms of their own oversight of OPD. The current system also allows the Oakland police union, OPOA, to exert their political influence over the City Administrator. Measure LL eliminates the inherent conflict of interest having the same City Administrator both run OPD and have veto power over the civilian review board. It removes much of the opportunity for OPOA to influence discipline decisions.

The only organized opposition to LL has been the Oakland Police Officers Association PAC paid for attacks on two early sponsors of LL: Council Members Dan Kalb and Noel Gallo.

There is no opposing argument in the election booklet.

LL is endorsed by a broad spectrum of elected officials and former officials including Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor Libby Schaaf, State Assemblyman Rob Bonta, and former State Assembly members Nancy Skinner and Sandre Swanson, 6 out of 8 Oakland City Council Members.

Organizations supporting LL include the League of Women's Voters, the Democratic Party of Alameda County, California Nurses Association, MOBN, ACLU, NAACP, SEIU 1021, and the Oakland Teachers Association

On Sunday Oct 230 930am to noon at the Temescal Farmers Market come by for a free balloon and ask your questions about LL .

Len Raphael

Posted by Len Raphael on 10/23/2016 at 2:21 AM

Re: “Day of Wrath Leads to The Birth of a Nation

Lovely article - one of the best things I've recently read, and by far the most useful. Cool to read such a well-considered article! I've found some decent tutorials on how to fill a form out online here

Posted by Tamala Hagedorn on 10/23/2016 at 1:59 AM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Dear Cat Wilder -- Thank you for taking the time to reply to my comment.

I know the Obama administration did that, and I won't be surprised if our state Assembly and the city of Berkeley did something similar, as you state.

However, none of those actions carries with it the force of law as regards EBRPD or the city of Fremont. They're simply expressions of sentiments, like letters to the editor of a newspaper.

At the federal level, first the U.S. would have had to sign the treaty (we didn't) and the Senate would have to ratify it (but it can't take any action, since there's no treaty to ratify). The Obama administration's endorsing UNDRIP has no legal effect by itself. It might have some practical effect of dubious legal legitimacy, since President Obama lately has taken it on himself to decree laws on the ground that Congress won't do as he wishes, an attitude I think George III would have admired. Naturally, the courts keep finding his decree-laws unconstitutional, but I imagine he and President Clinton will keep trying.

At the state level, the Legislature would have to enact and the governor sign a bill putting UNDRIP into effect. An Assembly joint resolution wouldn't be enough.

As for Berkeley, I don't know if the city action carries the force of law, but if so, it can't apply to either EBRPD or Fremont.

Posted by imtnbke on 10/22/2016 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Dan Savage The Sports Writer Comes Off the Bench for Dan Savage the Sex Columnist

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i've prayed for forgiveness for my negativity towards her and for her negativity to be recognized with in herself.As we are both at fault. I am more at fault than she is though,I know I was unfair and now I recognize it and I regret it. We both push each other away, evil and negativity,jealousy had pushed us so far apart,not sure if this can even be fixed?then Dr Love reply me not to worry that everything will be fixed between two days and ansure me of success that me and Brianna will be back together again because I made a huge mistake by having the negativity take over me and I was scared and frightened,after i explain my situation to DR LOVE and how i wish i have her back in my arms Dr Love told me she will come back to me in couple of Days so i was waiting till next day to hear from brianna after DR LOVE ansure me that she will be back to me between 2 days,on the second day i saw Brianna at my front door and she give me warm hug and kiss so since then we are together as we were in the beginning we felt like there was no one else in the world because we both felt truly complete when we were together thanks to Dr Love .

Posted by adam smith on 10/22/2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Cinco TacoBar in San Leandro Redefines the Strip Mall Taqueria

Maybe you mean the food is actually "bad"? Because Chipotle (despite its teething problems) is known for it's food being actually "good" - organic etc.

Posted by PJ Lenny on 10/22/2016 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Vote With Us! The East Bay Express' Endorsements for Election Day 2016.

Borrowing money to buy a house, which you can live in and will likely appreciate, can make sense, as does borrowing money to buy an expensive tool to increase your income. But to borrow money for maintenance is like borrowing money to pay for your utilities. Not only will you have to continue paying ongoing utilities, but you will also have to pay on the loan, plus interest, Meanwhile, wealthy people who buy those bonds not only get good interest on a fairly safe bet, but that income is usually exempt from taxation, depriving communities of more income. If BART management is too incompetent to keep up with maintenance (and cleanliness), get rid of them and get new ones, and DO NOT even talk about another transbay tunnel until the current mess is cleaned up. Finally, borrowing billions makes the decision makers careless with money (prime example: the East Span, where they spent 10 times what a much more rational southern crossing should have cost. The quake damage should have been quickly and easily repaired as only one section was damaged, protecting the whole bridge, as it was designed to do.

Posted by Steve Juniper on 10/22/2016 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Ohlone college has an entrance why can't the city and school do something to stop the building of a parking lot and use there's. Dam I've been living in the east bay for a long time haven't gone to mission peak in awhile. I didn't know it's becoming that popular.

Posted by Adolfo Hernandez on 10/22/2016 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Prop. 64 Rolls Out New Ads, No on 64 Touts Unfavorable New Poll

I think you need to read it. Tax revenue will go to important state needs, not to "corrupt corporate cannabis cronies", but I like that alliteration.

Posted by Dan Viets on 10/22/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Mid-Week Menu: Oakland Restaurants Once Again Snubbed By Michelin Inspectors

Michelin ignores so many good dining cities, Hopefully Oakland will get its time soon

Posted by Bryant H. Wong on 10/22/2016 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Prop. 64 Rolls Out New Ads, No on 64 Touts Unfavorable New Poll

The law we have now (Prop. 215) is the most federally conforming law in the nation. If we we're following it properly there would not be the problems we have today. Blame this on our own state and local governments for misleading and misguiding us to form unlawful entities just so they can "Cash in on our Use"! Prop. 64 does NOT put money into the much needed and necessary infrastructure it puts the money into the hands of the corrupt corporate cannabis cronies and their shills! Maybe the spokesman should read all 62 pages of the measure and find out for himself rather than just collecting a paycheck for once again misleading and misguiding the people!

Posted by Dave Armstrong on 10/22/2016 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Town Business: Police Union Attacks Kalb and Gallo; Oakland Claims Garbage Contracts No Problem

Re: Measure KK
I oppose the City of Oaklands $600 million Bond Measure KK because the property tax that pays for it will be twice the stated cost of the bond. The bond is for $600 million but the property tax is $1,179,640,700 [approximately $1.2 billion]. [See Measure KK TAX RATE STATEMENT 4] This doubling of the cost is due to the fact the bond omits the financing costs. Oaklands presentation of Measure KK is deceptive because the only mention of the true property tax cost [$1,179,640,700] of the $600 million bond is buried on the last page of the measure hidden among many other numbers such as parcel property tax rates. Nowhere in Measure KK does Oakland state the finance cost of the bond, as law requires.
I oppose this $600 million Bond Measure KK because Oakland is not capable of administering a contract wisely. The Alameda County Grand Jury found that Oakland totally mismanaged the recent $50 million garbage contract resulting in a 50% increase of our monthly garbage bill. [See 2015-2016 Grand Jury Report @ on p.39] Now Oakland wants $600 million of taxpayer money to dole out and manage in contracts. Oakland has proven that it cannot manage money wisely and should not be trusted with large budget until it has proven ability to manage small budgets.
I oppose this $600 million Bond Measure KK because the taxpayers were not consulted either as to the importance of the projects or the costs of them. The Bond Measure and the supporting documents refer to budget items such as Streets and Roads Projects, in the amount of $350 million for repaving repairs. Oakland refuses to release documents that show the existing repaving budget, the existing funds for the repaving or the why more funds are needed.
Congress Representative Barbara Lee has done a fantastic job of bringing home Federal funds to repave Oakland streets. City Administration Office has made no attempt to inform the property owners why Oakland needs more money for paving than the Federal funds and the Oakland ongoing paving budget already provides. Oakland has failed to explain the $350 million shortfall in the paving budget. The Bond documents merely states the problem without informing the taxpayers the existing resources that solve the problem.
Oaklands infrastructure improvements need to be done incrementally. The taxpayer must evaluate the value received before additional tax money is supplied. All new property taxes should be spent on Oaklands infrastructure; not 50% given to Wall Street financiers.
Vote NO on Oaklands waste of our tax dollars! Vote NO on Measure KK!
Marcus Crawley

Posted by Marcus Crawley on 10/22/2016 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

This is appalling.

Posted by Jessy Brown on 10/22/2016 at 2:19 AM

Re: “Dan Savage: Should You Tell Him or Her That You're Cheating? Or Keep it Secret?

James and I were together for 3 years and lived together for two until he was moved to another state for job in March of last year.Sept was the last time we spent time together.We went for a vacation and had a fabulous time,not knowing it would be the last time I would see him.He stopped calling Nov,and just sent me a text saying he did not want to talk.I did not pursue it because I thought he just needed some space.March came rolling in,and I found out he got married.How could it be?I found out,shortly before we started dating,he was communicating with a girl from another country and made a trip there once and proposed to her.He made another trip in 2015.She finally came to the country Jan of this year and I figured the reason he dumped me was when he found out she was approved to come to the US.I made the huge mistake of going to the social media and found the womans posts of their wedding and trips,etc.That hurt me more than I could imagine.It has been 8 months since Ive seen him but just cant get him out of my head.Honestly,I feel very jealous of his now.I wake up in the morning feeling nonexistent,empty and wishing I dont wake up so I dont have to feel the same pain I could never get accustomed to.The deceit and the fact that I was used and hurt so bad that I dont think I could move past it.I decide to seek the help of a psychologist because I knew I was losing it. As I searched the internet, I found cases similar to mine and some,even worse.But all of them sang praises of a man whom helped them restoring their broken relationships,marriages and familyDr Kene Dilli. I was supprised and decided to give it a try as I contacted his email I found in those testimonies; {kenedillitemples AT yahoo DOT com}. Behold,after doing all he instructed,he sent me a parcel plus the steps needed as reguarding the parcel.Now,I have got back my loverJames,and he has filed for a divorce with the other lady he married. #HappyToBeBackWithJames.

Posted by henderzabeth on 10/22/2016 at 1:32 AM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

In response to imtnbke's comment about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) having not being adopted by the United States:

Actually, the Obama administration officially reversed the former US position on the UNDRIP, explicitly stating US endorsement of the Declaration:

Furthermore, the state of California officially endorsed the UNDRIP in 2014 with Assembly Joint Resolution No. 42:

Also, setting a leading example, this year (2016) the City of Berkeley officially adopted the UNDRIP as municipal policy:

Posted by Cat Wilder on 10/21/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Ok, let's get EBRPD to amend Ordinance 38 to ban cameras on Mission Peak. If there are no pictures taken, then is it okay to build the parking lot?

I'd also like someone to post a link to the archeological survey of the land at Option A so that it is clear what particular cultural significance is at this site.

Posted by mtnbkr on 10/21/2016 at 8:51 PM

Re: “A Dozen Don’t-Miss Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary Events

My Comment is very short, From here we go to Africa! If you invite me to your event as speaker I will let know .Way?

Almaz Tesfazghi Yihdego!

Posted by Almaz Tesfazghi on 10/21/2016 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Increase access? Sounds like people are getting up there just fine without the additional parking lot. Leave native lands alone. Don't accommodate the selfie takers.

Posted by Julian Flurm on 10/21/2016 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Proposition 64 Leads in the Polls. But Insiders Say Weed Prohibition's End is No Sure Thing.

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Posted by 360BayArea on 10/21/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Popular Fremont Hiking Spot for Selfies Prompts Parking Lot on Sacred Land

Time to sue the district, county, city, and state, plus all of those companies in the mix... time to put some sting into the words....

Posted by Xielolixii on 10/21/2016 at 4:29 PM

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