Matt_Chambers 
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Re: “Oakland's Toxic Lead Contamination Isn't in the Water. It's in the Buildings and Dirt, and It's Bad.

Have facts ever mattered to EBX? The comparisons to Flint is false and unethical. Tens of thousands of kids were tested in Flint... in Oakland ~500. Those samples are not comparable. Yes, the fact that Fruitvale is a hot spot matters, but Oakland as a whole is not like Flint. Reuters didn't even mention Oakland in its report -not once. While ~5% of nearly *all* children in Flint had elevated levels, several Flint zip codes (where thousands of kids were tested) showed +8% and +10% of children with high lead levels! In just one zip code in Flint 8,000 children were tested (Fruitvale ~500) and over 10% of those Flint children had elevated lead levels! That is not the case in Oakland. If Darwin had bothered to mull over the data he'd have noticed that more kids tested with elevated lead levels in SF's Southeast districts than did in Oakland. But please, please drag the spotlight away from deserving communities to sell ads or whatever.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 01/03/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Jack's Oyster Bar Shutters in Jack London Square

Thanks for calling the neighboring business for the scoop, Luke, Your journalistic duty has been fulfilled.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 12/14/2016 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Lawyers Guild Decries Oakland Police's 'Brutal' Tactics Against Trump Protesters

Cat, the vast majority of Oaklanders are with you in your efforts, but disgusted by your passive attitude about collateral damage. I've seen anarchists injury innocent people. It's hard to reconcile empathy for the oppressed while making victims of innocent residents, business owners and their employees. There is a tsunami of voices building that wants the obstruction of downtown streets and destruction of property to come to an end. It's been going on for over SIX years. OPD reported over 180 protest events and record breaking overtime pay in 2015. Oaklanders overwhelmingly supported progressive measures and political leaders in our most recent election -we should not be injuring our local community.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 11/28/2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Community Coalition and Wood Partners Strike Deal on Massive 13th Street  Housing and Retail Project

This was a dirty victory. One group performed a shakedown on a developer to benefit its closest friends and allies. If you don't get that, then well, that could explain the state of affairs in Oakland.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 11/14/2016 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Oakland School District Unveils Plans for New Headquarters — Possibly in Kaiser Auditorium

There's a report out there that stated retrofitting 1025 2nd Ave was far more economical than demo and replace. Then OUSD let OFD trash it for training... mmm, hmm.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 11/02/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Town Business: Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center to Become Private Offices

The deal is a ground lease. The money Oakland will receive for the lease is a public good which will pay for social programs, schools, public safety, infrastructure, etc. I think the redevelopment plan is amazing. It leaves most of the building as it is and brings the property back to a remarkable community asset. Take a look: http://www.theoaklandcivic.com Cheer-up.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 10/25/2016 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Five Memorable Rants from Kanye West's Concert Last Night In Oakland

Oh my god, yes, jab Lincoln... I mean he knew he was going to be assassinated and should have made better plans to bring equality to former slaves. Kanye, please.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 10/24/2016 at 6:50 PM

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