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Re: “Sessions' Betrayal

Why would anybody be surprised by any delusional, out of touch, take us back a half century thing a guy named Jefferson Beauregard Sessions would do? He is not only a red neck racist, he is mentally still in an era that produced public health crap like "reefer madness". This guy thinks marijuana is a gateway drug, when every intelligent aware person knows that alcohol or for Sessions "moonshine", is the biggest gateway drug ever created. This guy is a joke, an embarrassment and hopefully old news when convicted of lying to Congress about Trump and his Russian friends. I am thankful every day that I live in California where we have government, both state and local, who seem to be doing everything they can to insulate us from Trump and the clown car full of idiots he brought to Washington.

Posted by Gary Patton on 01/05/2018 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Wednesday’s Briefing: Insurance Policies Canceled in Oakland Hills; California Looks at Tax Changes in Response to Trump Overhaul

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Posted by Samantha Hallenbeck on 01/05/2018 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Chief's Troubles Resemble Those of Her Past

I suspect there will never be a Chief in which East Bay Express will write words of praise.

Posted by ed gerber on 01/05/2018 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Chief's Troubles Resemble Those of Her Past

Libby Schaaf was obviously embarrassed, angry and humiliated when she had to face the cameras about the corrupt male police officers under her authority. So she had a knee jerk, singular & gender-specific resolution hiring a female chief as a panacea. Very short sighted. Unfortunately, Schaaf inherited a free-for-all OPD hiring process allowing misfits to fill the ranks of a depleted department. Kirkpatrick has job security as long as Schaaf remains mayor. Schaaf isn't about to admit she made a mistake to fix a mistake.

Posted by mvigi1719 on 01/04/2018 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Thursday’s Briefing: BART Cop Kills Man in West Oakland; 4.4 Quake Shakes Berkeley and Oakland

Police (Oakland) say they found a gun where a cop (BART) killed a man, and it's NOT the Bart police shooter's gun.

Can we all spell "throwdown??"

Posted by Cynthia Morse on 01/04/2018 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Oakland's Problem with Rogue Dispensaries

I loved First Hemp Bank. And there should be more than just six permits. That's why there's still drug dealers in the street. City politicians don't know how to handle their drugs.

Posted by William Torres on 01/04/2018 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Terror or Entrapment?

Great reporting!

Posted by Peter Byrne on 01/04/2018 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Davis in Desperate Gambler Mode

I think it's high time for the City of Oakland and Alameda County to tell the Raiders and Mark Davis to kick rocks!
IMMEDIATELY suede all property in Alameda at their HQ and hold it in lieu of repayment for the outstanding debt on Mt. Davis and any other monies owed. STOP playing the victim and start acting like a city with some pride.
Tell him if he's truly moving, then do it now and get it over with. If they don't want us, we don't want them!

Posted by larryj on 01/04/2018 at 11:07 AM

Re: “What’s Up With Retail?

The holdout power of land is powerful indeed. The reality is, all taxes come out of rents which ultimately settle in land prices. Taxing the unimproved value of land encourages land's highest, best usage and ensure no land is idly wasted, as so often happens today when landlords attempt to hold out longer than business owners, or push them outward from urban cores into lower cost areas, contributing to urban sprawl and costly expansions of public infrastructure.

Posted by Joe McCarthy on 01/04/2018 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Terror or Entrapment?

The sad truth is that the FBI creates more US terrorists than ISIS does. They can't catch the real ones, so they find poor, dumb, mentally unstable young men and entrap them.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 01/04/2018 at 9:25 AM

Re: “A New Place to Gamble?

How much money do u have to give the police or the city to turn their heads the other way when they drive down 105 th Ave and east 14 th streets. And when the casino in San Pablo pays the mayor of Oakland to shut them down how much does the mayor get and how long before the city starts ignoring the cafas agian and when they do is the payoff the same as before or does it go up like inflation . Oh I'm sorry did I front u off , I'm thinking that's the case cause here we are 2018 and there still ripping people off from 10 am till 4 am 7 days a week over at 105 and east 14 street. Congrats to all the people who are exploiting the people in the surrounding neighbor hoods for as much money as they can get and rushing over there to lose 1000 s a day . Don't mind the fact that kids go hungry at nite as a parent rushes off to the web instead of going to the food Mart for dinner . Indispikable business . Bet you won't publish this one. Yours truly Ronnie Deane now what

Posted by Ronnie Deane on 01/03/2018 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Davis in Desperate Gambler Mode

Glad I'm not the only one ready to dump the Traitors. I'll be out there until they leave though. I can only hope they win a ring and Davis gets booed off the stage at the parade.

Posted by Jesse Adams on 01/03/2018 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Lil B Talks Black Ken, Influence, and Never Leaving the Bay Area

the bay loves lil b !!

Posted by Nafis BI on 01/03/2018 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Wholesale Pot Prices Plummet

Yuba Lover: Your "craft growers", plus the dispensaries and patients they served, were *already* protected by the CUA; that's why, aside from federal enforcement, they have been (more or less, depending on how weed-friendly their locality) freely operating all these years.

The people Prop 64 was mainly intended to protect were the thousands of weed consumers, disproportionately black and brown, who lacked the security from arrest and prosecution afforded by the medical cannabis system; and for them, and *all* of us--not just your penny-ante weed dealer pals--things truly are already considerably better!

Posted by Miles Monroe on 01/03/2018 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Chief's Troubles Resemble Those of Her Past

This was all known before she took the job, she is! Oakland just refuses to get it right. OPD is riddled with corruption...but the so-called good cops won't stand up against it. Why would they risk those sweet salaries and pensions for the good of the community?
The Mayor will just pass the problems off to the next unfortunate

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 01/03/2018 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Davis in Desperate Gambler Mode

After 30+ years viewing the Raiders drama from my perch in Oakland, there are 3 recurring, dooming patterns: relocation fever, post relocation losing jinx and $ destruction via seat license-based financial plans.. At least this time, the team (vs.) the City of Oakland & Alameda County , (thanks Don Perata) will be on the fiscal hook when the PSL scheme fails and no baseball team will be constructively evicted from its playing venue. Meanwhile I think of the Raiders tax City or County is still paying @ every City/County budget season. I still hope City/County will find way to block/condition move to Raiders paying off the tax, but article implies that Raiders, again, have no money......

Posted by Mary Vail on 01/03/2018 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Breaking: Berkeley's KPFA Radio Facing Ruin as New York Real Estate Corporation Considers Seizing Station's Assets to Settle Lawsuit

KPFA Listener Sponsored Radio has been a part of my life since the sixties. I do not want to see it's demise. It appear that hubris and ineptitude are hugely behind this fiasco, as well as cronyism. The bankruptcy ought to have filed some time back; a hue and cry ought to have been broadcast sometime if not years back! What makes Pacifica a separate entity? It has been working as if it is and has no responsibility to KPFA and the other stations it has under its domain. Had attention been brought to this emergency some time back in the form of asking wealthy personality donors who support Pacifica we may have had a chance to pull out of this mess. There are plenty of wealthy entities and/or individual people who may have made a loan to Pacifica who
needed to have been approached. Including creating a marathon fund raising!

Posted by Roberta Llewellyn on 01/03/2018 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Wholesale Pot Prices Plummet

Nola-Green it isnt already better, at least not for the small craft organic grower. They have gotten the shaft in this whole thing and sadly will have to be strictly black market. So the very people that legalization was supposed to protect, will be eliminated.

Posted by Yuba Lover on 01/03/2018 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Davis in Desperate Gambler Mode

Great article, hit everything right on. Some great follow up comments too. Customers fuel businesses, not buildings, and the cry poor, blame everyone else Raiders are gonna be as poor as they claim if the Vegas deal happens. While fans here fought to get this team back, and are fighting to keep them, nobody in Vegas cares. People in Vegas wont pay those prices, and as soon as there is more supply than demand PSLs are done. They wont sell in Vegas, LA, San Diego, and sure as hell not in Oakland. 250million, right, no way. The only people on Vegas that are for this deal are the fake fans the Raiders create and the Vegas good ole boys who are getting paid.
The Greatness of the Raiders is way in the past and the people who made it are gone.

Posted by Cliff Goldberg on 01/03/2018 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Davis in Desperate Gambler Mode

Try lang Davis impersonating generals mark Milley and MG James just #markmilley0

Posted by Sue N George on 01/03/2018 at 1:49 AM

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