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Re: “Oakland Planning Commission to Consider 5G Cellphone Facilities

Cumulative RF emissions?! Well, staff just declared it's incompetence. Radio emissions do not "accumulate". They leave no residue. Antenna placement/seperation IS regulated by the FCC alone.

I'm guess "staff" is pandering to ignorance and hoping that when the FCC slaps them down, they can just say it was the big mean feds and take no responsibility for their own stupidity.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 08/21/2019 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Bay Area Governments Taking Action on Wage Theft

Odd... Unions used to do this. Wonder what happened to that collective activity. Oh yeah... "I can do better for myself on my own".

Except now in places like Google they do it ad hoc and act like they invented collective action.


Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 08/21/2019 at 6:35 PM

Re: “State's Deadliest Big Jail System Last Year was Contra Costa County's

Well... The statement that the grand jury DOES have power of subpoena is a hint of a path that might be well followed. Instead of waiting "for someone else to do it", use what is available.

The article mentions the obvious dissembling on the part of the Sheriff,

"It would be a matter of calling all 58 counties and finding the right person in their coroner's office",

With EBX telling us this is in fact closely tracked;

"In fact, in-custody deaths are closely tracked by the California Department of Justice, which publishes detailed data on its website".

But somehow the reporter didn't take the obvious next step and report on what was found there, exactly the thing sheriff is criticized for not doing.

Need I say this all manages to give the appearance of, what is at best, poor reporting? Has DBG returned under a pseudonym?

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 08/21/2019 at 6:30 PM

Re: “The Fault Line and the Dams

Well Hayward city hall is built across the street from the fault. The Oakland hospitals known as Pill Hill are one the fault as is the CD office for the region. It will be a mess sadly.

Posted by jo pac on 08/21/2019 at 3:24 PM

Re: “The Fault Line and the Dams

More money for dams, less money for high speed rail to valley farm towns.

Posted by CalMustang on 08/21/2019 at 11:39 AM

Re: “These are Your Democrats on Pot

Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an All-American pastime, alcohol.

Plain and simple!

Legalize Nationwide!

It's time for us, the majority of The People to take back control of our national marijuana policy. By voting OUT of office any and all politicians who very publicly and vocally admit to having an anti-marijuana, prohibitionist agenda! Time to vote'em all OUT of office. Period. Plain and simple.

Politicians who continue to demonize Marijuana, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called "Addiction Specialists" who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose marijuana, - Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days In Office Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don't have one.

The People have spoken! Get on-board with Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.

Posted by Brian Kelly B Bizzle on 08/20/2019 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Lieutenant on Leave After Use of Restraints Leads to Death in Santa Rita Jail

My son Raymond C. Reyes Jr. was killed in Santa Rita jail and labeled a suicide. He was murdered by cowards that hide behind walls and badges. I will fight til I breathe my last breath to get justice for my son. I Love you Pops! And to the Deputies that killed my son, Fuck You!

Raymond C. Reyes Sr.

Posted by raysdad on 08/20/2019 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Monday‚Äôs Briefing: Bay Area rental prices are showing signs of cooling; BART board director wants to ban busking, panhandling at stations

And what, precisely, will the cIty do with those colors and logo?


Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 08/19/2019 at 6:13 PM

Re: “The Disenfranchised Rebels of Castro Valley

Castro Valley is not Dublin/Pleasanton/Livermore! There is no open ranch land available to build Targets, Home Depots etc, to fund the high costs of incorporation, that ship sailed about 1950 when all of the chicken ranches were consumed for housing. 1956 was the first run at incorporation, that was probably the last real chance of pulling it off successfully. The surrounding hills are protected from development now, so they are off limits. As it is, Castro Valley has extremely high property tax rates due to it's willingness to spend heavily on the schools and HARD etc. CVSD rates are the highest around.. While there might be some value in local control, there would be great potential for downsides both financially and in terms of quality of life, as I have already opined.

Posted by Rick Kelly on 08/19/2019 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Champion of Richmond Education

Mr P was my Math teacher at the K. A teacher that hives his all and keeps giving. So honor to say I was one of his students.

Posted by Lumiere Zirteab Solava on 08/17/2019 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Cosecha Is (Hopefully) Coming to the Oakland's Dimond District

It's been about 3 years since the 4th open bid for this space. The three previous bids have fallen through. It's been at lease a 12 year process by now. Any updates as to the status of this?

Posted by Elaine Hamblin on 08/17/2019 at 1:10 PM

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

If keeping teachers in Oakland is so important to keep in Oakland, why not make a special fund for teachers and othernon-high paid civil servants that serve area schools and services within OAKLAND. Or give developers willing to create low and very low income housing development a priority. It seems reasonable to me to carve out a special guideline for those who serve the city and its residents. Other cities certainly do it. Anyone who is working a job is going to have access to any federal or state regulated housing laws and regs so if you dont have special regs for mfolks that are not paid what is considered a living wage, you are going to have thus issue. The tech community helped cause this problem so I also dont know why they cant have a subsidy here either that helps them fix it.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 08/17/2019 at 11:57 AM

Re: “The Disenfranchised Rebels of Castro Valley

New buildings like city hall, police force, fire dept and all other city departments will create new jobs for CV residents, new businesses will move to CV like Target, Walmart, New Shoping Centers and many other big brands that will generate new jobs and all the taxes they pay will be used to for funding the City. the CV city will be in better shape if incorporated.

Posted by AJ BHai on 08/15/2019 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Breaking Ground on the State of Human Communications

how to not argue:
1. ask questions
2. don't get mad, get funny.

Posted by muriel on 08/15/2019 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Believer in Food as a Catalyst for Change

i started cooking at 7. later on, i lived in a student co-op and we used the small planet cookbooks. after college, i went to france as au au pair. in the late 70s, i could not afford to go in the front door of the gourmet ghetto, so i went in the back door of the inn season, and they let me do a veggie prep internship - very educational.

now, i am looking for the old folks home that cooks only organic from scratch.

Posted by muriel on 08/15/2019 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Champion of Richmond Education

i graduated from el cerrito high in 1972. i went back for the farewell open house they had before the demolition and reconstruction.
i talked to the machine shop teacher, and learned they were going to trash all the machines. bad idea.
i wonder what happened to all those wonderful slate blackboards?
later on, i went to the open house for the new building - it was ready for lockdown. disturbing...

Posted by muriel on 08/15/2019 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Clearing Out the File Cabinets, But Not Necessarily the Air

whistleblower laws are complicated. read this book before complaining...

Whistleblower's Handbook
A Step-By-Step Guide To Doing What's Right And Protecting Yourself
by Stephen Martin Kohn

Posted by muriel on 08/15/2019 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Champion of Richmond Education

I remember Mr. Peritz from the tenth grade, he was an exciting innovator who taught with excitement. He knew how to keep the classroom bourgeoning with energy that kept us wanting to put out more, to learn more.
As a matter of fact, his class was the most energetic (thats not meant negatively)
because he knew how to captivate his audience into learning.
He was the one who introduced us to Shakespeares, Oedipus Rex, Don Quixote, Hamlet.
One thing we knew for sure, his desire was for each of his students to grasp the art of learning.
Thanks Mr. Perizt for the education, you were a great educator.

Jennifer Cable

Posted by Jennifer Bynum on 08/15/2019 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Hoodslam Is Going Weekly

Incredible entertainment! Best show in town

Posted by Derek Eliot Shaw on 08/14/2019 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Clearing Out the File Cabinets, But Not Necessarily the Air

Sometimes being a good citizen means not being able to have food or having threatened shelter for a while, or few Christmas gifts. It can be hard on your children, and it must sting day after day when everyone tells you to "back down, it's not worth it." You might drive Uber despite having several degrees.

I look forward to that moment when Michael can feel that he has made a difference that will change the relationship between regulators and polluters forever.

People have to know the whistleblower laws are real... Not just for movies... And we are protected as employees to do and say the right thing to protect the well being of the people the organization serves (I.e., fellow soldiers, taxpayers, patients, people who breathe) .

Posted by ing wit on 08/14/2019 at 5:31 PM

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