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Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

It is unfortunate that such much misinformation gets spread so quickly. instead of seeking out what is truth and what exists that might be helpful.
1. Although Oakland's rent laws are weak they still provide certain protection for tenants against owner abuse, and should be asked about and utilized (Oakland Rent Program (510) 238-3521)..
2. It seems that Mr ALkebulan's unit is a "covered unit", and what the owner is attempting is illegal. The city provides no-coast legal service for these types of issues through East Bay Community Law Center (510-548-4040)..
3. As long as Mr ALkebulan pays the rent and abides by the terms of rent agreement, he has in effect established a "permanent right of occupancy.
An owner cannot just remove a rental unit. There are specific requirement that must be met.
4. The rent law is "silent" on whether a unit is legal or code compliant -- all units where rent is collected are covered units. An owner may be required to make health & safety repairs, and it is only the code inspector who determined if required work will cause "temporary" relocation. If so , the owner must pay the tenants relocation expense -- which would be appx $12,000.
5. The worst comment on the page is the one above which states that "all residents pay for the cost of rent control." To which I will only reply that without even Oakland's' weak rent protections, unmitigated landlord greed would have long assured that no working class household's would currently be able to reside in Oakland.

Continue to stand firm Mr ALkebulan !!.

Posted by James Vann on 11/23/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

And 25% of cap and trade money goes to the dumb high-speed rail project:
http://legal-planet.org/2017/07/18/cap-and…

Posted by Rob Anderson on 11/23/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

I hope CA keeps up it's leftist programs, it will drive moderate democrats into the welcoming arms of the republican party.

Posted by Jonathan Dunn on 11/23/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “The Wrong Path?

Let me better understand the problem. A low performing high school, where my grandfather graduated from in 1929, crafts a program to help all students become better prepared for college is now a threat because the demographics changed? Having a diverse group of students in your classroom does not mean improved academic performance. If diversity is the goal, tearing down a program that improves student outcomes is the wrong solution.

Posted by michael.sagehorn on 11/23/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

Many newcomers to Oakland are indeed making their neighborhood better and prettier.

Gorelik Name Meaning: Interesting!!
Jewish (from Belarus): nickname for someone who had had a house fire, from Belorussian gorelyj burnt + the noun suffix -ik.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2013, Oxford University Press

Does he plan to burn down the place for the insurance?

Posted by mamasan41 on 11/23/2017 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

BTW, the new arrivals to Oakland have been making it a more beautiful city. Eugene Gorelik is not one of them.....GIVE ME ACCESS
Gorelik Name Meaning
Jewish (from Belarus): nickname for someone who had had a house fire, from Belorussian gorelyj burnt + the noun suffix -ik.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2013, Oxford University Press

Posted by mamasan41 on 11/23/2017 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

The sign will kill the trees. Remove immediately.

Posted by mamasan41 on 11/23/2017 at 6:55 AM

Re: “The Wrong Path?

Oh Oakland! "Equality" run amok! If the kids deserve to be there based on grades and their interests, and that causes them (regardless of race) to be seen as "elite", then the underperforming ones shouldn't cry. But cry they do and will continue to do so, all the while missing the lesson that life ain't fair to begin with, and only hard work and effort will help get one ahead.

Do well, or don't, but do not drag others down. Some people need to realize their kids should become acquainted to digging ditches..

In any case, thank God for Oakland, because it contains the crazy in a small part of the bay area.

Posted by Barry Wanderlust 1 on 11/23/2017 at 6:47 AM

Re: “Davis Dysfunction Dooms Raiders Again

Chris Wilcox know nothing of the Davis history, Oakland Raider tradition, or the the true factors that drive the NFL and its teams to hold cities hostage in return for corporate welfare.

Posted by smiley lopez on 11/22/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “The Wrong Path?

Thanks for presenting a nuanced update about this program.

Posted by Hugh Morrison 1 on 11/22/2017 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Davis Dysfunction Dooms Raiders Again

This is one of the dumbest articles written about the Raiders in many, many years. It reads like it was written by a soccer fan who only has casual knowledge about Oakland and the Raiders franchise. The moron that wrote this over and over mentions Mark Davis's 'head scratching' or 'questionable' decision to move the franchise to Vegas. If the writer had done even a cursory amount of homework on the subject on which he is writing, he may know that the Raiders play in a dump. No team in the league plays on a field that they have to share with a baseball team, thus running on a dirt infield for half the year. It is dangerous and stupid. Not only that, the stadium is woefully inadequate in nearly every way, up to and including the fact that the rest rooms continually back up and the sewer overflows. Seriously. Further more, Mark Davis has tried for many years to work out something, anything with the city of Oakland to get a new stadium for his team. It has simply not gotten done. Moving the team is really all he could do. But hey; why actually research the subject when you can write an insipid, biased, nonfactual article and pass it off like you are doing something important. Moron.

Posted by Chris Wilcox on 11/22/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

Why should foreign nationals be allowed to sneer at our immigration laws and collude with corrupt employers to degrade wages? I applaud ICE for expanding the definition of "human trafficking" to include the vile smugglers described in this article.

Posted by Gerald Hirsch on 11/22/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Davis Dysfunction Dooms Raiders Again

There is a law of the universe that says if you live foul and treat people badly, good things will not happen for you. The Raiders descent into oblivion has just begun. The obvious take away from the Patriots game in Mexico City is that the Raiders are not ready in any way to be competitive on Sundays. They do not have the players, the coaching, the attitude or an owner that has a clue. When Al Davis was ruling the roost, we never saw Mark Davis. He was not on the sidelines or in the war room on draft day. He was not in the front or back office learning how to be an owner. The best I can tell is that he was somewhere being a spoiled rich kid indulging in everything else available to him except football. The clearest illustration of how unprepared he is was illustrated at the press conference two years ago when the NFL announced which franchises would go to LA. The Rams executives were wall street polished and prepared. The Rams, not so much, but Mark Davis was just plain embarrassing. He had on a silver and black pinstripe suit that looked like it came from Eastmont Mall in 1977. He then took the mike and insulted every loyal to the death Raider fan in Oakland. He is a clown who is broke, has not respect by other owners and is doomed to fail. The fans of Oakland should be glad that we only have to view the beginning of this tragedy in the next 2 years. If you can't make it in LA with a Super Bowl team (1985), why would you think anybody in Las Vegas would be interested in a doomed losing franchise. The Raiders will never be great until Mark Davis sells the team to somebody who knows what they are doing. Clearly, from top to bottom, he does not. The Patriot franchise is at the top of the league in personnel, coaching, preparation and attitude. The Raiders are arguably near the bottom.

Posted by Gary Patton on 11/22/2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

Californias relentless crusade against emissions has been a very effective camouflage to its relentless need for revenues. The original landmark bill AB32 that was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds greenhouse gases, has been ineffective in reducing Californias contributions to the worlds greenhouse gases. A decade later in 2016, according to the California Energy Commission we still contribute a miniscule1 percent. The cap & trade program that hits the motorists pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions, but it has successfully extracted more than $7 Billion dollars of revenue from our citizens to fund a multitude of governmental pet projects.

Californias elected officials must be in La La Land when they state that Californias economy is thriving in large part because of its emphasis on enacting sweeping environmental legislation. Californias economy, like the rest of the nation, has been booming ever since the recession, but California is ranking up where the state is NOT proud of. The California go-it-alone crusade to reduce emissions has been very inflationary on the economy. Heres what is really UP in California today:

1) California taxes and cost of living are higher than most other states. 2) Californias energy costs for transportation fuels and electricity continue to be the most expensive in the country. 3) Nearly 25% of Californians 38 million live below the poverty line. 4) California has more than 33% of the nations welfare recipients, 5) California is home to 12% of the nations population, but startlingly 21% of the nations homeless population, 6) The majority of California renters: Nearly 3 million households pay more than 30% of their income toward rent, 7) Roughly 1.5 million households pay more than 50% of their income toward rent, and 8) Unfunded pension liabilities. Our Golden State schools are on track to force substantial budgetary cutbacks on core education spending, as public schools around California are bracing for a crisis driven by skyrocketing worker pension costs that are expected to force districts to divert billions of dollars away from public services.

The green movement is beneficial to reducing emissions, but wind and solar are only able to provide intermittent electricity to the grid, but they are not alternatives to the hydrocarbon products that are driving the airports, military, vehicles and trucks, and are the basis of every component of modern civilizations industries and infrastructures.

Posted by Ronald Stein on 11/22/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

Why would you decrease public safety?!
Why would you keep dangerous criminals in our communities?!
When your daughter is sexually assaulted by an illegal immigrant protected by Oakland, then what?!
How much harm has to come directly to you before you stop doing harm to our local communities.
Disgusting Illiberal Propogandist. This is why mainstream media is failing. You people represent the corporate elite. Wake up to the people in your communities.

Posted by chris williams on 11/22/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

Given the huge amount of violent crime in Oakland, and that Highland is where most victims end up, it's a good thing. It helps law enforcement. Something which is anathema to some people.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 11/22/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Who's Profiting from Oakland's Gun Violence?

Thomas Collins "...the people of this country, save the women..."

Good lord man. You do realize you just said "the people of this country, save 51% of the people in this country..." You have exposed yourself to be a fool and someone interested neither in truth, reality, or dissenting opinions. Go back to the 19th century.

Posted by Steve Zeugner on 11/22/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

Why just Highland? We don't have a license plate reader scanning every plate and sending them to the Department of Homeland Security in the parking lot at the Alta Bates or Eden Medical Center emergency rooms. Why is that? The rabble has a right to be roused.

Posted by Tracy Rosenberg on 11/22/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “The Return of the Crematorium

Gary Patton, I don't usually agree with you but in this instance it's one hundred percent agreement.

EBX and it's staff have become every bit as bad (and the reporting as poor) as the old Hearst organs. The only thing missing is "Remember the Maine!"

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 11/21/2017 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

By the way, from the photo, the LPR appears to be on hospital property. As the article notes, the Hospital put it in. They know about it, just as they know about the officer at the previously mentioned wards (and main entrance) who take an image of all visitors IDs. Interestingly enough, no one collects ID information at check in to the ER... Where people ACTUALLY SEEK TREATMENT.

Oh wait... Are we saying Mike Katz-Lacabe was unaware of that? Or is it just not as emotionally charged? Fact checking much?

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 11/21/2017 at 9:49 PM

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