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Re: “Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible to Flooding Due To Climate Change And Sea-Level Rise

Excellent article. Tepperman's research on the hazards to the East Bay's most vulnerable communities is as disturbing as it is excellent. Luckily, there are many activists like Margaret Gordon and Brian Beveridge in these communities, aware of the threats and working to build sustainability. But it will take all of us in the East Bay to prepare for what's coming.

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Posted by Barbara Stebbins on 04/20/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Oakland Council OKs $700,000 in Assistance for Survivors Displaced by San Pablo Avenue Fire

I'm sure the money will be paid back.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 04/20/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible to Flooding Due To Climate Change And Sea-Level Rise

As I have been saying since the '70s, it's time to dike & lock the Golden Gate, protecting infrastructure & property all the way to Sacramento. The water from the Delta should be canaled back to the southland (not tunnels). It's cheaper and easier on the environment. Homeland Security should be on board as it protects our Bay from nefarious activity. Historically, the Bay was fresh until about 8000 years ago, when the fading Ice Age caused enough ocean rise to wipe out the waterfall (comparable to Niagara) and made the Bay what it is today. linus.hollis@gmail.com

Posted by Linus Hollis on 04/20/2017 at 10:11 AM
Posted by Ernest Montague on 04/20/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Oakland's Poorest Neighborhoods Will Be The Most Susceptible to Flooding Due To Climate Change And Sea-Level Rise

Sound like it would be less expensive and less traumatizing if the government just provides everyone with a new non atmosphere polluting electric car.

Posted by Clive Scullion on 04/20/2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Berkeley Police Basically MIA At Saturday's Violent Pro-Trump Vs. AntiFa Brawl

Flashbang grenades? Get a grip. They were throwing firecrackers. You think they couldn't get a pepsi can in but they could get grenades past the cops?

Posted by Xiao Chong on 04/19/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Berkeley Police Basically MIA At Saturday's Violent Pro-Trump Vs. AntiFa Brawl

I think BPD did good. Free speech lives, those who got hurt in the melee came for the melee and less likelyhood that the city will face lawsuits. I believe the people of Berkeley approve.

Posted by Chantrea Nok on 04/19/2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Berkeley Police Basically MIA At Saturday's Violent Pro-Trump Vs. AntiFa Brawl

Because that's their job.

Posted by Shannon 1 on 04/17/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “California Teachers Have Been Financing Evictions

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Posted by John Christopher on 04/17/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Berkeley Police Basically MIA At Saturday's Violent Pro-Trump Vs. AntiFa Brawl

Yea for BPD, let the 2 groups work it out
Then send them home for supper. Grab any straglers and repeat offenders anx haul them in. Why should the put themselves in harms way?

Posted by alamedaal on 04/16/2017 at 9:41 PM

Re: “AC Transit to Cancel Supplemental OUSD School Bus Routes

I suspect terminating some buses to some public schools (while, outrageously, providing bus service to private schools -- how can this be legal? Seems like the Civil Rights Act comes to bear on this) is really about gentrification. The poor kid families are supposed to leave Oakland so more rich folks can move in. Then the buses will return. And the schools themselves will improve.

Posted by Tree Fitzpatrick on 04/15/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Day After Deadly West Oakland Apartment Fire, City Modified Real Estate Deal to Financially Benefit Negligent Landlord

As if to illustrate my point, I just received the following information from a reputable cohort who is involved in this relief effort: "Just found out that the major City-approved fundraiser for the San Pablo fire survivors is going to be disbursed in the form of.....drumroll....Target gift cards. On May 12th. I can't even.
But wait, you wanna know why? Because people are "too likely to use cash to fund drug and alcohol habits." Let's just unpack that one while people run out of money for motels this week, and get picked up for sleeping in cars, and our encampments on Northgate, Brush, Magnolia, and Wood Streets grow ever larger. "

Posted by elizabeth.august1 on 04/13/2017 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Day After Deadly West Oakland Apartment Fire, City Modified Real Estate Deal to Financially Benefit Negligent Landlord

The way the City of Oakland has neglected and dismissed these victims, our neighbors, is atrocious and serves as yet another glaring, unvarnished example of the depth and pervasiveness of gentrification and displacement at the hands of our leaders. It is sickening in it's obviousness and disgracefully unkind.

Posted by elizabeth.august1 on 04/13/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “AC Transit to Cancel Supplemental OUSD School Bus Routes

First Student does indeed have a contract with OUSD, but it's to pick up the disabled students. The AC Transit buses are for the clipper card students.

Posted by Esther Gulli on 04/13/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Rent Increases In Alameda Outpace Regional Hikes As City Debates Whether Policy Is Working

Rent control only became an issue after the Bay Area population exceeded the carrying capacity of the land.

Posted by Erik Kengaard on 04/13/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “A Fatal Threat to California's Chronically Ill Kids

Interesting, most families that have CCS feel they do not have adequate care, especially through their Medical Therapy program.
Our experience has been terrible, it has delayed treatment, we have so many "stories"
We have no other choice than to look forward to the day she ages out. A year and a half or so. The general consensus is it's a program to cut costs, an even more limited HMO than Medical Managed Care. My daughter has both. We've had more results with MediCal.
They CCS are also ill equipped to handle teen clients, since no peds Doctor will take a patient over 18. Those kids, young adults get left out in the cold. They're required to provide care outside their neteork, but the wait is absurd.
To call it coordinated care would be negligent.

Posted by MedicalMadness on 04/13/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Why Are So Many Rays Dying In Lake Merritt, And Sharks At The Berkeley Aquatic Park?

Thank you, Naomi. I mostly responded to the headline, which, in typical EastBayExpress fashion, hinted at dire deeds, nefarious schemes, and chicanery in public office. Then the artice went on to state that actually the same dead rays might have been counted several times, basically making the headline untrue. There's no scientific study I know of on fish population kills and population densities that indicate anything like the headline indicates. In my opinion, the Lake is by far the cleanest, most pollution free, sediment free and "unstinky" that it has been since I moved here 28 years ago.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 04/13/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Rent Increases In Alameda Outpace Regional Hikes As City Debates Whether Policy Is Working

I think the real question is: Should a politically dominant, privileged group be able to vote people out of their homes for no reason and without due process? The City of Alameda council is deciding what are our true values.

Posted by Catherine Pauling on 04/13/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “AC Transit to Cancel Supplemental OUSD School Bus Routes

first student bus company has a $5mil budget supplied by ousd..they should be able to pick up the kids

Posted by r&b on 04/13/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Why Are So Many Rays Dying In Lake Merritt, And Sharks At The Berkeley Aquatic Park?

Ernest, thank you for your comments on Lake Merritt's improvement, a major civic effort under Measure DD. I think you slightly mistook part of the article. While people concerned about Lake M. may consider better management for the floodgates (operated by Alameda County flood control staff, I believe) the tide tubes are in Berkeley at Aquatic Park.

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 04/13/2017 at 7:57 AM

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