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Re: “Thursday’s Briefing: Warriors Officially Refuse to Pay $40 Million Debt; Tubbs Firestorm Created Tornados

Major league sports always hose Oakland. The City Council encourages them and lets them.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 10/19/2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Hella Black Brunch Fosters Community Around Food

Thanks for this! Folks, feel free to use our HBB Friends & Family discount code: HBBHARV20

Posted by Carrie Y. T. Kholi on 10/19/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Kyle "Based Stickman" Chapman Jailed, Barred from Possessing Sticks and Other Weapons

Wow so all of you aholes are looking to have him put into jail? Why? Are you jealous of him- hes good looking, built, takes care of himself and is super protective of the people he cares about. Hes not a coward- I know for fact- as I had to stop a scuffle between him and another kid that was running his mouth. I wonder how many of you have actually talked to him? I have- Id trust him with my life but if you dont ever speak to him- youll never really know a thing about him. Kyle is grown up- and not a bully- or a coward.

Posted by Tara Louise Ziehl on 10/19/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Watching the Watchdog

This letter reflects the opinion of our active staff members at the Office of the Oakland City Auditor.

We feel compelled to respond to the recent article released about City Auditor, Brenda Roberts, as it does not accurately portray her management style, is one-sided, and relies heavily on allegations Brenda was absolved of. Simply put, we do not recognize the woman portrayed in this article.

We know Brenda to be a professional, caring, intelligent, passionate and compassionate leader. She ensures her staff is well trained, intellectually challenged, and cares about our career trajectories, and overall well-being.

It is a pleasure to work with her. She cares deeply about serving Oakland and makes certain we feel a sense of pride and ownership around our work and audits. She offers guidance and support and encourages us to attend trainings to boost our crucial audit skills required to ensure the City of Oakland runs more efficiently.

Brenda embraces the celebration of milestones (such as the release of audits, birthdays, newly hired team members, etc.) and develops relationships with other departments so we arent working in silos, disconnected from the larger workings of the City.

She also NEVER stops working. Whether she is out in the community at Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council meetings, responding to Whistleblower complaints, attending City Council meetings, or guiding us through audits, her strong work ethic infuses our work. We have produced a total of 10 audits since Brenda took office in 2015. Another 4 audits in OFD, OPD, Public Works and the Public Ethics Commission will be released soon.

Housing, of course, is one of the top issues facing Oakland and our Rent Adjustment Program audit was pivotal in bringing about significant changes to Oaklands housing and rental program. We are proud our Rent Adjustment Program audit was recognized with a Knighton Award and will positively impact Oaklands response to the housing crisis.

Currently, our team is united, thriving and gaining traction. We are honored that Brenda is at the helm of our office and feel lucky to be working and growing with her.

We look forward to engaging in the important work ahead of us, and most importantly, serving this City we all care so deeply about.

Respectfully,
The Office of the City Auditor

Posted by Carlos Hickerson on 10/19/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Hella Black Brunch Fosters Community Around Food

Saturday will be October 21, not 20.

Posted by Stev Taal on 10/19/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

$19 for fried chicken??? What "people" in the title are they referring to?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 10/19/2017 at 12:45 PM

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Posted by JohnsonFresh JB on 10/19/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Thursday’s Briefing: Warriors Officially Refuse to Pay $40 Million Debt; Tubbs Firestorm Created Tornados

Let's keep kicking Oakland in the teeth.

Posted by Joe Zahner on 10/19/2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Boycotters Accuse 924 Gilman St. Project of Ethical Backslide

Punk has been over for a while now, guys. No need to act like angry SJW's over nothing, You can't hide from naughty words all your life. 924 Gilman Street is one of the biggest jokes in the music venue field, comparable to a Planet Fitness, where if you workout and grunt too hard, an actual alarm will go off. Soundwoman is a cunt too.

Posted by Phil A on 10/19/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Second Line Vinyl to Bring Record Manufacturing to West Oakland

Looking forward to all the activity.

Posted by Michael Burton Sr on 10/19/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Second Line Vinyl to Bring Record Manufacturing to West Oakland

Very exciting news!

Posted by John Seal on 10/19/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Alameda's Boichik Bagels is a Game-Changer

Hello Emily. Iam from Seattle WA. And I've had & worked at bagel bakeries. Emily you have one good product.and Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. ( Go girl go.) Follow your dream. Art Burnett. Seattle WA.

Posted by Art Burnett on 10/19/2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Oakland Ethics Commissioner Accuses Officials of Abusing Access to Free Warriors and Raiders Tickets

Of course they do. And this has been going on forever. There should be NO free tickets, if the council wants to investigate, they can pay for a cheap ticket and be reimbursed. This is just graft as it is.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 10/19/2017 at 7:19 AM

Re: “The Mother and the Officer

Under lawful CIRCUMSTANCES & EVENTS Police must have equipment to 'detain' motor vehicles just as Police 'detain' persons in handcuffs.

Posted by Peter Quinn on 10/19/2017 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Overland Country Bar and World Ground Cafe Shut Their Doors

Sorry to hear about World Ground. The owners have always been workers and spent long hours trying to make it go.

They hoped the area would be developed more, it wasn't.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 10/19/2017 at 7:17 AM

Re: “The Mother and the Officer

So two officers went up to a car, the occupants tried to run, appeared to be fighting, and had a gun in sight. What are the officers supposed to do? Apologize and let them go?

Posted by Ernest Montague on 10/19/2017 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Activists Hasten Oakland's Slow-Moving Plans to Permit Homeless Encampments

The City of Oakland is a criminal enterprise!
https://www.facebook.com/RealEstateFraudOr…
Regards,
Allen Sanford

Posted by Allen Sanford on 10/19/2017 at 7:05 AM

Re: “East Bay Homeless Campers Accuse Caltrans of Illegally Confiscating and Destroying Valuable Property — and Even Family Heirlooms

BRUCE AND REBECCA

ON MY MIND TODAY IS THE FACT THAT CALTRANS WORKERS CAME TODAY A DAY EARLIER THAN USUAL ...,
AND WHAT BOTHERS ME THE MOST IS HOW THEY TORE OUR HOUSE CAMP TENT UP AND MADE A BIGGER MESS THAN WAS THERE TO START WITH ALSO THE FACT THAT THEY PICKED AND CHOOSE WHAT THEY TOOK .
AMONG THE THINGS THEY TOOK WERE OUR FOOD LOCKERS , ALL OF OUR CLEAN LAUNDRY AND CLOTHES , MY WEAPONS 3 LONG GUNS , 6 LAPTOPS , OUR SOLAR PANELS , HONDA GENERATOR , BATTERY CHARGER , WIRE FEED WELDER AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS , AND THINGS I'M SURE WE WILL FIGURE OUT LATER AS WE REALIZE THAT THEY TOOK THEM,
THEY DESTROYED THREE TENTS AND MADE A HUGE MESS THAT LOOKS WORSE THEN ANYTHING WE EVER HAD , WE MAKE A POINT OF OUR CAMP BEING CLEAN AND NEAT AT ALL TIMES AND THAT OUR TRASH IS HAULED OFF ON A REGULAR BASIS FOR THE SIMPLE FACT THAT OUR CAMP IS HIGH VISIBILITY TO THE PUBLIC AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE HOMELESS WE STILL RESPECT OUR LIVING SPACE AND THOSE THAT HAVE TO SEE IT , BEING HOMELESS IS NOT AN EXCUSE TO LIVE LIKE A SLOB , AND WE DON'T..............
THEY DID LEAVE SEVERAL ORANGE TRASH BAGS OF TRASH THAT WE HAD PICKED UP FROM AROUND THE AREA THAT WE STAY THAT CAME FROM THE PUBLIC THAT EXITS THE FREEWAY NEAR US AND FEELS IT'S ALRIGHT TO THROUGH THEIR TRASH OUT THE WINDOWS OF THEIR CARS AS THEY PHONE IN COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE HOMELESS THAT ARE JUST TRYING TO STAY UNDER THE RADAR OF THE PUBLIC HIT SQUAD THAT THEMSELVES ARE ONLY MISSING 1 PAYCHECK AWAY FROM JOINING US.
ALSO THEY TOOK OUR BED CLEAN BEDDING, SLEEPING BAGS. NOW I'M SURE THEY HAD A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT THE WEATHER WAS GOING TO BE LIKE TONIGHT, AND AS YOU CAN TELL IT'S TRYING TO RAIN AND IS CONSIDERABLY COLDER TONIGHT THAN IT HAS BEEN ,
I HAVE TO GO NOW AND FIGURE OUT HOW I'M GOING TO KEEP MY LOVE REBECCA AND I WARM TONIGHT..

Posted by Bruce Nix on 10/19/2017 at 12:34 AM

Re: “The Mother and the Officer

Once again Darwin Bond Graham shows his bias in reporting and does not paint the full picture. Bellusa was fired from the Oakland Police Department. Sarna had issues, but he was about to eliminate the sergeants position that Bellusa was occupying. As far as Jordan, he should keep his mouth shut. He was the worse chief in Oakland Police Department history. He was Quan's puppet and yes man. How can he say he wanted the internal affairs case, but let a Sarna take over. Is that leadership? No, as chief he was also in charge of the criminal case, but did nothing to ensure it was conducted properly. Jordan had a history of burying his head in the sand when it comes to criminal investigations and pointing the finger at others. Jordan is quick to offer his opinion when a reporter puts a mic or notepad in his face, but lets be real Jordan was "fired" as well from OPD and has an ax to grind. Jordan left on a medical for no heart or spine? I see now he also has no brain.

Posted by Daffy_Duck on 10/18/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

Dude this place is way expensive. Thats not of the people.

Posted by Jono Schneider on 10/18/2017 at 4:39 PM

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