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Re: “Opinion: Why We Plan to Develop on Vacant Land or Non-Residential Sites

I am a neighbor of 1919, and it was never my request or any of my neighbor's request that the project have an increased density. Haber never held a series of community meetings regarding 1919 Market to ask what the community wanted. He is using the Live Work code to circumvent that process and to rob the community of a voice. We the community have spent many hours coming together on our own in opposition of Haber after he started demo on the project and showered our neighborhood with toxic tust. He did the demo without proper permitting.

The community does want to see 1919 Market responsibly renovated, but Haber is obviously not the guy to do it. He is offering 59 parking spaces to 400 new residents in a neighborhood where parking is already tough. He is touting his plan for making affordable housing, but $1,000 - $1,500 for a room in a shared apartment with 2-3 other people is not affordable to many people. He has poisoned the neighborhood, and would have continued to do so if the community had not raised such an outcry. Haber claims that he had multiple meetings with the community, but has explicitly said that he is not interested in meeting with the community as a whole. He is using this Live Work loophole to push forward a project that way exceeds the density of anything in our neighborhood.

Posted by Mike510 on 10/26/2017 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Picks More Locations for 'Safe Haven' Homeless Camps, and City Mulls New Cannabis Rules

Kaplan needs to go. S/he is NOT pro business and what Oakland needs are people who can make this a friendly business environment. S/he is more concerned where to put people who choose not to work rather than people who can HIRE people who do.

Posted by Garry Ovalbach on 10/24/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Berkeley's Pacific Steel Casting Is Closing

Harassment and abuse of workers, purposely hiring illegal immigrants so they could abuse and cheat them, poisoning the community to the extent that years of cancer, brain tumors and birth defects were well documented. The site flagrantly ignored environmental regulations to the point of having open flame pits visible from outside the fencing. Hypocritical and corrupt city officials like Tom Bates and Linda Maio tried for years to placate the local public while taking funds for their elections from PSC. Maio, Bates, Aroner et al represent the worst of Berkeley, PSC is purely a symptom of their corruption. The fact that PSC was incapable of turning a profit without engaging in illegal activity is proof that this business should have failed decades ago.

Posted by speedyzedey on 10/24/2017 at 1:41 AM

Re: “Trial Begins for East Bay Landlord Accused of Rigging Foreclosure Auctions

Michael Marr and Javier Sanchez are the worst people ever! The Marr Family and the Sanchez family are ALL CORRUPT! They deserve everything that is happening to them. They evict people if they just don't like them, finally they are getting what they deserve! They should be in jail forever! I know how awful and corrupt they are I worked with them for many years.

Posted by Una Amiga on 10/23/2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “State Senator Kevin de León Visits Oakland to 'Celebrate' New Sanctuary State Law

DeLeon should be arrested for sedition.

Posted by Danny Francel on 10/23/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Ambitious Cafe, Restaurant, and Bar Oeste to Reflect Oakland in Its Food and Staff

Congratulations to my dear old friend Lea and all her partners in this fantastic new venture. Break a leg kid. Scott F.

Posted by Scott Feen on 10/22/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Inmates at Oakland's Glenn Dyer Jail Enter Day Six of Hunger Strike

There's an interesting Netflix movie that subtley portrays the harmful effects of solitary confinement and how human connection is a much better anecdote for reintegration. Obviously there are some severe criminals that need to be separated for the safety of others. But for the portion of prison population that's there just because of minor drug offenses or theft aka non-violent, solitary confinement is cruel and unnecessary IMO.

Posted by weareallbrothers on 10/22/2017 at 12:59 AM

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

Let's see... The Raiders pay Oakland 7 million for events that cost Oakland 8 million. The Raider Nation see's nothing wrong with this and scream bloody murder when Oakland declines to give them more land and development money.

Why is this event surprising? Corporate sports think they have the electorate in their pockets as storm troops.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 10/20/2017 at 8:39 PM

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: “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: “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: “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: “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: “Berkeley's Pacific Steel Casting Is Closing

Pacific Steel Casting has a long troubled history almost entirely it's own making. It has poisoned the air in West Berkeley for decades, was unresponsive to thousands of community complaints about the poor air quality it created, attempted to hide behind it's questionable ties to Mayor Tom Bates, inaction by City Council and the Berkeley Zoning and Adjustment Board, Dion Aroner's public relations firm, and Ignacio De La Fuente's political maneuvers, cheated workers out of pay, failed to modernize and improve worker conditions until it was too late, and cried wolf to get a better financial deal in bankruptcy court. The complete list is long and dirty. What will they leave behind? A wealthy family that took the money and ran when they sold the company to the current owners, hundreds of former workers who are owed back pay from years of company cheating , a polluted site, and a permanent stain on the reputation of Berkeley city government that was in bed with the company and ignored the health of the community, so that could maintain their reputations as power brokers.

Posted by Dr. John on 10/18/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “There's a Border Patrol Costume at the Spirit Store in Emeryville

This is a joke right? Pansie liberals. Fyi...these have been sold there for over a decade.

Posted by kozzmo49 on 10/18/2017 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Upcoming Restaurant Zys_Oakland to Give Ex-Cons a Second Chance

pro corporate / pro industrial prison complex ? hopefully the old writers got a second chance somewhere . As Oakland becomes gene-monofied , as will its publications and restaurants.

Posted by aaron mcelhatten on 10/17/2017 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Upcoming Restaurant Zys_Oakland to Give Ex-Cons a Second Chance

i miss the old writers and old EBX ..what is this undercurrent of pro corporate world im smelling .. you stink new EBX . im out

Posted by Sh Sh Boba on 10/17/2017 at 4:46 PM

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