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Re: “Despite Canceled Hearing, Oakland Councilmembers Still Plan to Talk About Controversial ICE Raid

Oakland should roll out the red carpet for ICE and the DEA. Enough is enough!

Posted by Rennata Wilson on 11/13/2017 at 5:28 PM

Re: “West Oakland Finally Gets a Black Panther Mural

"It's the first Black Panther Party mural in Oakland to be painted by Black people."

Who painted the now-razed pink shed on Mandela with illustrations of Olympic medal winners Tommy Smith and John Carlos, which read "It only takes a pair of gloves," and later, "Born with insight, raised with a fist"?

Posted by David Kurtz on 11/13/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Despite Canceled Hearing, Oakland Councilmembers Still Plan to Talk About Controversial ICE Raid

"Mayor Libby Schaaf has come out in support of Kirkpatrick, saying she's "met with Chief Kirkpatrick and has "not seen anything that calls into question the chiefs truthfulness or integrity."

Schaaf is the perfect person to rely upon regarding problems of "truthfulness or integrity."

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/13/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Chinatown's New Tiki Bar The Kon-Tiki Nears Grand Opening

Like, I can't even fathom the small minded stupidity of the phrase, "$13 cocktails are the beginning of the end"

Is that a joke? Have you ever left the Bay area? You can still get a $5 jack and coke at Heart & Dagger my dude, don't worry.

Toss some of those gentrifying ass bike share bikes into the lake on your walk over there too like a proud Oaklander.

Posted by turnfresh on 11/13/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Chinatown's New Tiki Bar The Kon-Tiki Nears Grand Opening

You fuckin townies are the dirt worst. $13 cocktails are killing Oakland, high rise housing is killing Oakland, techies are killing Oakland ect...ect...

Grow up, this town sucks and only new nightlife, new housing, new business will improve it. Or maybe if you're lucky the "hero arsonist" will bike in and burn down all these new places so the tent cities can thrive.

Posted by turnfresh on 11/13/2017 at 11:21 AM

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

Ernest Montague has no idea what he is speaking of in regards to the chronic mass epizootic die off of sharks, rays, skates and fish in San Francisco Bay area (San Mateo, Alameda, Berkeley and Oakland in particular).

Tide gates and storm water run off (not 'fresh water') are the vectors for this chronic problem and conflict of interests in conservation, research and public awareness.

Lean more, contact Pelagic Shark Research Foundation: mobile 831 600 5214, dispatch 831 459 9346 and/or Email psrf@pelagic.org

I would be happy to discuss this issue with Ernest or anyone else genuinely interested or concerned with the environment and SF Bay wildlife.
Thank you.
Cordially,
Sean
PSRF
Since 1990

Check out our PELAGIC SHARK RESEARCH FOUNDATION Facebook page to view video and photo documentations, interviews and more.
Thanks again, have great Thanksgiving everyone.

p.s. Excellent Report by Eastbay Express !!! Keep up the good work.

Posted by Sean R. van Sommeran on 11/13/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “The Oakland Coliseum’s Uncertain Future

Here's a great idea: keep the A's at the Coliseum. Soooo many problems solved.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 11/13/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Chinatown's New Tiki Bar The Kon-Tiki Nears Grand Opening

This is for the "New Oakland," Steven.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 11/13/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Friday’s Briefing: OUSD Overspent by Millions on Admin and Consultants; Half of Bay Area Renters Are ‘Economically Burdened’

Screwed doesnt begin to describe it. Squeezed between a ravenous charter machine that just wants to cannibalize the district and turn it into a NOLA of the West, and a comically wasteful and aimless leadership group. Look at similar sized districts in CA and other large metro areas. Usually management layer is only 2 levels deep before you get to real work done. Here in Oakland you will see a top layer and a host of acolytes getting easy six figure salaries doing nothing but passing the buck to the grunts at the bottom. Then you have silos in each dept that just look to 'survive' the 2 year superintendent cycle. Nothing really gets done and money gets wasted in ethereal projects and relocations that overall have little impact on the teachers and students. Contractor management and ethics are a joke, with little oversight on funds being spent on dubious projects. Antwan Wilson exemplified this... He came to fertile soil for him and his cronies. But we blame the guy that left and not ourselves for exposing ourselves to such risk... Really the elected officials have been incompetent at best, negligent for sure and some of them may be compromised by political donors. The level of negligence at the union level is also worth noting. No one holds the ultimate fault in this situation, but in order to survive OUSD is going to need a new political pact with the whole city that focuses on long term (50-100 year plan) survivability and a more robust ethical bent on the district bylaws. For too long the board has been utilized as a political springboard and I think in the current political climate the system is ripe for hijacking and misuse. There is great talent in OUSD, and great impetus for serving all students, and bridging gaps for the underserved, it just hurts to see all that good energy negated and thrown away by longstanding inneficiencies and political stagnation.

Posted by oaklanders in exile on 11/13/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Chinatown's New Tiki Bar The Kon-Tiki Nears Grand Opening

Tiki is great, but Oakland is dying. $13 cocktails are the beginning of the end.

Posted by Steven Clarke on 11/12/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “The Laney College Opposition

The article doesn't get into A's owner John Fisher of Gap, Inc, who has ties to the charter school movement like Betsy DeVos and the Walton Family (Walmart), and his interest to privatize colleges. He is also interested in developing the area in order to increase rents and drive out low income communities of color. He is also anti-union and anti-environmental so he really could care less about the stadium creating so much pollution (light, sound, smog, trash) that will most likely drive protected birds and wildlife away or kill them. Selling Laney College and its surrounding property off to build a stadium would be the death knell of Oakland's Laney College as a public school, Lake Merritt, and neighbors who include Chinatown and other ethnic communities. If you follow the money behind the A's scam you will realize that stadium will be Oakland's biggest black eye if it comes to fruition.

Posted by Kit Vaq on 11/12/2017 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Can Oakland Protect Chinatown and Eastlake?

Gary Patton does an exceptional job of precisely describing the fate of Chinatown and Eastlake neighborhoods in the event a baseball stadium is installed at Laney College as proposed by the Oakland A's. If the Peralta Trustees give a green light to the proposal, the existing peaceful and affordable neighborhoods will disappear almost overnight. QUESTION: Where does a current Oakland resident who is forceably displaced get a replacement apartment ? You're right ... far away from Oakland ! One look at a stadium superimposed on the Peralta site exposes the real motive of the A's and their deep-pocketed investors. The present site is too small. The true objective of the A's and their investors is the land occupied by Chinatown & Eastlake, Laney College, Dewey Continuation School, La Escuelita Elementary, and the OUSD administration. The A's and their investors envision a mega-development of shopping malls, multi-level parking structures, office towers, high rises of luxury condominium, boutique shops, fancy restaurants, and night life entertainment. The bottom line here is not the A's -- they will sell out to new owners and be gone within 5 years -- Neither the A's or their investors will shed one tear of concern for the city of Oakland or its people -- THEIR OBJECTIVE IS MONEY, LOTS OF IT !! And they will "play" Peralta and the City like chumps to get to their ultimate goal.

Posted by James Vann on 11/12/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Updated: Oakland Pot Union Bribery Scandal Exposed

Dawg's a runner

Posted by moleman510cee0 on 11/12/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Chilli Padi, the East Bay's Only Malaysian Restaurant, Closes

Taste of Sing Ma in Pleasanton is better.

Posted by Jean Komatsu 1 on 11/12/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “The Laney College Opposition

Jay78, do you really feel the only way you and the city you live in can be validated is if theres a new sports stadium? Whats your argument against having the As stay where they are?
Looks like you privilege billionaire corporations over education. Sad.

Youre rightI dont want it in my backyard, which is where itll be. Why dont they have a built next to YOUR house, Jay78 and see how you feel about the noise. Thats what I thought.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 11/12/2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “The Laney College Opposition

Oakland needs the A's more than it needs your NIMBY complaint.

Posted by Jay78 on 11/12/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Oakland Tenants Say Eviction Notices on Rise After Ghost Ship, Call on City Hall For Moratorium

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Re: “New Ballpark Could Devastate Lake Merritt's Birds

So, the birds who stop by a man-made lake and fly to an estuary next to I-880, a major multi-lane interstate that sees heavy traffic pretty much all day with the noise and pollution associated with it, will be endangered by a baseball stadium?

Nice try. NEXT!

Posted by Kai Chang on 11/12/2017 at 1:40 AM

Re: “Friday’s Briefing: OUSD Overspent by Millions on Admin and Consultants; Half of Bay Area Renters Are ‘Economically Burdened’

There is way too many positions in the OAL athletic department. All you need is 1 good commissioner that knows what he is doing. That is how it has always been. Start cutting there first.

Posted by Savethemoney on 11/11/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Friday’s Briefing: OUSD Overspent by Millions on Admin and Consultants; Half of Bay Area Renters Are ‘Economically Burdened’

Before making any cuts to the already stressed local schools, the OUSD Board should order the new Supt. to send out layoff notices to every HQ employee and notify consultants/constants of an economic emergency that will require re-negotiation if they want to do business with OUSD in the future.

OUSD should hurry up and fill the CFO and Internal Auditor positions that have been vacant for over a year.

Find your board member. Call AND email them before they've decided how they will vote in two weeks.

https://www.ousd.org/findyourdirector


Len Raphael, CPA
Temescal

Posted by Len Raphael on 11/11/2017 at 8:50 PM

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