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Re: “Assembly District 15 Candidates to Discuss Food and Farming Issues in the East Bay

A disappointing distraction that will do little to clarify or underscore the stark differences between these candidates. I hope there will also be debates about Costa-Hawkins and universal health care.

Posted by TheRealJohnSeal on 09/25/2018 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Town Business: Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center to Become Private Offices

As a Oakland citizen for close to 50 years, I am concerned w/ the progress or lack thereof of any redevelopment work at the Kaiser Convention facility. 3 years since bids accepted, and it appears nothing has commenced! Homeless camps abound, and now there is the installation of the Tuff Sheds in front of the bldg. I am in total support of all programs benefitting our homeless sisters & brothers, but the latest developments on the grounds of the convention center indicate nothing has begun to restore this jewel of a building back to an active facility, supporting the pulse of Oakland! Any information regarding the status of the Convention Center redevelopment, much appreciated!

Posted by Tom McClintock on 09/25/2018 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Tony! Toni! Toné! Celebrates Three Decades in Music

Really enjoy the group Taste of Oakland new lead singer Dyson the singer for the group Tony Tony has really brought a new flavor and flare to the group looking forward to seeing more of them.

Posted by Anna Allums on 09/25/2018 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Opinion: We Must Stand for Choice

To all the phony progressives who think Wicks deserves a vote

Please imagine all the women whose lives were destroyed by eight years of Obama's imperial warmongering. Then consider all the families ripped apart by his deportation machine ( >2 million deported). How do you think these women feel about the "progress" brought to them by the Obama admin.

The fact that Wicks uses her time working for a war criminal to build ethos around her campaign should disqualify her as any kind of "progressive".

Unfortunately this country is so rank with national chauvinism, popularly know as "American Exceptionalism, that many well-meaning people ignorantly support both current and future warmongers.

Wicks is nothing more than the next careerist in the Democratic Party Machine.

Posted by City Counselor on 09/25/2018 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Opinion: We Must Stand for Choice

"Excuse me sir, I'm a promiscuous selfish female raising funds to stop the existence of future children, would you like to sign my petition?"

Posted by Kevin333 on 09/25/2018 at 1:35 AM

Re: “Oakland Should Sue the NFL and Mark Davis

The raiders should sue for name and logo. to send message to oakland donate here.

Posted by Daniel L Williams on 09/24/2018 at 10:38 PM

Re: “In Oakland, Kevin de León Talks Immigration, Climate Justice, and His Underdog Campaign for U.S. Senate

DeLeon is nothing but a Hispanic activist backed by LaRaza & MALDEF. If you're an illegal alien this is the guy you want LOL

I will vote this election for candidates who prioritize citizens over illegal aliens (bet you thought that was a given ...not anymore), those who oppose sanctuary cities, amnesty and taxpayer funded in state college tuition discounts for illegals. That means NO Democrats.

Liberal Democrat GAVIN NEWSOM is running for Governor of California. Newsom proudly supports abolishing ICE, sanctuary cities, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, using taxpayer funds for illegal aliens & DACA. In addition, Newsom stated if elected he will implement Jerry Brown's ONE BILLION a year Health Care plan for illegal aliens (This should draw another million to California)

If you OPPOSE illegal immigration, taxpayer funds used for illegal aliens, sanctuary cities, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens... please VOTE NO for GAVIN NEWSOM this November....we can't afford anymore Democrats

Gallup poll- almost 60% of Democrats now view socialism positively, little changed from 2010 survey. (Gallup-Democrats More Positive About Socialism Than Capitalism)

Many Democrats support the following immigration issues-

Sanctuary cities-

Eventually, as cities across the country begin announcing they will NOT be sanctuary the criminals, gang members, Illegal aliens living there will flock to the nearest welcoming sanctuary city. Than city will get an increase in crime and expenses. Democrats fight to the death defending sanctuary cites and at the same time demand to abolish of ICE.

The current migration at our southern border is costing taxpayers a Kings Ransom. Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? they sure don't stay in Mexico when they reach "safety" or ask for political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they make the long journey to our border, our generous Democrats and our tax dollars.

When you reward illegal immigration with jobs, amnesty, drivers licenses, discounts for college tuition, scholarships encourages MORE illegal entry.. Just debating DACA in congress is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars..... thank the parents.

Just a few examples of the more outrageous costs associated with illegal immigration, we will pass this burden on to our children and grand children as has been passed on to us.

*Numerous Democrat city & state governments are using tax payer funds to litigate on behalf of illegal aliens, CA,NY, Phila, Portland, Seattle, Denver just a small sample..

*The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the billions spent on bilingual education for illegal aliens.

*Taxpayers in numerous states are funding in state college tuition discounts for illegal aliens. Cost to taxpayers over a billion dollars annually.

*2016 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.

*30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison U do the math.

*$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate, process Illegal aliens in the Criminal justice system. I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY.

*$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps) WIC, & free school lunches.

If you OPPOSE illegal immigration, taxpayer funds used for illegal aliens, sanctuary cities, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, weak border security, tax increases. VOTE NO for ALL Democrats this November.

Posted by Mira Dean on 09/24/2018 at 7:56 PM

Re: “In Oakland, Kevin de León Talks Immigration, Climate Justice, and His Underdog Campaign for U.S. Senate

Powerful and interesting reporting. You really captured the emotion and feelings at the rally. Latinos and other Californians of color are anxious for a fresh new voice of leadership in Washington D.C.

Posted by Jorge Trevino Lerma on 09/24/2018 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Supporter of Controversial Israeli Settlements Would Benefit from Exclusive Oakland Public Land Deal

The "settlements" are Jewish communities in the West Bank. They are not illegal according to Eugene Rostow who penned the agreement after the 1967 war. Certain anti-Semitic groups like the BDS and International Solidarity Movement keep saying the word "illegal" to muddy the waters. The settlements are in dispute pending a final peace settlement. These same clowns always say Israel is also illegal when it was founded legally through the United Nations. This article is political claptrap and designed to intimidate a donor to Israel. Yes, some countries like to repeat the misuse of the word illegal but some of them also excuse terrorism against Jews and other Israelis. The East Bay Express is pandering to political radicals who want Israel dismantled by any means. To read about the truth of this movement in the Bay Area visit this link. The "settlements' are not illegal nor is it so to donate money to help them. See this article:

Posted by Lee Kaplan on 09/24/2018 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Anaviv’s Table Brings Farm-to-Table Dining in an Intimate Richmond Setting

I wonder how long this will be around ?
This restaurant scene is getting to be ridiculous.

Posted by Jerry Howe on 09/23/2018 at 10:33 PM

Re: “The Forces Driving Gentrification in Oakland

At least something is happening in Oakland in the way of development.
That is a good thing. After having lived here for 40 years, I know the homeless situation is easily remedied by using the same tactics that virtually all of the surrounding communities have used, - SETTING BOUNDARIES !!!

Posted by Jerry Howe on 09/23/2018 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Fire at 'The Village' Homeless Camp in East Oakland Displaces 37

At least the trash , junk, and filth that these people accumulate and store out in the open was eliminated. No, i do not like seeing the slum like conditions of Kolkata when I drive to work. We have no caste system in this country, and therefore , it should not exist. Boundaries need to be set with these people.

Posted by Jerry Howe on 09/23/2018 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Opinion: We Must Stand for Choice

Buffy Wicks has a long track record of working for Progressive policies, such as Health Care for All, which is one of the most important issues facing the CA Assembly.

Buffy is a natural positive leader, who unites people. Buffy Wicks works well with others, which is why Barack Obama put Buffy on his Team in the White House.

Buffy Wicks is a smart, positive, warm, caring person, who has a remarkable ability to reach out to average people and listen to their issues and communicate effectively. She is responsible and responsive.

2 to 1, Voters gave Buffy Wicks their vote in the Primary, where she surpassed all of her opponents, even in their own districts where they were elected. In the end, it is the voters who decide who they believe can work effectively with CA State Leaders like future Governor Gavin Newsom (who endorsed Buffy Wicks) and members of the CA Assembly and Senate to bring political power and prestige to the district that runs from Oakland to Hercules.

AD15 is a complex district with many complex issues. AD15 needs someone who will work COLLABORATIVELY with others to get legislation passed to benefit the district and the state. Buffy Wicks will be most effective at collaborating to bring the most benefit to the district and the state of California. That's why voters overwhelmingly voted for Buffy Wicks for their Assemblywoman.

Posted by Carolyn Phinney on 09/23/2018 at 1:06 PM
Posted by Kevin333 on 09/23/2018 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Gentrification Changed the Names of Oakland Neighborhoods

NO BE -- no one is there or don't be there

Posted by Alan Lopez on 09/23/2018 at 12:14 PM

Re: “The Uptones: The East Bay's Seminal Ska Band

Wow blast from the past. We were fixtures at Uptones gigs in high school... and now we are all middle aged.

Looking forward to introducing my kiddo to their tunes (and the much tamer mosh pit) at Memorial park.
Amanda, Berkeley

Posted by AHowell on 09/23/2018 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Taj Reid Found Guilty of Rigging State Construction Contracts and Accepting Bribes

Hey Taj is my manager at SFO airport working for McGee Air Services

Posted by lalalalove on 09/22/2018 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Gentrification Changed the Names of Oakland Neighborhoods

Even before gentrification was even issue the names of Oakland neighborhoods were changing .. for example in the late 1980s the section of Oakland where the 20s Sts intersects with the 20s aves was called the rolling 20s then in the mid 90s it was called the twomps which eventually evolved into the murder dubs ... names of neighborhoods have always evolved but dumb people stay looking for a reason to complain

Posted by Aquis Bryant on 09/22/2018 at 3:38 PM

Re: “‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Is Most Urgent of Michael Moore’s Films

Uh, she has not yet been elected.
"newly elected U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"

Posted by JP Massar on 09/22/2018 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Soba Ichi Serves Impressive Handmade Soba Noodles — but the Setting Complicates Things

SOBA ICHI is not the first Japanese/Asian to have hand-pulled/prepared noodles. They go extinct because it is not efficient. There should be moratorium against bldg owners taking over the lease and resuming basically same business of the evicted tenant. In short while they will sell it to someone at a premium, as FuseBox owner probably got nothing when they got evicted. Ejnoy while you can. Yes, my bill came in over $100 for 3!

Posted by wiseguy on 09/22/2018 at 7:28 AM

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