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Re: “The East Bay's Tow Hustle

If anyone from the East Bay Express would like more details on my case, please let me know. Im happy to help these idiots lose their contract with OPD.

Posted by Oakland Dad on 11/19/2018 at 9:51 AM

Re: “The East Bay's Tow Hustle

Auto Plus Towing illegally towed my car for not showing registration and it cost me $1300 to get it out of impound. When I picked it up, theyd concealed the fact that theyd driven a forklift into the passenger side, damaging the body and bending the frame. The manager on duty named Maria acknowledged that their driver admitted damaging my car and offered to part out some Volvos they had towed to repair the damage as long as I kept it between us. When I pointed out that theyd bent the frame and that I wouldnt let her part out other towed vehicles to repair mine, she then said Now that I think of it, this is pre-existing damage. Luckily, I had a witness who heard everything. Maria insinuated that the police report would be amended to show the pre-existing damage. I quickly filed a complaint with OPD and received a copy of the police report to make sure it wasnt altered.

To this day, APT wont respond to my official complaint against them. They are nothing but scumbag crooks.

Posted by Oakland Dad on 11/19/2018 at 9:50 AM

Re: “The East Bay's Tow Hustle

how about the scam of getting your stolen car back ! my son"s car was stolen in Berkeley a few years ago Soon afterward he got a call from Richmond police that it had been found parked on a city street and we had 1 hour to get it. It was impossible to make in time took us 2 hours to get to Richmond police headquarters only to find that they had had the car towed. We got ripped off x2 once by the thief & again by the towing company for close to $400 (& his battery was stolen so we had to rush out to buy one so that extra fees would not be assessed for leaving the car overnight.) I wrote to the Richmond city council about the rip off & got a response from one of the council members who had similar outrage over the same type of event. She contacted me & had the incident recorded in The Contra Costa Times in a letter to the editor. What a scam!!

Posted by Bob Waks on 11/18/2018 at 1:03 PM

Re: “The East Bay's Tow Hustle

In the case of tow companies operating without proper licensure and permits, how does this not constitute grand theft auto and extortion? I'm not a lawyer and welcome input from those more educated than me in this area, but why can't the people who had their cars towed press criminal charges against either the company or the tow driver?

Posted by Stefan Oste on 11/17/2018 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Pro-Tenant and Pro-Housing

Keep preaching your socialist blather. It isnt working, and wont. We need strong, practical leaders who can do the hard blocking and tackling necessary to make policy by consensus, not ideologues rushing to the barricades on every issue. By the way, Jovanka is the one who tried for higher office. Thankfully she failed.

Posted by John Henderson on 11/17/2018 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Pro-Tenant and Pro-Housing

You neglected to point out that Buffy Wicks is also anti-tenant. She came out in opposition to the Prop 10. In fact, the East Bay Express rescinded its endorsement of Wicks when she announced her opposition to Prop 10.

Posted by Steve Solnit on 11/16/2018 at 8:32 PM

Re: “The Killer Inside Me

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Posted by Felicity Nadim on 11/16/2018 at 5:28 PM

Re: “The East Bay's Tow Hustle

It's appears the ONLY illegalities are from the tow companies!!! These people all filed complaints and got their money returned.

Posted by Paul Merr on 11/16/2018 at 1:14 AM

Re: “You're Not a Progressive If You're Also a NIMBY

Anybody who believes that President Trump meant it when he talked about building a wall along the Mexican border is too dumb to even be commenting on it. You know, these so-called 'Progressives' should be careful what they wish for. I mean, what do you want to do? Go to war? How the hell can you win a war when most you don't even have guns?? More proof that Progressivism is a mental illness.

Posted by Jonathan Gianguzzo on 11/15/2018 at 9:54 PM

Re: “General Electric Plans To Demolish East Oakland Factory. But Residents Want More Than A Polluted, Vacant Lot

LMAO. GE is close to bankruptcy right now, it's stock is selling the lowest point in decades. They don't have the money to pay their own rent and pensions.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 11/15/2018 at 6:58 PM

Re: “The East Bay's Tow Hustle

you know what you are doing, I feel for those who get ripped off, But here's the THING WHY RISK IT, People park where it is clearly stated DO NOT PARK HERE YOU WILL BE TOWED. Unless you can't read, then it's on YOU. Ever been cussed out by letting someone know their car will be towed.

Posted by Indrai Kai on 11/15/2018 at 9:35 AM

Re: “The East Bay's Tow Hustle

Try parking legally

Posted by Ernest Montague on 11/15/2018 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Pro-Tenant and Pro-Housing

The banks should be forced to pay for affordable housing and for infrastructure improvements!!

Allen Sanford…

Posted by Allen Sanford on 11/15/2018 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Pro-Tenant and Pro-Housing

Sour grapes. Buffy trounced Jovanka because she was the far superior candidate on many levels. The money angle is the only thing Beckles supporters could come up with because their candidate lacked the ability to grasp and address complex policy issues, and was deeply flawed personally, as shown by the comments of her fellow councilmembers and the fact that her own mayor wouldnt endorse her. We in Richmond are SO GLAD to be rid of Beckles and her mean spirited divisiveness. Thank you, voters in AD15.

Posted by John Henderson on 11/14/2018 at 3:01 PM

Re: “The East Bay's Tow Hustle

The actions of PPI sound both legally wrongful and mean spirited.

We should also note that if you park in a stores private lot and then go shopping elsewhere, you are being abusive. This is not ok. If someone parked in my driveway to visit someone else, I would have them towed in a heartbeat.

It takes a lot of nerve to park in someones driveway or block it. So, why is it ok to park in someone elses private lot out of your personal convenience and Ill founded assumption that the behavior is ok?

They had no excuse including it was only going to be for 30 minutes. Sounds like discount city has been abused by freeloaders and chose to do something about it. That is not victimizing of the freeloaders - Discount City is not allowing itself to be victimized.

Posted by Michael Good on 11/14/2018 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Pro-Tenant and Pro-Housing

The suggestion that Buffy Wicks is pro-tenant, and the repeating of the lie about Jovanka Beckles, might be funny under different circumstances. Unfortunately, AD-15 was purchased by a feckless corporate lackey who is going to use us as her springboard to higher office. Hopefully someone is getting ready to primary her in the next electoral cycle.

Posted by TheRealJohnSeal on 11/14/2018 at 11:18 AM

Re: “The East Bay's Tow Hustle

Ive been towed out of the Kentucky Fried Chicken lot illegally.

Posted by Pam Strayer on 11/14/2018 at 4:46 AM

Re: “OPD Cop Caught Making Apparent False Statements After Injury Crash

Bottom line. Can't refute facts, so call names.

So middle school

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 11/13/2018 at 4:23 PM

Re: “OPD Cop Caught Making Apparent False Statements After Injury Crash

Bruce Ferrell, you're a bad person and you should feel bad. You are contributing nothing to this discussion. Simple fact of the matter is that the city settled with this victim for a reason. OPD has a very very very notorious current and past reputation for lies, lies and more lies and this video VERY CLEARLY shows that OPD has not changed. I'm sorry to this victim and I'm sorry that we have to put up with OPD. We all deserve better.

Posted by Andrew Jackson on 11/13/2018 at 2:51 PM

Re: “OPD Cop Caught Making Apparent False Statements After Injury Crash

And now my final, and I DO mean final thoughts on this topic...

Incidents like this are why I stopped riding motorcycles over 55 years ago... I glanced down at the road going by at 50 miles an hour on a fine, bright summery day and realized a mistake on the part of anyone on the road with me, including me, and I got a part in a meat grinder impression with my meat starring between the steel of the bike and the asphalt. Since then, I've seen some bloody ones too. Bikers don't tend to get to walk away.

That was MY choice and I don't regret it.

Nor do I have any bad impressions of those who do ride now. I just say be safe about it.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 11/09/2018 at 5:40 PM

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