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Re: “Laney Students and Staff Express Concerns About the A’s Ballpark Plans

All these NIMBYS are the reason Oakland lacks opportunities for the poor and working class. They oppose all construction unless it's "affordable housing" which they think Oakland has the means to build them. They claim to be activists for the poor, but in realty they suppress the poor and POC from opportunities. As a person of color, stay the eff away so called "activists." You think you're helping us, but you're doing us more harm than good.

Posted by Jay78 on 10/04/2017 at 5:52 PM

Re: “C CASA Joins Lineup at Public Market Emeryville

They're going to die there, like all the rest of the stalls. No one goes to that dump anymore.

Posted by Jenni Li on 10/04/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “C CASA Joins Lineup at Public Market Emeryville

They're going to die there, like all the rest of the stalls. Nobody goes to that dump anymore. If they had a taco place or a hamburger place they'd clean up but they're too dumb to realize that.

Posted by John Michaels Grabowsky on 10/04/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Oakland Approves 'Safe Havens' for Homeless Camps and Services

It will be painful to watch as the City throws roadblock after roadblock in the way of allowing any community group to set up a safe haven sanctioned encampment.

Nonetheless, the seed that has been planted - involving the community to make life easier for the homeless - will not die. It may take more evictions and more interminable Council mtgs, but I think the common sense of this approach and the vastness of the problem will eventually make it happen.

Posted by JP Massar on 10/04/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Oakland Approves 'Safe Havens' for Homeless Camps and Services

Schaaf: "The long-term plan is to get more affordable housing onto the market ASAP."

Uh huh. How many years is ASAP? Five, ten? "Affordable" means, what?, under $100k annual income?

More housing means more infrastructure to support that housing. Infrastructure like transportation for a region with gridlocked freeways and inadequate, over-capacity, under-maintained public transit.

C'mon Schaaf make a tiny effort to tell it like it really is.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 10/04/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Updated: Oakland Pot Union Bribery Scandal Exposed

Calendar for: Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr., Courtroom 2, 4th Floor (Oakland)

11/13/2017 02:00PM
- Criminal Law and Motion
4:15-cr-00454-HSG - USA v. Daniel Rush Sentencing

Happy Thanksgiving Ratto

Posted by moleman510cee0 on 10/04/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Federal Judge: No More Officers to Face Discipline for Mishandling Oakland Police Sex Crimes Case

Help cover up repeated sexual abuse by cops and get a promotion.

Law enforcement is held to lower standards.

Posted by Jason Keyes on 10/04/2017 at 10:19 AM

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

These are new York bagels. You can't just say 'bagels' as a montrealer I eat beauty's.

Posted by Kirsten Cowan on 10/04/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Environmentalists Sue the State Over Spike in Whale Entanglements in Crab Fishing Gear

Animals cannot speak. But that doesn't mean they cannot feel. I hope people come into their senses and stop this madness before it's too late.

Posted by AndyBarns on 10/04/2017 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Federal Judge: No More Officers to Face Discipline for Mishandling Oakland Police Sex Crimes Case

Racial profiling is a good test of ideology. If police stop Blacks more often than their proportion of the city population, is that evidence of racial profiling? No. Now watch this video of a double laptop theft at a Starbucks in Alameda. If you soon thought it was reasonable for employees and customers to be suspicious, was that racial profiling? No - suspicion is not conclusion.
https://www.facebook.com/AlamedaPD/videos/…

Posted by Charlie Pine on 10/03/2017 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Local Baker Says Walmart Stole Her Work

This is ridiculous and unprofessional Walmart needs to be held responsible and start talking, there has been no response after a complaint was made and if this how Walmart thinks they can do business then maybe the public needs to know and start shopping elsewhere as they clearly do not care about patents and the lively hood that sole business owners go through, they care only about there money and not the effects it has on others. SMH

Posted by Tina Sahi on 10/03/2017 at 9:02 PM

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

Try Townie bagels in Palm Springs, best in so cal

Posted by Andrew W on 10/03/2017 at 7:15 PM

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

All bagels, like dogs, are good bagels, especially if we're talking everything. Yes, even the awful ones. But to claim there are actually good bagels in the Bay Area is false. Serviceable, yes. Will I eat the life out of them every weekend? You bet. But come on, now, let's not kid ourselves. Authentic and Beauty's are fine, no more, no less. Matt A, you need a bagel education.

I wholeheartedly welcome the prospect of a new bagel overlord into our midst. May you contribute to everyone's ultimate goal of a bagel a day, whether they know it or not.

Posted by O.W. on 10/03/2017 at 2:22 PM

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

Yay, Emily! Your hard work's paid off - and no surprise - people noticed! The boichick bagel is small but mighty, just like you. Chewy and malty and with that crust you only get from boiling them first, I'll sign up when the CSB gets off the ground.

Posted by Suzanne Schellenberg on 10/03/2017 at 1:21 PM

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

Beauty's is much better than H&H ever was. We're super lucky to have it.

Posted by Matt A on 10/03/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Former Corso Chef Readies Juanita & Maude in Albany

That's right: Nizza la Bella. Please correct it.

Posted by Cannolo on 10/03/2017 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Federal Judge: No More Officers to Face Discipline for Mishandling Oakland Police Sex Crimes Case

Judge Orrick's decision shows how low are his low expectations for OPD.

Posted by Len Raphael on 10/03/2017 at 2:40 AM

Re: “Laney Students and Staff Express Concerns About the A’s Ballpark Plans

I think Kaval is being disingenuous. He said he has done neighborhood surveys. I know he had a meeting at La Estrellita, but that restarant is no longer representative of the neighborhood population. His whole mantra is private funding. Well that is appropriate as they are owned by a man fabulously wealthy who has drained the club of talent through his GM and just year after year received big money from MLB. You have the bond issue which we here in Oakland passed to improve water quality at the lake and the channel leading to it. For the first time in years folks are seeing striped bass in the lake and more fish from the bay. The walkway along the channel is lovely, and it has been money well spent. The Lake is the oldest bird sanctuary in the country and there is no study of noise implications for the wildlife that has returned to the area. I understood that there was money to be made available for the Coli site for infrastructure . Is that same money there for this project that was sprung on us?/ As the young man said, traffic around there is horrible in rush hour as we only have seventh street. No one entions that on the other side of Laney is OUSD headquarters scheduled for a rebuild. There are also three schools, Dewey , Met West and La Escualita. These schools plus Laney already have a trffic impact and when OUSD returns it promises to be greater still. 60 years ago the community was disrupted for the Nimitz and that is why the Buddhist Temple sits across from the park in front of Lake Merritt BART, as it was moved there. You now have a smaller temple a block from Laney as well. We all know that both East Lake and Chinatown will sufer massive disruption from this project. I am hoping Mr. Kaval is not totally wedded to this site and looks at Howard or the Coliseum, where he couldhave the advantage of being the sole tenant. The old Coli without Mt. Davis was a wonderful venue with it's veiw of the hilss an wonderful weather. The A's hav proven they can draw there, but most fans are like me. I will b glued to my tv set during the playoffs watching the ex A's play for contenders which this team has a possibility of being in the next year or so. Past practice tells us Beane will trade our budding talent as we are notably a farm team for other big league teams. I love the A's, but it hurts being one of their fans and this adds to the hurt.

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 10/02/2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Laney Students and Staff Express Concerns About the A’s Ballpark Plans

Mauricio, I think with the top-quality education you're getting from Laney, you can do better than a low-paying stadium/arena job.

Posted by Russell Mondy on 10/02/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Laney Students and Staff Express Concerns About the A’s Ballpark Plans

@Russell

I completely agree that there are legitimate concerns that will need to be answered by the Athletics. Most important, how will the A's look to lease/purchase the land, how will it benefit the college and how can we minimize the negative impact of neighborhood gentrification? Now that the MLB season's over for the A's, I fully expect the team to work with both the local community, the college and the city to develop an integrated plan.

The reality is gentrification has been going on in Oakland for quite awhile. When downtown Oakland is only a 15 min BART ride away from SF and you're located in one of the most expensive metro areas in the US, some people are going to get squeezed out of desirable neighborhoods with our without the stadium being built.

Tighter rent control seems like a sensible solution to protect those long-time residents that are most vulnerable. Again, with our without a new ballpark being built...

Posted by Damon M on 10/02/2017 at 10:48 AM

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