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Re: “Oakland Police Brings Back Its Horse-Mounted Unit

Last Tuesday at the Finance and Management Committee I listened to an excellent presentation about how OPD is managing overtime . Good example of sound management. How about some articles about what OPD is doing well instead of second guessing everything.


Posted by ed gerber on 05/24/2018 at 8:44 AM

Re: “The Killer Inside Me

Great writing and example how to transform a personal nightmare into something useful to others. Sorry you had to endure so much pain and sadness, but thank you.

Posted by rondwei on 05/24/2018 at 8:06 AM

Re: “The Killer Inside Me

Best of luck to you. I was diagnosed with stage three tonsil cancer ( spread to lymph nodes) twenty years ago, this was a familiar history. It wasn't a lot of fun. I did get very isolated. It's hard to hang out with people when most social events involve eating and it takes you 45 minutes to eat a hamburger. Hint. Talk to you doctor about a CPAP or BPAP. They make them with a humidifier and the dry throats are always a travail. The CPAP tremendously improved my sleep. The dental problems suck.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 05/24/2018 at 7:40 AM

Re: “The Killer Inside Me

What a terrifying story and generous of you to tell it. Good to have a record of what you went through as you continue to improve. I wish you many many years of wellness in the California sun.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 05/24/2018 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Brings Back Its Horse-Mounted Unit

Please do not discriminate against the cost of having horses- the end result is not just PR, but to reclaim the charm, culture and history of Oakland. There is a place in the Bay for horses and it doesn't have to be in a racing stable or a petting zoo. Horses, that OPD is taking responsibility for, deserve to be part of our community, in the same manner as dogs and cats.

Posted by SBF on 05/23/2018 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Brings Back Its Horse-Mounted Unit

Are you kidding me? Those horses are bad ass. I saw them yesterday. Some kid was crying and when the horse came the child stopped crying. It was pure magic. You dont actually thing DBG would write something positive about the OPD did you? Me and my fellow business owners love seeing those big majestic beasts walking down the road.

Posted by silly hipster on 05/23/2018 at 7:56 PM

Re: “The Killer Inside Me

Bravo! A vulnerable and brave piece, well-written and astutely observed. What a gift to others that Mr. King has been able to translate a horrible personal experience into a moving and important story.

Posted by Juls Aitcheson on 05/23/2018 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Brings Back Its Horse-Mounted Unit

Always liked the horses. Seems they might actually be more cost effective than an off-road patrol vehicle year to year.... You'll get 5-7 years of service from the horse; 3 years from a car???

Posted by A Thought on 05/23/2018 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Loopholes in ADA Law Make "No Pets" Clauses Nearly Impossible to Enforce

anyone can say that they are depressed , stressed, or have anxiety and get an emotional support animal, its not hard. People fake this stuff all the time and its not fair to those who actually have a disability like being deaf/blind or have a disease or condition where they cant walk or anything like that. I know of someone personally who is a friend of mine who told me he just moved into this apartment complex and he said he saw someone with a dog, he asked the owner if he could have the dog and they said no, they only allow serivce animals, he asked them if there was any amount of money he could pay and they still said no. a few hours later and answering some questions online at a website, he found a lady who if you pay her will write a letter ( she is a social worker) saying that you need this animal as an emotional support animal, he didnt even have to meet her or anything, he just answered the questions online and she wrote him this letter, now the owners of the complex still said no because they knew it wasnt legit and he filed a complaint with HUD and they went on to mediation and he won and got his dog. Now please tell me how this is fair, since he doesnt actually have a disability physical or mental, he is my friend and he told me he just did all this to get his dog into an apartment complex that doesnt allow dogs. The law needs changed, you shouldnt be allowed to get a letter from a doctor online, you should have to see an actual doctor and go through tests, and show proof, not get a letter from a doctor online who makes you answer certain questions and guides you into saying you have a disability. this is why this country is so messed up because of people faking and defrauding the system. Just because someone says no you cant have something doesnt mean you have to fake something to get it!!!!

Posted by Greg Russell on 05/23/2018 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Brings Back Its Horse-Mounted Unit

Very well written, Thank you for making people aware of what's REALLY going on.
You were very right in that end statement, the positive interaction is with the horse, most likely not the officer.

Posted by Jennifer Peterson on 05/23/2018 at 1:01 PM

Re: “The Killer Inside Me

A very powerful essay. Thank you and here's to continued recovery.

Posted by Anthony Moore on 05/23/2018 at 11:12 AM

Re: “The Killer Inside Me


Posted by Sage Feldemeyer on 05/23/2018 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Newsom and Who Else?

Why all this talk about Feinstein and De Leon without including Alison Hartson? She's a populist and is on our side when it comes to issues that affect our lives. Corporate and establishment money own Feinstein and De Leon while Hartson only takes small dollar donations from real people.

And how is Doug Applegate not being represented in this article? He's the strongest progressive in the race for Governor. Another candidate taking only small dollar donations from real people. Gavin Newsom isn't nearly as progressive as Applegate.

Posted by Torey S on 05/23/2018 at 2:07 AM

Re: “Oakland Swim Coach Hit with Allegations of Misconduct

I have not seen such issues in Houston, my daughter is taking swimming classes from and the coach and management both are too good.

Posted by Julia Marshall on 05/23/2018 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Oakland Swim Coach Hit with Allegations of Misconduct

I have not seen such issues in swim schools at Houston, my daughter is learning swim from

Posted by Julia Marshall on 05/23/2018 at 12:25 AM

Re: “The Killer Inside Me

Whew. You have had a tortuous ride, and its good to hear youre doing well! Your writing is so vivid, Im so sorry for all your pain, and glad for your inner strength to get through this. Powerful. Blessings to you! Thanks for your powerful plea for immunization!

Posted by LaVie on 05/22/2018 at 10:10 PM

Re: “The Express' 2018 June Endorsements

Beckles and McLaughlin are children who do not deserve progressive votes. RPA members disregard their out freakin' laws like rent control and get pulled into arguments from the public looking to antagonize them. They should learn how to govern and not be so strident.

Posted by O T on 05/22/2018 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Newsom and Who Else?

I would hope that with all the candidates running for Senate you would mention more than just two. Alison Hartson is also running for senate and has outraised Kevin de Leon AND Diane Feinstein COMBINED in small-donor donations. Not to mention every other candidate running for senate in California. Alison Hartson has political experience from running a national non-profit to get money out of politics and being able to do so in 5 states! (The kind of money that both De Leon and Feinstein happily take). You can;t take super-pac or corporate money and call yourself progressive. That's why I'm voting for Alison Hartson.

Posted by Cathy Stephanie Hernandez on 05/21/2018 at 11:45 PM

Re: “The Express' 2018 June Endorsements

Beckles is arrogant, immature and obstinately uneducated. Did I mention belligerent? That's what I've seen with my own eyes at Richmond's city council meetings. The most compelling reason I've heard to vote for her is if she wins, she'll leave Richmond.
Obama was known for surrounding himself with smart, hard-working loyal people who really wanted to learn and make a difference. Wicks was one of those. I certainly wouldn't mind having her as part of our state legislature.

Posted by INC on 05/21/2018 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Karen Katz Says Her Challenge of Judge Tara Flanagan Should Surprise No One

I don't know Judge Flanagan, but I have known Karen Katz for 40 years and vouch for her commitment to justice for all. She is also one of the hardest working people I have ever known.

Posted by kimmk on 05/21/2018 at 12:23 PM

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