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Re: “Goodbye, Express Readers

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Posted by Editor on 03/30/2016 at 8:46 AM

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We'll miss all your great reporting, writing, and editing. Thanks, and best of luck!

Posted by Will Leben 1 on 03/29/2016 at 10:10 PM

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Yes, Robert did the best article on AC Transit and the new buses from hell...and, I was always surprised when Chris Peeples from AC Board (usually a man with intelligence and reason) who I rode the bus with over the years, didn't want to admit to the mistakes made by the was terrific journalism and Chris apparently was caught in the middle of a thorny issue and took to throwing the reality exposed in the article, under the bus!

Posted by Roberta Llewellyn on 03/29/2016 at 9:17 PM

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Your very well researched two issue expose of AC Transit's Buses from Hell was a great example of investigative reporting. Too bad the lover of the buses, Chris Peeples on the board, just dismissed it as "yellow journalism." If that was "yellow journalism," I hope you get a chance to do some more. We need it!

Posted by Joyce Roy on 03/29/2016 at 7:02 PM

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Moving here from LA in 2008 (the day of Obama's election), I quickly became a devoted reader of EBX. You introduced me to the real Oakland and I always read your stuff first. Thank you for reporting facts.

Posted by B Tom Smith on 03/25/2016 at 6:59 AM

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Posted by Ellen Cushing on 03/25/2016 at 3:12 AM

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I am sorry to see you leave your post. I usually read Seven Days and have often found it to contain very valuable information that was lacking in other newspapers. I wish you the best.

Posted by Marcia Poole on 03/24/2016 at 4:55 PM

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Thanks, Robert, for your work all these years at the EBX -- and the Oakland Trib!

Posted by Tony Daysog on 03/24/2016 at 8:32 AM

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Thanks for the shout-out, Bob. Oh, what fun we had in those heady mid Aughts, huh? Good luck to you!

Posted by Nora Sohnen on 03/24/2016 at 6:52 AM

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Best wishes Bob. You have big shoes to fill. Thanks for all your good reporting over the years.

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Posted by DanKalb on 03/24/2016 at 1:21 AM

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Bob, hate to see you go as Seven Days is the way I get my day going, much more stimulating than the proverbial cup of coffee. I have to say, without the Express in the last year, we may have never known all the shenanigans around the E 12th St parcel fiasco and today's piece on Redefining What Affordable Housing means in Oaktown is the kind of journalism I hope will continue without you. I am so very grateful for the cover story the Express did on Oakland's mobile food policy and the lack of permits for food trucks to pull that caused then food writer Jon Birdall to describe me as "calculating or clueless!" I happen to know where you're headed and wish you'd also replace Chip Johnson with a column for the Chron but maybe that is truly dreaming. Blessings on you.

Posted by Karen Hester on 03/23/2016 at 9:35 PM

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Say it ain't so! Very sad to hear you're leaving the Express. It was great working with you back in the day. I hope you do continue reporting in the East Bay, we need you! Best of luck on your next move.

Posted by Stephen Loewinsohn on 03/23/2016 at 7:09 PM

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The East Bay Express has become my #1 read overall. But particularly the source of most things Oakland. What really disturbs me though is the silence on review of the various programs by all municipal agencies. When I first moved to the Bay Area, I selected by Bank based on level of community investment. I would really like to see the East Bay Express do a deep analysis of all our Small Business Contracting programs. Not just how many dollars went to small business but which businesses have gained repeat business, which businesses have grown from small sub-contractor to prime. The other indepth article I would enjoy reading, City hiring practices. Not simply by ethnic group overall but rather a break-down by positions of authority and responsibility.

Posted by June A. Grant on 03/23/2016 at 6:26 PM

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Robert I hate to see you go.I relished our common dislike of Don Perata,but our common alliegance ended there,Your progressive editorials and columns were wildly slanted and biased with a progressive Marxist Eco terrorist bent.I was hoping a conservative with the knowledge and willingness of the subjects called you on the carpet more then had been done.
Anyway Robert hate to see you go since I enjoyed your biased liberal reporting
James Zigenis Oakland resident and Oakland native

Posted by Jim Zigenis on 03/23/2016 at 3:46 PM

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I agree with Mr. Ovalbach, I being a little moderate than the typical Express reader didn't always agree with what you wrote (or sometimes the tone). However, the stories WERE stories that NEEDED to be told whatever the point of view. Seven Days especially has become a MUST read as a digest of happenings. Thanks and onward and upward !

Posted by Anthony Moore on 03/23/2016 at 3:33 PM

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Sorry to see you leave Robert Gammon! One of my favorite East Bay Express investigative stories came from you on the dark reality of Fenton's Ice Creamery which is in my neighborhood. This expose mad emany of us sad, and caused me to not buy their ice cream once they had re-opened after the fire. The Peralta story of course was hugely enlightening about a popular East Bay citizen who also had a shadow as it were. Looking forward to your new adeventure in journalism. You are a voice that needs to be heard.

Posted by Roberta Llewellyn on 03/23/2016 at 1:17 PM

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Personally, I have disagreed with much of your opinions and find your writing style hyperbolic. With this said, I am sad to see you go. I hope whoever fills your shoes can tell a story and bring to light a situation that many of us would not normally be exposed to. Happy trails.

Posted by Garry Ovalbach on 03/23/2016 at 12:53 PM

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Thank you thank you thank you for all of the incisive reporting over all the years. Your work has been extraordinary. I hope to pick your work up at the next stop...

Posted by Lee Lambert on 03/22/2016 at 9:32 PM

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Bob, YOU'RE the best journalist I've ever worked with. Thanks for teaching me so much about how to be a reporter, editor, manager, and ethical human being. I'm glad the East Bay isn't losing you. HUGS

Posted by Kathleen Ok-soo Richards on 03/22/2016 at 6:15 PM

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