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Re: “'Homeless Lives Matter Too??': People Sleeping On Oakland's Streets Still Waiting For Government Response To Growing East Bay Crisis

Any plan that does not include treatment for mental illness and drug abuse will fail. We have seen plenty of articles by EBX blaming these tent cities on lack of affordable housing, while completly ignoring the elphant in the room.

Posted by Robert Murphy on 05/27/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Oakland Expends Considerable Money and Person-Power Displacing Homeless Residents, According to City Records

In response to Mr. Ferrell's comment: I'd add that people go where they know. Most of the homeless people i know out here in West Oakland were displaced from longtime homes here in West Oakland.

Posted by Edward Cervantes on 05/27/2017 at 5:24 AM

Re: “'Homeless Lives Matter Too??': People Sleeping On Oakland's Streets Still Waiting For Government Response To Growing East Bay Crisis

If its a finance matter, why not ask citizens for money? There are many issues that require more funding, but citizens of any community should feel obligated to ensure all of its members have some basics. If concerned with encampments, and dumping, and blight, and/or the safety and well-being of fellow citizens and would like to contribute toward ending homelessness in our home city, send what you can to Oakland's "Housing 4 All" Fund c/o Libby at City Hall.

Posted by Edward Cervantes on 05/27/2017 at 5:12 AM

Re: “Video: Oakland's Homeless Residents Are Targets of Arson Attacks

...and after the emeryville fire, people immediately suspected "the homeless."

we gotta stop blaming and scapegoating people for their unfortunate circumstances. its not an easy life, why do we insist on making it even more difficult and less likely they'll ever make it out of "homelessness?"

Posted by Edward Cervantes on 05/27/2017 at 5:00 AM

Re: “'Homeless Lives Matter Too??': People Sleeping On Oakland's Streets Still Waiting For Government Response To Growing East Bay Crisis

Its such a Beautiful article...
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Posted by Daily News By Emma on 05/26/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Oakland Expends Considerable Money and Person-Power Displacing Homeless Residents, According to City Records

Have you ever walked or biked to Montclair? I have. Wanna know why there are no camps there? Try it for yourself. It will become painfully clear why there are no camps.

It's not about there being more enforcement for any reason... It's just too hard to do, so the camps are in the flat lands or West Oakland, deep East Oakland and around the Lake.

It's not a "class" thing, just plain human practicality.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/26/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “'Homeless Lives Matter Too??': People Sleeping On Oakland's Streets Still Waiting For Government Response To Growing East Bay Crisis

A well written an informative article; listing active suggestions and estimates of costs. This type of reporting informs and educates.

Thank you!

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/26/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Video: Oakland's Homeless Residents Are Targets of Arson Attacks

"Homeless Residents Are Targets of Arson Attacks" - your headline is one-sided. The reported incidents indicate that homeless residents engage in arson attacks, too. It is common to see angry disputes at the camps, and apparently some of them escalate.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 05/26/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “New Data Shows Significant Rise In Homelessness In Alameda County, According to Biennial 'Point In Time' Count

Is the data available online? Could you please provide a link in addition to the summary? Thank you in advance.

Posted by Tommy Katz on 05/26/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Video: Oakland's Homeless Residents Are Targets of Arson Attacks

There are personal beefs and random attacks, just like with people with homes. The recent fires that have killed people in buildings have also been swept aside instead of real prevention strategies like empowering residents to flag and monitor threats. These fires aren't solving any disputes, so conflict management must be addressed.

Posted by Natasha Haxe on 05/26/2017 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Video: Oakland's Homeless Residents Are Targets of Arson Attacks

Thank you for this article and the footage. I work with a organization that works directly with these encampments, and it is disheartening to know people would intentionally destroy peoples lives and attempt to kill them. I would be really nice to see the police investigate this more.

Posted by Ryan Dal Porto on 05/26/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Video: Oakland's Homeless Residents Are Targets of Arson Attacks

Despicable... And not surprising. Oakland "handles it's own business" and doesn't snitch.

There is no such thing as "inside the system" here anymore... It just got worse after Occupy Oakland.

By the way, did anyone else notice that human trafficking is being investigated by county law enforcement in connection with the street corner fruit vendors?

Maybe if we step up there will be hope.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/25/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Berkeley To Consider Banning Plastic Straws

Next week: "Berkeley to ban blunt wrap packages and condoms."

Posted by Gerry Singfeld on 05/25/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Berkeley To Consider Banning Plastic Straws

As far as I can see there is no need for a plastic straw and take out cup manufacturers will have to adapt. Maybe people can be compelled to bring their own cups? And while we are at it also ban single use plastic bottles NOW.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 05/25/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “New Data Shows Significant Rise In Homelessness In Alameda County, According to Biennial 'Point In Time' Count

Point of fact: biannual means twice yearly. References should be to a biennial count, meaning every other year.

Posted by Rob Jaques on 05/25/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Berkeley To Consider Banning Plastic Straws

The magic of straws went when they started to paper-wrap them so snuggly that we couldn't blow the wrapper across the room.
The greater issue, of course, is plastic wrapping and packaging..of all kinds. Those who recycle can see clearly just how much this fossil-based wonder adds to the trash (or, IS the trash).

Posted by Phil Allen on 05/25/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Berkeley To Consider Banning Plastic Straws

When will this Nation outlaw one of the biggest and most worrisome problem this Nation faces today. The doubled @ssed liberal,that liberal not only has there own biology @ss (but) they also think as if there head is up there biological @ss. This has over the last 8 years caused numerous problems in the California area. Please reply on how to stop this major problem.

Posted by Carl Mertz on 05/25/2017 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Impeach Trump? Congresswoman Barbara Lee Held A Town Hall In Berkeley To Discuss.

No George, it's about anti-intellectualism, out of control corporations and dumbed down marketing.
From Wikipedia:

"The film tells the story of two people who take part in a top-secret military human hibernation experiment, only to awaken 500 years later in a dystopian society where advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism have run rampant, and which is devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights."

Posted by Jack Moseley on 05/24/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “California Teachers Have Been Financing Evictions

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Posted by PATRICIA CHANDLER on 05/24/2017 at 4:27 AM

Re: “Impeach Trump? Congresswoman Barbara Lee Held A Town Hall In Berkeley To Discuss.

I've only seen some of the film Idiocracy but isn't it a farce on "progressivism"?

Posted by George Rockwell on 05/23/2017 at 11:48 AM

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