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Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

A public bank in Oakland? No thank you. The thieves in the city council will manage to find more money to spend on buying votes.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 06/15/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Crucial Legislation for New Oakland Police Commission Stalls in Committee as Activists and Councilmembers Fight Over Rules

Having had the experience of working with ex cons, they run the gamut from John Spain ( intelligent, insightful, articulate) to absolute horrors of human beings who never should have been released. I do believe that there is a place for ex cons in the system, and also believe that discrimination is needed in their placement.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 06/15/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Restaurant Shuffle on Broadway in Oakland

Yep. That new minimum wage has done wonders for the restaurant business. It is booming now, as old places go out of business and new ones try to make it and fail. I've seen prices rise, staff cut, and service deteriorate, but the remaining few workers get great wages.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 06/15/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Crucial Legislation for New Oakland Police Commission Stalls in Committee as Activists and Councilmembers Fight Over Rules

Allowing the Mayor's appointees to comprise a majority on a disciplinary panel will appear to or actually make the Commission just another City agency, rather than independent. Independence is the heart of what the voters approved by 83 percent.

Posted by Margaret Cunningham on 06/15/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Crucial Legislation for New Oakland Police Commission Stalls in Committee as Activists and Councilmembers Fight Over Rules

Thanks, Darwin, for this 'fair and balanced' presentation of what happened Tuesday night and why. We are going to request a meeting with Dan Kalb in hopes that we can agree on some of the outstanding issues that divide us and move the process forward expeditiously. But it is critical to equip the Commission with a structure and process that will engender community trust and transparency.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 06/14/2017 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Degrees Plato Serves Beer Without Borders in Oakland's Laurel Neighborhood

We are thrilled to have Degrees Plato in the neighborhood. The friendly helpful service service at tasty food and delicious beers on tap. Definitely a go to spot for us.

Posted by Naomi Heileman Kamiya on 06/14/2017 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Report: Profound Racial Disparities in Mortgage Lending Seen in Oakland

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Re: “Report: Profound Racial Disparities in Mortgage Lending Seen in Oakland

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Re: “Report: Profound Racial Disparities in Mortgage Lending Seen in Oakland

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Re: “Gentrification Station: Why Oakland Still Says NO to Uber

As to Uber gate... While the wheels of justice turn slowly, they do turn surely. The near criminal CEO, Travis Kalanick has been ousted as has the board member trying to walk in his shoes.

While some may be salivating for blood on the walls, I view this as a positive step.

Guilt by association must NOT be allowed. The approximately 12,000 employees shouldn't be penalized because the boss is a jerk.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 06/14/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Gentrification Station: Why Oakland Still Says NO to Uber

Well, a quick google on Mr Aguilar shows he is yet another out of state, out of bay area academic carpet bagger come to waggle their fingers in our faces and attempt to shame those they don't approve of or pay them off in some way and no real experience in much of anything.

In short, no story here. Ignore him and move along.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 06/14/2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

The soda tax was INTENDED to make soda more expensive and less attractive to consume. Every where such are enacted, use drops. THAT was the intent.

The additional funds generated are, for all intents and purposes, a side effect used to sell the idea of the tax.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 06/14/2017 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

Soda tax once again we get short change its not what it was intended for.

Posted by Prestonoak on 06/14/2017 at 3:20 AM

Re: “Gentrification Station: Why Oakland Still Says NO to Uber

Who the hell is Orson Aguilar and what office was he elected? Companies, corporations, and small businesses purchase real estate for their own reasons with the ultimate goal to earn a profit or create a return on investment. Zoning is the municipal process in which industries can distinguish where they are welcome and where they are a burden. Zoning is the process, not some community "activism" or whatever that nonsense is called. People are investing,with real money, into Oakland. That's a good thing. As they do, prices will likely rise as demand soars. If you can't afford it-leave or get a higher paying or second job. I fled the suburbs, Antioch, a few years ago, to move to Oakland. Love it. Orson- did you take Economics in high school or college? Nothing personal here, but the demands your group is making on a property owner are wrong.

Posted by michael.sagehorn on 06/13/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “The Founder of 510 Hikers Shares His Most Challenging and Rewarding East Bay Outdoor Jaunts

Hiking with 510 Hikers is one of the best things in my life right now!

Posted by Norvella on 06/13/2017 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Reports: Warriors Unanimously Reject Trump White House Visit After Winning Championship

As a native of Oakland, I am so proud of the Golden State Warriors on so many levels. Champions on the court and and of what's socially correct.

Posted by NorCalGal56 on 06/13/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Oakland A's Minority Owners Purchase Downtown SRO After Previous Landlord Evicted Low-Income Tenants

He didn't have a complete story so built one of innuendo.

We need a sign "Caution BondGraham ar work"

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 06/13/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Reports: Warriors Unanimously Reject Trump White House Visit After Winning Championship

The White House was meant for real warriors, not over-paid athletes.

Posted by Mad Dog on 06/13/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Discovers Extra $7.13 Million Hidden in Police Department's Proposed Budget

Shouldn't a city of this size have enough talent and cross-checking in their accounting team not to make a rookie mistake like "whoops, that's a one-time expense"?

Posted by Katie Percy on 06/12/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Vote With Us! The East Bay Express' Endorsements for Election Day 2016

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Posted by Fred Dizo on 06/12/2017 at 4:29 PM

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