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Re: “Troubled by Police Mishandling of Sex Crime Investigation, Federal Judge Orders City of Oakland Back to Court

And millions more in taxpayer dollars now must be committed to ongoing Federal oversight which has already cost the City of Oakland more than $30 million. And still, the OPD budget continues to increase yearly with many millions of unbudgeted overtime.We are hostages on a runaway train hurtling down the tracks. We can only pray that the Oakland Police Commission will, in time, provide the kind of oversight and accountability that the City has thus far been able to achieve.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 06/27/2017 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Naming Names: These Officers Are Responsible for the Failed Oakland Police Sex Scandal Investigation

Great article and follow-on reporting. And, believe me, there are good cops and great cops on the Oakland Police Dept. You just don't hear about them because they do their jobs and serve the city the way they're supposed to. And the pieces of crap who disgrace those of us who wore the badge proudly...well, who needs 'em.

Posted by David W. on 06/27/2017 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Naming Names: These Officers Are Responsible for the Failed Oakland Police Sex Scandal Investigation

Great digging and great article. Thanks for staying on top of this.

Posted by Michael Strickland on 06/27/2017 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Naming Names: These Officers Are Responsible for the Failed Oakland Police Sex Scandal Investigation

Sorry, Peter, but we do in fact need cops... We just need good ones, not the trash Oakland has had since at least the days of Jerry Brown (and probably before).

How do we get them when the corruption flows all the ways from the citizens? I just don't know. As long as "I gotta get mine" is operating here, I suspect this will repeat over an over. As long as EBX and the rest of the press (the third estate) sock puppets for the corrupt politicians, we'll never get a straight story.

As satisfying as it might seem to march on city hall with "pitchforks and torches", it's not particularly useful. Nor is "throw the bums out!" (politicians).

We just get a new set and have no idea what they're up to until the mess explodes all over again and the sock puppets cozy up to the new trough to feed off of the slop, telling only the part of the story the keeps the slop flowing.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 06/27/2017 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Taqueria El Paisa@.com

Great tacos!

Posted by Angel Halo Medina on 06/27/2017 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Naming Names: These Officers Are Responsible for the Failed Oakland Police Sex Scandal Investigation

We do not and never did need cops. They are carbuncles on the body politic.

Posted by Peter Byrne on 06/27/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Oakland Council Meeting Disrupted, Vote on Budget Prevented

Shameful denial of the democratic process! If I can't get my way government can't be allowed to work. Sounds like president Donald Trump.

Posted by ed gerber on 06/27/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Best Of The East Bay Finalists Are Here! Find Out Who Got Nominated!

Best author Nayomi Munaweera

Posted by Naji Ali on 06/27/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0

Yelp is an evil company, they were so stupid on the way they manage their company, money first, careless about anything else. If you don't listen to what they are asking for or don't do a highly cost ad with them, they will do everything that they can in order to destroy your business, by showing all the bad reviews and filter all the good reviews, just like what they did with Massinos pizza. They even go on Google and spend a lot of money in order to try to take business from you and send it to your competition using EAT24.com which they bought couple years ago (evil doing and unfair to any human beings).

It is just a matter of time for Yelp to be sued and that is the only way for the CEO to stop this evil work.

Yelp came alive by paying people to go eat at all restaurants if that person puts a review on Yelp, and after few years and after they fed a lot of people, and managed every review on Yelp (filter what ever review they want and show what ever they want for any particular business), then they start calling all business and ask them to put ads on Yelp in order to get more business (which a lot of business did go for but others were disadvantaged if they couldn't afford to pay for a costly ad on Yelp).

Yelp advertising team call us multiple time (at least once a week for the last 3 years) asking us to put ad on Yelp in order to get more business and they will improve Masinos rating on Yelp, but we couldn't afford it (asking for at least $300/month contract), but I told them that I gave you my business website through EAT24.com where they were generating an average of $760 (online ordering processing fees through our website, just in 2016, we processed over $70000, and Yeld received 10 % of that ($7000), but still not happy. Then, they stopped calling, and they started the evil work online, by filtering all good reviews and showing mostly nasty reviews.

Then in 2017, I noticed the online ordering through our website was declining because EAT24 is redirecting our customers to their APP where they show the Yelp rating (only 2.5 stars but on Google we have 3.5 stars, tripadviser 4 stars, etc), I started calling them in order to ask why sales are declining, and explained that one of the reason is the Yelp low rating, and when they redirect to their website and showing other business with higher rating than Massinos, of course the sales will decline. EAT24 couldn't do anything of course, just because Yelp is in charge, and yelp wanted more money from us.

So I had to close EAT24 account, and switched our website to Menufy, which in just 2 months, sales were tripled.

Then EAT24 were so upset, they started that evil work just like Yelp, by trying everything in order to take business from Massinos and give it to our competition which are signed up with EAT24/Yelp.

Is this how a bad company (EAT24/YELP) operates, when they lose some business, they need to work harder in order to make that customer very upset, or they will work very hard and understand the issues that led to the lost of business and try harder to get it that business back. Stupid thinking and reactionsfrom EAT24/Yelp.

YELP/EAT24 = EVIL COMPANY = EVIL DOING

Posted by Joe Massi on 06/27/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Berkeley City Council to Consider Four Different Plans to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

This article is very misleading because it lacks detail.
At the end of the day there are some very obvious reasons why the proposal does not adequately address the problem.
1.) Homeless people were not included in the discussion or development of this proposal. IT is all based on assuming what homeless people want and not the reality of need.
2. It is ridiculous to continually speak of building shelters and not low income or no income housing.
3. This proposal is an expansion of the homeless services industry. It only provides some with very temporary escape from the sidewalk. What it does do is create more paid staff positions none of which are available to the homeless
4. The dollar amount spoken of is above and beyond what is already being spent mainly on providing temporary or emergency shelter
5. In a scathing critique of the pathways proposal it is clear that homeless people are not going to voluntarily be warehoused in a koncentration kamp setting
6. The City in a sideways manner admits there is no funding source for this proposal. It is all a wish and a prayer
7. There is no location that has been identified or committed to this proposal

Posted by Sam Spade on 06/27/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Best Of The East Bay Finalists Are Here! Find Out Who Got Nominated!

Best author- nayomi munaweera

Posted by Sherwani Synon on 06/27/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Berkeley City Council to Consider Four Different Plans to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

They do not address the number of houseless folks, which usually number in the hundreds or thousands. According to an article in dailycal.org, Berkeley has 664 homeless residents, living on the streets. none of those plans shelter all of them. if you are only going to shelter a few, create actual housing.
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/05/29/berkeleys-homeless-population-nears-1000-homeless-shelter-crisis/

Posted by Bertha Pearl on 06/27/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Best Of The East Bay Finalists Are Here! Find Out Who Got Nominated!

best author...nayomi munaweera

Posted by Shehan Madawela on 06/27/2017 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Berkeley City Council to Consider Four Different Plans to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

Forgotten in all the hubbub of these plans is the fact that there is no dialogue about creating low-cost housing in the city of Berkeley. None of these programs address that.

We at "first they came for the homeless" believe that all these programs are set up and designed to fail. Any money that is spent on anything other than housing is a waste of money.

So, while we applaud the city of Berkeley for at least addressing the problem, these programs are far, far short of what is needed to combat the situation of being unhoused.

Posted by Freeman Sullivan on 06/27/2017 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Living Downstairs, or Lying?: Advocates Say Oakland Landlords Pretending to Reside in Apartments so as to Evict Tenants

Sotelo says his apartment has a history of problems.... He's been living there since 2003 but waited until 2014 to finally say something??

Posted by Angel Halo Medina on 06/26/2017 at 11:17 PM

Re: “Shayla Jamerson is So Oakland

Thank You Shayla for making a difference.
Although, I'm not a native of Oakland, but I'm a black lady from Chicago living in the Bay Area. I had the pleasure of attending "SoOakland"this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for your vision and continued Blessings on your Journey!!

Posted by stephanien12 on 06/26/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Jim Kaiser, Eccentric Champion of Incredibly Strange Music, Dies at 46

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Posted by mike kelvin on 06/26/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Jim Kaiser, Eccentric Champion of Incredibly Strange Music, Dies at 46

HOW DR SALATO HERBAL CREAM HELPED ME GROW MY PENIS SIZE FROM 3 INCHES TO 10.5 INCHES

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Posted by mike kelvin on 06/26/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Best Of The East Bay Finalists Are Here! Find Out Who Got Nominated!

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Posted by Michele Mini on 06/26/2017 at 3:21 AM

Re: “Leavening the Resistance: Reem's Brings Traditional Arab Bakery to Oakland's Fruitvale

Eli Freedman, could not with you more! So sick of their "poor me" crap! They are supposed to be Americans, but they want to stay immigrants so they can complain about their mistreatment! Maybe if they acclimated to their country and denounced terror and their bigotry and lies things would be better for them. What does it say about their mentality when they have a life size mural of a murderer in the wall? They might as well paint a picture of Charles Manson on the other wall!

Posted by Marsha Coleman on 06/24/2017 at 11:29 PM

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