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Re: “The East Bay's Tow Hustle

Ive been towed out of the Kentucky Fried Chicken lot illegally.

Posted by Pam Strayer on 11/14/2018 at 4:46 AM

Re: “The Wizard of Oz

Wonderful production of the classic! Fabulous cast, great music! Adults and children all loved it. Super show for the entire family. Best rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" you've ever heard!

Posted by Gloria Lawler on 11/13/2018 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Bat Boy: The Musical

Wild plot, amazing actors and music!

Posted by Gloria Lawler on 11/13/2018 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Federal Judge Blocks Oakland from Removing Homeless Camp

The Village has consistently provided better temporary shelter for the unhoused than the city has at a fraction of the cost; Libby's Tuff Shed camps lack humanity and autonomy. The truth is impacted communities hold the solutions, not out of touch bureaucrats.

My understanding is the current location is sheltering women and children on public land that has been neglected for decades. Shame on Libby Schaaf for serving an eviction notice the day after the election.

Posted by Amber Lee Ackerman on 11/13/2018 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Federal Judge Blocks Oakland from Removing Homeless Camp


Posted by Cynthia Cornelius MA Ed II on 11/13/2018 at 6:58 PM

Re: “OPD Cop Caught Making Apparent False Statements After Injury Crash

Bottom line. Can't refute facts, so call names.

So middle school

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 11/13/2018 at 4:23 PM

Re: “OPD Cop Caught Making Apparent False Statements After Injury Crash

Bruce Ferrell, you're a bad person and you should feel bad. You are contributing nothing to this discussion. Simple fact of the matter is that the city settled with this victim for a reason. OPD has a very very very notorious current and past reputation for lies, lies and more lies and this video VERY CLEARLY shows that OPD has not changed. I'm sorry to this victim and I'm sorry that we have to put up with OPD. We all deserve better.

Posted by Andrew Jackson on 11/13/2018 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft Wins Alameda Mayor's Race

Trish has been an absolute disaster. Good riddance!

Posted by RodJohnson on 11/12/2018 at 3:17 PM

Re: “East Bay Green Energy Program Launches Residential Service

@Charlie Pine, this is Dan Lieberman with EBCE. EBCE is analyzing PG&E's ERRA filing from late week regarding rates, and intends to adjust rates to accommodate the new fee when it goes into effect, to protect the value proposition for our customers. That will likely be discussed at the next EBCE Board meeting. You are welcome to attend.

Posted by Dan L on 11/11/2018 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Measure AA May Have Passed After All

The selling of AA to the voters was as deceptive as any ballot measure I've seen from the biggest corporate interests.

The only way voters could have understood the pro's and con's of AA was to have read the densely worded text of the measure. At least three times. That left voters relying on the endorsements and the summary written by the City Attorney, even if voters knew to look for the short rebuttals.

The City Attorney wasn't about to get into the long-term impact of a 30-year inflation adjusted parcel tax with ill-defined performance criteria and complex and confusing oversight provisions.

I would be surprised if many of the elected officials who endorsed AA realized that both the Oakland teachers union and most OUSD community activists opposed AA even though the same teachers and activists would support a rewritten version of AA crafted with broad community input.

Don't use the courts to ram AA down our throats. Go back to the community and listen to the criticisms. Dedicate the entire tax to pre K education run by OUSD, not by non-profits or even county agencies.

Fine to provide oversight over OUSD to make it's spent wisely. But ultimately the expenditures should be controlled by the OUSD elected school board, not by a panel appointed by any mayor or council.

If you don't trust OUSD to educate our kids, then fix OUSD instead of bypassing it.

When you rewrite AA eliminate the funding of Mayor Schaaf's unproven "Oakland Promise" program. That program was supposed to be funded by the private sector. It's $9 million a year for 30 years plus inflation adjustments for an unproven program which could be totally discredited five years from now, as so many other educational fads have been found to be ineffective. That comes out to more than a quarter of a billion dollars over the course of AA plus inflation increases. Spend that on what we know works: early childhood education.

Len Raphael, CPA

Posted by Len Raphael on 11/11/2018 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Commission Abruptly Fires Executive Director of Its Investigative Agency

It sounds like the commission thinks a lot about it's so called importance.

Posted by Jim Mzt on 11/11/2018 at 6:28 PM

Re: “East Bay Green Energy Program Launches Residential Service

@Dan L (Daniel Lempres?) : EBCE's Bright Choice was 1.5% less than PG&E when EBCE set the rate. However, the PUC raised the exit fee last month, wiping out the 1.5% savings effective Jan. 1. See a real news article by a reporter, not a publicity agent:…

Posted by Charlie Pine on 11/11/2018 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Updated: Buffy Wicks Defeats Jovanka Beckles in AD 15

Paul McKinney: Do we really want a Corey Booker in there? His history and treatment against Women is notorious. Much Worse then Kavanaugh the difference is Booker admits to it. He is worse than Al Franken, Or Weiner.

Posted by Richmond town on 11/11/2018 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Updated: Buffy Wicks Defeats Jovanka Beckles in AD 15

Paul M? Do you reall think Cory Booker is the way to go for the DNC? I mean his history and acknowledgement with Women is not what progressives stand for. He is Worse than Al franken in what he did.

Posted by Richmond town on 11/11/2018 at 11:26 AM

Re: “East Bay Green Energy Program Launches Residential Service

EBCE's Bright Choice rates are 1.5% below PG&E even after paying PG&E's fees. You can confirm that on PG&E's website:

Posted by Dan L on 11/11/2018 at 11:01 AM

Re: “East Bay Green Energy Program Launches Residential Service

The 1.5% savings provided by EBCE's Bright Choice service takes into account the fee. Even PG&E's website shows that:

Posted by Dan L on 11/11/2018 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Updated: Buffy Wicks Defeats Jovanka Beckles in AD 15

while the RPA makes a LOT of noise and obstructs what it find objectionable , no member of it has EVER taken ANY positive action... No proposals, no legislation... Not even a bill presented.

As the tea party was the right wing party of no, the RPA is an arm of left wing party of no. All the while calling themselves liberal and progressive.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 11/11/2018 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Updated: Buffy Wicks Defeats Jovanka Beckles in AD 15

The online smears against Beckles have been out of control. Not to mention the ridiclous amount of mailers from Wicks, in line with the amount of money spent to elect her. Well Wicks, it worked - you bought the election.

Meanwhile, the long-time residents who have been paying attention know that the Richmond Progressive Alliance actually fights for the people of Richmond with compassion and integrity. Among their achievements are increasing minimum wage, blocking a casino from building on public park land, increasing solar energy initiatives and green jobs, making Chevron pay their fair share of taxes, and spearheading an incredible reformation of our police force which dramatically reduced homicides and crime.

And, the RPA has done something else incredible - they proved that a poor, overlooked, forgotten community could use progressive values to literally transform itself.

Wicks ran a hateful campaign and I was shocked once I started fact-checking her smears against Beckles by actually watching the city council feeds (yes, they are all online, watch and decide for yourself). Outright lies were spread about the RPA and Beckles. The RPA are some of the sweetest, most idealistic, AND effective people in politics today (and yes, they were the ones there for Richmond before most of these affluent, white voters moved in).

The only thing their campaign didnt have was money.

Also, if you didnt support Prop 10 - please dont call yourself a progressive. That label is reserved for those of us who genuinely want to create a level playing field for all Californians.

Posted by Meredith R. on 11/11/2018 at 2:06 AM

Re: “Updated: Buffy Wicks Defeats Jovanka Beckles in AD 15

Paul McKinney you're calling Beckles a "popular incumbent"!?!!! You obviously don't know about Richmond, do you. Do you know that in 8 years on the Council Beckles NEVER authored ONE legislative measure. NOT ONE. She spent her time tying up the police department with the "space mind" episode that made national news. She is rude, unpredictable, a bully, and we Richmonders call her a "left wing Donald Trump". No way would we allow her to be promoted to the assembly so yes us Richmonders worked our butts off. I am proud of the Wicks campaign. Wicks is intelligent, a problem solver, and knows how to work with others and get things done. Jovanka has NONE of those qualities. It's great for the bay area and it is Fabulous for Richmond!

Posted by Sandra Davenport on 11/10/2018 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft Wins Alameda Mayor's Race

That is so great. Out with the party girl and in with someone who cares.

Posted by Joaquin on 11/10/2018 at 2:55 PM

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