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Re: “New Oakland Police Sexual Misconduct Case Leads to Discovery of Drugs Stashed in Locker

"The administration buildings basement includes a shooting practice range, which is used as a virtual gun-and-weapons simulator, and also features several other rooms." You know what else is in the basement? The Evidence room. This is shoddy reporting with a click-bait headline, and no real details. Find a real story to report instead of looking for anything malicious to say about OPD. Not everything is a scandal, people. Go read some actual, verifiably factual news.

Posted by Monica Hattoon-Green on 07/03/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Peerless Coffee

Great coffee & helpful staff

Posted by George Kobayashi on 07/02/2017 at 7:53 PM

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

Some of these lawyers representing the Criminal Element and Those Who Feel They Have Been Treated Unethically By The Police might as well be getting bi-weekly checks from the City of Oakland. Shouldn't the City Attorney fight a few,of these cases out in court? Shouldn't roll over with public money at stake.

Posted by johnkracht1258 on 07/02/2017 at 5:19 PM

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

Has it been 17 years since the Riders were hounded from the force for being too harsh with the criminal element? Hounded and charged but never convicted...driven into poverty, probably. And the result has seen Oakland in a steady declining trajectory. Maybe if the city could shake off that lefty federal supervision things would get better. Let the cops get back to crushing criminals.

Posted by johnkracht1258 on 07/02/2017 at 4:40 PM

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

Regardless of whether it's Uber occupying the Sears building or not, Oakland needs a steady influx of revenue. Those millions of dollars Oakland NEEDS to fight homelessness and improve it's infrastructure (just two things the City needs to work on), won't come if they keep buckling to the demands to STOP GENTRIFICATION. I'm tired of hearing, "I was born and raised in Oakland, and I rent here, and they owe me an opportunity to afford to live here..." Well guess what, I was born and raised here, own a home here, and Oakland owes me the opportunity to actually benefit from things my PROPERTY TAXES say I'm entitled to. Well maintained streets, decent schools, low crime, businesses to spend my money, etc. I haven't gotten jack from this Oakland EXCEPT a higher tax bill EVERY YEAR. So until I start getting something in return, I don't care about what the anti-gentrification community has to say.

Posted by Melissa Kittell on 07/02/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Oakland Has a New Two-Year Budget, but Only After a Night of Divisive Infighting

I can't wait to vote this council out of office

Posted by C Werner on 07/01/2017 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Oakland Has a New Two-Year Budget, but Only After a Night of Divisive Infighting

These politicians continue pandering to a discriminatory liberal agenda that promotes bigger Bureaucracy promoting dependence among the poor, very high taxes on the middle class, BACK-ROOM DEALS, a hamstrung police force, and super high crime rates.

Posted by C Werner on 07/01/2017 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Rose's Taproom Debuts This Weekend in Oakland's Temescal

So exciting!!! We Bells just might need to do a road trip north!!!

Posted by Deborah McMahon Bell on 07/01/2017 at 10:04 PM

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

The OPD is a gang of useless criminal thugs leeching off the taxpayers, refusing to show up for anything short of murder, worst solve rate in the country. Nobody even bothers to call the cops anymore.

Fire and prosecute bad cops, lower their bloated pay (inexplicably these yahoos make more than most cops in the Bay Area), get rid of the overtime they use to play six-figure meter maid, demand 50% or more of their resources go to investigating crimes instead of writing traffic tickets, and bring them to heel. We're sick of this legally-sanctioned street gang run amok.

Posted by McKraken on 07/01/2017 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Tasty Vapor

I love this place. Customer service is the best, the store is clean and a great place to chill. They have the best flavors and awesome prices with customizing options. This is the only place I shop for my vape supplies.

Posted by Celeste Starburst on 07/01/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “California to Require All Marijuana to be Lab Tested. What Will Happen to Weed That Fails the Lab?

The more regulations the more unregulated market, administrations never learn

Posted by Dr Cedro on 07/01/2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “California to Require All Marijuana to be Lab Tested. What Will Happen to Weed That Fails the Lab?

A basic tenant of good manufacturing practices (GMP) is that quality cannot be tested into a product, it must be built in to every step of the process. Testing is an important part of quality control - and should be part of any good regulatory structure. However, it is a reactive process. Cannabis regulations would be much more effective at protecting health and safety if they made operators meet GMP standards- not to mention the cost savings.

Posted by FOCUS on 07/01/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “City of Oakland Poised to Give Public Land to Nonprofit that Improperly Received $710,000 in County Funds

If you want to understand Oakland politics and corruption read Shadow of the Panther, Hugh Pearson, and Killing the Messenger, Thomas Peele.

Posted by Charles T. Smith on 07/01/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Oakland Has a New Two-Year Budget, but Only After a Night of Divisive Infighting

Gee, I guess we can't complain any more when the police and fire don't show up quickly. Well, who needs them. We're a peaceful, safe city with few serious crimes ...

I suppose defunding improvements to police and fire is really about anger over the departments' arrogance and failures. And taking advantage of the anger to boost other projects. Looks like Trumpification to me--cutting off our nose to spite our face.

Posted by Mike Bradley on 07/01/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Oakland City Council Passes Divisive Proposal to Establish Violence Prevention Department

The comments here explain why such a common-sense move would seem "divisive." Shame, judgement and fear of minorities "taking" from middle-class whites drives the cycle of hatred. An ounce of prevention is worth a (at least) pound of cure, and not enough has been done to build the safety net of girls who are being sucked into sexual slavery or boys who are vulnerable to the peer pressures of violence. Coordinated and sustained efforts are needed to create safety for all. I have high hopes for this project and applaud the city council and the people. We can change the dynamics of bullying.

Posted by Kristen Caven on 07/01/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Rising Stars - Morgan Maudiere/Max Brody

Morgan Maudiere - a master of the keyboard! Connie Ciesick

Posted by Connie Ciesick on 07/01/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “On the Phenomenon of Burger Boogaloo — and the Oakland Couple Who Makes It Happen

Great, great music--but two major complaints.

1. Only two alcoholic beverages sold: A craft beer...and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

2. It's called Burger Bugaloo...and only one vendor was there selling burgers. A tiny...expensive....grass-fed....yuppie burger.

That makes no sense! Have a dozen burger trucks!! Not one!! Why would you think of rejecting a quality vendor that wants to sell burgers at the Burger Bugaloo?????

Posted by Les Toil on 07/01/2017 at 1:41 AM

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

Best place for live music : The Ivy Room

Best Dee Jay:

Posted by Tracy Infante on 06/30/2017 at 10:23 PM

Re: “City Told Developers to Fix Infamous West Oakland Artist Warehouse. Instead, They Demolished It.

1919 Market, Oakland: A quick recap -- After years (decades?) of neglect both by the previous owners and the residents (possibly out of fear of loss of the space... Ghostship/warehouse anyone?). As a result a change of hands of the property, the residents took to issue to the city and the result was the building was red tagged and an order to fix the issue was ordered. Because it was red tagged, they were removed. The owners, rather than repair, unexpectedly demolished.

My questions are: What follow through was there after the unauthorized building demolition? What council district did this happen in? What city council member has been silent on this, even at the time? Why? Why no follow through of any kind?

Like it or not, the "disruptive" mindset applies not just to these developers, but to crypto-anarchists of all stripes... "I can do what I want to obtain my goals by any means necessary. Leave it to others to stop me if they can! I have a higher calling!" Witness the budget meeting this week. Hell, taking up residence in an urban building not properly permitted for residence is of the same mindset.

Gang, you really can't play the cards both ways. Either anarchy reins and only the biggest, baddest bullies have the rights they force on us, or we obey the rules. If you get to break the rules and be disruptive, so does they other side... in a never ending escalation.

I think I learned this in kindergarten.... Maybe pre-school. It was a long time ago.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 06/30/2017 at 8:45 PM

Re: “On the Phenomenon of Burger Boogaloo — and the Oakland Couple Who Makes It Happen

Autocorrect error:
Mr. Ribak, not Mr. Final.

Posted by Kirk Steven Baugh on 06/30/2017 at 7:32 PM

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