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Re: “Lieutenant Governor Hopeful Gayle McLaughlin Wants to Take the East Bay’s Progressive Revolution to Sacramento

Gayle will never win and the state is fortunate if she does not. Richmond has a terrible reputation some of it justified and why do we want that in the state?

Posted by Sandy Tarbet on 11/24/2017 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

Ronald Stein's screed reminds me of the Mark Twain quote, "reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." People have been saying California's on its last leg for decades.

Posted by chris gilbert on 11/24/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

From the Environmental Defense Fund Blog
By Erica Morehouse and Katelyn Roedner Sutter

California and Quebec released results today for the November 2017 auction which showed steady prices well above the floor for the second auction in a row. The November auction was also the second in a row to sell out of allowances. Both outcomes are a reflection of the secure market that is now set to run through 2030, and demonstrate that the design features of cap and trade are working as expected to maintain a strong and stable program.

November Auction At-a-Glance

Approximately $862,407,989 raised for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to invest in a number of programs including clean transportation, urban greening, and improving local air quality.

All current vintage allowances were sold of the 79,548,286 offered for sale, including 15,909,657 allowances that were previously unsold in 2016. This is the first auction including held allowances.

Current vintage allowances sold at $15.06, $1.49 above the $13.57 floor price. This is 31 cents higher than the August clearing price.

All future vintage allowances sold of the 9,723,500 offered for sale. These allowances will not be available for compliance use until 2020. For the second auction in a row, future vintage allowances sold out above the floor price, showing strong confidence in the cap-and-trade program after 2020.

Posted by Daniel Carroll on 11/24/2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Umber Magazine Provides an Outlet for Creative People of Color

Congrats on the debut of UMBER. Where/how can I get a copy in Atlanta?

Posted by Edwina Owens Elliott on 11/24/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Get Away and Spread Some Cheer

When all the "you must go there" types have gone elsewhere, peace and quiet returns to my neighborhood. Its true beauty reemerges.

Then I find I have gotten away from what is most annoying and irritating about contemporary urban life: the presence of all those fast lane travelers obeying orders to hit the road.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/24/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Hasta Muerte Serves Coffee with a Side of Resistance

I apologize for not making my comment clear Eric Sisneros.

I do not mean to be critical or disrespectful of anyone as individuals, as entrepenures or as millennials. The owner's model of cafe as community meeting spot is great. I live nearby and walk/drive by FV and E27 a dozen times a day for 25 years. My comment doesnt come from judging intent. Im an old head. It comes from my own experience and observations. Too often community is raised against things and nothing more. Ive seen it neighborhood watch groups before. By opening their space to groups, the owners take on a responsibility. Who uses the space and to what ends. Man, stuff is changing so F- ing fast we have grey areas that require extra thought and sensitivity to navigate. People with good intentions need to be especially mindful in order to stay true to those intentions. Its humbling and hard.

BTW anyone old enough to open their own joint aint 'youth', they are the adult citizenry making It happen! i wish them all the best.

Posted by tsp on 11/24/2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

A surprising number of comments from Oakland's Nazi population. I much prefer "illegals" to Nazis.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/24/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Davis Dysfunction Dooms Raiders Again

With respect to the fans, the East Bay still says "Good riddance" to the Raiders and league they rode in on.

Posted by Mike Elwin on 11/24/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

I have lived in Oakland for 30 years. I have been the subject of four crimes, all of them minor. None of the criminals were undocumented immigrants; all of them were born in the US. Don't tell me that ICE is protecting me.

Posted by Mike Elwin on 11/24/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

Checking ID is one thing; making license plate data available to any registered govt agency, including ones that police us against our will, is another. We are a nation founded on securing citizens against unwarranted police and govt actions.

Posted by Mike Elwin on 11/24/2017 at 10:33 AM

Re: “New Ballpark Could Devastate Lake Merritt's Birds

The ball park should stay exactly where it is now! at the Oakland Coliseum site. It should be developed similar to LA live. This should've been done years and years and years ago! this is the same problem we have with career politicians not looking out for the best interest of the city! change must come

2018 Ken Houston for Oakland Mayor

Posted by Ken Houston on 11/24/2017 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Davis Dysfunction Dooms Raiders Again

'You are your ownership, youre Mark Davis. Would you let Mark plan your childs picnic this weekend all by himself? I wouldnt. Does he have people around him that know how to bilk the state of Nevada out of $750 million dollars? Yes, congratulations. It is amazing that a place was that desperate and you took advantage. Fantastic. But this isnt making your way on your own, this is other peoples money. Other peoples money doesnt impress me nearly as much as oh you figured it out on your own, look at you all grown up. The amount of people in the Bay Area that are wealthy enough to have bought and kept the Raiders in Oakland but he just refused to sell because the minute he is not personally attached to the Raider brand he will never be asked another question ever again in his life. He desperately needs this for his personal identity. He has nothing else in his life that is going for him that defines him like most other owners do. If he sold the Raiders on Wednesday.. Thursday would be the first day in your life we would never hear or think of Mark Davis again forever.

You are what your owner allows you to be. Your owner looks for flight deals on Southwest. Not a personal attack, just a statement of fact. That this is the operation you are running. I want my CEO to take a limousine and have a helicopter pad. I want them to be the best and brightest at what they do, that has the savvy to figure out how to build a stadium on their own in California it is obviously difficult to do. There are ownership groups who have succeed here because no town in California is giving free stadiums to wealthy owners. Steve Kerr can go to work knowing that the Warriors local move across the bay its not going to be throttled in some local angry PR battle because the owners wont let that happen, they control the conversation. The Raiders are leaving. I dont know who takes their main stage, their this is serious entertainment business to a smaller market, to a smaller town, to a smaller crowd. It doesnt make any sense. ' - Damon Bruce Show 95.7 The Game.

The excuses that the team doesnt have the money are dumb because whose fault is that that the team is the poorest in the league and he is the poorest owner? His and the families fault. If they couldnt take advantage of the popularity of the brand and turn profits from that then they/he really has no business owning the team.

Posted by Jennifer Arbuckle on 11/23/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

It is unfortunate that such much misinformation gets spread so quickly. instead of seeking out what is truth and what exists that might be helpful.
1. Although Oakland's rent laws are weak they still provide certain protection for tenants against owner abuse, and should be asked about and utilized (Oakland Rent Program (510) 238-3521)..
2. It seems that Mr ALkebulan's unit is a "covered unit", and what the owner is attempting is illegal. The city provides no-coast legal service for these types of issues through East Bay Community Law Center (510-548-4040)..
3. As long as Mr ALkebulan pays the rent and abides by the terms of rent agreement, he has in effect established a "permanent right of occupancy.
An owner cannot just remove a rental unit. There are specific requirement that must be met.
4. The rent law is "silent" on whether a unit is legal or code compliant -- all units where rent is collected are covered units. An owner may be required to make health & safety repairs, and it is only the code inspector who determined if required work will cause "temporary" relocation. If so , the owner must pay the tenants relocation expense -- which would be appx $12,000.
5. The worst comment on the page is the one above which states that "all residents pay for the cost of rent control." To which I will only reply that without even Oakland's' weak rent protections, unmitigated landlord greed would have long assured that no working class household's would currently be able to reside in Oakland.

Continue to stand firm Mr ALkebulan !!.

Posted by James Vann on 11/23/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Mama's Royal Cafe Reopens Under New Ownership

Never a favorite. Always found the staff inattentive and the food not great and the cost more than you should have to pay for diner food.

Posted by dadinkel on 11/23/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

And 25% of cap and trade money goes to the dumb high-speed rail project:
http://legal-planet.org/2017/07/18/cap-and…

Posted by Rob Anderson on 11/23/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

I hope CA keeps up it's leftist programs, it will drive moderate democrats into the welcoming arms of the republican party.

Posted by Jonathan Dunn on 11/23/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “The Wrong Path?

Let me better understand the problem. A low performing high school, where my grandfather graduated from in 1929, crafts a program to help all students become better prepared for college is now a threat because the demographics changed? Having a diverse group of students in your classroom does not mean improved academic performance. If diversity is the goal, tearing down a program that improves student outcomes is the wrong solution.

Posted by michael.sagehorn on 11/23/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Mama's Royal Cafe Reopens Under New Ownership

My favorite place for breakfast years ago.....have moved away and miss this place!

Posted by mamasan41 on 11/23/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

Many newcomers to Oakland are indeed making their neighborhood better and prettier.

Gorelik Name Meaning: Interesting!!
Jewish (from Belarus): nickname for someone who had had a house fire, from Belorussian gorelyj burnt + the noun suffix -ik.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2013, Oxford University Press

Does he plan to burn down the place for the insurance?

Posted by mamasan41 on 11/23/2017 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

BTW, the new arrivals to Oakland have been making it a more beautiful city. Eugene Gorelik is not one of them.....GIVE ME ACCESS
Gorelik Name Meaning
Jewish (from Belarus): nickname for someone who had had a house fire, from Belorussian gorelyj burnt + the noun suffix -ik.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2013, Oxford University Press

Posted by mamasan41 on 11/23/2017 at 7:00 AM

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