Vincent Blafard 
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Re: “Smart & Final’s Old Oakland Location Closes

Can anyone say "market rate condos" or "overpriced New Oakland restaurant" or "empty storefront until the next sucker comes along"?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/26/2018 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Oakland and Berkeley Homeless Sweeps May be Unconstitutional

Let's just keep pushing aside the MILLIONS of people who are homeless in the USA as if there's no problem. WHERE are the people to go? And claiming they aren't from Oakland is bullshit--as if you know!

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/26/2018 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Can Transit Improvements Lead to Gentrification?

We need transit improvements NOW to assist with all the rampant, inevitable, unavoidable, unstoppable gentrification currently happening in downtown Oakland. By the time all the "market rate" condos/apartments are finished there will be hundreds, if not thousands, of entitled, newly minted people needing to commute to SF every day from downtown...that is until their employer finds less expensive commercial rent out of state.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/19/2018 at 11:10 AM

Re: “The Forces Driving Gentrification in Oakland

I live a block away from the monstrosity in the photo. That bldg will put a couple hundred people (and their cars) on one tiny block. Density is fine, but *this* is absurd! Is BART ready for the new influx of moneyed tech/financial/et al workers commuting into SF every day? Is the neighborhood ready for the colonizing mentality that will soon be heavily evident?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/19/2018 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Beauty’s Bagel Shop to Open Second Oakland Location

Just in time for the giant market rate housing project a block away. That block looks less and less like Philly (or Oakland) every week.
Good news about Jung and Park. I miss saying 'hello' to them. The "local" feel is disappearing.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/12/2018 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Fire at 'The Village' Homeless Camp in East Oakland Displaces 37

Jim Mzt, how about we give you a one way bus ticket to Doucheville?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/12/2018 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Disappeared in Death

"still appears to be unresponsive and not aware of our presence." So, why not train three AR-15 rifles at him from an armored vehicle? Gutless, soulless and inhumane: OPD. The fact they won't make public the video means only one thing: guilt. But OPD should know by now that the city will pay out if there's a lawsuit.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 08/08/2018 at 4:33 PM

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