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Re: “Opinion: Why I’m Voting for Cat Brooks for Mayor of Oakland

Kaplan ran against Schaaf in the last go round so her opinion on this is pretty meaningless to me. In fact I am looking forward to her, Desley Brooks and McElhaney getting voted out. CB in fact should as EBX mentions focus on running against McElhaney in the next election to gain some experience. Only a fool would vote for someone who has no knowledge of city finances for mayor. Anyone considering CB (not her real name either) should check out her Linkedin page:
1) She claims to be "Director of Communications at Coaching Corps" but she's not listed on their staff page https://coachingcorps.org/about-us/our-sta…
2) She's a Theatre Major with no business or government experience
3) Her web site says "Cat currently serves as the Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network" which doesn't appeat to have funding/corporate sponsors, isnt a 501c3, ...yet asks for donations
4) She has 4 jobs listed on LinkedIn as being "... - Present" so which is it?

Kaplan lists some heavy hitters there with those sponsors... Shaaf on the other hand has some never heard of's like:
Jerry Brown
Kamala Harris
Diane Feinstein
Gavin Newsom
Nancy Skinner
Barbara Boxer
Sierra Club
Iron Workers
Betty Yee and many more.

Posted by A.B. on 10/31/2018 at 1:16 PM

Re: “City of Oakland Plans to Ban Homeless from Camping Around Lake Merritt

Finally. This sense of entitlement some homeless have that they have a right to live somewhere is crazy. I have moved more than once because I could no longer afford the community I lived in. I have also been homeless and I can say it's not a viable option. It's a downward slope that goes nowhere good.

Posted by GK on 09/18/2018 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Henry's Soars to New Heights Thanks to the Kronnerburger Team

The burger was already too small for the price and now they are even smaller? Amazing.

Posted by GK on 09/05/2018 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Oakland City Council Should Censure Desley Brooks

KKE: you are happy to pay my share of those millions you consider to be just "reality TV." Censuring is a waste of time. She should give us all an early Valentine and resign.

Posted by GK on 01/18/2018 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Opinion: Getting the Shaft From Schaaf

@ atonisson@yahoo.com

Based on family members that work for the state the salary information in Transparent California is correct.

Posted by GK on 12/11/2017 at 5:07 PM

Re: “In Praise of Oakland’s Koreana Plaza

Thank you for highlighting one of the gems of Oakland (and well deserved). We shop there weekly. The owners have done a lot of work to revitalized that part of town.

Posted by GK on 03/30/2017 at 1:13 AM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

Maybe you should lobby the company you work for to exercise their power differently: Kapor Center which was started by the principals of Kapor Capital; are major investors in tech (148 companies in total) including angel investors for Uber. The Uber HQ opening next year will bring even more rapid changes to Oakland. I personally don't see this stopping but you should at least recognize who you work for. I also didn't understand this sentence: "I miss greeting strangers as I walk by them in the neighborhood." Who is stopping you from greeting strangers as you walk by them?


Posted by Gene Keenan on 12/28/2016 at 1:36 PM

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