Ann Nomura 
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Re: “Tuesday’s Briefing: PG&E recently identified 10,000 problems with its equipment; Kamala Harris raised nearly $12 million last quarter

East Bay Express has no coverage of unsheltered encampment evictions in progress at 85th and Edes and planned eviction /dispersal of Home Depot encampment.

SF Professor Tony Sparks recent research, Reproducing Disorder-The Effects of Broken Window Policing on Homeless People with Mental Illness, in the Journal of Social Justice seems very appropriate for the EBX.

Posted by Ann Nomura on 07/16/2019 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Opinion: Why We, As Black Oaklanders, Are Voting for Libby Schaaf

Wow ! now the the East Bay Express posts pandering political adds produced by a political employees. took down Libby's thinly disguised campaign adds; EBX l now has less editorial integrity than a tech start-up.

A word to Team Libby. Libby comes from the Oakland Hills and Schools which have always been white and privileged and afraid of the Brown and Black areas of Oakland. She was elected to City Council and as Mayor with 2 "Public Safety" pro-OPD, racist "dog whistle" campaigns. Charter school advocates funded her first run, and she was a founding Board Member of Lighthouse Charter School. Oakland Police Department, their union, the Port and the Democratic real-estate development machine have also funded Libby, and she has backed them all the way to the bank. OPD got the fattest police contract ever signed shortly after her mayoral election. LIbby leaves no lobby behind- she can be bought, but poor Black and Brown people can't afford her, so their communities have been destroyed by her leadership.

We need a leader; not a compromised machine politician -vote Cat Brooks for Mayor! Libby's best isn't near good enough!

Posted by Ann Nomura on 11/05/2018 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Oakland City Council Candidate Chris Young Suspended by State Bar

Annie Campbell Washington was the Charter School, OPD, Chamber, and Real Estate candidate. It took great patience to persuade her that racial profiling was a problem in her district. She will support the candidate who will stay the course on her bought and paid for pro-development, pro-police, pro-charter, and pro-chamber positions.

Posted by Ann Nomura on 06/29/2018 at 9:01 PM

Re: “The Deadline for Best Of Nomination Voting Has Been Extended!

I would like to nominate Flavor Brigade on Fruitvale in Oakland: Best ice cream, best Italian water ice, and they employ Oakland teenagers! They train support, employ and mentor Oakland Youth!!!!!!

Posted by Ann Nomura on 05/22/2018 at 5:20 PM

Re: “State Auditor to Review 'Gassing' Attacks at Alameda County Jail

This behavior is almost always associated with untreated mental health problems. It is the endpoint of escalating behavior often associated with untreated physical or psychological pain. Suicide, teenage anxiety, and violence can become epidemic in unhealthy, unsafe environments. This is an epidemic of severely dangerous and abnormal behavior. This is a mental health crisis. Santa Rita is so dysfunctional it is becoming unsafe for everyone. They need radical reform and a massive infusion of mental health services.

Posted by Ann Nomura on 03/07/2018 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Closing the Books

Look at the data 2016:

OUSD 3rd to 11th grade test score in math only 25% of OUSD students meet or exceed math standards. 75% of OUSD students from 3rd grade up don't met the grade standard in math. The problem is bigger than books!…

OUSD and Oakland teachers continue to race to the bottom. OUSD bought a rotten Common Core Math Curriculum roughly 10 years ago, which promised digital multi-media support. It was an expensive failed dirty deal. The text failed and frustrated from day one. Our children were in 3rd grade, we had to hire a math tutor because we couldn't figure out the problems. She wrote out "proofs' for unsolvable problems, and we kept her to teach our children around the failed textbooks, and a math moron teacher. We transferred our children out of OUSD into a charter school in the 6th grade, to get away from the math melt-down, and gross mismanagement. The Charter School had a textbook, a teacher who knew math, and a cross grade curriculum. They also had an OUSD math recovery program: testing, tutoring, and 3 to 6 weeks of summer school based on math skills needs.

OUSD does not teach math, you need a consistent program and to give practice and build skills. Some teachers may teach math, but there is no managed monitored program. Learning math requires a consistency and coordination across grades. OUSD has crappy textbooks bought in an insider deal during a corporate reform effort. Teachers and the District continue to fail student at an alarming rate, and there is no plan to slow the failure from teachers or OUSD's bloated management. The haven't just given up books they've given up educating.

Posted by Ann Nomura on 12/27/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Complaint Filed Against Oakland Police Chief for False Statements

I saw a young woman in Oaxacan dress walking up Fruitvale with an ICE ankle monitor, broke my heart.

Shame on Chief Kirkpatrick for helping Trump and ICE to terrorize our friends and neighbors. Immigrants contribute more to this Oakland than Captain KIrkpatrick ever will. This is bullying, not policing.

Posted by Ann Nomura on 11/06/2017 at 7:33 PM

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