Ben kapinski 
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Re: “Oakland Police Union Spending Thousands on Effort to Unseat Councilmembers Kalb and Gallo

So many of these police unions take outrageous positions. And it's particularly troublesome since so many of of the police live outside of Oakland. But that's a reality we have to deal with. The other reality is the department is deeply dysfunctional. Proposition LL provides for a much needed independent oversight. The Oakland police and their union should not be threatened by this. They need to be more sensitive and understanding of the community's needs. . . Not constantly "circling their wagons". I'm voting for LL and for Dan. It's not just this one issue thing he's been a good all-around supervisor.

Posted by Ben kapinski on 10/12/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Coal Attorneys Investigate Oakland City Council

Again, great investigative reporting work here. Your to be commended. This project must be stopped. Coal is a killer. . A dead- end energy source. Isn't it enough we see endless oil tanker cars rumbling right through our precious Fourth St. Boutique 'hood and downtown Oakland? And again, when is this Tagami character going to be thoroughly investigated and thrown in jail. Didn't he pocket enough graft from the Fox theater rehab debacle, now this?

Posted by Ben kapinski on 10/07/2015 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Live: Oakland City Council Hearing on Coal

I really appreciate this coverage. Excellent job. I've lived in Oakland for 12 years now. I've seen this Tagami guy's name pop over all over the place - Fox theater rehab / the review of its outrageous cost overruns, posing with shotgun outside his office. . . I've heard all sorts of anecdotal items from architect & builder friends. why hasn't this guy been thrown in jail?

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Posted by Ben kapinski on 09/23/2015 at 10:54 AM

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