Clarence C. Johnson 
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Re: “Oakland's Budget Battle Heats Up

The policy debate Oakland's city council will need to resolve by the end of the month is a matter of saving for the winter versus making hay while the sun shines

Making hay while the sun shine *is* saving for winter (taking advantage of advantageous conditions in anticipation of less favorable conditions later).

Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 06/14/2019 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Oakland Firefighters Warned of 'Lax Security' at Construction Site Six Months Before Tuesday's Fire

Ha! EBX finally reports on the fire and its to blame the developer and city for this arson. Everyone takes precautions, but of course theres always someone who spotted some weaknesses and steps that could have been taken to prevent it in retrospect. Theres also a hope in humanity that someone would not want to burn down a housing development in a violent act of arson.

TL:DR: The building was wearing too short a skirt, and the developer was just asking for it.

Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 10/30/2018 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Homeless Residents Protest Continuing Closure of Lake Merritt Campsites

For all the rich kids in Danville and Marin who are tired of living by your parents rules, you can now bring your tent down to Oakland for some lakeside living - and it looks like many of you already have. Dont worry, you wont be mentioned in any reporting by East Bay Express or in any photo ops by Cat Brooks, because we know that would upset ALL of the people who live in this city and share the lake.

Nice try EBX.

Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 10/24/2018 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Wall Street Is Spending Tens of Millions Against Rent Control

TL;DR: Rental companies (REITs) are against rent control.

What of course is not mentioned anywhere, is that REITs are required to distribute 90% of their taxable income back to their shareholders - which if you have a 401(k) or pension, you likely own.

Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 10/24/2018 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Gentrification Changed the Names of Oakland Neighborhoods

I see BondGraham convinced his intern to attach their name to this piece to give it some credibility. Exploiting The fear and hardships of brown people is Ok to exploit, as long as we can make it look like its coming from fellow POCs.

Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 09/18/2018 at 9:17 PM

Re: “City of Oakland to Pay $12 Million to Motorcyclist Hit by Police Car

Author fails to explain the context of the paragraph below, of whether or not the officer was in pursuit of anyone. Does not make running the red light justifable, but can provide context. If the officer was in pursuit then this is sloppy reporting.

Van Fleet alleged that the police officer who caused the accident ran the red light without stopping, in violation of the Oakland Police Department's vehicle pursuit policy.

Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 06/19/2018 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Pamela Price Supporters Allege Oakland Police Union Is Racially Targeting Voters with Email Blasts

So the reporter couldnt verify the authenticity of this screenshot - instead of stating this explicitly (EBX could not verify the authenticity of this screenshot) it goes through great lengths to imply that it was deleted. This is not reporting, this is innuendo.

Also, what is suspicious is that theres a list with No AF AM for Dublin/Livermore/Pleasanton - but those areas combined are less 1% African American. Not to mention mostly Republican - what is the benefit of excluding African Americans from geopgraphic location in which they are already excluded? Seems like this reporter is not at all concerned this is a false flag planted by the Price campaign in which he is a willing participant, because hey - racial politics always gets clicks.

Posted by Clarence C. Johnson on 05/31/2018 at 12:52 PM

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