Desi Mundo 
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Re: “A Scavenger Hunt in Temescal That Aims to Spotlight Small Businesses

The Trust Your Struggle mural was on 42nd and Telegraph. And it was proceeded by a Stop the Small Arms Trade mural that only lasted 3 days.

Posted by Desi Mundo on 09/27/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “JP Morgan Chase's Home Loans in Oakland Mostly Went to White and Wealthy Residents

So for violating their agreement with the city, Chase gets.... another stricter contract? At worse, they stop doing business? Isn't this what city attorneys are for? Oakland should get is money back when Chase fails to deliver.

Posted by Desi Mundo on 01/13/2016 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Oakland Has a Transparency Problem

What about the main city of Oakland website?? Its May and Oaklandnet.com still doesn't have correct contact information for the councilmembers. You call the number for Schaaf, you get Gallo. You call Gallo, you get....

This website is designed to make sure no one can figure anything out or get in contact with anyone responsible. Even if they were posting these notices, no one would be able to find them.

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Posted by Desi Mundo on 05/06/2015 at 9:22 PM

Re: “A Minor Victory Against Gentrification in West Oakland

Keeping an empty lot and occasionally tossing out the garbage on it for years was not a sound strategy against repeat blight. Afrikatown and Qilombo remove vandalism and garbage daily, and have created something that serves the neighborhood. They routinely feed the residents. Prior to that, the lot was an eyesore for YEARS... People called us routinely for several years to paint a mural and clean-up that lot. But we waited until there was a solid institution with neighborhood support in place before contributing the mural. Qilombo and Afrikatown is that community-based organization that have the neighborhood's best interest at heart. Prior to the speculation and gentrification hype, the owner did the minimal, if anything. Now that Oakland is popular, the landowner wants to get paid. Its a normal capitalist sentiment. But its far from altruistic.

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Posted by Desi Mundo on 04/14/2015 at 8:15 PM

Re: “A Minor Victory Against Gentrification in West Oakland

Its a hallucination to say that the lot wasn't blighted. Please share links to ANY photos of the lot as a clean place prior to Afrikatown. Its also disturbing that a lot of that size is worth almost a million dollars. Oakland's price has gone too far up. Thank you to community at Qilombo for championing the plight of the landless and priced-out, primarily people of color in Oakland!

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Posted by Desi Wome on 04/14/2015 at 7:54 AM

Re: “When Landlords Harass Tenants

We need to go to his house and make some unpermitted improvements.

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Posted by Desi Wome on 04/02/2015 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Oakland Council Passes Graffiti Ordinance

pronounced "womb"

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Posted by Desi Wome on 12/19/2012 at 4:40 PM

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