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  • West Oakland loft listed for $620K has it all, except windows

    What lofts lack in walls, they typically make up for in style. This converted loft in a former manufacturing building in West Oakland features ample natural light for a reduced price of $619,000. But if windows are something you require, this one isn't for you.
  • Oakland Raiders Release Antonio Brown

    09/07/2019 9:05:51 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 100 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | 7 Sep 2019 | Liam McKeone
    Antonio Brown’s various antics have all come to a head on the day the regular season begins. After everything that happened, the Oakland Raiders fined Brown and subsequently voided all of his $30 million in guarantees. Brown asked for his release via Instagram, and has gotten his wish. Brown’s talent is clear. But at this point, teams must consider when the talent no longer outweighs the headache. The Raiders traded a third and a fifth-round-pick for Brown over the offseason, and handed him a new contract extension as well. It’s all over now. Someone will be interested in kicking the...
  • Antonio Brown asks Raiders to release him in Instagram post

    09/07/2019 6:33:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 7, 2019 | Erik He
    The Antonio Brown saga with the Oakland Raiders continued on Saturday, with the star wide receiver asking the team to release him on his Instagram page. “Release me Raiders,” he wrote, adding the hashtag #NOMore.
  • Ghost Ship trial: Max Harris walks out of jail after acquittal (Tr)

    09/06/2019 9:54:54 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    San Francisco Cornholicle ^ | Sept 5, 2019 | Megan Cassidy
    Almost three years after a fire ripped through an Oakland warehouse and killed 36 people, jurors in the Ghost Ship criminal trial acquitted one defendant of involuntary manslaughter Thursday and hung on the guilt of the warehouse’s master tenant. Max Harris, 29, walked out of jail in Dublin on Thursday night and Derick Almena, 49, spent another night in his jail cell, as prosecutors decide whether to retry him on the 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter. Each faced up to 39 years in prison if convicted on all charges stemming from the deadly Dec. 2, 2016, inferno at an electronic...
  • Report: Antonio Brown confronted Mike Mayock in middle of practice, called him 'cracker'

    09/06/2019 9:34:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 6, 2019 | Frank Schwab
    We know a little more about the dust-up between Antonio Brown and Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and, not surprisingly, the details aren’t pretty. Brown saw Mayock, who sent Brown a letter informing him he’d be fined for missing a workout before the Raiders’ preseason game in Canada, watching practice on Wednesday. So during practice he initiated an argument with Mayock, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. During that argument, he called Mayock a “cracker,” Anderson reported. A day later the Raiders leaked a report that they were considering suspending Brown, who wasn’t at practice Thursday. The Raiders listed him...
  • Lott Exposes Hollywood’s Bias Against Guns in Epic Video

    09/06/2019 8:14:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 9/6/2019 | S.H. Blannelberry
    I’m sharing another John Lott video this week because I feel like it’s a win-win for everyone involved. You learn something new, I learn something new and Dr. Lott gets more exposure for the yeoman’s work he does at the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). Not familiar with CPRC? It’s a nonprofit that conducts “research on laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety.” Dr. Lott is the president of CPRC in addition to being a renowned economist, a celebrated author, and former college professor. In the video embedded above, simply titled, “Hollywood’s Bias Against Guns,”...
  • Ghost Ship trial: Jury acquits defendant Max Harris, hangs on Derick Almena

    09/05/2019 3:25:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | September 5, 2019 | Megan Cassidy, Sarah Ravani and Matthias Gafni
    Jurors in the Ghost Ship criminal trial acquitted defendant Max Harris on Thursday and hung on defendant Derick Almena, reaching the verdicts in Alameda County Superior Court five months after the trial started and more than a month after receiving the case. Almena, 49, and Harris, 29, faced up to 39 years in prison if convicted on all charges stemming from the Dec. 2, 2016 inferno that killed three dozen people at a warehouse party in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. Defense attorneys for Harris said he could be released from custody as early as Thursday, but Almena’s fate was less certain....
  • Detroit Police Clap Back at Rashida Tlaib for Questioning Their Tactics

    08/21/2019 10:06:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 21, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D-MI) profanity-laced start to her congressional career continued on Twitter on Tuesday. But instead of swearing at President Trump, this time she cursed at the Detroit Police Department. In her trite message, she told the police to get rid of their facial recognition tactics, and shared a Vice News story about Sen. Bernie Sanders being the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to endorse a nationwide ban of the practice. .@detroitpolice You should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls**t.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 20, 2019 Some of the criticisms of facial recognition software is that has been...
  • Buddy Fletcher and Ellen Pao’s marriage ending with mudslinging and acrimony

    08/18/2019 4:50:49 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 16, 2019 | 10:34pm | Updated | Carleton English and Emmett Berg
    Buddy Fletcher is so broke he can’t afford his divorce from Ellen Pao, The Post has learned. The former high-flying hedge fund manager — who once rubbed elbows with Lauren Bacall and Roberta Flack — has no lawyer and is representing himself in a divorce from Pao, the former interim CEO of Reddit. He claims in court papers that the divorce, which is ongoing, left him “homeless” at one point, including a period of living in his car. The couple — known as much for Pao’s Silicon Valley gender discrimination claims as Fletcher’s financial downfall — have been slowly working...
  • ‘Louder and more hateful’: Big-city leaders say Trump’s attacks on Baltimore ..

    07/28/2019 7:17:10 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2019 | David Nakamura
    ‘Louder and more hateful’: Big-city leaders say Trump’s attacks on Baltimore are escalation of his strategy to denigrate diverse, liberal areas President Trump’s denunciations of Baltimore as an uninhabitable city are the latest in a string of disparaging attacks on diverse, liberal enclaves as violent, dirty and outside the mainstream — rhetoric that paints those areas of the country as fundamentally less American than whiter, more conservative strongholds. Trump denigrated Maryland’s largest city over the weekend as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and blamed it on Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), who is black, and claimed on Sunday...
  • An Angry, Old White Guy Watches the Democratic Debate

    06/30/2019 9:44:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies ^ | 6/30/2019 | Abraham F Miller
    I don’t give a damn where you were 60 years ago on civil rights. I don’t care if your great grand-pappy owned slaves or you grew up in rural Louisiana and used the “N” word as often as a contemporary rapper. I can’t get vexed about 2000 children at the border not getting enough facial tissue and diapers when tens of thousands of American children are sleeping on the streets and in shelters of our cities. What I want is a president who is going to work for America, whose reputation is grounded by the present, and whose concerns are...
  • Bay Area police unions call for removal of painting depicting cops as pig-like creatures

    01/05/2017 7:18:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 5, 2017 | Jason Green
    The San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco police unions are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove a student painting from the U.S. Capitol Complex that depicts officers as pig-like creatures. Last spring, “Untitled #1” by then-high school senior David Pulphus was selected as the winner of Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay’s 16th annual Congressional Art Competition.
  • Will ‘out of control’ crime wave force Home Depot to flee Oakland?

    06/06/2019 3:35:16 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    SF Carbuncle ^ | 6/5/2109 | phil matier
    The Home Depot in Oakland is having problems with homelessness and crime, and it’s gotten so bad that the hardware chain may shut the store unless the city can curb the thefts and clean up the tent and RV camps that dot the area, City Councilman Noel Gallo said. Gallo said the hardware company has been raising concerns about crime and camps in the area for months. “It’s out of control — the tents, the garbage, and the thefts in the store and in the parking lot,” Gallo said. “People are getting their cars broken into in the parking lot.”...
  • Homeless Population Explodes In Liberal San Francisco, So They’re Moving Onto Makeshift Boats In Bay

    05/17/2019 10:23:33 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 17-05-19 | Joseph Curl
    San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. in which to live. Real estate prices are through the roof — the median price of a small two-bedroom home is $1.3 million; a family making nearly $120,000 annually is actually considered low income. And unfortunately, some people are falling through the cracks. “A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years as the region struggled to tackle the growing problem, including 17% in San Francisco and 43% in the county that includes Oakland,”...
  • San Francisco area homeless count increases by double digits

    05/16/2019 8:15:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2019 | Janie Har
    A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years as the region struggled to tackle the growing problem, including 17% in San Francisco and 43% in the county that includes Oakland. More than 25,000 people were counted as homeless during an overnight tally conducted in San Francisco, Alameda and Silicon Valley’s Santa Clara counties in January. Detailed reports are expected later this year. “The initial results of this count show we have more to do to provide more shelter, more exits from homelessness, and to prevent...
  • ‘Sanctuary City’ Oakland, Near-Broke, Will Use Gas Tax Money to Keep Lights On

    05/09/2019 10:34:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/09/2019 | Joel B Pollak
    The City of Oakland is in such dire financial straits that it is planning to use $2.9 million from state gas tax revenues to keep the city’s lights on, rather than using the money to fix pothole-riddled roads, for which the funding was intended. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that the city is facing severe financial shortfalls, despite a booming economy that has seen wealthier households relocate from San Francisco across the bay to gentrifying neighborhoods. The problem is that the city’s costs are rising faster than its growing revenues, thanks partly to pension obligations — an increasingly common...
  • Trump and Oakland mayor trade Twitter barbs over immigration policies

    04/14/2019 2:10:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 14, 2019
    President Trump and a California mayor traded barbs over Twitter on Saturday, prompted by the president's repeated threats to release detained immigrants into “sanctuary cities.” The exchange between Trump and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf also appeared triggered, at least in part, by recent New York Times articles about the president's immigration policies. "So interesting to see the Mayor of Oakland and other Sanctuary Cities NOT WANT our currently 'detained immigrants' after release due to the ridiculous court ordered 20 day rule," Trump tweeted. Schaaf fired back, saying: “It’s time to stop fanning hate and division @realDonaldTrump - I’ve been consistent...
  • Obama Off Script Angers Black Feminist

    03/12/2019 9:10:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | March 12, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    It is a man-bites-dog story when I support or applaud something that former President Barack Obama says or does. You may recall President Obama started a mentoring organization called My Brother’s Keeper. This initiative attempts to provide a responsible, positive message for young African-American men, a demographic plagued by poor lifestyle choices like dropping out of school, having multiple kids out of wedlock with different women, drug and alcohol abuse, gang involvement, and criminal and obnoxious behavior. These urban pathologies have been triggered by what I believe is our most urgent social crisis in the black community—absent fathers.Recent empirical data shows...
  • DA charges Oakland man with 3 felonies after attack on conservative activist at UC Berkeley

    03/06/2019 12:17:33 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 67 replies ^ | 3/6/19 | Jeff Shuttleworth
    BERKELEY, Calif. - The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has filed three felony charges against an Oakland man who allegedly attacked a conservative activist at University of California at Berkeley's Sproul Plaza last month. Zachary Greenberg, 28, is charged with assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, battery with serious bodily injury and criminal threats for his alleged attack on Hayden Williams, an organizer with the conservative group Turning Point USA, while Williams was manning a table at Sproul Plaza on Feb. 19. Greenberg, who was arrested Friday but is now free on bail, also is charged with...
  • Football's Matt Leinart to Be a Father

    08/30/2006 11:26:55 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 231 replies · 8,415+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 8/29/06 | various
    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart and University of Southern California basketball player Brynn Cameron are expecting a baby in the fall, PEOPLE has learned. Leinart, 23, one of PEOPLE's 2006 Most Beautiful People, graduated from USC in December 2005 and lives in Los Angeles and Arizona. Cameron, a 20-year-old USC junior, will sit out the upcoming basketball season. "It's an exciting time in their life," says a source who knows both athletes. "They both have support from their families."