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The settlement with Wanda Johnson, which includes no admission of fault by BART or any of the officers she sued

he fell on the bullet iirc

a man is only a guy (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 23:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

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His announcement comes a week after U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson warned Oakland officials that the city has failed to meet the terms of a consent decree to reform the department in the wake the "Riders" scandal, in which several officers were charged with beating or framing drug suspects in West Oakland in 2000. As a result, the judge said the city faces court intervention that could amount to a finding of contempt or a takeover by federal receivership.

"Although the Court hopes that Defendants are able to turn this tide in the next several months without further judicial intervention, it remains prepared to take appropriate further corrective action if necessary," Henderson said in the proceeding last week.

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 22:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually Batts was pretty competent. A lot of that court-mandated stuff is bureaucratic, and has hamstrung OPD by requiring a larger number of officers to work desk jobs.

sarahel, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 05:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Andrew commented | 52 minutes ago

**** you, Stewart! - A's fans

lol waggoner (am0n), Thursday, 27 October 2011 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

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2 weeks pass...

i am very possibly moving to oakland for a few months. would def appreciate any decent quotes on rent prices. i'm looking for a shared house on the cheap in a neighborhood that's at least like a 2.5/10 on the safety scale, and i'm trying to avoid any gentrificationy situations. i am pretty broke all the time. friend of a friend who lives there says he works one day a week as a waiter and has no trouble paying for rent/groceries but we don't believe him.

if you ever leave me peggy, leave some propane at my door (zachlyon), Sunday, 19 February 2012 09:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Check out Crimespotting for a general idea of what you're getting yourself into:

http://oakland.crimespotting.org

polyphonic, Sunday, 19 February 2012 10:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the only way you can move to a poor part of oakland without being a gentrifier is if you make sure to commit crimes once in a while

iatee, Monday, 20 February 2012 02:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh yeah spring for an extra $100 and move somewhere you're less likely to to be mugged. stay away from fruitvale area; I have gentrification-averse friends there too and they are leaving after people got murdered outside their house.

akm, Monday, 20 February 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

but even moving to fruitvale isn't being gentrification-averse, it's just being a first-wave gentrifier

iatee, Monday, 20 February 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are plenty of nice educated white people who live in fruitvale - you'd hardly be first-wave.

At this point, East Oakland (the general area) has the cheapest rents. Like in SF, you could luck into a shared house/apartment in a pricier area due to rent control.

sarahell, Monday, 20 February 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I actually find the whole proposal slightly offensive. If you're going to move into any area, you will still be you regardless. You can't control peoples' perceptions of you and your intentions for living in that place. When my wife and I left our Adams Pt apartment to own in North Oakland, a white neighbor came by not long after moving in and in the course of our conversation called us "pioneers". I took offense, thinking that made our neighbors (many of whom have roots in this neighborhood going back at least a couple of generations) something else. Saying you don't want to gentrify a place just by you being there seems like the same type of thinking, coming from the opposite side. Live where you want to live, live where you can afford to live, live where you feel safe living, but accept your own presence in your community.

Sorry if this isn't clear, and if I've got the whole notion wrong, maybe we can hash that out too.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 20 February 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean, when i said that i really just meant that i don't wanna move to a neighborhood that is clearly in the middle of it. i'm still just going to take what i can get.

if you ever leave me peggy, leave some propane at my door (zachlyon), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

def look at the crimespotting map, and the map on akm's link. Fruitvale by and large will be fine, even much of west oakland will probably suit your needs. The deep east has alot of problems, crimewise, mostly due to gang turf wars.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fruitvale by and large will be fine, even much of west oakland will probably suit your needs.

Probably transportation (what form you will have and what form you will need) should be a major factor in deciding where to live. Also, having your bike stolen or car stolen/broken into is a rite of passage as far as Oakland residency goes.

sarahell, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

true

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm planning on busing there and then buying cheap bikes as often as i need to

if you ever leave me peggy, leave some propane at my door (zachlyon), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 06:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

zachlyon, i don't know where you're coming from... but if you can afford anything up to $600/month, you'll be fine. i've never paid more than 430$ in oakland. i currently pay $330, i'm very close to BART, and my neighborhood is safe enough. (i also most work odd-jobs and shit, haven't had a 'real' job in more than a year, partly by choice and partly because the economy blows).

Sophomore subs are the new Smith lesbians. (the table is the table), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 05:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

$330 sounds great. i'm paying $467 right now and would probably require something lower. what kind of living situation is it (house, apartment, etc)?

if you ever leave me peggy, leave some propane at my door (zachlyon), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

no offense, T, but didn't some dude get gunned down right around the corner from your place, like, a couple months ago? And the little kid that got shot in the parking lot, that was right by where you live too, right?

sarahell, Thursday, 23 February 2012 07:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

he did say safe enough.

polyphonic, Thursday, 23 February 2012 07:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

safe enough if you don't mind seeing dead bodies around the corner from your home!

sarahell, Thursday, 23 February 2012 07:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, but in his defense (or in oakland's defense?) most people would consider where i used to live (around the corner from the parkway) "safe enough," and a dude got gunned down in the grocery store parking lot a block or so away, police once cordoned off an entire street because a gunman had taken hostages in a nearby apartment building, my apartment got broken into and robbed, and the video store on the corner got held up multiple times.

how did we get here how? (ytth), Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

have paid in the $550 - $1000/mo. range for any number of neighborhoods ranging from 'desirable' to 'risky' and have seen/heard people shot and killed in all of them, on the street, on the doorstep, next door, around the corner, etc. so I don't really know how this is measured?
South Berkeley/Oakland border was the only one where this didn't happen actually.

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

a dude got gunned down in south berkeley in broad daylight like a month ago!

polyphonic, Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

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Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 March 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

what up Oakland

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

What up is that I may be stuck in the East Bay

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 14 June 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Take the ferry!

polyphonic, Thursday, 14 June 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

what is that

i'm moving to oakland in august, what up oakland

of family bonds and individual triumph. Narrated by Tim Allen, (zachlyon), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

West Oakland BART station on fire

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

in other Oakland news today - FBI violent crime stats indicate Oakland is the 4th most dangerous city in America and the most dangerous city in California.

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Move to North Oakland, "the hottest zip code in the country" (94608)

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am flying into oakland tonight

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

94608 is also the zip code for Emeryville - possibly the most square footage of big box chain retail per capita.

Awesome = ilx Oakland visitors/new people!

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emeryville is so weird

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

a "city" where nobody lives, but everybody shops!

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah alot of my mail is addressed to E'ville. (xp)

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

took me two hours to get from my place near the lake to downtown sf this morning. thanks bart fire.

wmlynch, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

fate was kind and my weekly SF work night was yesterday and not today.

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

FBI violent crime stats indicate Oakland is the 4th most dangerous city in America and the most dangerous city in California.

since when is this news?!?

the late great, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emeryville is like the Delaware of the Bay area.

polyphonic, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

oakland's not quite EPA but the one time i visited someone at the acorn projects i heard gunshots three times in two hours

emeryville is the most depressing place in east bay imo

the late great, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

At least Cafe Biere is there. Try spending a day in Rodeo.

polyphonic, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp - we were at 6th most dangerous for several years. we're moving on up!

sarahell, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok, good point. for some reason in my mind the east bay is bounded by richmond and hayward on the N/S and the hayward fault / berkeley hills / contra costa range on the east

rodeo and all those random places like dublin and pleasanton and antioch fall into the same category in my mind as tracy and gilroy

the late great, Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink


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