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" the middle of adjusting medications for my 10:40 a.m. patient, I suddenly heard 10 shots fired in quick succession from an automatic weapon, followed by a shout from our lead medical assistant to 'get down!'" 🧵 1/…
"I took off running with her to the clinic entrance, where we found a man in his early 20s lying on the sidewalk, suffering from at least six gunshot wounds...Hoping the shooter would not return, we rendered first aid while waiting for the ambulance to arrive."

#Oakland 11 am
"The young man shot in front of my clinic was one of the fortunate ones — he survived. However, countless others have not. Having seen how one shooting on-site caused trauma reverberating throughout our clinic community, I shudder to think about each of these tragedies..."
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Good morning #Oakland! Today City Council votes on whether to extend masking in public facilities, including senior centers, libraries and city hall. Oakland community physicians and leaders sent this letter supporting the extension to preserve safe access and engagement for all. Letter from doctors and com...
The reso also makes K/N95s available to those who need them!

Thank you for your leadership and caution, esp for those most vulnerable, as we continue to navigate the pandemic.

@Kaplan4Oakland @DanKalb @KevinJenkinsoak @nikki4oakland @Janani4Oakland @carroll_fife @TrevaReid6
This resolution is being discussed now, finally. Extension would be to July 1. Awesome public comment by the good people at @sdaction1!
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1/On Friday. Dec. 23, Judge Ryu granted a preliminary injunction to stop #SanFrancisco from enforcing ordinances that prohibit involuntarily homeless individuals from sitting, lying, or sleeping on public property. However, this does not mean #sweeps will cease completely.
2/The ruling, “does not prevent the city from enforcing laws against public nuisance, protecting accessibility and sidewalk path of travel, or abating unsanitary conditions.”…
3/These types of abatements happen in #Berkeley, which has serious consequences for #unhoused residents’ mental and physical health. “When you consistently lose your stuff in this manner, you begin to lose your mind,” said Eren, a camp resident.
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Our friends over at @fairvote have run the Cast Vote Record for the #Oakland Mayoral race. Here's a thread of initial findings with more to come.
This election wasn't as divided as perceived with plenty of both Sheng and Loren voters ranking each other 2nd on their ballot. 22% of Sheng voters included Loren as their #2 with 24% of Loren voters including Sheng as their #2 ranking.
Sheng was the consensus winner with at least 63% of voters ranking her on their ballot. This includes the 22% of Loren voters who included her as their #2 candidate.
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THANK YOU election officials/poll workers/volunteers who worked & continue to work to ensure that #Midterms2022 are carried out successfully. Nationally this election has been free of major issues, and Americans should feel confident about the voting/vote counting process. Image
While many are focused on the horse race for control of #Congress it is worth noting that #Midterms2022 produced a number of pro-democracy gains through ballot initiatives, many of which received strong majority support. #DemocracyWins
#Arizona: The “Voters Right to Know Act” (Prop. 211) brings transparency to elections by requiring election spenders to disclose the original sources of their funding. Thank you @TerryGoddardAZ for leading on this effort.…
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𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 ⚠️ this video provided to me by Kon “Patrick” Fung’s family is stunning & disturbing.

2 suspects approach 52-y/o Fong & demand he get out. When he doesn’t he is shot & killed.

The whole thing took less than 5 secs Sunday AM.

(Thread ⬇️) #StopAAPIHate #Oakland
Patrick drove for Uber. “It’s b/c of his job, his hard work that he got killed.”

This crime happened close to Little Saigon which has been hit hard by crime & violence.

“Why us? We are hard working…why are we being targeted over and over again?” said Judy. #StopAAPIHate
This family is demanding changes. Fung’s brother Ivan says:

“There’s far too much gun violence. If the gvt can put 2gether restrictions on gun control it’ll help our society.”

This @gofundme was set up to help w/funeral expenses

#StopAAPIHate #Oakland
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#Oakland #California
“Dramatic video shows flames erupting in a West Oakland furniture store in a broad-daylight arson attack earlier in May with the family-run business now struggling to rebuild.”
Ring video of the arsonist walking into the business, setting a fire and running out.
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𝗢𝗮𝗸𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱 & 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗷𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱, 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱’𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻:

A woman who asked to be ID’s as “Ms. Yu” parked her car near Foothill & 13th around 8:30PM 3/27 (1/5) #StopAsianHate
She didn’t notice anybody following her, but as she walked to the passenger side to get her bag noticed “4 or 5 guys” approach. At least one had a firearm.

As she ran away, one suspect “took my keys from my hand and pushed me to the ground…I hit my head.” (2/5) #StopAAPIHate
Seconds later, her car was gone & susps escaped in a nearby vehicle.

Along with her purse and laptop, her best friend’s wedding dress for her upcoming fall wedding was stolen.

They picked it up the gown one day earlier. Ms.Yu was going to store it at her home. #oakland (3/5)
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🚨 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 🚨 “We are really scared.”

A man who works around 27th & Valdez in Oakland told me he saw 3 men jump out of a car around 4pm today.

Witnesses & sources tell me the men were armed. The Asian victim was assaulted & his LV backpack stolen. (1/4)
You can hear the victim yell “please!” multiple times as a nearby car honks.

2 dif ppl took these videos & requested anonymity but gave me permission to post them to raise awareness.

The victim runs after the getaway car in an attempt to stop the suspects. (2/4) #oakland
OPD arrived on scene a short time later & are investigating.

People who work in the area tell me they see car break-ins and other crimes here constantly/daily. This is an area w/shops & businesses & plenty of housing.

1 nearby workers told me crime is… (3/4) #oakland
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Homebuilder survey results are in for February. Top themes: 1) Record high new home price increases at +20% YOY nationally. 2) Record low builder finished inventory. 3) Demand still off the charts & quality of home buyer prospect lists still solid. Market commentary to follow…
#Charlotte builder: “Restricting sales in all communities. Several communities with VIP lists over 1,000 and one of those communities only has 51 homes. Increasing mortgage rates haven’t slowed buyers down at all.”
#Charlotte builder: “HELP WANTED signs have driven direct construction costs up +20%. Keeping your employees from jumping ship to work for another builder costs 25% more.”
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Home builder survey results are in for full month of December. Top themes: 1) Still a ton of demand for new homes. 2) Rampant construction material & labor shortages. 3) Bit of chatter on possible margin compression several quarters ahead. Market commentary to follow…
#Atlanta builder: “Have virtually no available inventory & huge backlog of 1,000+ units going in to 2022. Still metering sales in most communities, where the demand of waiting buyers still outnumbers our supply.”
#LasVegas builder: “Busiest orders for December I can remember in a long time.”
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Journalism exists in a political economy of commercial and philanthropic capital that skews its practice along class lines, and produces institutional corruption (per @Lessig) that disrupts trust and opens the door for mass-media demagoguery and political extremism.
Commercial news cannot compete in the attention economy unless it jumps the shark via lolcats, "if it bleeds it leads," and pandering to ideological politics; nonprofit news cannot survive unless it caters to donors, who skew affluent, thus perpetuating existing class bias.
One solution may be co-op organizing that aggregates community economic power and trust around journalism practice as public service outside the market. A new co-op model in #Oakland that confronts power imbalances in real estate offers an example of this:…
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Speaking of mass robberies in the Bay Area…a family-owned jewelry shop in Oakland’s Chinatown was targeted around 1:40AM.

The owner tells me about a dozen people were seen on surveillance trying to break in.

You can see a crowbar & what appears to be a carjack (1/4) #BayArea
The people are unable to break through the metal gate installed earlier this year. (They were robbed in Feb.)

I shortened the 4m vid but here’s the end where you can see everyone run into waiting cars nearby.

"We just feel so numb & disgusted.” says the owner. (2/4) #oakland
A good neighbor called 9-1-1 to alert OPD.

BTW: this shop was the one I reported on a few months ago. A family member witnessed women get robbed & dragged on the ground outside.

He ran after them & threw a stool to stop the getaway car. (3/4) #oakland #aapi
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Direct action (riot) planned by #Antifa aligned groups tonight in #Oakland. "No peace police" included in the post as well as a demand for the feds to charge Kyle.

Last direct action (riot) in Oakland, a man was arrested for throwing a soup can at police
Some people putting up plywood in #Oakland near the planned riot:
The march has started, they're a couple hundred of them reportedly.

You can see the NLG in the neon green hats at the front
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Fresh October home builder survey results. Top themes: 1) Builders are finally lifting sales caps (though not all). 2) Lack of lots & land development delays will hold back growth in 2022. 3) Most builders expect prices to keep rising. Market commentary to follow…
#ColoradoSprings builder: “One cautious trend to watch is single-family rental businesses paying more for land than builders. This will suck up trade capacity & supply at a time we can't afford it.”
#Denver builder: “Traffic & sales definitely slowing down, but also following a more seasonal pattern as compared to 2020. Resale inventory is still historically low. Rents are skyrocketing again.”
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𝗕𝗨𝗦 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗢: Oakland woman shields 69y/o man as he is attacked w/a cane—“𝘐 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘴𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘵.”

Mychelle was riding the bus 4/26 when a man starts yelling & hits Mr. Hua Lin in the head (1/5) #StopAsianHate
Mychelle blocks the man f/Mr. Lin, pushes Mr. Lin against the Plexiglass to protect him.

She then tells the driver to stop, jumps out, flags down an ambulance & chases the perp while recording w/her cell.

The man comes back to attack Mychelle! But Mr. Lin is safe. #oakland
I visited Mr. Lin and his daughter after the incident. He was having trouble seeing and sleeping.

This incident happened the same day Oakland Chinatown Chamber president Carl Chan was attacked by someone else.

Carl was on his way to check on Mr. Lin. #StopAAPIHate (3/5) ImageImage
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Analyzing July new home trends from our just published monthly builder survey. Top 3 themes: 1) Frenzy phase for housing is over, but still solid demand. 2) Fewer builders restricting sales. 3) Hitting price ceilings in more markets. Commentary from across the country to follow.
#Austin builder: “Builders are starting to offer incentives again to drive traffic and sales.”
#Dallas builder: “We have hit price ceilings in the majority of our submarkets.”
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In #Oakland today there was a "Stand up for a Safe Oakland" rally against gun violence

Several #Antifa, who appear to be all white, showed up to "protest" by drowning out mostly black speakers who were naming and remembering homicide victims
Some were upset as it was pretty clear to them the #Antifa were not from around there

Oakland has seen a massive spike in homicide with 71 so far this year in only July. There were 85 total in 2020 and 68 total in 2018
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#BroadbandForAll is not only about online connectivity but it's also a job creator! It's a needed solution across sectors that impacts our health, education, jobs, and even remote family visits with elders. @CAGovernor @Rendon63rd @SenToniAtkins @NancySkinnerCA #BroadbandCantWait
In California, Gov. Newsom proposed $7B for broadband that the legislature should vote into action now to start closing the digital divide. We don't have time to waste anymore. #BroadbandForAll #CABudget #BroadbandCantWait @CAGovernor @Rendon63rd @SenToniAtkins @NancySkinnerCA
Sacramento set aside $7B to build high capacity broadband infrastructure for all, but might vote tomorrow to "think it over." CA's largest 5 foundations @calfund @TSFF @siliconvalleycf @sd_fdn @eastbaycf support entire investment w/out delay #BroadbandForAll #BroadbandCantWait
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My mom & dad bought their first house in #PaloAlto for about $16,000. At the time, it cost about 5 cents per hour to park downtown. Today, that same house would cost ~$3 million & it’s free to park downtown.

We have completely solved our affordable housing problem–for our cars🧵
In 2019, surveyors counted 313 homeless people in #PaloAlto, up 99% from 2013. They found no homeless cars.…
How did #PaloAlto become a city of expensive housing and free parking? In 1951, Palo Alto adopted a new zoning ordinance. The new law limited housing and required parking.…
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We blocked ZIM Volans in #Oakland & now it's headed to Vancouver but our comrades are already in place blocking the Northern Julie! #EndIsraeliApartheid
For #BlockTheBoat #Vancouver text alerts on this action, text your name to (833) 590-1987.
And in case ZIM forgot, #BlockTheBoat Seattle & Tacoma are ready & waiting to mobilize for #Palestine. ZIM Volans may sail from port to port but there is no safe harbor for zionism out here on the west coast!
Subscribe to SeaTac text alerts by texting your name to: (833) 584-1948
Here is the map of ZIM Volans headed into Puget Sound but Vancouver BC knows ZIM isn't welcome anywhere!
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Beautiful statement from PGFTU in Gaza congratulating #BlockTheBoat in #Oakland and calling on dockworkers around the world to act in solidarity as we continue our international week of action against the Israeli apartheid profiteers at #ZIM. #EndIsraeliApartheid
Elias Al-Jelda, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) in Gaza, June 6, 2021:

"It warms our hearts in the besieged occupied Gaza Strip & the rest of occupied Palestine that our comrades led by AROC [...]
and with the solidarity of our fellow workers in ILWU Local 10, achieved this great #BlockTheBoat victory against ZIM in Oakland. We call upon all dockworkers worldwide to intensify the boycott campaign against ZIM ships and all business profiting from apartheid Israel [...]
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