Public Comment

Letters Regarding Israel-Palestine

Thursday July 23, 2009 - 09:58:00 AM


Letters to the Editor

Thursday July 23, 2009 - 09:54:00 AM


Commentary: Top Ten Super-Sized Flaws of the Downtown Area Plan

By Kriss Worthington
Thursday July 23, 2009 - 09:54:00 AM

During the City Council and public debate on the downtown, much of the discussion revolved around the super-sized height of the buildings. My comments focused on affordable housing, public transit and environmental impacts such as greenhouse gases. Here I will describe what I see as the super-sized flaws of the Downtown Area Plan. -more-

Commentary: Ah, Collegiality!

By David Kaun
Thursday July 23, 2009 - 09:55:00 AM

The ethnic diversity of faculty across the campuses of the University of California is the subject of debate and controversy; however there can be little doubt about ethical diversity. It abounds. We need look no further than the present university budget woes, and in particular two competing proposals offered by faculty at Santa Cruz and San Diego. -more-

Commentary: A Death Sentence for Oakland Businesses

By Allen Michaan
Thursday July 23, 2009 - 09:56:00 AM

Times are tough. We are all very aware of this inescapable fact. Individual citizens are struggling with unemployment and reduced incomes. Businesses have seen a sharp drop-off in spending by their customers and, of course, government at every level is struggling to balance budgets that have been affected by declining tax revenues of every category, resulting in a scramble to find solutions to budget woes. -more-

News Analysis: Honduran Violence, U.S. Aid Test Obama’s Global Image

By Roberto Lovato, New America Media
Thursday July 23, 2009 - 09:57:00 AM

While English language television in the United States mined the minutiae of Michael Jackson’s upcoming funeral, millions watching Spanish, Portuguese and French language media in the rest of the Americas were transfixed by live broadcasts of the Honduran military shooting and killing a 10-year-old boy and other protesters. -more-