Under our current system, it is essentially impossible for anyone to be elected as President unless he/she is put forward by either the Republican or the Democratic party. There are currently no other feasable scenarios. We should therefore not forget this and not leave off the enabling adjective Republican when mentioning the Republican’s President-Elect Donald Trump. Without the backing and agreement of the Republican party, he could not have acheived this office. Just as he constantly adds qualifiers when naming others, we should always remind everyone that he is the Republican party’s candidate and that they are responsible for him.
“Gracias a la Vida” “Love in a Bitter Time”
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco January 13, 2017
Celebration and Witness
Krissy Keefer’s Dance Brigade began forty years ago as the Wallflower Order Dance Collective in 1975. The current program reflects Keefer’s continuing efforts to bring awareness, to examine, to protest and evoke audience response to women’s issues and the current political, social and environmental threats. To those ends, she has enlisted a large company, several musicians, including Holly Near, and a great technical staff.
Tonight, the City of Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission unanimously passed a Surveillance Ordinance and have forwarded it to the Oakland City council for adoption.
The text of the ordinance is attached (Oakland Surveillance Technology Ordinance 1-5-17 draft to post.) Some minor revisions to the text were made and this copy will be updated when the revised document is available.
Oakland Ballet Company – “The Nutcracker”
Paramount Theater, Oakland
December 17, 2016 1 PM
Once again, Graham Lustig has produced a delightful “Nutcracker” featuring Oakland’s talented children, wonderful sets and costumes and some remarkable dancing. OBC’s “Nutcracker” is not an elaborate production as one might see in NYC or San Francisco, but is it’s a joy to sense the participation and pleasure sustained by both the cast and the audience.
Pepcom’s Holiday Spectacular trade show was held at the Metreon in SanFrancisco on 27 Oct. Here are some of the ‘smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, apps, headphones, wearables, home tech, games and gadgets’ that we saw.
1. Requiring the creation of a FLIR Policy (thermal imaging system for OPD’s helicopter): 4-21-15 Final 85532 CMS
2. Ordinance for the creation of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission: 13349 CMS Privacy Advisory Committee Ordinance – 1-19-16
3. Requiring a Port of Oakland DAC Policy: 3-4-14 Meeting – Brooks official – 84869 CMS (1)
4. The DAC policy: 20150521-dac_privacy_policy
5. Alameda County Stingray Policy: DA_Stingray_Policy_Final_111715