In-N-Out leaving Oakland

The location is at 8300 Oakport St., near the Oakland International Airport. In-N-Out Burger follows a long line of businesses that have shut down in the last year citing crime as the driving factor…

The San Francisco Chronicle reported since 2019, police have recorded 1,335 incidents in and around the fast food restaurant, more than any other location in Oakland. Most of the reported incidents were car break-ins targeting visitors coming through Oakland International Airport. Employees told KPIX they’ve seen armed robberies of customers as well.

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Speaking of crime, you can watch it in action at an Apple store.

Rising crime risks turning Oakland into a ‘ghost town.’ Newsom is sending in reinforcements
https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/06/business/oakland-crime-business/index.html
Robberies grew 38% last year in Oakland, according to police data. Burglaries increased 23%. Motor vehicle theft jumped 44%…

On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he was taking action, deploying 120 California Highway Patrol officers to Oakland and the surrounding area to conduct a law enforcement surge operation.

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I’m having difficulty seeing how this is a successful crime.

Can’t Apple just track the phones and have the popo pick up the user?

There are reports that “totaled by US insurers” Tesla EVs are showing up in Ukraine, repaired by ingenious Ukrainians, and back on the road with the original US owner’s info still being used by the “new owner”.

The Tesla is tracked to Ukraine by the Tesla software.
If Tesla can track such “totaled” vehicles, surely Apple can track stolen iPhones.

I’m putting this story in the “might be disinformation” pile.

:face_with_monocle:
ralph

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Which story? The guy you watched ripping off the store or the 120 highway patrol officers being assigned to Oakland by the governor?

DB2

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The “ripping off the 49 iPhones” story.

I see the 7feb 2024 date on the tik Tok, IMPLYING it happened today…
But is there any corroboration that the crime actually is recent?
Or is it a re release of last year’s mayhem?

Ie disinformation.

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ralph

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Don’t know about that particular recorded event. It could have been in Berkeley or Emeryville. At any rate, as noted above, “Robberies grew 38% last year in Oakland, according to police data. Burglaries increased 23%. Motor vehicle theft jumped 44%…”

From last week:

Oakland Thief Arrested in Serial Robberies at Berkeley Apple Store
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/nextdoor/oakland-thief-arrested-in-serial-robberies-at-berkeley-apple-store/ar-NDAdc6HmXfpHjSg
Thieves hit the Berkeley Apple Store on Fourth Street five times in January alone, authorities report…Berkeley police were able to track him down and arrest him.

Oakland pizza restaurant employees fight back after 4 robberies in the last month

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It is clearly very recent. Less than a few days old at most. That’s because in the video, the Apple Vision Pro appears. And that’s only been around since Feb 2, 2024.

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Maybe the robbers take the phones to a flea market and sell them for 1/2 price.
Doesn’t matter to them if the phones can be tracked or not.

Mike

Days after ordering 120 California Highway Patrol officers to the East Bay, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced plans to also send state attorneys to Alameda County to beef up prosecutions of numerous “serious and complex crimes.”

The move was welcomed by the county’s top prosecutor and lauded by the state attorney general — who began his political career by winning a city council seat in the East Bay — but criticized as a “terrible idea” by the Alameda County public defender…

Newsom did not say exactly how many prosecutors would be deputized to work in Alameda County in the coming days…“An arrest isn’t enough,” Newsom said in a statement. “Justice demands that suspects are appropriately prosecuted. Whether it’s ‘bipping’ or carjacking, attempted murder or fentanyl trafficking, individuals must be held accountable for their crimes using the full and appropriate weight of the law.”

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Why is the Oakland CA Apple store robber getting into a vehicle with Rhode Island plates? Seems like a long way to drive to steal a phone that Apple can remotely disable.

And we see this:

So the store is in Emeryville, CA not Oakland. Lots of things don’t add up here.

intercst

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Lots of fake news by fooled posters.

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Be sure to tell your governor. He is sending in state police and state prosecutors to the area.

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There are 19 other In-and-Out Burgers in the Bay Area (which is also California). There is one in Alameda which is part of Oakland. There are no In-and-Out Burgers in all of The County of Santa Cruz, not sure what that means to Gavin Newsom.
In Oregon, there are several In-and-Out Burgers, however only in the Willamette Valley; the more Democrat liberal region of Oregon. There are no In-and-Out Burgers in Eastern Oregon the ultra conservative part of Oregon; I’m not sure what that means either. There are no In-and-Out Burgers in Idaho, the most ultra conservative state in the West. There are no In-and-Out Burgers in Washington State which is a liberal state, not sure what that means. Sonoma County CA which is the most liberal voting county in all of California has four In-and-Out Burgers, none of them are closing and that also is part of California under Gov Newsom. The whole state of Texas only has one In-and-Out Burgers, I suspect that Gov. Abbott & Attorney General Paxton are alarmed, almost frantic. The whole state of Texas must be so crime ridden that In-and-Out Burgers can only have one restaurant for 30mil people.

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Well, jaagu seems to think that the crime problem in Oakland is fake news. The governor of the state does not agree with jaagu. What is your opinion?

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There are several In n Out Burger places on the north side of Austin, with a couple within 30 minutes of me.
I’ve stopped at one just south of Dallas, on I-35.
Maps shows a dozen along I-35 south of DFW, a coupe dozen in DFW n some in Houston.

Don’t be dissing TX! :grin:

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ralph wasn’t impressed.

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The problem is we have Whataburger, which is better than In n out.

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Do you know where that In-and-Out is located?
I’ll give you a hint.
Why do you think the As and the Raiders and the Warriors all left Oakland?

Nope. The article says it is near the airport. What is of importance here is the rising crime and slow disintegration of Oakland. It’s not a good sign (either socially or economically) when the disorder gets great enough so that the governor has to send in state forces.

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It’s the Hagenberger exit off 880, which takes you to Coliseum Wy. This was the exit that used to get you to the Warrior’s Coliseum, The As Stadium or the Raider’s Stadium. These teams invest hundreds of millions to create this area and invested more to bring in private investment to upgrade the area. The Warrior’s alone put in over $150mil. How did Oakland respond? Zero plan, zero improvements.
The Warriors put together a plan with SF, and SF has created Chase Center. Billions of dollars have gone into renovating the area around Chase Center.
The As left, the Raiders left, There is no Warrior’s game there anymore. There’s no reason to take that exit anymore because there’s nothing there. The money that the teams paid to prevent crime at the Hagenberger exit is gone. There is absolutely no reason to be wandering around that area, and In and Out doesn’t get any traffic like they used to. So why pay for security for a lonely outlet that has no business?
Gavin Newsom isn’t going to pay millions of dollars to patrol the lonely railroad tracks along the Hagenberger exit. There never was much there for food even when the Warriors were there, now there’s nothing.
San Francisco has benefited from investing in a wonder area where the Giants play and the Warriors play. There’s shops, food, the best restaurants, new condos, clean streets, a metro and Caltrans that connects you to anywhere in the City and most of the Bay Area.
Oakland failed.
San Francisco didn’t fail.

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I suppose that is what this thread is about.

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