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Tweet UPDATE: Mayor Quan Pissed Over April Fools Joke. Fans of Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums believed he was on a good track to recover what some others had said was a failed effort as Mayor of Oakland, and expected him to announce his run to be reelected as far back at late 2009. But, and while Dellums did hold out almost until mid 2010 to make an official announcement, a report from a City Official source who does not want to be named, asserts with evidence that Quan and Dellums had an affair that started in mid year 2009, and...

Tweet The Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority, or “Joint Powers Authority”, or “JPA” is known for its rather clubby politics, at times so much so that it leads many to question how it operates. One of those who’s done so, or formed a conclusion, is Oakland Tribune Reporter Angela Woodall. Woodall regularly covers the JPA, so her Twitter tweet released on March 16th is valuable (the screen shot was taken in case Woodall deletes the tweet). This is what she tweeted: ‏@AngelaWoodall It...

Tweet A lot of Oakland News to catch up on so let’s get started. First, Kathy Neal called to explain that yes she’s out of the race for the 18th California Assembly District Seat, and while she’s not yet endorsing a candidate, the person she’s definitely not backing is AC Transit Board Member Joel Young. What Neal can’t get over is Young’s behavior and that, even with his domestic violence challenges, he still has supporters. But the complex fact of political life is that it looks just...

Tweet According to the Daily Kos, and other blogs, a number of the 400 people arrested during last Saturday’s Occupy Oakland protest were sent to Santa Rita Jail, and of those who were not able to make bail set, they’re reportedly being tortured. Yes, you did read that correctly. Here’s what was presented at Daily Kos’ member’s AoT: Just got out of Santa Rita Jail last night the prisoners from the Oakland Commune were being denied medications (some had seizures) while the guards said they didnt...

Tweet Oakland’s Terrance Candell never stopped running for Mayor of Oakland. His website, Candell For Mayor, is still up, but and unlike the other eight candidates (Joe Tuman’s “Tuman For Mayor Facebook Page” is still named just that), Candell not only maintains a web face that he should be Mayor of Oakland, on November 2nd, and during the Occupy Oakland General Strike, Dr. Candell took to the street in front of Oakland City Hall, and while he openly called for the recall of Mayor Jean Quan, Terrance...

Tweet The Oakland Tribune’s Barbara Grady penned this story below about this blogger and blog’s being credentialed for the upcoming Democratic National Convention. But to be fair, the blog is more than me, its the other writers on it, like Tom Hayes and Dave Kaye and Ashley Long, all of whom are credentialed to go to the convention. It’s readers like you and of course the overall SBS website system. Also, it must be reported that the YouTube channel zennie62 is “attached” to this blog and also...

Tweet Hi Carl, I have to correct you on your column. The Raiders Offensive Line was never so bad to be so good. It was poorly coached,and that was why I called for Tom Walsh to be fired on August 15th of 2006. Take note. That was preseason. Preaseason. And here’s what I wrote: Fire Tom Walsh I continued the drum beat each week, and through the season. The reasons were based on my knoweldge of technical football. In other words, I can see just one game and tell you how an offense in going to perform for the rest...

Tweet Knapp time for sleepy Raiders ‘O’By Steve Corkran, MEDIANEWS STAFFArticle Last Updated: 01/30/2007 02:40:16 AM PST ALAMEDA — The Raiders hired Greg Knapp to replace Tom Walsh and John Shoop as their offensive coordinator, the team announced in a release Monday. Knapp, 43, spent the past three seasons as offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons. He lost his job when the Falcons fired coach Jim Mora and new coach Bobby Petrino decided against keeping Knapp. Knapp had the latitude to call plays in Atlanta...