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Tweet Follow me In this Oakland News, we take a look at the meaning of a small set of recent endorsements in the Oakland City Council District Three Race. It’s logical to think that these gestures of support are largely a sign of love for the candidate. It’s not. It’s actually a signal that the backer hates someone else who’s running. Remember, this is Oakland, where the crab-barrel mentality flourishes. Someone’s not happy unless they’re taking down someone else. Classy? No....

Tweet Follow me In this Oakland News, the Oakland City Council District Three Race is heating up. First, Alex Miller-Cole, considered an upstart by some, scored two key endorsements that have changed the face of the election, and helped to define the difference between himself and the other Oaklanders running for office. Alex got the backing of Margaret Gordon, who some consider the unofficial Mayor of West Oakland, and then Oakland Councilmember Nancy Nadel followed suit with her own endorsement of Miller-Cole....

Tweet Follow me Over the past five years, Oakland, California, this blogger’s home, has developed (and this is strictly by observation) a new populations of people, the majority of which are white, that has started to transform Oakland such that we’re seeing a new and unprecedented wave of restaurants and shops, and a kind of political view that’s so apolitical it renders predicting elections almost impossible. The first time the idea that Oakland was changing in this way came to my mind after...

Tweet Follow me Fred Blackwell’s a well-known name in the small World of San Francisco – Oakland economic development. He’s best known as the now-former head of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, and a can-do person with a calm attitude and professional acumen. Now, Blackwell is Assistant City Adminstrator for the City...

Tweet Follow me In this Oakland News this blogger has a lot to say, some of it may not make certain people happy, but turning 50 turns on switches in people, and that includes me. Specifically, I refer to the Oakland City Attorney’s Race and my personal dilemma regarding whether to support the incumbent Barbara Parker, or current Oakland...

Tweet Follow me Oakland News comes forth, and I’m just playing catchup. That said, I must be doing something right: my face is one of the top five results of a search for #Oakland on Twitter, as of this writing. That means I’m a top Oakland influencer in social media! How about that! Enough of me; it’s football season, again!...

Tweet Follow me The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber Of Commerce has announced its schedule of debates between candidates for various Oakland offices. Here it is: City Attorney August 21 Tuesday Waterfront Hotel Jack London Square District Three August 22 Wednesday Z Cafe – 27th & Broadway 27th & Broadway District One August 27 Monday College Ave. Presbyterian Church 5951 College Ave. District Five August 28 Tuesday Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center ...

Tweet Follow me This is a message that appeared on the Adams Point Yahoo Message Board: I have lived in Adams Point for 13 years. I reported suspicous activity Friday morning to the non emergency OPD line. I want to make sure that you are aware of it as well. Friday morning at 8:10 am I left 377 Palm Avenue headed to work. While standing in front of the building zipping my jacket a man approached me in a work vest. He identified himself as a Cal Trans worker and said that he needed to get into the building to check...

Tweet Follow me Here’s the latest update on the San Francisco / Oakland Transbay Terminal Project, from the press release on the effort to build a new SF Transbay Terminal: Friday, August 3, 2012 – Sunday, August 12, 2012 This week at Transbay… REMINDER: The Fremont Street temporary bridge installation will be performed over Labor Day weekend, with Fremont Street closed from Friday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 AM. This is a full closure of Fremont Street between Howard and Mission...

Tweet Follow me Oakland Police are in trouble again. This video was posted on July 31st on YouTube, and captures an incident that happened in front of Awaken Cafe near 15th and Broadway. According to the YouTuber bellaeiko, or Jessica Holley, (the same Jessica Holley who at one point said she was running for the Oakland City Council District...

Tweet Follow me On Saturday, July 25th, Children’s Hospital Oakland hosted an amazing workshop that asked participants to come up with a new image for the facility. The reason is explained at the Children’s Hospital website: Children’s Hospital Oakland faces significant challenges that threaten our ability to provide specialized care to treat complicated illnesses and health problems. In addition to complying with rigorous state-mandated seismic laws, we are facing a critical shortage of private patient...

Tweet Follow me Good Oakland Army Base news exclusive to Zennie62.com: after a period that saw the possibility that the $242 million that was to be designated by the California Transportation Commission for the new $3 billion Oakland Army Base Project would be redirected to other projects, the CTC held firm. The Army Base Project is safe. In a letter delivered to City Of Oakland Officials last Friday (and this blogger is the first media person with the news) the CTC stated that the Oakland Army Base would be announced...

Tweet Follow me More Oakland News after Jane Brunner’s “Cops got my back” blast. Sean Sullivan, who’s signs are popping up all over the Grand Lake Business District – the District Three side that is – has announced he’s raised $65,000 from 300 donors in his run for the Oakland City Council District One...

Tweet Follow me A bit of an Oakland shocker until you think about it: Oakland Councilmember Jane Brunner just landed the endorsement of the Oakland Police Union called the Oakland Police Officers Association. Here’s what Jane told those on her email list: I am excited to announce that the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) has...

Tweet Follow me The speculation continues over why Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente’s running against Oakland’s At-Large City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. The latest reason that many offer – this is the talk – is that a Port Of Oakland position once earmarked for him didn’t pan out, and his long-rumored...

Tweet Follow me The latest Oakland News is that on her campaign website, Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan already calls her new challenger, Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente, a “serious challenger” and is using him to raise a new round of campaign money. Again, I think what Ignacio De La Fuente is about to do is a huge risk, but he may be in better shape than I thought. A lot of Oaklanders who are more likely to be politically involved are new, young, and mostly white – and...

Tweet Follow me Ignacio De La Fuente’s run for the Oakland City Council Seat currently held by Rebecca Kaplan has a handful of insiders talking about what made IDF do it? His Thursday announcement on the Oakland City Council steps drew just 20 community leaders, including Noel Gallo and Oakland City Council District Six Leader Desley...

Tweet Follow me Gold’s Gym Oakland VIP One Day Pass – Get It Here Via QR Code This QR Code leads you to a note from Gold’s Gym Manager Cory Cheatham, who invites you to try Gold’s Gym at 600 Grand Avenue for one full day. Here’s the code – just download a QR Code Reader from your app store (its free), then...

Tweet Follow me On Wednesday, July 25th, Children’s Fairyland Oakland will unveil a new attraction called “Jack $ Jill Hill.” Here’s the press release: CHILDREN’S FAIRYLAND ENCOURAGES EXERCISE AND OUTDOOR PLAY WITH NEW ATTRACTION OAKLAND, CA—On Wednesday, July 25, Children’s Fairyland will officially unveil Jack & Jill Hill, a bright green sliding hill that serves as the renowned theme park’s newest attraction in four years. Executive director C.J. Hirschfield will be on hand...

Tweet Follow me The Oakland A’s – New York Yankees four game home stand at The Oakland Coliseum did more than show the young A’s are on track for the playoffs, it showed that winning cures attendance ills at the ballpark. Especially beating the NY Yankees. The Oakland Coliseum saw 106,142 people attend the four games, with the most seeing the A’s comeback win on Sunday, as they went from being down 4-2 for most of the contest to win 5-4 and sweep the Yankees for the first time in Oakland...