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Tweet UPDATE: Quan And Husband Violate City Charter When He Drives Here Around. A lot of Oakland news, from the Oakland Raiders trying to land Josh Cribbs to Oakland Local 21’s video saying “Enough Is Enough” – lets get to it. Oakland Raiders Pursue Josh Cribbs The Oakland Raiders invited Cleveland Browns Free Agent speedster Josh Cribbs in to its Alameda, California headquarters on Monday. After testing well in his physical, the Raiders offered Cribbs, the two-time pro bowler, a contract. But, as...

Tweet UPDATE: a friend called to assert that Dr. Floyd Huen does not drink and the video-person was being inappropriate to he and the Mayor of Oakland. Was Floyd Huen, the husband of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, drunk in a very embarrassing video that’s making the rounds? Watch this video, as it appears to show Floyd trying to get into the face of one of the video-blogger. The distributors of the video have their own agenda regarding gentrification, and so much so they miss the real message of their own video, but they’re...

Tweet On Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 114 Montecito, Make Oakland Better Now! will sponsor a public forum, “Can Oakland Afford to Be Safe?,” featuring Chief of Police Howard Jordan, City Administrator Deanna Santana and key staff members to discuss the connection between Oakland’s budget challenges and the need to rebuild the Oakland Police Department. All concerned Oaklanders are urged to attend. Meanwhile, we are beginning our analysis of the mayor’s proposed policy budget and its...

Tweet Make Oakland Better Now! believes that the top priority for the new budget should be restoring, and growing, the Oakland Police Department in order to make Oaklanders safe.   In this light, we are proud to present an educational forum on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with a panel of speakers featuring City Administrator Deanna Santana, Oakland Chief of Police Howard Jordan, and other key budget and police staff.  Please plan to join us. ...

Tweet The Civic Classroom – Special To Zennie62.com By Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf (District Four) Hi, I’m Libby Schaaf, Oakland’s District Four Councilmember. This week offers some incredible learning opportunities for Oaklanders – a veritable civic classroom. This Tuesday, April 23rd at our Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee, I’ve arranged for a presentation by Berkeley Law Professor Franklin Zimring on “What Oakland Can Learn From New York About Reducing Crime.” No city has come...

Tweet The Oakland Raiders level of need in the 2013 NFL Draft deeply depends on how you see the organization from last year. From the perspective of Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie, the team needs a character adjustment. That’s from the news that Mr. McKenzie wants to bring in what he calls “high character” guys. Al Davis must be screaming from some place in Heaven. That said, here are the selection places for the Oakland Raiders in the 2013 NFL Draft: Round 1 3 3 Round 2 5 37 Cincinnati...

Tweet Faith McGee, my friend and an Oakland Blogger, has made the Allure Magazine “Allure Beauty Blogger Finalist” portion of the contest! Now, Faith seeks our support to take her to the next level: victory! First, you’ve got to check our her well-designed beauty blog called Makeup For Last Night! You can do that here: http://makeupforlastnight.wordpress.com/ Cool, huh? Second, please case a vote for Faith to win here: http://blogger-awards.allure.com/submission/fake-eyelashes-dont-need-to-be-a-drag/ Thanks,...

Tweet This Oakland News has a lot in it, so let me start with my video: Again, on Wednesday, I blogged about a black man who was an alleged Downtown Oakland bank robber. The announcement went like this: This press release was circulated to Oakland-related message boards: Oakland, CA —Oakland Police investigators released the attached photos of an individual they believe to be responsible for a bank robbery. On March 26, 2013 at approximately 11:46 AM, the suspect entered a downtown bank in the 1900 block of Harrison Street....

Tweet A key part of the “non-interference” report issued by Courtney Ruby, the Oakland City Auditor, and that blamed Councilmember Larry Reid (District 7) and Councilmember Desley Brooks (District 6), leading this blogger to brand it as racist, was proven to be completely wrong in a bombshell speech and interview at last night’s Oakland City Council meeting. Ken Houston, who represents Turner Group, stepped forward during the public comment period on the Oakland Budget, to explain that his firm was not offered...

Tweet FOLKS, THIS IS AN APRIL FOOL JOKE! William Bratton Will Be Named Oakland’s Police Chief. A good, well-placed City Hall Source and friend has told this vlogger exclusively that William Bratton, who was just hired as the $250,000 consultant to the Oakland Police Department (OPD), will be named the next Chief Of Police for OPD by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. The move was made to counter internal complaints of confusion regarding who was in charge at OPD, and to streamline spending prior to the upcoming budget hearings....

Tweet Hotel Finn, a newly-renovated hotel in Helsinki, Findland, gets social media; seeks bloggers! Regular readers of this space know that this blogger has made sponsorship agreements with hotel brands in the recent past and tied to events like Comic Con or the NFL Draft. The idea is to produce video content about that event, and install mention of that hotel brand in each video and blog, and also to make content about that hotel brand during the stay. For the brands that participated in this – Small Luxury Hotels of...

Tweet Same Sex Marriage would seem to be something that’s not controversial today – but then you haven’t met Odin. This older African American man was sitting on a fire hydrant at the corner of 14th and Broadway in Downtown Oakland holding a sign that reads “No Unlawful Sex,” and lists all of the kinds of sex that the man sees as, well, not legal. At the top of his list is same-sex marriage, although he thinks marriage before sex is just as bad, which pretty much means we’re all in trouble. The...

Tweet This came up via a search, but from the looks of this, someone placed the KTVU version of story of the Oakland City Auditor’s Report called “Non‐Interference in Administrative Affairs Performance Audit FY 2009‐10 – FY 2011‐12,” and which this blogger has called racist, on a website specifically dedicated to racism against African Americans called “Chimpout.” UPDATE: The WHOIS Lookup for Chimpout.com: [Querying whois.verisign-grs.com] [whois.verisign-grs.com] Whois Server Version 2.0 Domain...

Tweet UPDATE: Courtney Ruby rumored to be gearing up to run for Mayor of Oakland. The Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby has presided over the preparation of a report entitled “Non‐Interference in Administrative Affairs, Performance Audit, FY 2009‐10 – FY 2011‐12,” that is plainly a racist abuse of power. It says, on page 21, that the City Of Oakland has a “culture of interference” that involves “multiple councilmembers” yet only points an accusatory finger at the two veteran black...

Tweet In this Oakland News, the latest security report from the Oakland Art Murmur / First Friday event is slated to come before the Oakland City Council tonight at 5:30 PM. The report was originally written and presented February 27th, and in the wake of the terrible, horrible shooting that took place at the February gathering – one that took the life of Kiante Campbell. My take is that we’re going in the wrong way in downsizing Art Murmur / First Friday, but then the report makes an excellent point: that the entire...

Tweet This segment of Oakland News is a sad one. It starts with a video of an assault that took place last week, March 13th, at Oakland City Hall Plaza (or City Hall / Oscar Grant / Frank Ogawa Plaza), and that has been seen just 9 times on YouTube to this writing, but that’s about to change. The woman in blue was simply writing “Long Live Israel” in hebrew on the pavement, when the other woman with the long hair, in the amber blouse started to take her chalk away, and then started cursing, and eventually...

Tweet Erica Maskaleris is believed to have killed herself according to The Oakland Police reports to the media. The 31-year old woman who started the Oakland-based computer and tech consulting firm Geekosystems was last seen one week ago Thursday morning walking at the 3400 block of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. KRON TV, Channel 4 in the SF Bay Area, ran this video from a vigil that was held for the “Find Erica Maskaleris” group, where another video that purports to show Ms. Maskaleris walking on that March 7th...

Tweet Erica Maskaleris, the 31-year-old woman who founded the tech consulting company Geekosystems, has been missing for one solid week now, as of this writing. The news that the jogger was last seen walking over at 34th and Telegraph has traveled far and wide in Oakland – as has the news that the Oakland Police Department was something like two days slow in investigating the report. You’d think with all of that, and especially the slam against the Oakland Police Department, that Oakland Mayor Jean Quan would...

Tweet Oakland News. A bit of a while since the last posting of Oakland News, but that’s because this blogger has spent a lot of time posting Oakland content over at Oakland Focus, just to keep the search engine fires burning over there, and to get back to the initial objective of having the blogs focused on local issues and news ‘feed into’ Zennie62. At any rate, let’s get to it. UPDATE: MAYOR QUAN NEEDS TO GET INVOLVED! Erica Maskaleris is missing, and has been for about the last day. According to...

Tweet The recently enacted trigger in the 2011 Budget Control Act referred to as “sequestration” will have a total impact on the Alameda County, CA, of $7.1 Million. That’s according to a Power Point-based report published on February 26th by Kai Mander, Principal Analyst, of the County Administrator’s Office. Mr. Mander’s report said that the following Alameda County departments and programs would be impacted in the $7.1 million of cuts due to sequestration: Community Development Agency ($1.8 million),...