Oakland News: Parker For Mayor, Budget Issues, A16 Oakland SF Invasion

Oakland News – there’s a lot of it and I’m behind as I’ve been traveling, and trying to stay in shape – let’s get to it. Bryan Parker For Mayor…

Does AARP Membership Offer Mean This Is The End?

The American Association Of Retired Persons or AARP, sent this blogger a letter containing a fancy membership offer. That’s not cool. I thought AARP was for people who were over…

Carolyn Moos Update: Freezing Eggs In Atlanta, Today

Carolyn Moos, the former Stanford and WNBA athlete who discovered that NBA Player Jason Collins is gay three years after an eight-year relationship that saw them almost husband and wife,…

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Tornados Again, For Oklahoma

Oklahoma is being tormented by more bad weather, just one week after a massive storm and killer tornado ended the lives of 50, insured many more, and destroyed schools and…

Chicago Sun-Times Fires Photo Staff

The Chicago Sun-Times, facing ever declining revenues in an age of camera-equipped smartphones, camcorders, and bloggers and vloggers, held a meeting with its photography staff to announce they’ve been fired.…

Asteroid Passes Earth Friday At Chabot Space Science Center Oakland

On Friday May 31st, the Asteroid 1998 QE2, said to be as large as the City of Emeryville, is set to fly close to Earth, and the Chabot Space and…

SportStars, Athletes First Lead 2013 NFL Draft Agents: 39 Clients Selected

SportStars and Athletes First, two leading NFL player agent companies, were numbers one and two in having their clients signed by NFL teams, with 39 players in total, according to…

Adam Goodes: On The 13 Yr Old’s Racist Taunt; Papa Johns Pizza Voicemail

Adam Goodes’ was the target of a racist taunt by 13 year old, and a Papa Johns Pizza Employee in Sanford, Florida goes on a racist rant: Two racist incidents…

Local 2 Union’s Beef Should Be With SF Giants, Not Centerplate

The AT&T Park Concession Workers have voted to strike, and walk off their jobs of serving food to the customers. Reportedly, they haven’t got a raise in four years. At…

Godzilla 2014 Update: More Set Picts Reveal Plot

UPDATE: GODZILLA WILL ATTACK SAN FRANCISCO! In this Godzilla 2014 Update, we find more set pictures that, put together, reveal many plot details. First, the filming action is still in…

Maurice Jones Drew: Cops Say They Screwed Up, He’s Not Charged

Maurice Jones Drew has done nothing wrong, folks. There’s a story from St. Augustine, Florida that the Jacksonville Jaguars’ star running back has been charged with misdemeanor battery, but it’s…

Fast And Furious 6: Black Men Have No Women

Fast And Furious 6, the action movie starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has topped the $100 million mark, already, and it was just released last week, on…

The Osso Steakhouse San Francisco Movie: Tim Allen, Great Gatsby

The Osso Steakhouse San Francisco Movie proves that the good life inspired by such movies as The Great Gatsby is in affordable reach at the The Osso Steakhouse at 1177…

President Obama Says Jersey Shore ‘Open For Business’

President Obama is rocking Jersey Shore and Twitter with the historic declaration “Jersey Shore is open for business” today. And stop for a moment and consider that Barack Obama has…

Serena Williams Tweets Son Chip On Twitter

Serena Williams, the star champion half of the greatest hot sister act in sports, is threatening to burn-up the French Open, and has certainly made sponsors like Moet Champagne happy.…

San Antonio Spurs Beat Memphis, Head To Finals, Make NBA Boring

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies, sweeping them in four games, to head to the NBA Finals and make the NBA boring in the process. At least the…

Memorial Day 2013: Chester Yerger, Jr; Zenophon Abraham, Sr.

Memorial Day 2013 has come and gone, but not without remembering my fathers. I originally wrote this in 2009, and it’s worthy of being reprinted, again, and again: At first…

NY Giants’ Justin Tuck Taking Alternative Training Route This Offseason

Justin Tuck, the New York Giants’ defensive captain (and Notre Dame Fighting Irish Alumnus), is a facing perhaps the final crossroads of his career as a New York Giants player.…

Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan Wins, Finally

The Indianapolis 500 the 12th time around was the charm for Tony Kanaan. Mr. Kanaan won the Indy 500 on his 12th try, and by taking the lead from Ryan…

Oakland’s New Racism Must Be Stopped

Oakland’s New Racism Must Be Stopped. Oakland is being victimized by a new racist element that thinks it’s OK to yell out at and taunt people because they’re black. The…

Amanda Bynes Sexual Harassment Claims Against NY Cop On Twitter

Amanda Bynes, the famed actress who has had run ins with the law in Hollywood and in New York City, now claims sexually harassment by the NY Cop who arrested…

David Glover Memorial June 1, 1 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 27th & Broadway Oakland

A David Glover update: The memorial for Oakland Legend and Oakland Citizen’s Committee For Urban Renewal (OCCUR) Executive Director David Glover will be held Saturday, June 1st, at First Presbyterian…

Iran Presidential Election 2013

  On June 14th Iran will be holding its 2013 presidential elections. Given the ever present tension between the United States and Iran, and the domestic conflict Iran experienced during…

Tim Curry Recovering From Apparent Stroke

Tim Curry, the legendary British actor star of The Rocky Horror Picture Show,(which were also London and Los Angeles stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show.) is reported to be…

Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma Benefit May 29th, 9 PM, NBC

Blake Shelton, country singer and star of The Voice, is planning a benefit to help victims of the Oklahoma Tornados on May 29th at 9PM. The event, called “Healing in…

San Francisco TransBay Terminal Project Update: Friday May 24th, June 3rd

Here’s the latest in the weekly update of the San Francisco TransBay Terminal Contruction Activities News: 10 Day Look Ahead: Construction Activities Friday, May 24, 2013 – Sunday, June 3,…

SF Super Bowl L Bid Ignores Oakland, 05 Bid Boss Zennie Abraham

The San Francisco Super Bowl L Bid was successful. It, really, if you think about it, surprisingly, beat back a formidable Miami and South Florida Super Bowl Bid, where Miami…

Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins Super Bowl Bid Press Conference Video

Stephen Ross, the owner of the Miami Dolphins, and Rodney Barreto, the Chairman of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee, gave a press conference after they lost the Super…

Chad Johnson On Twitter, Out Of Jail

Chad Johnson’s out of jail and back to Twitter. No, this hasn’t been announced anywhere but here first. And that’s because media today doesn’t do a good job of following…

David Glover, Oaklander, Friend, Champion Of Oakland, Passes On

David Glover was one of the first mentors I had after I started work in the City of Oakland after grad school at Berkeley. I got the word the former…

NFL Super Bowl Bid, Owners Meeting, SAP Lawsuit On FRO At 6 PM PST

FRO, or Football Reporters Online has a well-stocked show this evening at 6 PM on Blog Talk Radio. First up is Steve Burkett of Eye-Scout, on to talk about his…

Tioki, The Mitch Kapor-Backed “Linkedin For Education,” Grows In Oakland

Tioki.com is not a virtual tiki bar. The Linkedin model is an undoutedly successful one, so would be just a matter of time before someone developed a site that has…

World Champion Ravens Back to Work

While winning Super Bowl XLVII is still fresh in the minds of the Baltimore Ravens, they are looking ahead to the 2013 season with the start of their Organized Team…

San Francisco Super Bowl L Bid Press Conference Video

The San Francisco Super Bowl L Bid Press Conference took place at the NFL News Conference Room at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel Boston and just less than 15 minutes after…

SF, Houston NFL Super Bowl Bid Win Pressers Contrasts Miami’s

San Francisco and Houston won the right to host Super Bowl L and LI, respectively. Congratulations are in order and for to Dr. John York, his son Jed York, SF…