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Oakland News: Army Base Project Update, Katt Williams Arrested, Adams Point Crimes

Oakland News blog update as I work on a new set of Oakland videos including what is a controversial election recap with Alameda City Manager and friend John Russo. No word on the controversy – you’ll have to wait for the video which will be out before the end of this week. Now, let’s turn […]

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A City Council for All of Us

Yesterday, I had the fortune to launch on Zennie62 and also, get respond to some queries on Love, Health and Advocacy. I first met Tanya Love when she came to a house/store party I had in Uptown at Inkwell Tattoo Studio in February. I have been excited to watch how she has covered the Oakland […]

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Sean Sullivan For Oakland City Council: Why I’m Running. What I’ll Do For District 3

I have been running for Oakland City Council since May 23, 2011 when I had my first house party in Adams Point. I’m running for Oakland City Councilmember because I believe in the promise and possibility of Oakland. I’m running for City Council to give the residents of District 3 the leadership we need—and the […]

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Oakland Tribune’s Angela Woodall’s Wronghead View Of Downtown

Grrr. Oakland Tribune reporter Angela Woodall’s done it again: wrote another completely wrongheaded account of my Oakland. The first time it was a Twitter tweet that implied there was corruption at the Oakland Coliseum (she was correct), only to completely back away from the accusation when this blogger pointed to it. This time, the second […]

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Orb Home Digital Entertainment System from Oakland firm

Keywords: Orb, Oakland, Apple iTV, Joe Costello, home digital entertainment, zennie62, zennie abraham This is a blog post that was originally at Zennie2005.blogspot.com, but was not imported to Zennie62.com. It also appears on SFGate.com. So, I figured it was high time to reuse the text for content here on our new blog. Here’s the text: […]

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Oakland News: Alex Miller-Cole News; Lynette McElhaney Walks In D3 Race

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 […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s Disastrous 100-Blocks Press Conference – Full Video

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan returned from a trip to Brazil and in general a number of travel obligations that kept her out of Oakland far more than she was in it over the last five months, and to a swarm of controversy about her 100-blocks initiative that, on Wednesday June 27th at 2 PM, degenerated […]

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Oakland City Council Will Change; Oaklanders Get To Decide How – Dan Cohen

The Oakland City Council is going to change, here’s how you can get involved. Since we live in a world where incumbents seem to win 110% of the time, it’s a huge deal when they don’t run.  And once in a while, there’s a chance for seismic change when more than one decide not to […]

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The Oakland Caucus Candidates Forum Tonight, 5:30, Community Bank of the Bay

The Oakland Caucus, a candidates forum presented by the Oakland Builders Alliance and its new executive director Bev Rivas, is this evening at 5:30 PM at Community Bank of the Bay, 1750 Broadway Oakland. There will be candidates from the Oakland City Council race and the Oakland City Attorney race, and food too. Yes, local […]

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Oakland School Shooting: One L Goh “Cooperative”

UPDATE: There may be a question on if the photo is of One L Goh, which I got from a TV news broadcast. More later. The words “Oakland School Shooting” are still a shock to this blogger, because it just seems not right that Oakland should be impacted in that way. Yet, here we are, […]

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Mayor Jean Quan Had Affair With Ron Dellums In 2009

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 […]

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Oakland News: Rob Bonta And YouTube, Coliseum JPA, Woodall Pissed

In this Oakland News you can tell a lot about a candidate by not just their videos, but when they were uploaded. Rob Bonta is currently the front-runner for the California Assembly District 18 race, and it’s 2012. But the restless, ambitious Bonta (nothing wrong with that) put out this video in 2010 explaining why […]

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Oakland Coliseum JPA Called Corrupt By Oakland Tribune Reporter

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 […]

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SMG v AEG At Oakland Coliseum; Doug Thornton Interview

My friend Doug Thornton, the man who saved the Louisiana Superdome, and who’s SMG’s Senior Vice President for Stadiums, sat down with me to talk about how the Coliseum has progressed since he came on the scene representing SMG in this capacity, and about the competition with AEG (known for developing LA Live) to run […]

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Oakland Hopping On Friday In Uptown

Since I found myself in Oakland for a weekend rather than Georgia, Chicago, Las Vegas, or Los Angeles, and on the first Friday of the month of March, I took a late night (10 PM) visit down to Uptown Oakland. It was packed with people. What was most fun to learn was the number of […]

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Oakland Police Chief Jordan Talks Problem Solving-Officer Redeployment

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, concerned that the public has the wrong idea about the redeployment of what the City of Oakland calls “Problem Solving Officers”, wrote “a letter to the community” which appears below. It essentially says that 35 police officers are still placed in each of the City’s 35 police beats, but 22 […]

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Oakland News: Kathy Neal Quits Assm Race, Blasts Joel Young; Boots Riley Strikes

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 […]

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Occupy Oakland Arrestees Tortured In Jail; Oakland “Y” Hosts Protestor Escape

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’ […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall Effort Scarred By Voter Fraud Claim

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan undoubtedly fears the recall effort launched against her, but from what this blogger has learned, it’s currently marred by not two, but three (yes, 3) competing efforts, backbiting, and the appearance of voter fraud. How it all started was that long-time Oakland activist Gene Hazzard (who was instrumental in ‘drafting’ then-former […]

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Oakland Should Sue MLB, San Jose, And The Oakland A’s Right Now

The reports are all over that Major League Baseball’s long-delayed report on the Oakland A’s in Oakland, and if they should be given permission to leave Oakland for San Jose, will be released “soon,” and the verdict is that the A’s will be given permission to move to San Jose. If Oakland Mayor Jean Quan […]

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Joe Tuman Watches As Gene Hazzard Teases Oakland Mayor Quan Recall

This is a follow-up to this blogger’s earlier blog post on the effort to recall Mayor Quan, and focuses on two well-known Oaklanders. Well, at least to people who are intensely involved in Oakland politics in some way. One is Joe Tuman, who started a rather late but successful run for Mayor of Oakland in […]

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Rebecca Kaplan’s Occupy Oakland Speech Is Worth Hearing, Now

About three weeks ago November 7th 2011, and on the same Monday that, as it turned out, was the beginning of the 18-city coordinated effort to evict Occupy Movement encampments all over the United States, Jason Overman, representative to Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, shared via email to this blogger a video of his boss’ speech […]

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Oakland Mayor Leads: Lionel Wilson Promotes Oakland

For the many who never knew Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson, who was Oakland’s last three-term Mayor, and its first African American Mayor, serving from 1977 to 1991, when he lost to Elihu Harris. During his time, Mayor Wilson was a tireless promoter of Oakland. The video below has Mayor Wilson making a video to announce […]

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Oakland City Council Approves Police Officer Hiring Resolution

On a 5-2 vote, The Oakland City Council approved a resolution that was crafted by Council President Larry Reid (District 7), Councilmember Pat Kernighan (District 2), and Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan (At-Large) to direct over $6 million to hire new Oakland Police Officers if if Measure I passes in November. Oakland voters have already received their […]

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Oakland News: Carson Palmer To Raiders, CEDA Lawsuit, Sidebar, Oakland Hills Fire

The Oakland News is dominated by the Oakland Raiders trade for now-former Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Carson Palmer. In case you missed it, here’s the first seven minutes of today’s press conference at Raiders Headquarters: What cracked me up about the start of the press conference was that Coach Jackson said “There’s a report out there […]

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Oakland, California : Another Oakland Parking Issue Report

This is yet another email this Oakland, California blogger has received on the Oakland Parking issue. In this case, an $83 ticket was given for an unmarked crosswalk and un-designated “no parking” area – a photo would help here, but it was not provided as of this writing. Here’s the email, which I was asked […]