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Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with … – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with …Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Wheeled into a courtroom where she spoke reluctantly and weakly to a civil judge, the owner of an embattled security firm tied to former members of Your Black Muslim Bakery said she suffers from “anxiety, heart complications and depression” …Alameda County: […]

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Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with … – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with …San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — Wheeled into a courtroom where she spoke reluctantly and weakly to a judge, the owner of an embattled security firm tied to former members of Your Black Muslim Bakery said she suffers from “anxiety, heart complications and depression” and no […]

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Suspicious package found near Oakland courthouse deemed harmless – KTVU San Francisco

Suspicious package found near Oakland courthouse deemed harmlessKTVU San FranciscoThe Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious package found outside an Alameda County courthouse in Oakland Friday afternoon, a sheriff’s sergeant said. A suspicious box was found at about 1 p.m. near the 12th Street entrance to the …Oakland: Bomb squad investigates suspicious package […]

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Teen accused of Oakland bus fire attack will be tried as adult – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA high school student who allegedly set fire to another teenager’s skirt on a bus in Oakland will be tried as an adult. An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected arguments from defense attorneys that 16-year-old Richard Thomas should …Case against Oakland boy accused of arson attack against agender teen stays […]

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Case against Oakland boy accused of arson attack aganst agender teeen stays … – Oakland Tribune

Case against Oakland boy accused of arson attack aganst agender teeen stays …Oakland TribuneOAKLAND — The criminal case against a 16-year-old accused of setting fire to an agender teen’s skirt on an AC Transit bus, causing severe burns, will stay in adult court under a judge’s ruling Thursday in Alameda County Superior Court. Oakland High […]

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Woman Shot Near Oakland Superior Courthouse – CBS Local

Woman Shot Near Oakland Superior CourthouseCBS LocalRelated Tags: Crime, Lake Merritt, Oakland, Oakland Courthouse, Shooting. OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A woman was shot while walking near the Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland Friday morning, police said. The shooting was reported at 8:04 a.m. on …Oakland: Woman shot near county administration buildingOakland TribuneSuspects arrested in […]

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Oakland News: City Council And Police Radio: Will They Pick Alameda JPA Over Staff Ire?

This bit of Oakland News is, a more disturbing continuation of my Oakland Police Radio blog post of last week. It’s disturbing because several Oakland City staffers who I will not name are just plain massively pissed off with the Oakland City Council, and that includes Oakland Mayor Jean Quan right at the top. Faced […]

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Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Boondoggle Radio Deal For Re-Election; Coliseum City Stupidity

UPDATE: Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland” UPDATE: Oakland A’s Move To San Jose Rejected By Major League Baseball. This Oakland News entry may, no will, tick someone off. To that I say, good. The Oakland City Council Finance Committee is going to take up the issue of the long-moribund […]

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Oakland News: Raiders, A’s Coliseum Leases Extended; Mayor Quan’s Dirty Tricks On Libby Schaaf

This Oakland News is chocked full of a lot of stuff, so let’s get to it. Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders Extend Coliseum Leases The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority has announced it extended the lease agreements of the Oakland A’s and the Oakland Raiders. According to the JPA’s press release “the lease for the Oakland […]

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Alameda County, CA Budget – Sequester Impact: $7.1 Million

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 […]

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Atlanta Retractable Roof Stadium To Replace Georgia Dome In 2017

The Georgia Dome will be replaced by 2017. On Monday morning, officials with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) will meet to discuss a term sheet that will lead to the eventual demolition and replacement of the 20-year-old Georgia Dome. (To put that in perspective, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Football Stadium is 46-years-old and […]

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Sandre Swanson: Oakland Mayor Quan Appoints Assemblymember Deputy Mayor

Outgoing California Assemblymember Sandre Swanson was appointed Deputy Mayor of Oakland today by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. The email announcing this popped up just five minutes ago. Sandre was one of Jean Quan’s first major supporters in her run for Mayor, and back when many others, including this blogger, didn’t think she had a chance […]

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Tara Flanagan, Alameda Co. Judge Candidate: Blogger’s Illegal Campaign Sign Blast Wrong

Tara Flanagan, who’s arguably the front runner in the race for Alameda County Superior Court Judge, has been the target of a blogger who claims that she’s “illegally” posting her campaign signs (“Don’t Vote for Tara Flanagan for Judge” he says). This is the meat of what Mark Welch wrote on his blog: I just […]

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The Oakland Caucus By OBA – Oakland Candidates Forum Well-Attended

This first-of-its kind event was held in Oakland on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 5:30 PM at the office of The Community Bank Of The Bay at 1750 Broadway. The Oakland Builder’s Alliance, headed by its new Executive Director Beverly Rivas, produced the unique gathering, where 26 candidates for seats on the Oakland City Council, […]

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Oakland News: Joe Tuman Exploring Run Against Kaplan; Coliseum JPA, AEG, NFL

Oakland’s Joe Tuman called to explain that he’s not really running against Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan yet, but that he’s filed papers that would allow him to establish a bank account, and set up the necessary legal infrastructure to run for office – against Kaplan, if he decided to do so. Taking on Rebecca […]

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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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AEG Should Not Run The Oakland Coliseum

The City of Oakland and Alameda County must reject AEG, the Anschutz Entertainment Group, from being even considered as stadium manager for the Oakland Coliseum, and for one reason: AEG does not have the best interest of the Oakland Coliseum in mind. Why would an organization openly court the Oakland Raiders to move to Los […]

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Occupy Oakland Live Stream On UStream.tv

A video blogger named OakFoSho is running an Occupy Oakland Live Stream now, today, Saturday November 12, 2011. He’s covering the activities of the day, even as the encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza just received its second eviction notice from the Oakland Police, and for the second straight day. He says that UStream.tv set them […]

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Oakland News: Joel Young Of AC Transit Board Cleared Of Sex Attack Charge

In this new Oakland News, Joel Young, the AC Transit Board Member and candidate for the Oakland 18th District Assembly Seat in the California Assembly, was cleared of sex attack charges. Alameda County Judge Judge Jacobson cleared AC Transit Director Joel Young of any wrongdoing in a peculiarly complicated case where, as the story now […]

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Doug Thornton: Hurricane Katrina Superdome Hero In Oakland For SMG

SMG Senior Vice President Doug Thornton came to Oakland to help manage the effort of hosting and securing events for the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex, which includes the O.co Coliseum Stadium and Oracle Arena. Regular readers of this space know that my feeling for how SMG and the Coliseum Authority has handled the sports complex […]