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At least 21 Afghan soldiers killed, seven kidnapped by Taliban – ABC Online

ABC OnlineAt least 21 soldiers have been killed and seven kidnapped by Taliban in a raid on a border outpost, prompting Afghan President Hamid Karzai to blame Pakistan for failing to eliminate “terror nests”. The attack in the eastern province of Kunar was the single …Taliban kill 21 Afghan soldiers in predawn attackSydney Morning HeraldTaliban […]

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Nancy Sidebotham Running For Mayor Of Oakland: Blasts Joe Tuman, Libby Schaaf

Nancy Sidebotham is a name known only to Oakland political junkies and Oakland City Council District Six dwellers who voted over the last 12 years, at the least. For this blogger, it seemed Nancy, the 68-year-old tax accountant who’s a friend, was running for the District Six Oakland City Council seat every time it was […]

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Libya: Suicide bombing near Benghazi kills at least 13 – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBENGHAZI, Libya — A suicide car bombing at a security checkpoint in eastern Libya on Sunday killed at least 13 people, the government said — a gruesome attack that left body parts strewn across a roadway. Officials declared three days of mourning.Truck Bomb Near Benghazi Kills 13Voice of AmericaLibya’s first suicide attack kills […]

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Oakland News: Art Murmur First Friday Shooting; Raiders Mark Davis And Trust

On Friday, just after Art Murmur / First Friday for October, someone reportedly shot into a crowd at 14th and Broadway in Downtown Oakland. That’s right at BART 12th Street, Oakland City Center Station, and where I normally catch a cab – not any more. A woman was shot, and two others injured, but most […]

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Oakland News: Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teen, Oakland A’s, Art Murmur Today

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 […]

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Oakland City Auditor Wrong: Staff Asked Black Local Firm To Front For White Livermore Company

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 […]

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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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Oakland City Adminstrator Fred Blackwell On The Oakland Army Base Project

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 of Oakland, and in charge of […]

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Oakland Army Base: California Transportation Commission Finally Gives Approval

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 […]

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Occupy Oakland: Councilmember Nancy Nadel Saved Lives

The Monday morning police raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment had one interesting look to it: as the cops were walking through the grass of the plaza at 6 AM, there were no protestors, just tents. Of the roughly 300 commonly in the encampment at any one time, only 30 were arrested, including 9 from […]