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Joe Lacob: “Oakland Is Challenged” – Warriors San Francisco Arena Deal Pits Team Vs. East Bay

The Golden State Warriors have set themselves up for what could be a bare-knuckles brawl between the organization, the NBA, and the City of Oakland and the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority. This blogger attended this morning’s press conference held at San Francisco Pier 30-32, where the new arena would be built and […]

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Angela Woodall Blasts Zennie Abraham Over Coliseum Opinion

Angela Woodall’s fun to argue with, even if this blogger can’t get a word in edge-wise. What the Oakland Tribune Reporter did on Thursday was call me to complain that I mentioned her extensively in my recent blog posts (haven’t done a video yet) about the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Complex, and blast me for […]

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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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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 News: Coliseum City Approved, Abel Guillen Wins DFA Oakland Straw Poll

The Oakland City Council approved the Oakland Coliseum City project at last night’s Oakland City Council meeting. The idea, a much needed and long overdue overhaul of the Oakland Coliseum Complex, will, if built guarantee that a Super Bowl will be hosted in Oakland. That’s because the National Football League has a policy of giving […]

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Oakland Coliseum Bidder AEG Accused Of Michael Jackson Wrongful Death

Oakland Coliseum Bidder AEG Accused Of Michael Jackson Wrongful Death – AEG, or Anschutz Entertainment Group, is a large sports management and entertainment company that built LA Live, and owns the LA Galaxy, LA Lakers and LA Kings. AEG is also the organization behind the 40 concerts Michael Jackson was preparing to do before he […]

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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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Morrie Turner, Wee Pals Cartoon Creator, Honored By Oakland City Council

Morrie Turner is the symbol of Oakland’s unique way it expresses its diverse culture. The famous cartoonist best known for his Wee Pals cartoon creations, is as much a part of Oakland’s Soul as the Tribune Tower, Lake Merritt, and the Oakland Coliseum. But, even though Turner’s Wee Pals wasn’t ran in many newspapers in […]

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Al Davis and Steve Jobs: Bay Area Loses Two Raiders in Three Days

Atlanta, Georgia – The Oakland Raiders’ Al Davis and Apple’s Steve Jobs. That the San Francisco Bay Area could lose two icons (two “Raiders,” if you will) in three days, should be noted. Al Davis, who died this morning at 82 years old, was the Owner of The Oakland Raiders and like Steve Jobs, who […]

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Raiders – Patriots Game, Blaine Gabbert Tweets Again

A quick post before departing for the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots game that promises to be an epic battle at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. First, this game will show just how far the Oakland Raiders have come under new coach Hue Jackson. The Raiders have been called “The Bullies” of the block […]

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Oakland CA News: Emerge Ca. Party, Joel Young, “No” On The Curfew

A lot of Oakland, Ca. news, so let’s get to it. (Oh, and that’s Oakland, California, for international readers who may not know.) First, this blogger was a late attendee at a party thrown by “Men of The East Bay” for Emerge California. The idea was created by AC Transit Board Member Joel Young as […]

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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 […]

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Fun At Oakland Raiders – NY Jets Game, Adam Sandler Hold’s Court

Yesterday’s amazing Oakland Raiders v. New York Jets game was, for this blogger, punctuated by a number of events. The first one was meeting Oakland Raiders’ Legend, Linebacker Ted “The Mad Stork” Hendricks, who was given the honor of raising the flag before the game, and to the roar of an appreciative crowd. “Anything to […]

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Adam Sandler Cracks Dan Patrick Joke At Oakland Raiders v. Jets Game

Adam Sandler was a surprise guest at the Oakland Raiders v. New York Jets game – well, at least to the Coliseum staff. Sandler, who’s star as an actor continues to rise with such movies as the recent Just Go With It, was a guest of New York Jets Owner Robert Wood Johnson. (According to […]