Thompson: Raiders, Oakland were made for each other – San Jose Mercury News

Thompson: Raiders, Oakland were made for each otherSan Jose Mercury NewsOakland is on its “last chance” huh? That’s some tough talk from Raiders owner Mark Davis. The frustration over the…

Why Rebecca Kaplan Would Help the Oakland Mayor’s Race – East Bay Express

Why Rebecca Kaplan Would Help the Oakland Mayor’s RaceEast Bay ExpressIn the latest poll, which was commissioned by Schaaf’s campaign, Siegel was in fifth place, with 6 percent, sandwiched between…

Monday Must Reads: Legislation Moves Forward to Limit Tenant Evictions … – East Bay Express

East Bay ExpressThe poll had Joe Tuman in fourth with 8 percent, Dan Siegel in fifth with 6 percent, and Bryan Parker in sixth with 4 percent. 3. If the…

Girl Scouts Wisely Selling Cookies In Front Of SF Marijuana Dispensaries – CBS Local

CBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A group of Girl Scouts are making quick work of their ongoing cookie sales by setting up shop outside marijuana dispensaries, according to published…

Oakland Seeks to Tighten Rent Control Rules – East Bay Express

East Bay ExpressIf you are a tenant in a rent-controlled unit in Oakland, city law prohibits your landlord from raising your rent by more than the increase in cost of…

Coming to North Oakland: Monster Pho – East Bay Express

East Bay ExpressWith the recent openings of Hog’s Apothecary and the new super-sized Blue Bottle coffee shop, plus a New Orleans-inspired wi-fi cafe and an outpost of Trueburger on the…

Activists Push for Raising Minimum Wage in Oakland to $12.25 an Hour – East Bay Express

East Bay ExpressA coalition of low-wage workers, unions, clergy, and community organizations kicked off a campaign to raise Oakland’s minimum wage to $12.25 an hour at a morning rally in…

Burned Body Found at Entrance of Redwood Regional Park Saturday Night – NBC Bay Area

Burned Body Found at Entrance of Redwood Regional Park Saturday NightNBC Bay AreaUnits from the Oakland Fire and Police departments responded to a report of a body on fire at…

Burned Body Discovered In Oakland Park – CBS Local

Burned Body Discovered In Oakland ParkCBS LocalOAKLAND (CBS SF) — A burned body was found at the entrance of Redwood Regional Park in Oakland on Saturday night, a sergeant for…

Authorities investigate burned body found in Oakland Hills – KTVU San Francisco

Authorities investigate burned body found in Oakland HillsKTVU San FranciscoUnits from the Oakland Fire and Police departments responded to a report of a body on fire at the Skyline Boulevard…

Former chief: Warshaw appointment ‘terrible’ for Oakland – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — The city’s new court-appointed police leader is so distrusted within the department that several police officials, including a former chief, fear his unchecked authority will harm…

BART Riders Warned About Measles Infection From Contagious Passenger – CBS Local

CBS LocalOAKLAND (CBS SF) – Bay Area Rapid Transit and East Bay health authorities warned BART passengers on Thursday to seek medical attention if they begin exhibiting any symptoms of…

The Orchestral Jam Sessions – East Bay Express

East Bay ExpressIn the last year, the group’s repertoire has included the Simpsons theme song, selections from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and a medley of Daft Punk tracks.…

Jill Broadhurst v Nicolas Heidorn For Oakland City Council District Four

Jill Broadhurst v Nicolas Heidorn For Oakland City Council Jill Broadhurst has a challenger in the race for the Oakland City Council District Four Seat: Nicolas Heidorn. Nicolas is a…

Save Oakland Sports Mixer Has Coliseum City Presentation, Thursday, February 6th

Save Oakland Sports (SOS) has announced that it’s hosting a business mixer this Thursday, February 6th, from 5:30pm until 7:30pm at the Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel, 1 Hegenberger Rd. The…

2 men plead guilty to robbing Citibank branch in Oakland – San Francisco Chronicle

2 men plead guilty to robbing Citibank branch in OaklandSan Francisco ChroniclePage 1 of 1. (01-13) 15:47 PST OAKLAND — Two East Bay men have pleaded guilty to an $8,869…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland”

In this Oakland News, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t know this until now, but as of this writing she’s about to be deposed in a lawsuit where the person who…

With health insurance demand on the rise, volunteers chip in

By James Reddick With call centers inundated with questions and lengthy wait times, volunteer groups are bridges between East Bay residents and Covered California. …read more Source: Oakland North Blog…

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…

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…

Crazy Korean Man Raps On Steve Jobs, White People, Strips, Does Yoga On BART

On Thursday, I was reminded of why carry my camcorder everywhere I go, and even as I have a new iPhone 5c. At the San Francisco Embarcadero BART Station platform…

Here Comes “A Taste of Oakland: Uptown Block Party,” Saturday

A Taste of Oakland! And, thanks to Helen Wyman and Lamont Dawson, it’s about time, after Taste of Atlanta, Taste of San Francisco, and Taste of Chicago. And it’s this…

PETA’s “Art for Animals” Event This Sunday In Oakland

PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is having a fundraiser called “Art for Animals” and is at its Oakland Office this Sunday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM…

BART Strike Is Over, Trains Operating Now, At 3 PM

The BART Strike that has impacted the travel and commute patterns throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and especially from the East Bay to the West Bay, is over. BART…

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…

Oaksterdam University Mural Erased In Oakland

The famous Oaksterdam University Mural created by artists R.B. Morris III and Munir is gone. There’ no explanation for the removal of the work that defined a district, a building,…

Vo’s Oakland Lunch With Oakland Lawyer William Taylor; Visiting Loring Cafe

Vo’s in located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Webster in Oakland, and has one of the best lunches in the East Bay. I highly recommend their salads, like…

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…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Reminds Golden State Warriors Oakland Exists

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan just sent out an email that basically reminds the Golden State Warriors that Oakland exists. That’s the best way to put it since 90 percent of…

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…

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…

At Oakland A’s Presentation, Mayor Quan Gets It Right

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan did what Ron Dellums and Jerry Brown did not do: get together Oakland business leaders and have them (in this case) actively express their support to…

Oakland Blogosphere Withering? East Bay Express Article Full Of Crap

I should have known better than to take the call of East Bay Express writer Rachel Swan, who was writing an article that not only looked narrowly at Oakland bloggers…

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…

Sanjiv Handa Memorial Saturday, 11 AM In Fremont, CA

East Bay News Service journalist and friend Sanjiv Handa passed away due to causes not yet officially known on Tuesday. His family is holding a memorial service this Saturday morning…