Transbay Transit Center SF Construction Update: Excavation Work Complete

The Transbay Transit Center Contruction Project in San Francisco reached a special milestone on Monday, February 10th 2014: excavation work to make the underground “box” that will accommodate the structure,…

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…

Destiny, history and a crystal football – ESPN

ESPNPASADENA, Calif. — The final game of the BCS era (or error, take your pick) isn’t about the legacy of a rusted, obsolete national title mechanism. [+] Enlarge Fisher/Malzahn. AP…

Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan: TJPA Executive Director Honored by Lambda Alpha

Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Executive Director who has so skillfully directed the construction of the $4 billion Transbay Transit Center Project for The San Francisco Bay…

Yosemite Fire: Status Of The UC Berkeley Bear’s Lair / Pinecrest Chalet

The Yosemite Fire is spreading and not contained as of this writing. Here’s a Cal / UC Berkeley update As I was on the Cal Alumni Board and Awards Committee…

MISSSEY GALA: SATURDAY JUNE 15TH, OAKLAND ROTUNDA 5 PM

The Second Annual MISSSEY GALA this Saturday, June 15th at 5 PM at The Oakland Rotunda (300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Downtown Oakland, CA), is an event I’m personally asking…

Samantha Power, UN Ambassador: “Monster” Comment Was Right, At The Time

Samantha Power was, some time ago, it seems, one of this blogger’s favorite candidates to be what she has become: UN Ambassador replacing Susan Rice. What I’ve always liked about…

Oakland News: MISSSEY EVENT, Glover Memorial, Mayor Ruby, Love Our Lake, Schaaf

Oakland News, more of it today. EVENT ALERT: On Saturday, June 15th at 5pm, MISSSEY will host its second Annual Inspire Change Gala at Individual tickets are now on sale…

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…

David Glover Memorial June 1, 1 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 27th & Broadway Oakland

A David Glover update: The memorial for Oakland Legend and Oakland Citizen’s Committee For Urban Renewal (OCCUR) Executive Director David Glover will be held Saturday, June 1st, at First Presbyterian…

David Glover, Oaklander, Friend, Champion Of Oakland, Passes On

David Glover was one of the first mentors I had after I started work in the City of Oakland after grad school at Berkeley. I got the word the former…

Tioki, The Mitch Kapor-Backed “Linkedin For Education,” Grows In Oakland

Tioki.com is not a virtual tiki bar. The Linkedin model is an undoutedly successful one, so would be just a matter of time before someone developed a site that has…

Transbay Joint Powers Authority Sells Land For $30 Million

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority has announced another giant land deal. This time it sold “Block 6,” the parcel that’s a part of the giant Transbay Transit Center Development Project,…

San Francisco Transbay Transit Center Tower Groundbreaking Ceremony Successful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3gawKkJJYI The San Francisco Transbay Terminal Tower Groundbreaking Ceremony went off without a hitch, as the 27-minute video shows. The audience of friends, media, and staffers were treated to speeches…

SF Transbay Transit Tower Groundbreaking 10 A.M. Today

The SF Transbay Transit Tower groundbreaking is an exciting development that this vlogger will attend today. Here’s the press release: Boston, MA, March 26, 2013 – Hines and Boston Properties…

The Castro Street Fair Announces 40th Ruby Anniversary Celebration: Sunday, October 6

The Castro Street Fair Board of Directors just announced the date for their Ruby Anniversary, celebrating 40 years! The fair will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 11…

National Women’s Soccer League Takes Off

The National Women’s Soccer League’s launching this year, and from preliminary appearances, it has the makings of a successful sports organization, and mostly for one reason: it has the financial…

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre On Meet The Press Gets Blasted On Social Media

Wayne LaPierre, The National Rifle Association’s Executive Director, made an ill-advised appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press to push his support of guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook…

NRA Executive Director Wayne LaPierre Press Conference

This is the full video of the NRA Press Conference featuring NRA Executive Director Wayne LaPierre. This blogger felt it best to post the video of the press conference before…

Omar Benjamin Retires From Port Of Oakland; Strip Club Media Coverage Stupid

The Port Of Oakland has announced that Omar Benjamin, the Port’s Executive Director, has stepped down and retired from his job effective today. This is what the Port has on…

Oakland News: Port Of Oakland’s Strip Club Scandal Complicated

In this Oakland News, The Port of Oakland placed Omar Benjamin, Port Of Oakland Executive Director, and this blogger’s long-time friend, on administrative leave in the wake of the discovery…

Talking About Education In Oakland – by Sean Sullivan

TownPAC’s Executive Director Sean Ebon Glenn asks me, Sean Sullivan, about Education, Community Schools and how it relates to my city council run. I appreciate TownPAC’s commitment to education and…

Oakland Builders Alliance New ED: Beverly Rivas

The Oakland Builders Alliance, the advocacy group for Oakland’s Commercial Real Estate Industry, has a new executive director. And I’m proud to say she’s my business partner Beverly Rivas! Here’s…

Oakland City Council’s Tense Occupy Oakland / Port Hearing

The video below by “dukkhaboy” on YouTube gives some of the flavor of last night’s Oakland City Council Hearing, as Port Of Oakland Executive Director Omar Benjamin talks against the…

What Is Cyber Monday?

As of this writing, Cyber Monday, which is the first Monday after Black Friday and focuses on promoting online retail, is almost over. According to Shop.org, online sales were projected…

SF Gate.com Ex Dir Alana Nguyen Blocks Zennie62 Without Cause

Alana Nguyen, the new Executive Director of SFGate.com, has blocked Zennie62 from further blog postings on the website of the San Francisco Chronicle. The exact reason for the sudden action…

Mega Millions $250,000 Prize Still Unclaimed In Somerville, Massachusetts

Mega Millions? OK. I have to admit I’ve never played the lottery game and the only reason it’s a content subject is that it’s the trending topic – and because…