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Oakland Post, Gene Hazzard, Swift Boat Phil Tagami

Phil Tagami, the Oakland Rotunda and Fox Theater Developer currently working on the Oakland Global Facility, was the focus of a wholly inaccurate – ok just wrong – Oakland Post article that ran this week and based on Oakland resident, photographer, and activist Gene Hazzard’s open forum speech at Tuesday’s Oakland City Council Community and […]

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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 City Council District 3 Race: Sean Sullivan, Ken Pratt, Lynette Gibson McElhaney

This video was made on the evening of the June 12th Oakland City Council District Three Candidates Forum. This blogger was fresh in town from what was my fifth trip back to Atlanta, Georgia this year so far (in fact, I didn’t plan to attend the event because of the flight schedule), and took a […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall Effort Officially Dead Says Gene Hazzard

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan can rest now. The effort to recall Mayor Quan is officially dead (along with the website photo that gives her green lipstick) according to its originator, Oakland’s long-time enabler Gene Hazzard. Gene sent a text pointing this blogger to his official website called “removejeanquan.com” and two letters posted on Friday May […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall Effort Scarred By Voter Fraud Claim

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan undoubtedly fears the recall effort launched against her, but from what this blogger has learned, it’s currently marred by not two, but three (yes, 3) competing efforts, backbiting, and the appearance of voter fraud. How it all started was that long-time Oakland activist Gene Hazzard (who was instrumental in ‘drafting’ then-former […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall – Ken Pratt Rips Quan

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is facing two things: a recall signature gathering process and the wrath of Oaklander Ken Pratt. This blogger literally ran into Mr. Pratt at last night’s benefit for Occupy Oakland, and he gave a video interview that can only be called searing. Pratt’s massively pissed off that Mayor Quan’s aide Sue […]

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Joe Tuman Watches As Gene Hazzard Teases Oakland Mayor Quan Recall

This is a follow-up to this blogger’s earlier blog post on the effort to recall Mayor Quan, and focuses on two well-known Oaklanders. Well, at least to people who are intensely involved in Oakland politics in some way. One is Joe Tuman, who started a rather late but successful run for Mayor of Oakland in […]