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460 Grand Avenue Oakland Divides Adams Point At Lake Merritt

460 Grand Avenue is a planned development at a prime real estate address near Lake Merritt that, when finished, will offer 78 apartment units in a brand new five-story building. About 30 percent of the apartments will be Section 8. “Section 8” is a “Housing Choice Voucher Program,” that provides rental help to private landlords. […]

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Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in Oakland – GigaOM

Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in OaklandGigaOMThe main commercial district of Oakland — which for the sake of this discussion we’ll consider the area roughly bordered by Jack London Square, Lake Merritt, I-980, and Grand Avenue — is already home to a few tech companies, including Pandora and […]

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Oakland News: Raiders, A’s Coliseum Leases Extended; Mayor Quan’s Dirty Tricks On Libby Schaaf

This Oakland News is chocked full of a lot of stuff, so let’s get to it. Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders Extend Coliseum Leases The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority has announced it extended the lease agreements of the Oakland A’s and the Oakland Raiders. According to the JPA’s press release “the lease for the Oakland […]

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Bryan Parker: Oakland Mayors Race Candidate Raised 52K By June 29th 2013

Bryan Parker’s campaign for Mayor Of Oakland is off to a rousing start. Already, the effort called “Movement 50” has gained $52,000 in campaign donations, and Mr. Parker’s Saturday fund-raiser drew a great mix of Oaklanders young and up, and involved. In the audience was San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Chip Johnson, long-time Oakland politico Carl […]

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My Luka’s Rant: Oakland Restaurants, Please Care About Your Customers

This video stemmed from my Thursday late-night dinner at Luka’s at the corner of Grand Avenue and Broadway in Oakland. Luka’s is one of the few places in Oakland that serves food past 10 PM, and more often than not, it’s excellent. Thursday was no exception. The only things that bothered me was the service. […]

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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 face of the election, and helped to define the difference between himself and the other Oaklanders running for office. Alex got the backing of Margaret […]

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Find Apple iPhone App Helps Oakland Police Catch Robbers

You read that correctly: “Find Apple iPhone App Helps Oakland Police Catch Robbers” I recently purchased an Apple iPad for my Mom, with an eye toward buying her an Apple iPhone and a Mac Mini so she can sync her information, and find her devices. But the other reason is so if someone steals either […]

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Oakland News: Carson Palmer To Raiders, CEDA Lawsuit, Sidebar, Oakland Hills Fire

The Oakland News is dominated by the Oakland Raiders trade for now-former Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Carson Palmer. In case you missed it, here’s the first seven minutes of today’s press conference at Raiders Headquarters: What cracked me up about the start of the press conference was that Coach Jackson said “There’s a report out there […]