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Jerry Brown calls himself ‘missionary’ to oil executives in climate change fight – Sacramento Bee (blog)

Jerry Brown calls himself ‘missionary’ to oil executives in climate change fightSacramento Bee (blog)Brown championed environmental causes when he was governor before, from 1975 to 1983, and he has set California out as a leader on climate change in his third term. “We’ve got to reduce, systematically, increasingly, the use of fossil fuel,” Brown said […]

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Jerry Brown says he’d run for another term as Oakland mayor – San Francisco Chronicle

Jerry Brown says he’d run for another term as Oakland mayorSan Francisco ChronicleThirteen candidates have filed to run in the 2014 race, including incumbent Jean Quan, former Brown aide and City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, and City Auditor Courtney Ruby. Even if Brown wasn’t serious about running for mayor in four years, he clearly … and […]

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Walsh Targets Inequality, But What Can A Mayor Actually Do? – WBUR

Walsh Targets Inequality, But What Can A Mayor Actually Do?WBURHe’d spent years in traditional social service programs but had seen little impact on intergenerational poverty. Late one night then-Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, now the governor of California, called him with a sharp challenge. You’re a “poverty pimp … and more …read more Source: Oakland Mayor […]

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Obama-appointed climate change task force meets in Los Angeles – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesObama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric …Gov. Quinn in Los Angeles: White House climate task force meetingVoicesObama officials meet […]

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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 former intern to Cal Governor Jerry Brown. Jill is Executive Director of East Bay Rental Housing. This is her second run for the seat; it’s […]

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Former Cowboy Josh Brent guilty in death of teammate – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRetired Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in the death of his friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Loading… Post to Facebook. Former Cowboy Josh Brent guilty in death of teammate on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/ …Ex-Cowboy Brent convicted of intoxication manslaughterSTLtoday.comNFL notes: Ex-Cowboy convicted of intoxication manslaughterSalt Lake TribuneUPDATE 2-Ex Dallas Cowboys’ […]

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Libby Schaaf Enters Oakland Mayor’s Race: Implications

UPDATE: Libby Schaaf Files Papers To Run For Mayor Of Oakland Libby Schaaf shocks Oakland with Mayor’s Race talk. She did. (And look, some headlines says “Libby Schaaf expected to enter Oakland Mayor’s Race,” but the fact is, the word around town’s that she’s in it. And that’s from five separate conversations I had yesterday […]

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LAX Shooting: Gov Jerry Brown Says “These Tragedies Happen”

California Governor Jerry Brown took time to answer questions about the LAX Shooting after the groundbreaking for the Oakland Global facility on Friday. Governor Brown that “these tragedies happen, and we just have to do everything we can to prevent them and to respond in the most effective way, and the authorities are doing that […]

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Chevron Richmond Announces $15 Million Community Revitalization Initiative

Chevron Richmond announced the start of a  $15.5 million Community Revitalization Initiative, a five-year plan to stimulate the city’s economy by creating jobs, encouraging small business development and expanding job training opportunities. Speaking at held a press conference Tuesday morning at Richmond’s Community Greenspace Garden, Chevron officials said that  $10 million will be spent on […]

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President Obama Calls Cal Gov. Jerry Brown On Yosemite Fire

This is a press brief on President Obama’s call to California Governor Jerry Brown on the matter of the Yosemite Fire: Readout of the President’s Call to California Governor Jerry Brown Yesterday, President Obama called Governor Jerry Brown to receive an update on the fires in California, including the Rim fire that is impacting families, […]

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West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project; Thank Margaret Gordon

The Waiting Room, last year’s award-wining, independent documentary about Oakland’s Highland Hospital, spun off the Storytelling Project, a “location-based social media and community engagement initiative that aims to improve the patient experience through the collection and sharing of digital content”. I was particularly taken by “Breathing Lessons” a 2-minute clip featuring 7 year old Nia […]

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Oakland News: De La Fuente At-Large Run Due To Job Difficulties?

The speculation continues over why Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente’s running against Oakland’s At-Large City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. The latest reason that many offer – this is the talk – is that a Port Of Oakland position once earmarked for him didn’t pan out, and his long-rumored job with the administration of Governor Jerry […]

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Jerry Brown Destroys Oakland: City Layoffs, Deficit, After Gov Kills Redevelopment

Any doubt about how California Governor Jerry Brown feels about Oakland, where he was Mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007, should be erased after his action to eliminate local redevelopment agencies state wide, one that will have a dramatic impact on Oakland, unless it’s blocked. To understand why, consider that the City of Oakland’s […]

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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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Oakland Mayor Santana Names Interim Chief, Where’s Mayor Quan?

The email from the City of Oakland’s media contact had a title that was clear as a bell: “Oakland City Administrator Appoints Howard A. Jordan as Interim Chief of Police.” So, this blogger immediately thought it was a misprint. After all, the Oakland City Charter that now-California Governor, and then Mayor Jerry Brown worked hard […]