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…

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…

Citywide: Kaiser abandons “forbidden garden” plan in Oakland – Contra Costa Times

Citywide: Kaiser abandons “forbidden garden” plan in OaklandContra Costa TimesWhen Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivers her State of the City address at 7 p.m. Thursday, one her top priorities likely…

Citywise: Kaiser abandons “forbidden garden” plan in Oakland – Fremont Bulletin

Citywise: Kaiser abandons “forbidden garden” plan in OaklandFremont BulletinWhen Mayor Jean Quan delivers her State of the City address at 7 p.m. Thursday, one her top priorities likely won’t be…

Gov. Jerry Brown files papers in Oakland for re-election – KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoBrown, who served as Oakland’s mayor for eight years, joked that he might run for mayor again, saying that he gathered petition signatures at Oakland City Hall on…

At city hall, Oakland can follow Berkeley’s lead – San Francisco Chronicle

At city hall, Oakland can follow Berkeley’s leadSan Francisco ChronicleOne of the reasons I chose to live in Oakland instead of Berkeley was the long history of political shenanigans and…

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…

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…

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…

Josh Brent to serve 180 days – ESPN (blog)

Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent avoided prison Friday and instead was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation for a drunken car crash that killed…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Anne Gust Brown To Run For Mayor Of Oakland: Hot Rumor

Anne Gust Brown, the First Lady of California and an Oakland resident with her husband, California Governor and former Mayor of Oakland, Jerry Brown is going to run for mayor…

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…

Yosemite Fire Threatens San Francisco Power, Water; How Did It Start?

The Yosemite Fire is growing to fantastic proportions, and if you have any doubts about that statement, look at the photo that’s included here. According to reports, the Yosemite Fire…

SF Super Bowl Bid Not Bay Area’s First: Oakland In 2000

San Francisco is not the first SF Bay Area NFL city to bid for the right to host a Super Bowl Game. Oakland was in 2000 and as that bid…

Miami Submits Super Bowl L Bid; Houston, SF All Into NFL

Miami, San Francisco, and Houston all have their Super Bowl bids in to the NFL, as per a Twitter tweet sent out by Frank Supovitz, the Senior Vice President of…

SF and San Francisco 49ers Give Super Bowl 50 Bid To NFL

The San Francisco 49ers, the City and County of San Francisco, SF Mayor Ed Lee, and the San Francisco Super Bowl 50 Bidding Committee just, today, officially submitted it’s bid…

Was Oakland Mayor Quan’s Husband Driving Drunk In Art Murmur Video?

UPDATE: a friend called to assert that Dr. Floyd Huen does not drink and the video-person was being inappropriate to he and the Mayor of Oakland. Was Floyd Huen, the…

CPUC President Michael Peevey Skips Hearing For Party With PG&E

Michael Peevey is in big trouble. (Note: Follow @Zennie62 on Twtter) Michael Peevey, the President Of the California Public Utilities Commission (described by some as “the CPUC’s embattled” leader) reportedly…

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…

Oakland Raiders Stadium Article By Bloomberg Just Awful

Bloomberg reporters Darrell Preston and Aaron Kuriloff wrote an article on the Oakland Raiders and the need for a new stadium in Oakland that was just plain terrible. In fact,…

Cowboys Jerry Brown Dead: Josh Brent Posts Bail; Don’t Drink And Drive

Jerry Brown of the Dallas Cowboys is dead because of something he and teammate Josh Brent did that could have been avoided. Brent was drinking and driving, and Brown let…

Oakland Lawyer Bob Schock talks California Medical Malpratice Law

If you think it’s easy to just file a lawsuit and collect millions from a medical malpractice issue via court, think again. This blogger video-blog-interview with Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland California’s New Young White Population

Over the past five years, Oakland, California, this blogger’s home, has developed (and this is strictly by observation) a new populations of people, the majority of which are white, that…

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…

California Transportation Commission Staff Threatens $242 Million For Oakland Army Base

The Oakland Army Base Project that was approved by the Oakland City Council via a first vote on the enabling ordinance, is not out of the woods and on to…

Jerry Brown, Calfornia Governor Points To Schools To Close $16 Billion Gap

In yesterday’s news conference, California Governor Jerry Brown pointed to schools around the state as being the targets to take a fiscal hit if voters don’t grant him the tax…

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…

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…

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…

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.”…