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Oakland Mayor’s Race Has 13 Candidates: A Record

Oakland Mayor’s Race Has 13 Candidates: A Record The Oakland Mayor’s Race has 13 candidates, which I name here without aid of a script. If Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan enters the race, that will be 14 candidates. All of this makes for an unpredictable outcome. http://ift.tt/1odpaVe

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Why Rebecca Kaplan Would Help the Oakland Mayor’s Race – East Bay Express

Why Rebecca Kaplan Would Help the Oakland Mayor’s RaceEast Bay ExpressIn the latest poll, which was commissioned by Schaaf’s campaign, Siegel was in fifth place, with 6 percent, sandwiched between San Francisco State University professor Joe Tuman, who had 8 percent, and Oakland Planning Commissioner Bryan Parker, … …read more Source: Joe Tuman News From […]

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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, bus road levels, and train track levels, was finished. Now, the part of ‘filling in’ the box starts. To understand what I mean, please take […]

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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 Area, has been honored with being inducted into Lambda Alpha International Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics at its Annual Initiation Dinner. Ms. […]

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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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Chevron Ecuador: Chevron Closer To Legal Win Over Steven Donziger

In the latest chapter of the Chevron Ecuador lawsuit, the American oil company is moving closer to legal victory, particularly over its main attacker, Steven Donziger. Donziger has long claimed that Chevron was responsible for oil pollution in Ecuador’s Amazon region, even though the state-run Petroeucador was the principal owner of the consortium that produced […]

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Supreme Court Drops DOMA, Prop 8: Oakland Mayor Quan, Councilmember Kaplan

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan made the following joint statement Wednesday with Oakland City Council President Pro Tem Rebecca Kaplan, the city’s first openly-lesbian councilmember, in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, where DOMA, the Defense Of Marriage Act, and Prop 8, were rejected. (The joint appearance of Quan and Kaplan may also […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Ecuadorian Judge Nicolas Zambrano Lozada Skips Court

Nicolas Zambrano Lozada, the now-former Ecuador judge who was found to have taken a large, half-million dollar bribe in the Chevron (TexPet) Ecuador case, avoided showing up to court to testify about whether he really wrote the judgement for the $19 billion award the Ecuadorian judge slapped on Chevron for alleged claims of environmental damage […]

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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 (NYSE: BXP) announced today that it will ceremonially break ground to celebrate the acquisition of 101 First Street, a land parcel sold by Transbay Joint […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Patton Boggs Must Give Documents Up; Judge Kaplan Writes History

The Chevron Ecuador case, which really should be called the “Tex-Pet Ecuador” case since Chevron was not operating in Ecuador at the time and up to Texaco’s departure in 1992, has produced another new and interesting development: U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan has refused the request of the Patton Boggs lawfirm to be recused from […]

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Rebecca D. Kaplan, Art Murmur Shooting: Oakland City Council President Statement

Rebecca D. Kaplan, the Oakland City Council’s At Large representative and new President Pro Tem has sent this statement on the Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Shooting that occurred almost one week ago come this Friday. “The shooting that took the young life of Kiante Campbell in Oakland Friday night was tragic – my prayers […]

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Oakland News: Kaplan, Kalb, McElhaney, Gallo, Reid, Parker Win

The latest Oakland news is that the Oakland City Council elections went to Rebecca Kaplan for At Large, Dan Kalb for District One, Lynette McElhaney for District Three, Noel Gallo for District Five, Larry Reid for District Seven, and Barbara Parker, who’s the new old city attorney. REVIEW OF OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL D3 RACE Considering […]

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Oakland Councilmember De La Fuente Called Homophobe By LGBT Club

Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente’s in hot water over a campaign approach that overstepped the bounds of appropriate taste in his battle for the current At-Large City Council seat held by Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. VOTE FOR KAPLAN FOR OAKLAND AT LARGE A letter sent by the The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club this evening […]

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Oakland News: Oakland City Council Races 48-hrs Before Election Day

In this Oakland News you know it’s just 48 hours before election day when on Saturday night, you see Nyesha DeWitt’s campaign truck parked on Broadway at 10 PM. Have to admit, this blogger’s never seen a U-Haul used to get out a candidate’s vote, but that was the case here: So with that, let’s […]

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Oakland City Council At-Large Debate Recap

Last night (August 29th) I attended the debate between four of the five Candidates At-Large for a seat on Oakland’s City Council at the Kaiser Center. In attendance were candidates Incumbent At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, District Five Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente, Theresa Anderson-Downs and Carol Lee Tolbert and the big topic of the night: gun […]

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Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan Allows Chevron To Pursue Ecuador Fraud Claim

Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan, who was the first legal overseer to recognize that the Steven Donziger-led lawsuit against Chevron and that caused the corrupt Ecuador court to issue an $18 billion damage claim that was recently raised to $19 billion, has allowed Chevron’s pursuit of a fraud claim to move forward. In order to avoid […]

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Jane Brunner Gets Oakland Police Endorsement For City Attorney

A bit of an Oakland shocker until you think about it: Oakland Councilmember Jane Brunner just landed the endorsement of the Oakland Police Union called the Oakland Police Officers Association. Here’s what Jane told those on her email list: I am excited to announce that the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) has endorsed my campaign […]

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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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Oakland News: Kaplan Calls De La Fuente “Serious Challenger”; Joel Young For D3 Council?

The latest Oakland News is that on her campaign website, Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan already calls her new challenger, Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente, a “serious challenger” and is using him to raise a new round of campaign money. Again, I think what Ignacio De La Fuente is about to do is a […]

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Joe Tuman On The GS Warriors, Oakland, Rebecca Kaplan At Large, And Mayor Quan

For Oakland politicos, Joe Tuman has become a household name. The San Francisco State Professor and San Francisco CBS Channel Five Political Commentator made a name for himself in 2010 with an aggressive, if late-starting run to be Mayor of Oakland, losing – along with nine other candidates including the winner of the most first […]

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Oakland News: Vote For Donald Macleay, Sean Sullivan, Abel Guillen; City Attorney Race

In this Oakland News we have politics elections. First, I’m asking you, Oaklander, to vote for Donald Macleay for Oakland City Council District One, Sean Sullivan for Oakland City Council District Three, and Abel Guillen for California Assembly District 18. And as an addition, Rebecca Kaplan for the At-Large Seat. (Note, this is for the […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Judge Kaplan Sort-Of Punks Steven Donziger With RICO Ruling

Steve Donziger, the lead plaintiff lawyer in a fraudulent lawsuit pitting Chevron against Ecuador, managed to really piss off U.S. Southern District Of New York Judge Lewis Kaplan on April 26, 2011. That action, arguably, led to this week’s news that the same Kaplan upheld Chevron’s RICO lawsuit against Donziger, and also came very close […]