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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 News: Art Murmur First Friday Shooting; Raiders Mark Davis And Trust

On Friday, just after Art Murmur / First Friday for October, someone reportedly shot into a crowd at 14th and Broadway in Downtown Oakland. That’s right at BART 12th Street, Oakland City Center Station, and where I normally catch a cab – not any more. A woman was shot, and two others injured, but most […]

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Oakland City Auditor’s Report A Racist Attack On Black Councilmembers

UPDATE: Courtney Ruby rumored to be gearing up to run for Mayor of Oakland. The Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby has presided over the preparation of a report entitled “Non‐Interference in Administrative Affairs, Performance Audit, FY 2009‐10 – FY 2011‐12,” that is plainly a racist abuse of power. It says, on page 21, that the […]

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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 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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Oakland News: Sean Sullivan Raises 65K, Amy Lemley $37K In Oakland City Council Races

More Oakland News after Jane Brunner’s “Cops got my back” blast. Sean Sullivan, who’s signs are popping up all over the Grand Lake Business District – the District Three side that is – has announced he’s raised $65,000 from 300 donors in his run for the Oakland City Council District One Seat. Meanwhile, Amy Lemley […]

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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 […]