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City Of Oakland Confirms Raiders As Development Partner In Lott NFL Stadium Plan

City Of Oakland Confirms Raiders As Development Partner In Lott NFL Stadium Plan City Of Oakland Confirms Raiders As Development Partner In Lott NFL Stadium Plan City Of Oakland Confirms Raiders As Development Partner In Lott Stadium Plan A City of Oakland Official on the Oakland Raiders / Ronnie Lott Stadium Proposal just told me […]

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Courtney Ruby: Oakland Auditor Quit Running For Mayor After Racism Claims, Back In

Courtney Ruby, the Oakland Auditor, likes punishment; that’s the only logical reason available for why she elected (no pun intended) to announce that she’s back in the Oakland Mayor’s Race, after having backed out of it due to claims that she was being racist – including from this blogger. Maybe Courtney Ruby thinks memories are […]

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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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Oakland News: City Council And Police Radio: Will They Pick Alameda JPA Over Staff Ire?

This bit of Oakland News is, a more disturbing continuation of my Oakland Police Radio blog post of last week. It’s disturbing because several Oakland City staffers who I will not name are just plain massively pissed off with the Oakland City Council, and that includes Oakland Mayor Jean Quan right at the top. Faced […]

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Oakland City Council Redistricting Hearing Now: Maps 18, 21-28

The Oakland City Council is to take up the annually thorny issue of city council district boundary changes, or what’s called “redistricting.” Tonight, as I sit here at Oakland City Council, there nine different scenarios the City Council has been asked to consider: Maps 18 and 21 through 28. What follows is a summary, based […]

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Oakland Coliseum City ENA Approved By Oakland City Council

The Oakland Coliseum City ENA, or “Exclusive Negotiating Agreement” was unanimously approved by the Oakland City Council Tuesday night. (FYI: Councilmembers Larry Reid of District Seven and Pat Kergnihan of District Two were not in attendance.) Before I get to the technicals, here’s Dr. Death’s classic plea to the Oakland City Council for them to […]

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Oakland News: Mayor Quan Fundraiser Draws Just Four People; Visit Oakland Office Party

UPDATE: Oakland News: A’s One Game From AL West; Whole Foods Oakland; Oakland Cabs In this Oakland News, a fundraiser for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan recently held in the Oakland Fruitvale area has got the mouths of insiders both wagging and agape, and all because of the staggering total of attendees: four people. Yep, just […]

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Pat Kernighan: Oakland Council President Continues Racist Agenda v. Councilmember Desley Brooks

UPDATE: Oakland’s Kernighan Ignores Info Exonerating Desley Brooks From Censure Oakland Councilmember Pat Kernighan (District Two) has elected to push an agenda identified by many as racist, in the action of first, singling out, then calling for the punishment of Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks and for requesting City of Oakland staff to do work in […]

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The Civic Classroom: Libby Schaaf, Oakland Councilmember (District Four)

The Civic Classroom – Special To Zennie62.com By Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf (District Four) Hi, I’m Libby Schaaf, Oakland’s District Four Councilmember. This week offers some incredible learning opportunities for Oaklanders – a veritable civic classroom. This Tuesday, April 23rd at our Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee, I’ve arranged for a presentation by Berkeley […]

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Oakland City Auditor Wrong: Staff Asked Black Local Firm To Front For White Livermore Company

A key part of the “non-interference” report issued by Courtney Ruby, the Oakland City Auditor, and that blamed Councilmember Larry Reid (District 7) and Councilmember Desley Brooks (District 6), leading this blogger to brand it as racist, was proven to be completely wrong in a bombshell speech and interview at last night’s Oakland City Council […]

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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 City Council Approves Bratton Contract At 2:17 AM

Arlington, VA – Thanks to Sean Maher, from the City Of Oakland’s press information office, this media release has the details behind last night’s Oakland City Council meeting and the vote on the contract to hire the controversial William Bratton as a consultant to the Oakland Police Department: The vote on the Strategic Policy Partnership […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan: Obama, Oakland Crime, William Bratton At Inauguration

Inauguration surprise: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was right behind me at the Presidential Inauguration. We were both seated in Red Ticket Zone Section 16. Turns out that was a really awesome place to be, with both the Mayor of Oakland and the Mayor of Livermore, as well as the legendary former Supreme Allied Commander Of […]

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City Of Oakland Committee Approves William Bratton Contract; Bad Move

The City of Oakland’s Public Safety Committee has approved the contract to hire the controversial William Bratton in a special consultant role, helping, but not replacing Howard Jordan, the current Oakland Police Chief. This blogger’s doesn’t come to bury the idea of Bratton, but to attack the very notion that the police will solve 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: 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 Politics: On Sean Sullivan, Richard Fuentes, Ignacio De La Fuente – By Steve Lowe

On the matter of the Oakland City Council races and Oakland politics, I wish I could cotton to the Sean Sullivan, Richard Fuentes, Ignacio De La Fuente triumvirate more, but I get the cribbles just listening to some of their tales of past accomplishments – which jabber doesn’t jibe with my memory of how things […]

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A City Council for All of Us

Yesterday, I had the fortune to launch on Zennie62 and also, get respond to some queries on Love, Health and Advocacy. I first met Tanya Love when she came to a house/store party I had in Uptown at Inkwell Tattoo Studio in February. I have been excited to watch how she has covered the Oakland […]

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Sean Sullivan For Oakland City Council: Why I’m Running. What I’ll Do For District 3

I have been running for Oakland City Council since May 23, 2011 when I had my first house party in Adams Point. I’m running for Oakland City Councilmember because I believe in the promise and possibility of Oakland. I’m running for City Council to give the residents of District 3 the leadership we need—and the […]