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Courtney Ruby Would Make Awful Mayor Of Oakland

Courtney Ruby Would Make Awful Mayor Of Oakland. Courtney Ruby Would Make Awful Mayor Of Oakland because of the way she’s handled the officer of Oakland City Auditor. Ms. Ruby has used the office and Oakland’s laws on a treacherous and all-too-personal strategy of targeting those who she believed were the most politically vulnerable, black […]

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Test train for BART Oakland airport connector unveiled – Contra Costa Times

Test train for BART Oakland airport connector unveiledContra Costa TimesOAKLAND – BART officials today excitedly unveiled a test train for the 3.2-mile connector from the Oakland Coliseum station to the Oakland airport that’s scheduled to begin service in the fall. Speaking at the wheelhouse which houses the motors that …BART Unveils Test Train for Coliseum-Oakland […]

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Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Boondoggle Radio Deal For Re-Election; Coliseum City Stupidity

UPDATE: Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland” UPDATE: Oakland A’s Move To San Jose Rejected By Major League Baseball. This Oakland News entry may, no will, tick someone off. To that I say, good. The Oakland City Council Finance Committee is going to take up the issue of the long-moribund […]

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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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NFL: Oakland Raiders 50K Seat Stadium Proposal Too Small For Super Bowl

The Oakland Raiders proposed 50,000 seat stadium for Oakland at the current Oakland Coliseum site, and part of the planned Coliseum City development, is 20,000 seats less than the minimum seat capacity requirement a new or existing NFL city stadium must have to host a Super Bowl game. This came directly from Greg Aiello, NFL […]

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Oakland Raiders Stadium, Coliseum City Financing Problem, Ed Roski Update

Coliseum City Oakland Gets Bay Investment Group: Rashid Al Malik, Colony Capital LLC – UPDATE The Oakland Raiders are the reported target of Ed Roski, according to another well-placed source with knowledge of the situation. That’s two sources who have confirmed that the Oakland Raiders are the focus of a buyer, and while that’s far […]

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Oakland Raiders Move To Torrance, Ca? Coliseum City Financing Problem Dooms Stadium Project

UPDATE: Oakland Coliseum City ENA Approved By Oakland City Council Coliseum City Project Proposal In City Of Oakland Closed Session Tuesday Ed Roski Is The Man In Update The Oakland Raiders may move back to the Los Angeles Basin, and to Torrance, CA, but only if a business man succeeds in his effort to buy […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan Ready To Talk Oakland A’s Stadium Lease Via Media

The City of Oakland’s reacting to a small handful of media who asked for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to give a statement on the Oakland Athletics Stadium situation, where the media just discovered that the Oakland Coliseum Stadium has a sewage leak problem. It’s a problem that Oakland A’s Owner Lew Wolff knew about and […]

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Oakland News: Joe Tuman Exploring Run Against Kaplan; Coliseum JPA, AEG, NFL

Oakland’s Joe Tuman called to explain that he’s not really running against Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan yet, but that he’s filed papers that would allow him to establish a bank account, and set up the necessary legal infrastructure to run for office – against Kaplan, if he decided to do so. Taking on Rebecca […]

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Oakland News: Rob Bonta And YouTube, Coliseum JPA, Woodall Pissed

In this Oakland News you can tell a lot about a candidate by not just their videos, but when they were uploaded. Rob Bonta is currently the front-runner for the California Assembly District 18 race, and it’s 2012. But the restless, ambitious Bonta (nothing wrong with that) put out this video in 2010 explaining why […]

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Oakland Coliseum JPA Called Corrupt By Oakland Tribune Reporter

The Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority, or “Joint Powers Authority”, or “JPA” is known for its rather clubby politics, at times so much so that it leads many to question how it operates. One of those who’s done so, or formed a conclusion, is Oakland Tribune Reporter Angela Woodall. Woodall regularly covers the JPA, so […]

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SMG v AEG At Oakland Coliseum; Doug Thornton Interview

My friend Doug Thornton, the man who saved the Louisiana Superdome, and who’s SMG’s Senior Vice President for Stadiums, sat down with me to talk about how the Coliseum has progressed since he came on the scene representing SMG in this capacity, and about the competition with AEG (known for developing LA Live) to run […]

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Oakland News: Coliseum City Approved, Abel Guillen Wins DFA Oakland Straw Poll

The Oakland City Council approved the Oakland Coliseum City project at last night’s Oakland City Council meeting. The idea, a much needed and long overdue overhaul of the Oakland Coliseum Complex, will, if built guarantee that a Super Bowl will be hosted in Oakland. That’s because the National Football League has a policy of giving […]

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Oakland Coliseum Bidder AEG Accused Of Michael Jackson Wrongful Death

Oakland Coliseum Bidder AEG Accused Of Michael Jackson Wrongful Death – AEG, or Anschutz Entertainment Group, is a large sports management and entertainment company that built LA Live, and owns the LA Galaxy, LA Lakers and LA Kings. AEG is also the organization behind the 40 concerts Michael Jackson was preparing to do before he […]

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AEG Should Not Run The Oakland Coliseum

The City of Oakland and Alameda County must reject AEG, the Anschutz Entertainment Group, from being even considered as stadium manager for the Oakland Coliseum, and for one reason: AEG does not have the best interest of the Oakland Coliseum in mind. Why would an organization openly court the Oakland Raiders to move to Los […]

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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 […]