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Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland”

In this Oakland News, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t know this until now, but as of this writing she’s about to be deposed in a lawsuit where the person who filed it, a Donna White, claims that Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park is not meeting accessibility requirements for disabled visitors as per American […]

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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 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 News: Raiders, A’s Coliseum Leases Extended; Mayor Quan’s Dirty Tricks On Libby Schaaf

This Oakland News is chocked full of a lot of stuff, so let’s get to it. Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders Extend Coliseum Leases The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority has announced it extended the lease agreements of the Oakland A’s and the Oakland Raiders. According to the JPA’s press release “the lease for the Oakland […]

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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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Oakland News: Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teen, Oakland A’s, Art Murmur Today

This Oakland News has a lot in it, so let me start with my video: Again, on Wednesday, I blogged about a black man who was an alleged Downtown Oakland bank robber. The announcement went like this: This press release was circulated to Oakland-related message boards: Oakland, CA —Oakland Police investigators released the attached photos […]

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Oakland News: Erica Maskaleris Search Stopped; Emily Palen At Uptown

Erica Maskaleris is believed to have killed herself according to The Oakland Police reports to the media. The 31-year old woman who started the Oakland-based computer and tech consulting firm Geekosystems was last seen one week ago Thursday morning walking at the 3400 block of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. KRON TV, Channel 4 in the […]

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Oakland News: Army Base Project Update, Katt Williams Arrested, Adams Point Crimes

Oakland News blog update as I work on a new set of Oakland videos including what is a controversial election recap with Alameda City Manager and friend John Russo. No word on the controversy – you’ll have to wait for the video which will be out before the end of this week. Now, let’s turn […]

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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 News: Port Of Oakland’s Strip Club Scandal Complicated

In this Oakland News, The Port of Oakland placed Omar Benjamin, Port Of Oakland Executive Director, and this blogger’s long-time friend, on administrative leave in the wake of the discovery of a $4,500 strip club expense. It can be said, from first hand knowledge, that this is really not Omar’s fault. In other words, while […]

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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: 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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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 […]

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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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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 […]