Oakland News: Kathy Neal Quits Assm Race, Blasts Joel Young; Boots Riley Strikes

A lot of Oakland News to catch up on so let’s get started. First, Kathy Neal called to explain that yes she’s out of the race for the 18th California…

Oakland News: Why Kathy Neal Quit Assembly Race; Make Love Oakland!

The race for the California 18th District Assembly Seat currently held by the termed-out Sandre Swanson recently lost a candidate that this blogger thought had a chance because she was…

Rick Santorum Protestors Get Tasered In Washington

GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum arrived in Tacoma, Washington to give a speech as part of his campaign run when he was “greeted” by protestors associated with the Occupy Movement.…

Occupy Oakland Declares Love On Oakland, Or, A Day Of Public Sex

The General Assembly of Occupy Oakland has reportedly passed a resolution declaring Tuesday, January 14th as “Make Love, Not War” day. The resolution reads like this: In the interest of…

The Green Party Rises In Post-Occupy Oakland – Oakland Politics

Occupy Oakland has given rise to a party that, for a long time, seemed almost dead in Oakland: The Green Party. Oakland Politics – or to be clear, politics in…

Occupy Oakland Arrestees Tortured In Jail; Oakland “Y” Hosts Protestor Escape

According to the Daily Kos, and other blogs, a number of the 400 people arrested during last Saturday’s Occupy Oakland protest were sent to Santa Rita Jail, and of those…

Oakland News: Robberies, Restaurant Week, Occupy Oakland

You can take this Oakland news in whatever order, but this blogger’ presenting Robberies, Restaurant Week, and Occupy Oakland, and other news. First, let’s start with the other news. Cafe…

Occupy Oakland: Protestors And Police Gather For Viral Video Shoot

Frankly, this blogger’s not sure what the value of these Occupy Oakland protests are, except as yet another viral video opportunity for protestors armed with cameras, camcorders, and camcorder-equipped smartphones.…

Oakland News: Richmond Wins LBL Campus Competition, Mayor Recall Update

Richmond beats Alameda and Oakland for LBL Second Campus After a tough, competitive battle for the right to play host to the long-planned-for second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National…

Occupy Oakland Grand Lake Benefit – Alan Michaan Interview

Alan Michaan, the famed owner of the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, is always controversial and outspoken. Here, in this video, he talks about why he elected to establish the…

Oakland City Council’s Tense Occupy Oakland / Port Hearing

The video below by “dukkhaboy” on YouTube gives some of the flavor of last night’s Oakland City Council Hearing, as Port Of Oakland Executive Director Omar Benjamin talks against the…

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer: Dark Knight Meets Occupy Wall St

The second trailer for the Legendary Pictures, Syncopy Films, DC Comics film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures The Dark Knight Rises, the hotly anticipated third and final installment in the…

#whilewewatch Occupy Wall St New York Movie Premier Livestream

Watch live streaming video from whilewewatch at livestream.com Kevin Breslin, the brilliant Director of the Oscar-considered Living For 32, and a friend of this blogger is hosting a livestream presentation…

The Occupy Oakland Port Action: ILWU Union Games The Movement

The Occupy Oakland Movement certainly has its factions, so it’s hard to say ‘the movement as a whole thinks one way,’ but the bottom line is the current majority is…

Occupy Oakland Wrong On Port Of Oakland Protest

At first, the Occupy Movement, and it’s offshoots including Occupy Oakland, the best known of them other than Occupy Wall Street, started with a noble purpose, bringing attention to the…

Cincinnati Xavier Fight, 4 Suspended, What’s Race Matter?

Saturday’s Cincinnati Xavier fight that started toward the end of the basketball contest was a sad moment in American culture. The brawl started back during halftime of the game and…

Occupy Wall Street Global Revolution LiveStream

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com This lives stream presents the latest information about the national protest efforts. But this blogger must make the observation that many of…

Occupy Oakland Port of Oakland Strike Live Stream, Twitter Stream

The planned Occupy Movement / Occupy Wall Street / Occupy Oakland protest at the Port of Oakland’s underway and already the City of Oakland has sent out several press releases…

Occupy Cal In Berkeley Celebrates One Month Anniversary, Visits Chancellor

University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau saw an interesting happening in front of his home on the campus of Cal this week. A lot of color of pink…

Terrance Candell: 2010 Oakland Mayor’s Race Candidate Supports Quan Recall

Oakland’s Terrance Candell never stopped running for Mayor of Oakland. His website, Candell For Mayor, is still up, but and unlike the other eight candidates (Joe Tuman’s “Tuman For Mayor…

Jean Quan: Occupy Oakland Makes Mayor YouTube Star

Say what you will about Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, one thing’s for sure, she’s gone from being called ‘Mayor Quan,’ or ‘Oakland Mayor Jean Quan,’ to just ‘Jean Quan,’ and…

Herman Cain Drops Out Of GOP Presidential Race

Well, this blogger was wrong. GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain just announced that he’s suspending his campaign. He did this just five minutes ago, and at a brand new headquarters…

Herman Cain To Occupy Wall Street

UPDATE: Herman Cain Drops Out Of The Race Herman Cain. Certain COP operatives want him out of the GOP Presidential Race, and much of the media wants him out of…

Mayor Quan, Oakland Business, And The Recall

(First posted at http://zenie62blog.com) [caption id="attachment_13222" align="alignleft" width="235" caption="Oaklland Mayor Jean Quan"][/caption]Is the Oakland Business Community really behind the planned recall effort of Mayor Jean Quan? As one blo...

Oakland Busness Community Mixed On Mayor Quan, On Recall Fence

Is the Oakland Business Community really behind the planned recall effort of Mayor Jean Quan? As one blogger who’s lived in Oakland since 1974, it’s easy to gain the temperature…

Occupy LA: Over 200 Arrested In Raid

The Occupy Movement got new steam as over 200 people were arrested last night after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa did a head-fake, first saying on Monday that there was…

Scott Olsen Out Of Hospital: Interview At Occupy Oakland

Scott Olsen’s been through a lot. He started with OccupySF, but then became attracted to Occupy Oakland. The day he came back to Occupy Oakland was the day that changed…

Occupu LA – Some Arrests But Camp Still Standing

Watch live streaming video from owslosangeles at livestream.com The video above shows, as of this writing, a kind of press conference featuring Occupy LA participants. The expected eviction action didn’t…

Occupy LA Eviction Live Stream From Los Angeles

Will Occupy LA be evicted after 12 midnight PDT? As this is written, a set of USTREAM Live video feeds have been installed at Zennie62.com to present the Occupy LA…

Rebecca Kaplan’s Occupy Oakland Speech Is Worth Hearing, Now

About three weeks ago November 7th 2011, and on the same Monday that, as it turned out, was the beginning of the 18-city coordinated effort to evict Occupy Movement encampments…

Occupy Oakland Site Up As Of 2:42 AM PDT

In a blog post broke exclusively at Zennie62.com, the entire website of the Occupy Oakland movement was down, and for reasons not known to this blogger. Several online tests confirmed…

Occupy Oakland Website Down As Of 11:23 PM PDT

For some reason, the website at the URL http://www.occupyoakland.org – the online home of the Occupy Oakland movement – is down. To be more specific, this blogger discovered that not…

Mayor Quan: Occupy Oakland Costs City Of Oakland $3 Million

According to an email newsletter by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, the decision to evict Occupy Oakland protestors has (so far) cost the City of Oakland $3 million. Here’s what Quan…

Stanford Lucks Out Cal In 114th Big Game, Rises To #4 In AP Poll

The Stanford Cardinal’s exciting, close, lucky 31 to 28 Big Game win over the California Golden Bears on Saturday, combined with Oregon’s loss to a suddenly powerful USC, pushed the…

Occupy Oakland: Mayor Quan’s Sharon Cornu, Dan Siegel Not Missed

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan wants a new team! There has been a rash of staff changes in the wake of the unpopular eviction of Occupy Oakland from Oakland City Hall…