London Docks Await Chinese Redevelopment – New York Times

London Docks Await Chinese RedevelopmentNew York TimesLONDON — Known for ambitious plans in China for business parks the size of cities, Xu Weiping says he cannot wait to start work…

Oakland A’s To San Jose Rejected By MLB, Court In SJ v MLB Records (Here For View)

UPDATE: Oakland A’s Move To San Jose Rejected By Major League Baseball. The Oakland Athletics as owned by Lew Wolfe are prohibited from moving to San Jose, both by Major…

City Of Oakland’s Response To California Controller On ‘Misdirected’ Assets

California State Controller John Chiang has dropped what looks like a legal bomb on the City of Oakland. What I wrote in the last blog post (where the State’s full…

Oakland’s $170 Million Redevelopment Budget Controversy Makes CAO Look Bad

UPDATE: City Of Oakland’s Response To California Controller On ‘Misdirected’ Assets The City Of Oakland’s in huge trouble, to the tune of $170 million, unless it can successfully challenge John…

Oakland’s CM Pat Kernighan Ignores Info Exonerating Desley Brooks

Oakland Councilmember And Oakland City Council President Pat Kernighan (District 2) continues to hone and refine her new role as Oakland’s version of the The Emperor from Star Wars. Joining…

THE OAKLAND CITY BUDGET 2013 – 2015: A CITY COUNCIL PRIMER

The Oakland City Council will hold its last budget hearing on Thursday, tommorrow, and before its final vote in two weeks. This is your chance to go to the Oakland…

David Glover, Oaklander, Friend, Champion Of Oakland, Passes On

David Glover was one of the first mentors I had after I started work in the City of Oakland after grad school at Berkeley. I got the word the former…

Transbay Joint Powers Authority Sells Land For $30 Million

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority has announced another giant land deal. This time it sold “Block 6,” the parcel that’s a part of the giant Transbay Transit Center Development Project,…

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…

SF CITI: SF Tech Comes Together For A Better San Francisco; Can SF Afford It?

Can technology make a better San Francisco? Well-known tech leaders who live in San Francisco (last time I checked) think so. To so this, they’ve come together with San Francisco…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Interview On Obama At DNC 2012

While walking to the area where the California Delegation sat at the Democratic National Convention, this blogger spotted Oakland Mayor Jean Quan sitting next to and talking with Oakland City…

Warriors In Oakland: If You Don’t Want Them Here, Leave Town Now

This is a short, blanket message to anyone who calls themselves an Oaklander, yet openly advocates for paving the way for the Golden State Warriors to move to San Francisco.…

Jerry Brown, Calfornia Governor Points To Schools To Close $16 Billion Gap

In yesterday’s news conference, California Governor Jerry Brown pointed to schools around the state as being the targets to take a fiscal hit if voters don’t grant him the tax…

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…

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…

Oakland KTOP’s Ashey James Cut; Oakland Firing Staff, Out By Friday

The City Of Oakland is facing the State of California’s effort to eliminate California Redevelopment with moves that could only be called cold and draconian. This blogger was just informed…

Oakland Mayor Quan Press Conference On Budget And Redevelopment 2012

The City of Oakland’s in a bad spot, and this blogger’s not sure if many people in Oakland understand exactly what’s going on. That’s why it’s important to look at…

Jerry Brown Destroys Oakland: City Layoffs, Deficit, After Gov Kills Redevelopment

Any doubt about how California Governor Jerry Brown feels about Oakland, where he was Mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007, should be erased after his action to eliminate local…

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…