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Coliseum Approves Short-Term Leases With A’s, Raiders Through 2015 Seasons

by Steve Tavares, East Bay Citizen  The Athletics and Raiders have a home in Oakland, at least, for the next few years. The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority approved a two-year lease Monday for...
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Chip Johnson seems to think Oakland City Hall belongs to politicians, not the people (Analysis)

There are times when even the most veteran of journalists drop their editorial guard and reveal exactly how they think. Most people in Oakland know San Francisco Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson bends over...
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Larry Reid To Coliseum City Investor: ‘Show Me The Money!’ (Analysis)

Larry Reid On Monday, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan was effusively thanking investment firm, Colony Capital, LLC, the Coliseum City’s new, well-financed investor when her City Council and...
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Specter Of Wall Street Waters Down Oakland’s Anti-Foreclosure Resolution (Analysis)

What began as two competing resolution designed to show support for Richmond’s audacious plan to help underwater mortgage holders reduce principal and potentially by use of eminent domain, took pains Tuesday...
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Will competing foreclosure resolutions faceoff at next Oakland Council Meeting? (Analysis)

A pair of largely ceremonial Oakland City Council resolutions, both lauding Richmond for its efforts in helping owners of underwater mortgages in that city, is heading on a collision course next week. On...
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Proposal For Youth Curfews In Oakland Meets A Familiar Fate in City Council Meeting

Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo cares deeply about the wayward children of his city. At least, his council colleagues say so. However, members of the Public Safety Committee said they couldn’t buy into a...
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Oakland City Council members slow talk of anti-foreclosure plan in Oakland (Analysis)

The Oakland City Council again squabbled and ultimately scheduled competing resolutions supporting Richmond’s out of the box anti-foreclosure proposal for later this month, but not before Councilmember Dan...
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Is the City Council marginalizing Desley Brooks? (Commentary)

One of Oakland’s most progressive voices is being marginalized. Not because of politics, but because of her rotten attitude. After another impetuous and nasty display by Councilmember Desley Brooks at...
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Larry Reid has been absent from Oakland Council meetings for months; health status unknown (Analysis)

Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid has been absent from nearly every public meeting since the divisive July 26 censure hearing for Councilmember Desley Brooks. During the infamous meeting, Reed called some...
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West Oakland Customs Inspection Site May Not Be Zoned For Hazmat (Analysis)

West Oakland thought it had finally stemmed the conga line of big rigs that frequently travelled to and from the Port of Oakland. But a growing controversy over the awarding of a federal contract that could...