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Oakland County officials warming to regional water planDetroit Free PressAfter opposing previous water deals with Detroit, Oakland County officials are open to the new one. The proposed deal caps rate increases at 4% for the foreseeable future. Oakland’s elected officials plan a countywide summit on the plan at 11 a.m …<a target="_blank" class="p" href="http://news.google.com/news/more?ncl=dfV99ec_AaLOn1M&authuser=0&ned=us”> more Source:: Oakland County officials warming...

Chamber-sponsored Oakland mayoral debate draws diverse crowdOakland LocalAt a mayoral forum hosted by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night, several languages could be heard spoken among the crowd that filled Impact HUB Oakland before the candidates filed on stage to answer questions posed by …Oakland mayoral debate: The ScorecardSFGate (blog)Keeping the A’s in Oakland: An interview with Oakland mayoral candidate Dan …Athletics Nation<a target="_blank" class="p" href="http://news.google.com/news/more?ncl=dOR3YggqE2rgxIM7XLkxXZnS5w0zM&authuser=0&ned=us”>all...

Drummond: Who will break from the pack in Oakland mayor’s race?Contra Costa TimesThe candidates are Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan, businessman and university trustee Bryan Parker, Mayor Quan, City Auditor Courtney Ruby, Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, civil rights attorney Dan Siegel and government and law professor Joe Tuman.<a target="_blank" class="p" href="http://news.google.com/news/more?ncl=dW60Y9v0J9AVK1M&authuser=0&ned=us”>and more more Source:: Drummond: Who will break from...

Will Golden State Warriors‘ Klay Thompson get a max contract?FanSidedThe W’s do love Klay, but I’m not sure he’s quite worthy of the max, either. If GMs and scouts picked apart Greg Monroe’s game and decided he’s not worth the max, and he’s a big guy who’s consistently put up numbers, I wonder if they’d do the same with …<a target="_blank" class="p" href="http://news.google.com/news/more?ncl=dymqC0pAqM8fr1M&authuser=0&ned=us”>and...

Oakland boys golf wins District 7-AAA tournamentThe Daily News JournalOakland routed the six-team field at Indian Hills Golf Course, ending Siegel’s five-year reign atop the district. Oakland shot 300 to win the tournament by 22 shots over surprise second-place Stewarts Creek (322). Blackman finished third with a 323 …<a target="_blank" class="p" href="http://news.google.com/news/more?ncl=dRzgcx7JOi69inM&authuser=0&ned=us”>and more more Source:: Oakland boys golf wins District...

Oakland Raiders Rumors: Odds Are Stacked Against Dennis AllenRantSportsThere is no question that after an offseason in which nearly the entire team had been revamped, optimism and expectations were high not just among Oakland Raiders fans, but also with team owner Mark Davis. Given the wretched state his late father left …Getting to know the Oakland RaidersESPN (blog)Patriots’ defense faces the unknown in Oakland rookie QB Derek CarrGazetteNETOakland Raiders: The Good News and The Bad NewsNFL MocksCBS Local -Just Blog...

Comal Sequel Is a Go; Cooking Light Honors BakerEater SFBERKELEY—The owners of Comal, John Paluska and Andrew Hoffman, have finally settled a lawsuit from the Elmwood Neighborhood Association that was preventing the buildout of their second restaurant, a still-unnamed Californian concept with cocktails …<a target="_blank" class="p" href="http://news.google.com/news/more?ncl=dtjwiqUSHQuOScM&authuser=0&ned=us”> more Source:: Comal Sequel Is a Go; Cooking Light Honors Baker –...

The Oakland Mayor’s Race, already white hot, just got even hotter, thanks to Peter Liu. UPDATE: Peter Liu responded to my email regarding what he wrote with this: “I was killing terrorists in Iraq a decade ago. ^___^ me love killing terrorists.” Peter Liu, one of 15 candidates in the Oakland Mayor’s Race, wrote, in a heated email exchange with fellow candidate Bryan Parker, that he “killed multiple people just to survive in this World, didn’t even know their names. Was it a sin? No. It was self defense.” Liu,...

A’s lose Sacramento affiliate; weekly honors for Jon LesterSFGate (blog)One plus of Sacramento was the proximity to the Bay Area; the A’s could get a player to Oakland in 90 minutes if needed. But with Class-A Stockton also nearby, the team can continue to send rehabbing major-league players to a convenient location, and …Sacramento River Cats file to end affiliation with Oakland A’sSan Jose Mercury NewsSacramento River Cats Considering Affiliation Change From Oakland Athletics …CBS LocalOakland A’s,...

Raiders give Vincent Brown a chanceESPN (blog)ALAMEDA, Calif. — With needs across the board, the 0-2 Oakland Raiders have added to their receiving corps by agreeing to terms with former San Diego receiver Vincent Brown, according to two NFL sources. The signing is expected to be made official …Oakland Raiders to work out WR Vincent BrownFanSidedVincent Brown worked out for Oakland Raiders, could be offered dealNFL Spin ZoneOakland Raiders sign WR Vincent BrownSports GloryMountain West Connection -Modesto Bee -San Jose...

Dennis Allen’s job security already in question in OaklandNBCSports.comBut after an 0-2 start succinctly summed up by Charles Woodson saying, “We suck,” the question is less whether this will be Allen’s last season in Oakland and more whether Allen will even make it to the end of the season. Raiders owner Mark Davis is …Watt’s TD catch fuels Texans’ 30-14 win vs RaidersESPN (blog)Houston Texans vs Oakland Raiders Live Stream: Watch NFL 2014 Football …Christian PostA running joke in OaklandSilver...

Airbnb will be at San Francisco City Hall at 12:30PM, today, Monday, September 15th. This afternoon, a small group of Airbnb hosts, local businesses and other supporters of home sharing will hold a quick press conference on the steps of City Hall ahead of the San Francisco Land Use hearing on short-term rentals. They will talk about why home sharing matters to them, and continue to urge local officials to move forward with legislation that allows San Franciscans to share the home in which they live. The Airbnb press conference is ahead...

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Rental Boom Around Oakland’s Lake MerrittCBS LocalA view looking east toward man-made islands of the Lake Merritt Bird Sanctuary. The Bellevue-Staten apartment building is in view, and the Oakland/Piedmont Hills are in the background. (Wikipedia) …...

Bay Area deck collapse injures 9Santa Rosa Press DemocratThe San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday (http://tinyurl.com/mcu8djz) that three of the victims were injured critically and were taken to Oakland hospitals. The Oakland Fire Department said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Some …...

Oakland Park culinary district attracting investorsSun SentinelOakland Park’s downtown culinary arts district is getting a boost from Allied Kitchen & Bath, which plans to remodel the old Sikes Tile building (in background), into a designer showroom, restaurant and two restaurant-bars. (Larry Barszewski, Sun …...

The Oakland Raiders Stadium hopes and the quest for a new facility for The Oakland Athletics are in danger of fading as the City of Oakland has expressed dismay with the current developers of what is called Coliseum City. Unless the real estate developers show considerable progress by a planned closed session meeting with the Oakland City Council in two weeks, their exclusive negotiating agreement may come to an end in October 6th. Coliseum City is the giant project slated to eventually grow to 800 acres of office and retail development,...

Libby Schaaf Leads Oakland Mayor’s Race Poll By Zennie62 Libby Schaaf leads Oakland Mayor’s Race Candidates in this blogger’s first poll based on anecdotal information gathered from daily talks with Oaklanders, some insiders some not. The tally of those most likely to pick up first place votes is as follows: Libby Schaaf, Rebecca Kaplan, Joe Tuman, Dan Siegel, Jean Quan, Bryan Parker, and Courtney Ruby. By contrast, Libby is reportedly fourth place in the upcoming Jobs and Housing Poll. The information is based on...

UPDATE: The poll is not done according to Greg McConnell, but will be out this week, and now my source is not certain that it was the upcoming Job and Housing Poll, or another poll that’s being produced. McConnell says the poll surveyed fewer than the 1,200 I was told by my source, and did not cost $50,000 to do. McConnell says their objective is to get a 4 percent margin of error, so they don’t focus on a number but do what they can to get to that margin of error. Rebecca Kaplan, Jean Quan, Joe Tuman Lead New Oakland Mayors...

Oakland Coliseum City Mayor Quan’s Political Football The Oakland Coliseum City Project is being used as Mayor Jean Quan’s political football. Mayor Quan is pushing the fabrication of positive information about the project just to help her reelection efforts. IFTTT The first example of this was her claim that the Prince Of Dubai or some similar mucky-muck was going to invest in the project. That news was quickly shown to be false but only after Quan got on the radio and blasted that idea out there. The second time is...

Oakland Coliseum City Has No New Financing The Oakland Coliseum City Project has no $670 million subsidy. Moreover, the idea that there is “found money” is just plain false according to friends of mine working on the project. What there is, is an analysis of desired and expected net revenue that would be used to then payoff the new private bond issue that would be used to make the sports stadiums for the A’s and the Raiders. That is a ‘rosy scenario’ that’s both risky and also unwise to use as a...

In the wake of the Oakland Noose Incident, this email below was sent this blogger, and it indirectly comes from Oakland Public Works Assistant Director Michael Neary:   All, on behalf of Brooke Levin I’m sending this email to update you on the status of the investigation into the racial incident that occurred at the Municipal Service Yard on Tuesday, August 26. The City has retained Mr. Mike Moye to conduct an independent administrative investigation of the incidents. Mr. Moye is a partner at Hanson Bridgett in San Francisco and has...

City of San Bruno leaders, Wednesday, praised but also criticized elements of a record-setting penalty and fine against the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for causing the devastating 2010 explosion and fire in San Bruno. “As we review the decision, we commend the level of this record-setting penalty and fine – the largest ever levied by the CPUC – but we remain disappointed that the CPUC chose to direct nearly $1 billion to the State General Fund instead of demanding that more dollars be reinvested back into a safer pipeline system,”...

Governor Jerry Brown Endorses Congressman Mike Honda! Well, this news should give Ernie Konnyu a bellyache! Governor Jerry Brown said: “Mike Honda has dedicated his career to tackling difficult issues and doing what’s right for working people. After leading the local effort to bring BART to San Jose, Mike got $900 million in federal funding for the project creating 10,000 jobs for the Silicon Valley. Mike is an effective advocate in Congress for his district and all of California — I’m proud to support him.” In...

Rebecca Kaplan Saved The Oakland As For Oakland She Says At the Thursday, August 28th, Alameda Democratic Party Forum featuring 8 of the 15 Oakland Mayor’s Race candidates and ran by Oakland’s former Mayor Elihu Harris, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan (At-Large) stood up and made the claim that she saved the Oakland A’s for Oakland. What she was referring to was the details that led to the new 10-year lease between the Oakland Athletics Baseball Team, and the Oakland-Alameda County Joint Powers Authority, on which...

On Wednesday, the City of Oakland, and that part of the city itself that watches mainstream media, was rocked by news that someone put a hangman’s noose in a City of Oakland Public Works truck that was being used by two black employees at the time. According to reports, the news of the incident came at 5 PM, and via the Oakland Police, who are now charged with managing an investigation. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan made a comment that’s only seemed to fan the flames of anger: “There’s the general stuff around who gets promoted,...

Bryan Parker, the business executive and Port of Oakland Commissioner who’s running for Mayor of Oakland, has uploaded the coolest video ever made in Oakland’s election history. Called “A House Divided,” the video has brief images of Mr. Parker walking through various parts of Oakland, but he’s also walking toward you, the viewer. That may not make sense, but, well, here it is. In full disclosure, this vlogger is on record as supporting Bryan Parker, Libby Schaaf, and Joe Tuman, in that order. But even...

The Oakland Raiders and The Golden State Warriors dominate questions for the candidates running for Mayor of Oakland in the Oakland Mayor’s Race. As reported at Zennie62.com, The first-of-its-kind Oakland Mayor’s Race Candidates Forum directly employing one form of social media (using Facebook) is about to get under way tonight at 7 PM PST at Oakland City Hall, at the Oakland City Council Chambers. 14 of the 15 Oaklanders running for Mayor are expected to appear : Saied Karamooz, Ken Houston , Rebecca Kaplan, Charles Williams,...

The first-of-its-kind Oakland Mayor’s Race Candidates Forum directly employing one form of social media (using Facebook) is about to get under way tonight at 7 PM PST at Oakland City Hall, at the Oakland City Council Chambers. Slated to appear are 14 of the 15 Oaklanders running for Mayor: Saied Karamooz, Ken Houston , Rebecca Kaplan, Charles Williams, Bryan Parker, Courtney Ruby, Dan Siegel , Libby Schaaf , Patrick McCullough, Jean Quan, Jason Anderson, Nancy Sidebotham, Joe Tuman, and Eric Wilson (who’s attendance is reported...

Levi’s Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers new $1.2 billion football facility is not getting off to a great start. It’s barely open, and already, two people have died, one a worker last December and during the construction phase of the project, and the other a fan who attended the first NFL game played there, the preseason game against the Denver Broncos, last Sunday. The Oakland Raiders, and particularly Mark Davis, should take care not to let envy get the best of them in watching Levi’s Stadium as it is used. Not only...

The 2015 NFL Draft Should Be In Oakland. Period. As the NFL considers Chicago and LA as host cities for the 2015, NFL Draft, I say that Oakland, home of the Oakland Raiders, should be at the front of that list. I say that from a unique perspective, as I’ve covered the NFL Draft in New York for the last nine years straight, and such that I know Oakland can not only host the NFL Draft, but do so in a way that many will talk about for generations to come. Here’s one of my many videos from my time covering the NFL Draft in New...

Oakland used to have a great economic development effort, but now, in the wake of the death of California Redevelopment, it’s just plain dead on arrival. A search for “Oakland Economic Development” in Google shows a first page that represents Oakland’s program, but as of this writing, it basically tells you we don’t have a program at all. This is the first thing you see on the page: Community & Economic Development Agency (CEDA) Dissolved On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court upheld...

To Oakland Chamber, OakPAC: The Oakland Mayor’s Race Forum should include all candidates. The Oakland Chamber Of Commerce and OakPAC sent an email asking each candidate to fill out a questionnaire for the Chamber’s Forum. Based on how the candidate answers the questions, they will or will not be in the forum. That fact has rankled a number of people. Take what Peter Liu wrote: OakPAC is a disgrace for sending this absurd Candidate Questionnaire. The criteria to participate in your endorsement process requires “a...

The Oakland Mayor’s Race final candidate list was paired down to 15 people by the Oakland City Clerk’s Office on Thursday, August 14th. They are: Jason Anderson, Ken Houston, Rebecca Kaplan, Saied Karamooz, Peter Liu, Pat McCullough, Bryan Parker, Jean Quan, Courtney Ruby, Libby Schaaf, Nancy Sidebotham, DanSiegel, Joe Tuman, Charles Williams, Eric Wilson Out of the race include some surprise names: Larry Lionel Young, Margaret Wrigley Larsen, Gregory Wade, Sam Washington, and Jesse Smith. Of the five, Young made the final...

In this Oakland News, Courtney Ruby let the deadline for filing to run for re-election as Oakland City Auditor pass (thinking few would notice), meaning Oaklanders will get a new auditor in 2015, so for all practical purposes, she’s quit. Chris Dobbins (who is the featured image) was the victim of a signature validation problem, and so his bid to run for Oakland School Board in District Six was jettisoned by the Oakland City Clerk’s Office. And I finally look at the Oakland City Council District Four monies raised, where Jill...