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Interview: John Russo on Alameda Drowning; City Manager Cites Lawsuits, Bureaucracy as Problems

June 14, 2011 | 12:21 pm

Interview: John Russo on Alameda Drowning; City Manager Cites Lawsuits, Bureaucracy as Problems

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On Sunday KQED’s Cy Musiker spoke with John Russo, the former Oakland City Attorney who resigned to become the city manager of Alameda. Yesterday we posted Russo’s highly unflattering comments about Oakland city government. Today, another segment from that interview about a different topic, and one much on the minds of Alamedans: The Memorial Day […]

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Interview: Former City Attorney John Russo Calls Oakland Government “Morally Corrupt”

June 13, 2011 | 3:59 pm

Interview: Former City Attorney John Russo Calls Oakland Government “Morally Corrupt”

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Cy Musiker yesterday interviewed new Alameda City Manager/old Oakland City Attorney John Russo, who resigned that position after engaging in several public disagreements almost rising to feud-level with Mayor Jean Quan. Russo has made no bones lately about his disenchantment with his former colleagues. That goes double and I dare say triple in this segment […]

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June 3, 2011 | 4:17 pm

Blog Beat: John Russo Rips Oakland Leaders; East Bay Food Trucks; Video on Edison Charter

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Former Oakland City Attorney John Russo lets loose on his former Oakland colleagues in this interview on Oakland North. From Bay Area Bites, food-truck madness in the East Bay. From The Snitch, a video on San Francisco’s controversial Edison Charter Academy, which has broken away from it’s for-profit company namesake.

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Morning Splash: Budget Talks Collapse; Oakland’s Russo May Be Named Alameda City Manager

March 30, 2011 | 7:53 am

Morning Splash: Budget Talks Collapse; Oakland’s Russo May Be Named Alameda City Manager

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Governor calls off budget talks with GOP (Sacramento Bee) After weeks of turbulent negotiations, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday he has called off talks with legislative Republicans, muddying California’s path toward a budget solution. The Democratic governor portrayed Republicans as obstructionist and said they refused to allow voters to decide whether the state should extend […]

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March 15, 2011 | 4:34 pm

Listen to Jeff Adachi and John Russo Debate Gang Injunctions

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Gang injunctions are a hot topic. The court hearing on Oakland’s proposed Fruitvale injunction against 40 alleged members of the NorteƱos gang drags on; City Attorney John Russo is at odds over the plan with anti-injunction activists; and Mayor Jean Quan has expressed lukewarm support at best for the tactic, while others in the city […]

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Oakland Tribune: City Attorney Russo Finalist for Alameda City Manager

February 25, 2011 | 9:43 am

Oakland Tribune: City Attorney Russo Finalist for Alameda City Manager

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First Police Chief Anthony Batts tried to fly the Oakland coop, now it appears City Attorney John Russo has also been job-hunting…. From the Oakland Tribune: Oakland City Attorney John Russo is one of three finalists for the Alameda city manager position, sources confirmed Thursday. Russo has been batting away rumors for weeks that he […]

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Morning Splash: Jack London Aquatic Center Could Close; Russo Balks on Oakland Pot Farms

February 7, 2011 | 7:49 am

Morning Splash: Jack London Aquatic Center Could Close; Russo Balks on Oakland Pot Farms

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Oakland’s Jack London Aquatic Center could close Feb. 28 (Oakland Tribune) The future of Oakland’s Jack London Aquatic Center, which serves everyone from rowing crews to low-income youths, is in limbo after the nonprofit group that manages the facility announced without warning it would hand over management to Oakland because of a lack of funding. […]

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