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Oakland A’s Future Uncertain After City Council Revises Deal

July 17, 2014 | 9:24 am

Oakland A’s Future Uncertain After City Council Revises Deal

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Council votes to make changes to proposed deal to keep A’s at Coliseum for the next 10 years.

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Oakland City Council Considers Ban on ‘Tools of Violence and Vandalism’ at Protests

July 29, 2013 | 9:52 am

Oakland City Council Considers Ban on ‘Tools of Violence and Vandalism’ at Protests

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OAKLAND (BCN) A proposal to ban hammers, wrenches, shields, sling shots, paint projectiles and other potentially destructive items at protests will be considered by the Oakland City Council at its meeting on Tuesday night. The ordinance prohibiting so-called “tools of violence and vandalism” during a demonstration is being proposed by Councilman Noel Gallo, who said […]

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Oakland City Council to Consider Censure for Desley Brooks

July 25, 2013 | 1:23 pm

Oakland City Council to Consider Censure for Desley Brooks

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Update: The Oakland City Council voted Thursday night not to censure Councilwoman Desley Brooks for alleged ethical violations in establishing a teenĀ center. OAKLAND (Bay City News) The Oakland City Council will hold a hearing tonight on a motion to censure Councilwoman Desley Brooks for allegedly interfering with theĀ  construction and operation of two city recreation […]

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Civil Grand Jury Cites Culture of ‘Intimidation’ and ‘Interference’ by Oakland City Council

June 25, 2013 | 9:21 am

Civil Grand Jury Cites Culture of ‘Intimidation’ and ‘Interference’ by Oakland City Council

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(Bay City News/KQED) The Alameda County civil grand jury issued a report Monday criticizing the way city of Oakland officials oversaw the development of a teen center in East Oakland, calling the process “a complete fiasco.” The grand jury report, called “Misgoverning the City of Oakland,” also criticizes a culture of “intimidation” and “interference” by […]

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September 19, 2012 | 8:37 am

A.M. Splash: SF Approves Public Power Plan; GG Bridge Toll-Taking to be Totally Automated; Protest Ends Oakland City Council Meeting

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SF public power plan given tentative OK(SF Chronicle) San Francisco took a major step toward public power Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors gave initial approval to a five-year contract with Shell Energy North America to provide 100 percent renewable power to San Franciscans willing to pay a premium. The 8-3 vote provided a veto-proof […]

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October 6, 2011 | 9:38 am

A.M. Splash: Steve Jobs; Occupy SF; SF Health Care Law Loophole; Oakland City Council Term Limits?; SF Fleet Week

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As fans continue to mourn, Apple and Wall Street back at work (SJ Mercury News) Condolences and praise for deceased Apple founder Steve Jobs continued to pour in from around the globe Thursday, as the Silicon Valley tech giant he created returned to business. On Wall Street, Apple stock rose almost one percent Thursday, gaining […]

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May 3, 2011 | 3:25 pm

Blog Beat: 5 Issues to Watch at Oakland City Council Mtg; No California Executions in 2011

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Five issues to watch at tonight’s Oakland City Council meeting, starting according to Oakland Local. (Watch it live starting at 5:30 p.m.) There will be no executions in California in 2011, The Informant reports. On Governing California: Some UCLA geography students came darn close to predicting where bin Laden was hiding. Remember the now-painted-over mural […]

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March 15, 2011 | 3:14 pm

Blog Beat: Are Gang Injunctions Working in SF?; 5 Issues to Watch at Oakland City Council Meeting

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The Snitch asks: Are gang injunctions working in San Francisco? From Oakland Local: 5 issues to watch at tonight’s Oakland City Council meeting If you haven’t heard yet: Start lining up for Britney Spears’ Castro concert at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 27. That’s according to the Bay Area Reporter. A pro-choice videographer mocks five […]

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January 13, 2011 | 4:21 pm

Oakland Councilmember De La Fuente Won’t Be Charged with DUI

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From the Oakland Tribune: City Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente, who was arrested and detained after failing a field sobriety test last month, will not be charged with driving under the influence, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office said Thursday. Although De La Fuente failed the field sobriety test and was considered impaired by a […]

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