Oakland's Tiki Tom's Restaurant - The Last Video - Part One

Oakland's Tiki Tom's Restaurant - The Last Video - Part One

On October 7th, 2010, Oakland's Tiki Tom's Restaurant burned down in a blaze of fire that rang up an estimated $750,000 worth of ...
NORAD Santa Tracker - Christmas Eve Santa Tracking

NORAD Santa Tracker - Christmas Eve Santa Tracking

This year, 2010, once again this blogger is following (kinda) the Santa Tracker, but while tree trimming, wine drinking, and talking, and li...
Oakland News: Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente Gets DUI Arrest

Oakland News: Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente Gets DUI Arrest

Sad news. According to the San Jose Mercury News , veteran Oakland City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente (pictured) was arrested for DUI (Dr...
Oakland News: Top 21 Oakland Christmas Gifts

Oakland News: Top 21 Oakland Christmas Gifts

Merry Christmas Oakland! Normally, this would be a "top 10" list, but we have so many well deserving Oaklanders, and people who...
Santa Baby 99ers Christmas Unemployment Song

Santa Baby 99ers Christmas Unemployment Song

Presenting the Santa Baby 99ers Christmas Unemployment Song , or The Santa Baby 99ers Song , on Christmas Eve. Donalee King (in photo from...
Festivus 2010: No Mediaite Festivus?  What Gives?

Festivus 2010: No Mediaite Festivus? What Gives?

Festivus, that annual celebration for the rest of us, is upon us, once again. But in 2010 Festivus just don't feel like, well, Festivus...
Oakland Twitter Tweets For Wednesday, December 23rd 2010

Oakland Twitter Tweets For Wednesday, December 23rd 2010

There's so much going on in Oakland, it's hard to represent it all in just one blog post.  The Oakland City Council approves use of ...
Rosati's Is One Of The Best Pizzas In The World, Next To Zachary's

Rosati's Is One Of The Best Pizzas In The World, Next To Zachary's

Ok, Rosati's Pizza is the best in my World, but what's the difference between it and Zachary's Pizza? As this blogger writes ...
Christmas Travel: Stuck At O'Hare At A Crowne Plaza Where The Phone Failed

Christmas Travel: Stuck At O'Hare At A Crowne Plaza Where The Phone Failed

Well, here's another blog post in the annals of Zennie's air travels: stuck at O'Hare Airport (again), but this time in a Crowne...
TRON Movie Review At The Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA.

TRON Movie Review At The Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA.

The first review of TRON from this space was more about its similarities with 2001 A Space Odyssey , and called Tron Legacy: 2010: A Digi...
John Russo On Oakland Gang Injunction and Gangs in Oakland

John Russo On Oakland Gang Injunction and Gangs in Oakland

This video blogger talked with Oakland City Attorney John Russo about his response to a video featuring Michael Siegel of the Oakland civi...
Yelp Hammers Oakland Parking Service

Yelp Hammers Oakland Parking Service

Yelp has become the go-to site for ratings on businesses of all types, including the "City of Oakland Parking Service System." Th...
Oakland, CA Parking: Still Predatory, Getting Worse

Oakland, CA Parking: Still Predatory, Getting Worse

This is yet another email sent to this blogger about the Oakland Parking problem. From the way it reads, Oakland, CA's predatory parkin...
A's Stadium San Jose vs. Oakland update: SJ Council approves Gen Plan

A's Stadium San Jose vs. Oakland update: SJ Council approves Gen Plan

ALERT! A's Stadium San Jose vs. Oakland update. A quick follow-up on yesterday's post r egarding opposition to the San Jose effort...
A's Stadium has opposition in San Jose: Better Sense San Jose

A's Stadium has opposition in San Jose: Better Sense San Jose

Over all of the talk about an Oakland A's baseball stadium in San Jose instead of Oakland, the San Jose Murky News failed to mention the...
Oakland News Coalition Against the Gang Injunctions video interview

Oakland News Coalition Against the Gang Injunctions video interview

The interview with Maisha Quint of the East Side Arts Alliance and Michael Siegel of the Law Firm of Siegel and Yee (Where his father, Dan S...
Attacks on Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks unwarranted

Attacks on Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks unwarranted

Councilmember Brooks A couple of bloggers on Twitter cyber-approached me in an effort to start what, from a bird's eye view looks lik...
Education and economic development in Oakland

Education and economic development in Oakland

This short blog started with a tweet this blogger ran across, and now I can't find because I don't follow the Twitterer who issued i...
Oakland News: Al Davis fires-up Raider Nation, Oakland A's Hearing a success

Oakland News: Al Davis fires-up Raider Nation, Oakland A's Hearing a success

This Oakland news is from the sports World. A YouTuber that goes by gorilla142 (subscribe!) made the rare video of Oakland Raiders Manag...
Dr. Dean Edell out at KGO Radio

Dr. Dean Edell out at KGO Radio

According to Blogger Richard Liberman , Dr. Dean Edell, the popular, long time host of The Dean Edell Show on KGO Radio 810 in the San Fran...
A's Ballpark subject of December 1st Oakland Planning Commission Meeting

A's Ballpark subject of December 1st Oakland Planning Commission Meeting

Want to show your support for new ballpark for the Oakland A's? Show up at the meeting of the City of Oakland Planning Commission tomo...
Bauer's Transportation Company Bus Shuttle Service

Bauer's Transportation Company Bus Shuttle Service

This is the San Francisco Bauer's "Wi-Drive" commuter shuttle bus service . It's the same one used by Facebook and Twit...
Cal Washington: Huskies 16-13 Win; Cal is "Holmoesque"

Cal Washington: Huskies 16-13 Win; Cal is "Holmoesque"

This is the level the University of California Football Program has fallen to. Cal Alumni are starting to call the team "Holmoesque.&q...
Oakland Mayor-Elect Jean Quan's Car Booting Shows Knifes Are Out Already

Oakland Mayor-Elect Jean Quan's Car Booting Shows Knifes Are Out Already

Having her car, a Toyota Prius, booted for more than 10 unpaid parking tickets (you only need more than 5 to get booted) is one of those mo...
Oakland News: Parkway Theater Back? New Parkway Theater Group Needs $200K

Oakland News: Parkway Theater Back? New Parkway Theater Group Needs $200K

The latest Oakland News is good for an old friend.  The Parkway Theater building at 1836 Park Blvd off E. 18th here in Oakland, California, ...
Oakland City Auditor Attacks Financial Reporting, CAO Lindheim Insults Auditor

Oakland City Auditor Attacks Financial Reporting, CAO Lindheim Insults Auditor

This shows Oakland CAO Dan Lindheim (in photo) can dig his own hole fast. The Chief Administrative Officer of Oakland, who's days are ...
Oakland News: Rash Of Assault Crimes At Adams Point, Lake Merritt

Oakland News: Rash Of Assault Crimes At Adams Point, Lake Merritt

If you live in the Adams Point area of Oakland and walk at night, don't walk alone. There has been a rash of crimes in the area of late...
Oakland News: Mayor Elect Jean Quan News, City Slickers $4 Million

Oakland News: Mayor Elect Jean Quan News, City Slickers $4 Million

The election of Jean Quan as Oakland's Mayor-Elect has made her life far more complicated, and that's using her own words. Quan'...
Oakland News: Mayor-Elect Jean Quan and Women Now Run Oakland

Oakland News: Mayor-Elect Jean Quan and Women Now Run Oakland

With Jean Quan's stunning Ranked Choice Voting win in the 2010 Oakland Mayor's Race, the City of Oakland now has six of its eight ma...

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