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Ignacio De La Fuente Concession Speech Video

Ignacio De La Fuente Concession Speech Video

On June 19th, Oakland Council President Ignacio De La Fuente gave a concession speech at his headquarters and after learning that Ron Dellum...
Jerry Brown's Oakland Crime Record Attacked By Republican Opponent Poochigian

Jerry Brown's Oakland Crime Record Attacked By Republican Opponent Poochigian

In both a funny commercial and a good use of the Internet, Jerry Brown's record on crime in Oakland is attacked by his Republican AG opp...
Are There More Whites Than Blacks In Oakland?  City Seems To Be At Least More Segregated

Are There More Whites Than Blacks In Oakland? City Seems To Be At Least More Segregated

I remarked to a friend that a visit to the Oakland Lake Merritt Farmers Market -- and to stores on Lakeshore -- revealed something I've ...
"Easy" - Some People Still Don't Get It -- Still

"Easy" - Some People Still Don't Get It -- Still

Wow. One person keeps sending comments about the incident at Easy, and no, I didn't post them. First, the matter is a painful one for ...
"The Queens of the Night" In Oakland - Tribune

"The Queens of the Night" In Oakland - Tribune

A nice story that shows a different side of Oakland. Transvestites charm macho Fruitvale bar Glamorous performers dazzle crowds with their...
Lakeview Dog Park Community Meeting - Thursday June 29th, 7 PM to 9 PM

Lakeview Dog Park Community Meeting - Thursday June 29th, 7 PM to 9 PM

PRESS ADVISORY FROM Office of Councilmember Nancy Nadel, District Three Contact: Marisa Arrona, (510) 238-7031 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2...
Lionel Wilson Formerly Honored - Oakland Tribune

Lionel Wilson Formerly Honored - Oakland Tribune

Two of the best hours of mu life were spent talking to a very wise Lionel Wilson at a table in front of Starbucks on Lakeshore in 1997, just...
Why I Resigned From The City of Oakland - Zennie Abraham

Why I Resigned From The City of Oakland - Zennie Abraham

Someone recently asked me why I quit the City of Oakland after our Super Bowl work. I state "our" because the Oakland Alameda Cou...
"Choose or Lose The A's" Meeting - June 20th 2006 Watch the video While many -- probably you -- were wa...
"Easy" - Some People Just Don't Get It: Racism Is Not Something to "Explain Away"

"Easy" - Some People Just Don't Get It: Racism Is Not Something to "Explain Away"

This guy -- see "V Smoothe" comments several "Easy" posts below -- keeps sending comments basically trying to explain aw...
Two Guys Fighting At Gaylords On 41st and Piedmont Tonight - 10:30 PM

Two Guys Fighting At Gaylords On 41st and Piedmont Tonight - 10:30 PM

Ok, so I'm sitting here at Gaylord's working on my computer when a Asian guy who's obviously without a home walks in to the esta...
Measure "B" Wins!  Oakland Once Again Supports Needed Bond Issue - Oakland Tribune

Measure "B" Wins! Oakland Once Again Supports Needed Bond Issue - Oakland Tribune

I've never missed an election since I was old enough to vote and attending Skyline High School. And in all those years, I can only reca...
Oakland Has A New Mayor - Ron Dellums - Oakland Tribune

Oakland Has A New Mayor - Ron Dellums - Oakland Tribune

On Friday, Oakland Council President Ignacio De La Fuente called Ron Dellums to congradulate him after learning that 50.18 percent of voting...
"Easy" - Controversy Uncovers A Desire To "Explain Away" Race Problems

"Easy" - Controversy Uncovers A Desire To "Explain Away" Race Problems

After I posted my problem in the way I was treated by a staffer at "Easy" I received a number of responses, most sympathetic, then...
"Easy" - Owner Appologies For Employee's Behavior

"Easy" - Owner Appologies For Employee's Behavior

I received this email from a person who identified himself as one of the owners of "Easy" and regarding the problem I blogged abo...
"Easy" - A Reponse To My Post From An Adams Point Neighbor

"Easy" - A Reponse To My Post From An Adams Point Neighbor

I wrote about a race-based problem I experienced at a new establishment called "Easy." My post spawned this reponse from a neigh...
"Easy" - New Replacement Of "Fifth Amendment" Seems Hostile To African American Men

"Easy" - New Replacement Of "Fifth Amendment" Seems Hostile To African American Men

Is this the Oakland of the future? A place where black men are singled out and treated in less-than-human ways? It sure seems that way wit...
Oakland Police Drop Ball On Community Policing; Move Impacts Adams Point - Oakland Tribune

Oakland Police Drop Ball On Community Policing; Move Impacts Adams Point - Oakland Tribune

The Oakland Police's failure to implement community policing is making our neighborhoods less safe, and Adams Point has borne the full w...
Oakland Mayor's Race - Dellums Lead Shrinking Below Outright Win

Oakland Mayor's Race - Dellums Lead Shrinking Below Outright Win

Last night at The Alley, a friend walked up to me and said "Dellums' lead is smaller than a ____ hair." I'll leave you to...
Brain-Dead Oakland Planning Commission Approves Hulk-Like Building For Adams Point Between Euclid and Bellevue

Brain-Dead Oakland Planning Commission Approves Hulk-Like Building For Adams Point Between Euclid and Bellevue

Adams Pointers, your population is about to increase by one big apartment complex right on Grand Avenue. Read it and weep. Or just kick o...
Reported Sexual Assault In Adams Point June 7th at 8 AM

Reported Sexual Assault In Adams Point June 7th at 8 AM

This was from the Adams Point Yahoo! Message Board: Concerned Citizens especially in the Adams Point 14x area, today 7 Jun 06 at 8:00 AM....
Tribune Article Points To Racial Divisions In Oakland Voting

Tribune Article Points To Racial Divisions In Oakland Voting

Well, I could have told you this. To me the election revealed just how backward Oakland can be at times. Oakland voters show division By...
"Keep The A's In Oakland" Blog Has Videos Of Mayoral Candidates

"Keep The A's In Oakland" Blog Has Videos Of Mayoral Candidates

Our new blog at http://oaklandbaseball.blogspot.com has videos of Oakland Mayoral Candidates expressing their views on keeping the A's...
Ron Dellums v. White Media  - Writer Accuses Bay Area "White Media" Of Racism

Ron Dellums v. White Media - Writer Accuses Bay Area "White Media" Of Racism

I just read this article on how the Bay Area's white media has launched a weird campaign against Ron Dellums and I could not agree more...
Annoying and Rude De La Fuente Lawn Sign Posters!

Annoying and Rude De La Fuente Lawn Sign Posters!

I've got to write that of all the political lawn posters, those representing Ignacio De La Fuente are just plain rude. They don't a...
"Block Party Oakland" August 1st - Sign Up For It

"Block Party Oakland" August 1st - Sign Up For It

One simple way to battle crime is to know your neighbor. I've found that few people in Oakland who live next to each other know each ot...
Challengers Lying About John Russo

Challengers Lying About John Russo

I got this email from other supporters of John Russo, but it speaks for me. I think the negative campaign mailer on John Russo came from ex...
Richard Liberman -- "Big Vinny" -- To Become New Online Editor For Matier and Ross of SF Chronicle

Richard Liberman -- "Big Vinny" -- To Become New Online Editor For Matier and Ross of SF Chronicle

My long time friend -- all the way back to Bret Harte junior high school and Skyline High School-- car salesman (I bought mine from him, as ...
Oakland Mayor's Race - Ron Oz Takes Out Page In SF Chronicle For Ad

Oakland Mayor's Race - Ron Oz Takes Out Page In SF Chronicle For Ad

I was reading the SF Chronicle at Gold's Gym yesterday, and noticed that Ron Oz took out an entire page in the news section to tell peop...

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