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Oakland Candidates Forum Tonight, 5:30 PM

The Oakland Caucus, a candidates forum presented by the Oakland Builders Alliance and its new executive director Bev Rivas, is this evening at 5:30 PM at Community Bank of the Bay, 1750 Broadway Oakland. There will be candidates from the Oakland City Council race and the Oakland City Attorney race, and food too. Yes, local food vendors Go Streatery, El Taco Bike, Cerrutti Cellars, and others will have their tasty food available. A kind of Taste Of Oakland. For more info check The Facebook page and get tickets here:

NBA Commissioner Stern Tells Oakland SF Golden State Warriors Arena Easy Commute

Oakland Warns NBA Warriors As SF Arena Plan Introduced

Will Oakland sue the Golden State Warriors? This 17-minute video was made based on interviews held on Tuesday May 22nd and at the Golden State Warriors Press Conference at San Francisco Piers 30-32 to announce plans to construct a $600 million basketball arena on that site, and to be opened by 2017. On Tuesday, I talked to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Warriors Owners Peter Guber and Joe Labob, Warriors Legend Al Attles, and in Oakland, Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente, who's a key member of the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority. The main line of questioning by me centered around possible litigation by the City Of Oakland to block the deal. Also, Ignacio De La Fuente reminds all that as of now, the Warriors still owe Oakland $105 million from the bond deal to build the arena in Oakland that was opened just 14 years ago in 1998. The Golden State Warriors San Francisco deal will be all private money, and not even the NBA wi

Oakland Police Department Hosts Open House May 4th

Another step in the Oakland Police Departments work to rebuild its relationship with the Oakland Community - and this is a good one. Read from Oakland Local : Meet Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, his executive team, other members of the department and the different services they offer during OPD's first-ever open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. this Friday, May 4, at the Police Administration Building. In the past, OPD has come under a lot of scrutiny regarding its handling of the Occupy Oakland encampments and rallies. The department is working to regain the confidence of the community by becoming more open with the public and organizing events allowing the community to get to know those who vow to protect and serve in Oakland. The open house is a great opportunity to learn more about the department and get to know the people who are here to keep Oakland a safe and inviting place to live and visit. OPD Open House When: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4 Where: Police Admi