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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Blows It At 100-Blocks Press Conference

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan returned from a trip to Brazil and in general a number of travel obligations that kept her out of Oakland far more than she was in it over the last five months, and to a swarm of controversy about her 100-blocks initiative that, on Wednesday June 27th at 2 PM, degenerated into the most disastrous press conference this blogger has ever seen in Oakland's mayoral history. I've been involved in Oakland politics in depth and either as columnist, Mayor's Aide, consultant, or video-blogger, since 1990, and through Mayor Lionel Wilson, Elihu Harris, Jerry Brown, Ron Dellums, and Jean Quan, and this presser - which included City of Oakland Chief Administrative Officer Deanna Santana, Assistant Chief Of Police Anthony Toribio, Mayor Quan's Senior Public Safety Advisor Megan Harmon, and Robert Batty of the consulting firm Forensic Logic (who's website is in "stealth mode" as of this writing) - by Quan was the worst I've ever seen -

Oakland Army Base Gets Preliminary City Council Approval

The Oakland Army Base Project - the long-dreamed of plan to redevelop a long-dead 366-acre land assembly that was once the home of the U.S. Army for the San Francisco Bay Area, and the focus of a competition won by Oakland-based California Capital Group two years ago - has moved a giant step closer to reality after the Oakland City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would accomplish the following: 1) Approve the city administrator to complete agreements with the Port Of Oakland, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), and a set of developers, firmly establish the use of $242 million in State Of California funds, and commit $22.5 million in City of Oakland funds to match a grant from the Trade Corridor Improvement Fund, which would total 54 million for the project in addition to the state funds mentioned. 2) Approve a plan that essentially transfers all land development control to the firms of Prologis CCIG Oakland Global, LLC, but under the City Of Oakla

Joe Tuman On The GS Warriors, Oakland, Rebecca Kaplan At Large, And Mayor Quan

For Oakland politicos, Joe Tuman has become a household name. The San Francisco State Professor and San Francisco CBS Channel Five Political Commentator made a name for himself in 2010 with an aggressive, if late-starting run to be Mayor of Oakland, losing - along with nine other candidates including the winner of the most first place votes, Don Perata - to then-Oakland Councilmember Jean Quan. More at:

San Francisco News: Ross Mirkarimi Interview With SF Sheriff Suspended Via Domestic Violence Claim

Originally at: Ross Mirkarimi, the long-time San Francisco progressive politician who, after being termed out as District Five Supervisor, was elected to be San Francisco's Sheriff, only to be suspended from his job, by court stay-away order separated from his wife Eliana Lopez (who moved to her native home Venezuela January 13th, 2012), and all after an New Year's Eve day argument that turned violent enough for Lopez to approach a neighbor named Ivory Madison for assistance. After two months of back-and-forth texts, Ross agreed to meet me for a wide ranging interview conducted at the Royal Ground Coffee Cafe at 2060 Fillmore Street in San Francisco's Pacific Heights on Father's Day. As a note, Ross is a friend of mine, but the issue is extremely serious, so I worked to strike a balance -- get to the core matters of concern without h

Megan Avalon Female Bodybuilder Webcam Fitness Model Featured Video

As of this writing, if you type "fbb" in YouTube, a selection of female bodybuilder videos is presented.  But there's one at the top that's the "featured video" - this one I made of my friend Megan Avalon in 2010. I'm proud to say that it's generated almost a half-million views over that time.  I think what's so popular about it is it's an up close look at fbb, and just as one might see her webcam style. Also, this video, made in Oakland, captures Megan at her buff-est levels of development.  I have always felt that Megan was holding back on the development of her biceps, which are well-defined in this video at 15 inches.  Imagine if they would look like at 17 inches, and how they would accentuate her breasts, which already have been augmented. Just saying.

Vote For Donald Macleay, Sean Sullivan, Abel Guillen; City Attorney Race

The Oakland election races are heating up. Over at Zennie62, the recommendation is for you to vote for Donald Macleay for Oakland City Council District One, Sean Sullivan for Oakland City Council District Three, and Abel Guillen for the California Assembly District 18 Seat. To read about the reasons for those choices and about the Oakland City Attorney Race, click:

Google Trends: Bath Salts, Terrell Owens, NBA Draft Lottery, Zombie Apol...

Google Trends: Bath Salts, Terrell Owens, NBA Draft Lottery, Naked Flesh Eating Zombie Apolcalypse "Zombie Attack", and a word about's $800 Million purchase of Buddy Media.