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East Bay Express Is So Pissed Dellums Won

East Bay Express Is So Pissed Dellums Won

Wow. The East Bay Express just can't stand that Ron Dellums ran for mayor and won. They're so angry that -- as a friend of mine pu...
Oakland Has $16.1 Million Budget Surplus

Oakland Has $16.1 Million Budget Surplus

This is great news, but the question about appropriately funding the Landscape Lighting and Assessment District must be asked. I'm also...
At 286 Lenox in Adams Point - "Neighbor Robbed At Knife Point With Good Ending"

At 286 Lenox in Adams Point - "Neighbor Robbed At Knife Point With Good Ending"

That was the title of this post you're about to see, which started life on the Adams Point Yahoo! Message Board. I'm just glad it w...
Man Mugged In Lake Merritt Tunnel - I Never Walk In There

Man Mugged In Lake Merritt Tunnel - I Never Walk In There

In all my years in Oakland, I've never walked through the tunnel connecting Lake Merritt to the Oakland Convention Center -- never. I r...
Man Mugged In Lake Merritt Tunnel - I Never Walk In There

Man Mugged In Lake Merritt Tunnel - I Never Walk In There

In all my years in Oakland, I've never walked through the tunnel connecting Lake Merritt to the Oakland Convention Center -- never. I r...
Phil Tagmi Scores With Fox Theater! - Congradulations!

Phil Tagmi Scores With Fox Theater! - Congradulations!

Phil Tagami, California Commercial Investments partner and developer (or redeveloper) of The Rotunda, scored a victory with a 57.2 million ...
Racial Politics and the Unfulfilled Promise of Black Power in Oakland - Pedro Noguera

Racial Politics and the Unfulfilled Promise of Black Power in Oakland - Pedro Noguera

My Cal City Planning Grad School Classmate Ricardo Noguera's brother Pedro Noguera wrote this article in 2002, but it's worth rev...
Don Perata Steps In To Fight Street Killings; Where's Jerry Brown?

Don Perata Steps In To Fight Street Killings; Where's Jerry Brown?

All I can say is, it's about time. I guess Jerry's got his mind on the AG race. But that's no reason to turn his back on thi...
John Russo's View On "Definition Of Vote Cast" - Matter of Oakland Mayoral Campaign

John Russo's View On "Definition Of Vote Cast" - Matter of Oakland Mayoral Campaign

I just found right here online a June 16th 2006 letter written by Oakland City Attorney John Russo to the Acting Registrar of Voters David...
Video Used To Sell 5499 Claremont Avenue, Oakland Apartment

Video Used To Sell 5499 Claremont Avenue, Oakland Apartment

Someone created a video of an apartment at 5499 Claremont Avenue as a tool to promote its sale, and then placed it on YouTube. Pretty good...
"Walk-Pooling" - A New Idea For Lake Merritt / Adams Point Residents

"Walk-Pooling" - A New Idea For Lake Merritt / Adams Point Residents

Many Lake Merritt / Adams Point residents have complained of the lack of safe ways to walk from downtown Oakland BART to the neighborhood. ...
Did Some West Oakland Blacks Sell Out to Whites?  This Lady Thinks So

Did Some West Oakland Blacks Sell Out to Whites? This Lady Thinks So

In brief. I was talking to a nice woman recently who -- she's white -- strongly asserts that the reason for West Oakland's gentri...
Mugging on Van Buren near Staten on Friday, June 30

Mugging on Van Buren near Staten on Friday, June 30

This from the Yahoo! Message Board. A pattern of juvenile crime is unfolding in the Adams Point Neighborhood. Where are the parents of the...
Gunshots on Van Buren Ave around MacArthur last night..

Gunshots on Van Buren Ave around MacArthur last night..

I saw this on a Yahoo! Message Board. I removed the writers name to protect their privacy. Anyone know what happenedd around 1:30AM last ...
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...

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