Port of Oakland official drops hint about A’s ballpark site

Port of Oakland commissioner believes an announcement will come sometime in November.

Port of Oakland and A’s enter ENA for Howard Terminal

The 50-acre Port of Oakland property knownas Howard Terminal is today mainly usedfor auxiliary purposes, such as parking. PORT OF OAKLANDDreams of home runs soaring past Oakland's iconic white cranes and splashing into the bay water is back on the table. The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners agreed to a one-year Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) … Continue reading Port of Oakland and A’s enter ENA for Howard Terminal

With A’s in mind, Alameda County Supervisors seek to sell Coliseum interests to Oakland

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSWith hopes of paving the way for the Oakland Athletics to build a new ballpark at the current Coliseum complex, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors announced they will formally enter into negotiations to sell their portion of the property to the city of Oakland."The Board renewed its decision to sell in … Continue reading With A’s in mind, Alameda County Supervisors seek to sell Coliseum interests to Oakland

EBC AGENDA | APRIL 6-12 | Controversial OAKLAND job training proposal returns; A’s meet with Port; FREMONT rent review will cost $24/unit

THE WEEK OF APRIL 6-12 --OAKLAND-- Regular council committee meetings, Tuesday, April 10, starts at 9:30 a.m. ➤Community & Economic Development Committee, 1:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--CYPRESS MANDELA TRAINING CENTER-- Councilmember Desley Brooks' controversial proposal to use funding derived from some voter-approved ballot measures to fund job training programs across Oakland headlines Tuesday's slate of committee hearings. Brooks … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | APRIL 6-12 | Controversial OAKLAND job training proposal returns; A’s meet with Port; FREMONT rent review will cost $24/unit

Alameda County formally enters negotiations with A’s for sale of Coliseum complex

The Alameda County Board of Supervisorshave long been interested in selling its halfof the 120-acre Coliseum complex.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSA day after Oakland Athletics management announced its interest in purchasing the entire Coliseum complex, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon voted to enter into negotiations with the team.The action is just the … Continue reading Alameda County formally enters negotiations with A’s for sale of Coliseum complex

Powerful progressive law firm plunks down $20,000 for Nancy O’Malley’s campaign

Including donations from attorney Joe Cotchettand his law firm, Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley raised $27,200 in the past eight days.ALAMEDA COUNTY DA--ELECTION 2018--The powerful Burlingame law firm of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Facebook shareholder on Tuesday over the recent disclosure that the social media company failed to … Continue reading Powerful progressive law firm plunks down $20,000 for Nancy O’Malley’s campaign

2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Sports franchises and elected officials strike out

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSThe Oakland Raiders are gone for Las Vegas. But, wait, they're still in town for another 2-3 years? So you're saying there's a chance? Probably not, but with the Warriors' new arena in San Francisco beginning to rise, the focus toward the last half of 2017 was on the Athletics, … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Sports franchises and elected officials strike out

Alameda County supervisors begin talks Tuesday to sell its half of Coliseum to Oakland

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County officials are moving quickly toward a potential sale of its portion of the Coliseum complex to the City of Oakland.Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi will recommend at next Tuesday morning's Board of Supervisors meeting that the county move to "expand discussions and negotiations" with Oakland city officials over not just the Coliseum … Continue reading Alameda County supervisors begin talks Tuesday to sell its half of Coliseum to Oakland

How A’s, Dave Kaval choked on Peralta site still eludes many

The Peralta Community College Board ofTrustees delivered a strong blow last weekto the A's plan for a new ballpark near Laney College.OAKLANDIn the early 2000s, a young and talented Oakland Athletics ball club appeared on the cusp of clearing a long pesky obstacle by finally upending the New York Yankees in the playoffs. Up to 2-0 … Continue reading How A’s, Dave Kaval choked on Peralta site still eludes many

EBC AGENDA | DEC 8-14 | OAKLAND strike continues; 200-unit senior market-rate housing in HAYWARD; multiculturalism in SAN LEANDRO

THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14--OAKLAND-- [MEETINGS CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE] City Council committee meetings, Tuesday, Dec. 12, start at 9 a.m.➤Finance & Management Committee, 9 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--PUBLIC SAFETY OT IN THE RED-- Oakland's overtime budget for police and fire is projected to be in the red by more than $38 million, according to a staff … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | DEC 8-14 | OAKLAND strike continues; 200-unit senior market-rate housing in HAYWARD; multiculturalism in SAN LEANDRO

A’s strike out looking at Laney College ballpark site

A's management has long maintained thereis no "Plan B" if Laney plan strikes out.OAKLANDThe Oakland Athletics' dream of building an intimate downtown ballpark near Laney College may have been dashed Wednesday without the team ever stepping up to the plate in negotiations over the site with the community college board.The Peralta Community College Board of … Continue reading A’s strike out looking at Laney College ballpark site

Alameda County rekindles idea of selling its share of Coliseum property to Oakland

Oakland Councilmember Lynette GibsonMcElhaney, center, speaking at Thursday'sColiseum JPA meeting at Oracle Arena.COLISEUM JPAOakland and Alameda County representatives on the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority showed keen interest Thursday for revisiting the idea of the county selling its interests in the stadium complex to the city.In the midst of running negotiations in recent years with … Continue reading Alameda County rekindles idea of selling its share of Coliseum property to Oakland

Coliseum JPA officials question whether A’s interest in Peralta site is a ‘bait-and-switch’

COLISEUM JPAWhen it comes to the Oakland Athletics' plan for building a new ballpark near Laney College, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley said he just wanted to put out in public what some have recently speculated about in private."I'm just hoping the A's don't do a bait-and-switch," Miley said during a retreat Thursday morning for … Continue reading Coliseum JPA officials question whether A’s interest in Peralta site is a ‘bait-and-switch’

Oakland plan to restrict speculators at proposed A’s ballpark is held in committee

A's management announced an intention tobuild a new ballpark in the above area nearLaney College in OAKLAND CITY COUNCILLegislation that would have placed short-term controls aimed at hindering speculative real estate moves in and around the proposed A's ballpark near Laney College was put on hold Tuesday by the Oakland City Council Community and Economic Development … Continue reading Oakland plan to restrict speculators at proposed A’s ballpark is held in committee

We love the A’s, say community activists, just not a ballpark at the Peralta site

Alvina Wong, right, with a Chinatown businessowner who expressed concern about an A'sballpark near Laney College.OAKLANDAlvina Wong grew up in Chinatown. As a child she walked with her grandmother to buy groceries, learned Chinese calligraphy and made friends in the park. "That's the type of community we have in Chinatown as well as East Lake … Continue reading We love the A’s, say community activists, just not a ballpark at the Peralta site