Let’s play two: OAKLAND enters ENA with A’s for Coliseum property

Weeks after the Oakland Athletics signed an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the Port of Oakland to study the feasibility of a new ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square, the team entered into a similar arrangement late Tuesday night with the City of Oakland in order to secure the site for a new stadium … Continue reading Let’s play two: OAKLAND enters ENA with A’s for Coliseum property

EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules

--OAKLAND-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] --A'S COLISEUM ENA-- The Oakland City Council is about to move on Mayor Libby Schaaf's pledge last month for the city to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the Oakland Athletics with an eye on the city purchasing the county's portion of the jointly-owned … Continue reading EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules

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

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

A’s letter: Coliseum or bust!

OAKLAND COLISEUMA report Monday that the Oakland Athletics are interested in buying the Coliseum complex, but the letter sent by Athletics management to city and county officials more notably hints the team views the long-standing stadium issues as the Coliseum or bust.The Laney College site is long gone after the team seriously fumbled the negotiation process … Continue reading A’s letter: Coliseum or bust!

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

EBC AGENDA | DEC 15-21 | BERKELEY revisits police pepper spray policy; ALAMEDA land swap for 589 housing units; ALAMEDA COUNTY Coliseum sale talks; OAKLAND reboots

THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21--BERKELEY-- Special council meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--MOVE TO REPEAL PEPPER SPRAY ORDINANCE-- Last September, the City Council approved authorization for the police department to include pepper spray under its use-of-force policy. Pepper spray had been prohibited under the 1997 city ordinance, but the outbreak of conflicts this year between protesters … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | DEC 15-21 | BERKELEY revisits police pepper spray policy; ALAMEDA land swap for 589 housing units; ALAMEDA COUNTY Coliseum sale talks; OAKLAND reboots

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

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

Coliseum JPA weighs support for fan-led strategy to sue Raiders

A potential lawsuit against the Raiders andthe NFL may lack legal standing withoutsupport of a government entity like the JPA.OAKLAND COLISEUM JPAThe Oakland Raiders are gone to Las Vegas, at least, in 2-3 years, but a legal strategy hatched by some fans to keep the team or its logo and colors in the East Bay, … Continue reading Coliseum JPA weighs support for fan-led strategy to sue Raiders

A’s choose site for downtown ballpark: It’s Laney College

An overview of the general area the A'splan to build a 35,000-seat, privately-financed ballpark in Oakland.OAKLANDAfter years of uncertainty and concerted efforts by the Oakland Athletics to build a new ballpark in Fremont, then San Jose, the team has chosen a downtown location near Laney College in Oakland.The San Francisco Chronicle reported news of the … Continue reading A’s choose site for downtown ballpark: It’s Laney College

Fan groups enlist well-known sports litigator to potentially sue Raiders, NFL over relocation

OAKLANDA grassroots collection of Raiders fan groups believe they have a legal grounds for keeping the NFL franchise in Oakland, and the investor group headed by football great Ronnie Lott still believes a football stadium can be built in Oakland, according to the attorney hired by local fan groups. But, whether it’s the Raiders playing … Continue reading Fan groups enlist well-known sports litigator to potentially sue Raiders, NFL over relocation

Schaaf delivers emotional call for Raiders to stay in Oakland

Oakland Raiders fan displays his displeasurewith the team's intention of moving to Vegas.OAKLANDWith the clock admittedly winding down, Mayor Libby Schaaf launched a passionate, sometimes defiant effort Saturday to keep the Raiders in Oakland. NFL Owners could possibly vote on allowing the team to relocate to Las Vegas as early as Monday.Oakland’s seemingly last-ditch effort … Continue reading Schaaf delivers emotional call for Raiders to stay in Oakland