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

When Schaaf falls in Oakland, it always seems to be into progressives arms

The Uber building that never was.OAKLAND--OPPOSITION RESEARCH--In late 2015, it could be argued that Uber's announced move to Downtown Oakland, based on its transformative potential (good and bad), was the biggest news story in Oakland that year. The purchase of the old Sears Building for $123 million and Uber's promise to bring between 2,000 and … Continue reading When Schaaf falls in Oakland, it always seems to be into progressives arms

Warriors Owners Interested In Buying The A’s; Building Downtown Ballpark

Warriors owner Joe LacobOAKLAND | BALLPARK | The Oakland business leaders who are pushing the effort to build a new home for the A’s on the city’s waterfront apparently are not the deep-pocketed investors behind the plan to build a $500 million facility at Howard Terminal. It’s also clear that the cash-strapped city has no … Continue reading Warriors Owners Interested In Buying The A’s; Building Downtown Ballpark

With No Way To San Jose, Oakland Awaits A Call From A’s Owner Lew Wolff

February 2013 EBC headline following MayorQuan's State of the City address. OAKLAND | ANALYSIS | Last February, Assistant City Administrator Fred Blackwell spoke to a group of rabid East Bay sports fans at a Mexican restaurant in Oakland. With a margarita in hand, Blackwell uncorked a familiar refrain when it comes to the perpetual question of where the … Continue reading With No Way To San Jose, Oakland Awaits A Call From A’s Owner Lew Wolff

A’s Owner Hints At Downtown Ballpark in Oakland

A's co-owner Lew WolffOAKLAND | Was A’s co-owner Lew Wolff being positively flippant today about a downtown ballpark for the team in Oakland or is the recent spate of trash talk against the aging Coliseum a new strategy to pressure Oakland and Alameda County officials to help fund a new venue potentially near Jack London Square? Wolff’s comments … Continue reading A’s Owner Hints At Downtown Ballpark in Oakland