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

Coliseum JPA says it will not participate in fan-backed proposed lawsuit against Raiders

COLISEUM JPAA fan-generated proposal to sue the Raiders and the National Football League over the team's move to Las Vegas took a significant hit Friday after Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority declined to participate in the lawsuit.The plan took a hit after Oakland officials on the governing Coliseum JPA board said the city would not expend … Continue reading Coliseum JPA says it will not participate in fan-backed proposed lawsuit against Raiders

NBA champs or chumps? Warriors want to leave their portion of $40 million arena debt on the court

COLISEUM JPAA disagreement over the Golden State Warriors' obligation to pay a previously agreed portion of Oracle Arena's reconstruction debt has simmered in public for three years, or since the team expressed interest in moving to San Francisco. Now, the matter appears to be heading toward arbitration with the reigning NBA champs arguing they owe … Continue reading NBA champs or chumps? Warriors want to leave their portion of $40 million arena debt on the court

Alameda County supervisor uses Las Vegas shootings to express support for Urban Shield

Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahernand Supervisor Nate Miley.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSAlameda County Supervisor Nate Miley has long been one of the typically progressive Board of Supervisors' must ardent supporters of the sheriff's office and Urban Shield, the disaster training and weapons expo held annually in Pleasanton.The morning after the Las Vegas shootings that resulted in … Continue reading Alameda County supervisor uses Las Vegas shootings to express support for Urban Shield

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

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

SCHAAF THROWS SHADE ON RAIDERS POTENTIAL FAN BASE IN VEGAS

The Oakland Raiders filed relocation papersThursday with the NFL to move the franchiseto Las Vegas.OAKLAND | On the day the Oakland Raiders filed relocation papers to move the franchise to Las Vegas--the team's second attempt in as many years to flee the city--Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf may have previewed the argument she intends to offer … Continue reading SCHAAF THROWS SHADE ON RAIDERS POTENTIAL FAN BASE IN VEGAS

Nevada state Senate approves Raiders stadium package

RAIDERS | The notion of the Las Vegas Raiders gain a few yards toward the goal line Tuesday night. The Nevada state Senate approved tax legislation that includes financing for a new $1.9 billion stadium that one day might house the vagabond NFL team.Nevada state senators approved the $750 million financing bill, 16-5. A two-thirds … Continue reading Nevada state Senate approves Raiders stadium package