Report: Raiders told NFL that Oakland, Alameda County officials lied to them

Raiders ownership reportedly told NFL execsthat East Bay officials reneged on promises. OAKLAND | With the hopes of Raiders ownership flagging over the possibility NFL owners will approve their relocation bid to Los Angeles this week comes a report the team recently made disparaging comments toward Oakland and Alameda County officials during talks with league executives … Continue reading Report: Raiders told NFL that Oakland, Alameda County officials lied to them

Oakland’s commitment to not using public money for a new football stadium

View of O.co Coliseum from the parking lot.OAKLAND | Under the NFL’s bylaws, franchises that want to relocate to another city must first allow fans to have their voices heard. The practice of the NFL, however, when it comes to building costly stadiums, is to leverage fans’ fears about a team leaving to pressure municipalities … Continue reading Oakland’s commitment to not using public money for a new football stadium

Oakland Gun Bill Passes Assembly

ASSEMBLY | A gun control bill that would give local control for Oakland to enact stronger restrictions than the rest of the state passed the Assembly Tuesday.The bill, authored by Oakland Assemblyman Rob Bonta, aims to allow the Oakland City Council to fashion legislation that would curb rising gun violence within its borders. It now heads to … Continue reading Oakland Gun Bill Passes Assembly

Wieckowski Wants Issue Of Reversing Citizens United On 2014 Ballot

ASSEMBLY | At the end of the last legislative session, Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski successfully passed a resolution calling for Congress to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s contentious Citizens United decision. Now the Fremont legislator wants to put the same matter before voters in 2014.If passed by the Legislature, the bill (AB 644) offered by Wieckowski … Continue reading Wieckowski Wants Issue Of Reversing Citizens United On 2014 Ballot