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

5 THINGS I THINK: THANKSGIVING EDITION

THINGS I THINK1➤I think Rep. Eric Swalwell is the greatest salesman in America. Over the past two years or more absolutely nobody, except for fellow Golden State Rep. Adam Schiff, has leveraged cable news and social media better to raise their profile in Washington. It started with clever, cutesy social media postings--"#swalwelling on Twitter and … Continue reading 5 THINGS I THINK: THANKSGIVING EDITION

In Beast Mode, Schaaf responds to Trump’s tweet calling for Marshawn Lynch’s suspension

OAKLANDOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf won't stand for President Donald Trump attacking her city, and for good measure, its native son, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.At Sunday's game in Mexico City, Lynch chose to sit during the National Anthem, but stood during the playing of the Mexican anthem. The display caught the attention of Trump, … Continue reading In Beast Mode, Schaaf responds to Trump’s tweet calling for Marshawn Lynch’s suspension

Noel Gallo pledges council district funds to support citizen-led lawsuit against Raiders

Godfather Griz, representing Forever Oakland,addresses the Coliseum JPA Friday morningat Oracle Arena in Oakland.OAKLAND COLISEUM JPAWhile some Coliseum Joint Powers Authority commissioners appeared less than enthused about a fan base seemingly grasping again at a long-gone straw to keep the Raiders in the East Bay via a lawsuit, Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo says he will … Continue reading Noel Gallo pledges council district funds to support citizen-led lawsuit against Raiders

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

With Raiders departure, Oakland once again sticks it to ‘The Man’

The NFL announced approval Monday for theRaiders relocation to Las Vegas. The team isscheduled to play in Oakland through 2018.OAKLANDRaise a banner from the rafters at Oakland City Hall! By refusing to acquiesce to the threats of the Raiders and the National Football League, the city proved once again that the East Bay rests in … Continue reading With Raiders departure, Oakland once again sticks it to ‘The Man’

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

Placing their trust in Ronnie Lott, Alameda County supervisors agree to Raiders stadium term sheet

NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott addressing theAlameda County Board of Supervisors Tuesdaymorning in Oakland.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS |The Alameda County Board of Supervisors agreed to signing a term sheet with a group led by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott to begin negotiations for a $1.3 billion football stadium in Oakland. The Oakland City Council … Continue reading Placing their trust in Ronnie Lott, Alameda County supervisors agree to Raiders stadium term sheet

Oakland, Alameda County officials to vote Tuesday on Raiders stadium term sheet

OAKLAND | STADIUM |In what is likely the last chance to keep the Raiders in Oakland, both the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the Oakland City Council will vote Tuesday on a proposed term sheet to build a $1.3 billion stadium at the Coliseum.Specifics of the term sheet offered by the investment group led … Continue reading Oakland, Alameda County officials to vote Tuesday on Raiders stadium term sheet

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

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

Schaaf rebuts report she supports public funding Raiders stadium; A’s eye other sites in Oakland

Report says A's owners are looking at other sitesin Oakland. Could Howard Terminal be on the list?OAKLAND | STADIUMS | In a lengthy statement released Friday afternoon, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf pushed back against a news report suggesting that she is reversing a long-standing position against using taxpayer money to build a new stadium for … Continue reading Schaaf rebuts report she supports public funding Raiders stadium; A’s eye other sites in Oakland

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

Schaaf highlights crime reduction, fixing housing crunch in first state of the city

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivers her first state of the city Wednesday night at the City Council chambers.OAKLAND | STATE OF THE CITY | Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf entered the City Council chambers for her first State of the City address Wednesday evening with a drum line beat blaring behind. The first-term mayor’s flair for … Continue reading Schaaf highlights crime reduction, fixing housing crunch in first state of the city