A’s owner is going on a rent strike

John Fisher, whose family owns The Gap, stopped paying rent at retail stores last month.

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

Coliseum JPA officials question whether A’s interest in Peralta site is a ‘bait-and-switch’

COLISEUM JPAWhen it comes to the Oakland Athletics' plan for building a new ballpark near Laney College, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley said he just wanted to put out in public what some have recently speculated about in private."I'm just hoping the A's don't do a bait-and-switch," Miley said during a retreat Thursday morning for … Continue reading Coliseum JPA officials question whether A’s interest in Peralta site is a ‘bait-and-switch’

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

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

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

Warriors agree to 2-year lease extension, with options, to play at Oracle Arena

The Warriors will continue paying $7.5 milliona year in debt service on Oracle Arena.OAKLAND COLISEUMThe Golden State Warriors are set to sign a two-year lease extension to play in Oracle Arena that will ease the transition to the new Chase Center in San Francisco set to open in late 2019.The lease deal, scheduled for discussion … Continue reading Warriors agree to 2-year lease extension, with options, to play at Oracle Arena

Ignacio De La Fuente to be appointed to Oakland Coliseum JPA

Ignacio De La Fuente PHOTO/Shane BondCOLISEUM JPA | In football terms, it's kind of like re-signing a former star quarterback, albeit, a bit past his prime, but the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority is about to add former Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente to its ranks.The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is set to … Continue reading Ignacio De La Fuente to be appointed to Oakland Coliseum JPA

Mary C. Warren, lengedary East Bay public servant; Coliseum commissioner, dies

APPRECIATION | Mary C. Warren, one of the most accomplished public servants in East Bay history and a trailblazer for women in local government, died Aug. 6. She was 94. Flags at Alameda County facilities were ordered to be flown at half-staff this week.Following eight years in the U.S. Navy as a supply officer at … Continue reading Mary C. Warren, lengedary East Bay public servant; Coliseum commissioner, dies

Miley pushes idea of renovating Coliseum

The Coliseum, before the first renovation of thestadium in 1996.COLISEUM AUTHORITY | Over the past few weeks, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley has been quietly pushing with more frequency the idea Oakland and county officials should renovate the existing O.co Coliseum instead of building a new stadium, but few have been listening.Miley raised the issue … Continue reading Miley pushes idea of renovating Coliseum

Coliseum JPA postpones vote on Raiders lease; Miley says some public money may be used for new stadium

COLISEUM AUTHORITY | The morning after the Oakland Raiders unveiled a surprise joint proposal with the San Diego Chargers to build a stadium in Southern California, the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority (JPA) postponed a decision to approve a one-year lease extension for the team to play another season at O.co Coliseum.No official reason was … Continue reading Coliseum JPA postpones vote on Raiders lease; Miley says some public money may be used for new stadium

Sbranti already eyeing an Assembly run in 2016; GOP has another job idea for him

Tim Sbranti looks for round two.ASSEMBLY | 16TH DISTRICT | Tim Sbranti’s bid to represent the 16th District in the State Assembly fell catastrophically short last November. His loss to Catharine Baker gave Republicans in the East Bay their first taste of power in Sacramento in eight years. However, a rematch is in the cards.Sbranti, … Continue reading Sbranti already eyeing an Assembly run in 2016; GOP has another job idea for him

Oakland City Council to vote Tuesday on extending ENA for Coliseum development

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and leaders of the City Council expressed support for extending an exclusive negotiation agreement with the current group interested in building new stadiums for the Raiders and Athletics in Oakland. The ENA is slated to expire at the end of this month.Including in the agenda item to … Continue reading Oakland City Council to vote Tuesday on extending ENA for Coliseum development

Labor leads compromise pushing bullhook ban in Oakland to 2017

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | The use of bullhooks and other implements for controlling circus elephants will be banned in Oakland starting in late 2017 after city councilmembers reached a compromise agreement to phase-in the prohibition rather than the beginning of next year. Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan offered the amendment after labor leaders reached an agreement with … Continue reading Labor leads compromise pushing bullhook ban in Oakland to 2017

County Supervisor Says Raiders May Seek Coliseum Lease Extension in the Fall

O.co Coliseum when the football and baseball seasons overlap.COLISEUM AUTHORITY | In February, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said he had no desire to sign another one-year lease extension to play at the aging O.co Coliseum. The inference was this was Alameda County and Oakland’s last chance to find a suitable new home for the team. … Continue reading County Supervisor Says Raiders May Seek Coliseum Lease Extension in the Fall