A’s letter: Coliseum or bust!

OAKLAND COLISEUMA report Monday that the Oakland Athletics are interested in buying the Coliseum complex, but the letter sent by Athletics management to city and county officials more notably hints the team views the long-standing stadium issues as the Coliseum or bust.The Laney College site is long gone after the team seriously fumbled the negotiation process … Continue reading A’s letter: Coliseum or bust!

EBC AGENDA | JAN 5-11 | Oakland library parcel tax on the horizon? No ICE, baby!; San Leandro allocates A1 funding for 62 affordable housing units

THE WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11--OAKLAND-- Regular council committee meetings, Tuesday, Jan. 9, start at 9 a.m.➤Finance & Management Committee, 9 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--LIBRARY PARCEL TAX POLL-- Budget cuts last year significantly hampered Oakland's public library system. Unsurprisingly, reduced library hours were used as a bludgeon by striking city workers against Mayor Libby Schaaf. Now the … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | JAN 5-11 | Oakland library parcel tax on the horizon? No ICE, baby!; San Leandro allocates A1 funding for 62 affordable housing units

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

How A’s, Dave Kaval choked on Peralta site still eludes many

The Peralta Community College Board ofTrustees delivered a strong blow last weekto the A's plan for a new ballpark near Laney College.OAKLANDIn the early 2000s, a young and talented Oakland Athletics ball club appeared on the cusp of clearing a long pesky obstacle by finally upending the New York Yankees in the playoffs. Up to 2-0 … Continue reading How A’s, Dave Kaval choked on Peralta site still eludes many

A’s strike out looking at Laney College ballpark site

A's management has long maintained thereis no "Plan B" if Laney plan strikes out.OAKLANDThe Oakland Athletics' dream of building an intimate downtown ballpark near Laney College may have been dashed Wednesday without the team ever stepping up to the plate in negotiations over the site with the community college board.The Peralta Community College Board of … Continue reading A’s strike out looking at Laney College ballpark site

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’

Oakland plan to restrict speculators at proposed A’s ballpark is held in committee

A's management announced an intention tobuild a new ballpark in the above area nearLaney College in OAKLAND CITY COUNCILLegislation that would have placed short-term controls aimed at hindering speculative real estate moves in and around the proposed A's ballpark near Laney College was put on hold Tuesday by the Oakland City Council Community and Economic Development … Continue reading Oakland plan to restrict speculators at proposed A’s ballpark is held in committee

EBC AGENDA | NOV 10-16 | OAKLAND moves to curb ballpark speculators; SAN LEANDRO studies short-term rental effects; HAYWARD pot

THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 10-16--OAKLAND-- City Council committee hearings, Tuesday, Nov. 14, starts at 9:30 a.m.Community & Economic Development Committee, 1:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--PERALTA BALLPARK CONTROLS-- "With the Oakland Athletics' (Oakland A's) recent announcement that their preferred location for a new Major League Baseball stadium is the Peralta Community College District administrative headquarters property at … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | NOV 10-16 | OAKLAND moves to curb ballpark speculators; SAN LEANDRO studies short-term rental effects; HAYWARD pot

We love the A’s, say community activists, just not a ballpark at the Peralta site

Alvina Wong, right, with a Chinatown businessowner who expressed concern about an A'sballpark near Laney College.OAKLANDAlvina Wong grew up in Chinatown. As a child she walked with her grandmother to buy groceries, learned Chinese calligraphy and made friends in the park. "That's the type of community we have in Chinatown as well as East Lake … Continue reading We love the A’s, say community activists, just not a ballpark at the Peralta site