Report: Raiders will play in Oakland next season

The Raiders potential last season before moving to Las Vegas in 2020 will be played in Oakland, according to the NFL Network. The team and the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority will finalize a one-year lease agreement worth $7.5 million as early as Wednesday, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. A $10.5 million team option … Continue reading Report: Raiders will play in Oakland next season

Report: Raiders, Coliseum JPA close to deal to play next season in Oakland

Oakland and Alameda County officials will vote on a one-year lease agreement for the Raiders to play at the Oakland Coliseum this fall, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The vagabond NFL team, upset over a lawsuit filed by the city of Oakland last December, searched in recent monts for an alternative venue to play … Continue reading Report: Raiders, Coliseum JPA close to deal to play next season in Oakland

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

Alameda County supervisors begin talks Tuesday to sell its half of Coliseum to Oakland

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County officials are moving quickly toward a potential sale of its portion of the Coliseum complex to the City of Oakland.Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi will recommend at next Tuesday morning's Board of Supervisors meeting that the county move to "expand discussions and negotiations" with Oakland city officials over not just the Coliseum … Continue reading Alameda County supervisors begin talks Tuesday to sell its half of Coliseum to Oakland

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

EBC AGENDA | NOV 17-23 | SAN LEANDRO closes its Wells Fargo account?; Pot ordinances get final approvals; FREMONT plan for rising pension costs

THANKSGIVING WEEK OF NOV 17-23--SAN LEANDRO-- Regular council meeting, Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--WELLS FARGO DIVESTITURE-- San Leandro city staff is recommending against discontinuing business with Wells Fargo after some city officials and members of the community were critical of the bank's investments in the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project in South … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | NOV 17-23 | SAN LEANDRO closes its Wells Fargo account?; Pot ordinances get final approvals; FREMONT plan for rising pension costs

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

EBC AGENDA | OCT 13-19 | OAKLAND stocks new Police Commission; Another rent measure in ALAMEDA; television chopper problem in BERKELEY; Pot plans in HAYWARD

THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 13-19--OAKLAND-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--POLICE COMMISSION FILLS OUT-- Mayor Libby Schaaf' had her appointments to the Oakland Police Commission ready to go two weeks ago. They are Thomas Smith, Edwin Prather, and Regina Jackson. Picks from a separate selection panel will be nominated Tuesday … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | OCT 13-19 | OAKLAND stocks new Police Commission; Another rent measure in ALAMEDA; television chopper problem in BERKELEY; Pot plans in HAYWARD

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

UPDATE: CEO leaving Coliseum JPA to oversee Levi’s Stadium

Scott McKibben is headed to the South Bay.COLISEUM JPAUPDATE: On his way to Santa Clara, Coliseum JPA retains CEOLike many of the professional sports franchises in the East Bay, Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben is skipping town.McKibben, a former East Bay newspaper publisher and CEO of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, … Continue reading UPDATE: CEO leaving Coliseum JPA to oversee Levi’s Stadium

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

When Schaaf falls in Oakland, it always seems to be into progressives arms

The Uber building that never was.OAKLAND--OPPOSITION RESEARCH--In late 2015, it could be argued that Uber's announced move to Downtown Oakland, based on its transformative potential (good and bad), was the biggest news story in Oakland that year. The purchase of the old Sears Building for $123 million and Uber's promise to bring between 2,000 and … Continue reading When Schaaf falls in Oakland, it always seems to be into progressives arms

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’