Appellate court upholds ruling against Oakland’s coal ban

A federal appellate court upheld a previous ruling to invalidate Oakland’s prohibition on coal shipments on Tuesday. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a May 2018 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria that found the city of Oakland insufficiently argued that coal shipments posed a significant harm to the community. … Continue reading Appellate court upholds ruling against Oakland’s coal ban

Phil Tagami rages against Oakland leaders

Developers are builders. Some view their role in grandiose terms, seeking projects and structures that will last the test of time. Few though are as brash as Phil Tagami, who has delighted in posing for pictures puffing from a fat cigar — a symbol of decadence reminiscent of a society once ruled by hard-charging men, … Continue reading Phil Tagami rages against Oakland leaders