Alameda County, A’s finalize deal for half the Coliseum property

The Oakland Athletics finalized the purchase of Alameda County’s half of the Coliseum property for $85 million on Monday. The deal is another step toward the franchise’s plans to build a privately-financed ballpark at Howard Terminal, along with a future development at the Coliseum. The team is currently in negotiations with Oakland to buy the … Continue reading Alameda County, A’s finalize deal for half the Coliseum property

East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Alameda County Supervisor District 1 Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidates, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert at an Aug. 17 virtual candidate forum. This race has already been the East Bay's most punishing for months. The Alameda County race for District 1 supervisor pits candidates from both halves of the roughly … Continue reading East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Believe him this time. Larry Reid is retiring from the Oakland City Council

Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid has flirted with retirement many times before. But this time is different. Reid said Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his seat in District 7. "It's not a big deal. I don't want any attention. It's not why I got into politics," Reid said after Thursday's special city council … Continue reading Believe him this time. Larry Reid is retiring from the Oakland City Council

Elaine Brown punches back; strongly endorses Desley Brooks’ opponent

It's an endorsement that has a bit more personal history attached to it than most. Civil rights icon Elaine Brown slammed Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks in a statement Monday announcing her endorsement of Natasha Middleton, one of four candidates challenging the incumbent Brooks in Oakland's District 6 next month. "It’s time for District 6 to … Continue reading Elaine Brown punches back; strongly endorses Desley Brooks’ opponent