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

Oakland progressives are pushing Alameda County Dems to oppose selling Coliseum to the A’s

A group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city's proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. Push back by the Alameda County Democratic Party toward the proposed deal would be a significant development in … Continue reading Oakland progressives are pushing Alameda County Dems to oppose selling Coliseum to the A’s

East Bay Insiders – Episode 24 – Raise your glass to freedom

Hamilton, baseball and politics, and another round of sneak peaks for the fall election season in the East Bay. In particular, two races that are big in both consequence and size-Oakland's up-for-grabs District 7 council seat and the four seats on the Hayward City Council, plus much more.  

Alameda County sporting events not likely to happen until later this year

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said sports fans in the county and Bay Area should not expect to be attending sporting events anytime soon. "I don't think we're going to be going to football games or Warriors games in the near future," Chan said on Monday, during a telephone town hall with Assemblymember Rob Bonta … Continue reading Alameda County sporting events not likely to happen until later this year

Kaplan to A’s: Are you ‘double-timing’ us with Portland?

It's clear members of the ILWU Local 10 union are against a proposed waterfront ballpark for the Oakland Athletics at Howard Terminal. The privately-financed ballpark comes with the cost of fewer jobs at the Port of Oakland, the union asserts, along with gentrification that will follow construction of new market-rate housing at the proposed ballpark … Continue reading Kaplan to A’s: Are you ‘double-timing’ us with Portland?

A’s ballpark bill comes before Assembly committee Monday

An Assembly bill that could aid a future exchange of trust lands for a new Oakland Athletics waterfront ballpark, faces its first legislative hurdle Monday. Assembly Bill 1191 comes before the Assembly Natural Resources Committee Monday morning, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. in Sacramento. The bill, introduced by Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta, follows a media … Continue reading A’s ballpark bill comes before Assembly committee Monday

Port of Oakland commish says land deal with A’s will be final before Opening Day

There may be some members of Port of Oakland as connected as Commissioner Michael Colbruno, but few have a Twitter account to communicate the pace of negotiations with the Oakland Athletics, in their effort to procure the land at Howard Terminal for a new ballpark. Last weekend, in a response to A's fan Sal Ferraro, … Continue reading Port of Oakland commish says land deal with A’s will be final before Opening Day

Port of Oakland official drops hint about A’s ballpark site

Port of Oakland commissioner believes an announcement will come sometime in November.

EBC|AGENDA: July 13-19 — SAN LEANDRO allocates $14m for road work; OAKLAND 1% tax measure on rental properties

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