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he City of Oakland has relased the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other side of I-880. The plan includes nearly 6,000 units of housing, three hotels, over 500,000 square feet of retail space, and nearly 7 million square feet of science, technology, office, and industrial space.

Will Coliseum City Plan Benefit Oakland Residents?

City officials seem to be moving full steam ahead on a plan to knock down the Oakland Coliseum and replace it with a glitzy Coliseum City – which could include up to three sports areanas [...]
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Oaklanders Could be Left Holding the Bag for Tagami’s Army Base Bungles

Work on a portion of developer Phil Tagami’s Army Base project has been at a halt since March because the job was not built to Port of Oakland safety specifications and also utilized contaminated dirt [...]
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Kalb Proposes Ordinance to Protect Renters from Landlord Harassment

An ordinance was introduced at the city’s Community and Economic Development meeting this week to provide additional protections for Oakland residents who could be harassed or intimidated into not asserting their tenant rights.Introduced by City [...]
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When Will Tagami Turn Over Army Base Property to CWS?

Connected with the implementation of the Oakland’s garbage agreement is the unsettled question of when the city’s agent Phil Tagami will turn over property at the Oakland Army Base Development so that California Waste Solutions [...]
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Council Puts a Wrap on Trash Conflict

The Oakland City Council declared a victory and a truce this week in the month-long garbage conflict with Texas-based Waste Management, the nation’s largest trash hauler, which was determined to force the city back into [...]
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Great Oakland Public Schools (GO) Endorses Candidates for Oakland School Board 

Great Oakland Public Schools (GO), a nonprofit network of educators, families and community leaders, has endorsed four candidates for the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education in the November 4th general election.
Mayor Jean Quan, Joe Tuman, City Auditor Courtney Ruby, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Port Commissioner Bryan Parker and Dan Siegel. Photo by Adam L. Turner.

Mayoral Candidates Dispute Council on Garbage Contract

With Oakland’s garbage conflict capturing public attention, a number of mayoral candidates are expressing discontent with the two-year process of how the City Council came to a 7-1 decision.“The city government really messed up the [...]
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TRASH TALK: “It’s David versus Goliath”

Since it lost its $1 billion, 10-year garbage contract with the city, Waste Management corporation has been bearing down on Oakland to force the city to accept its deal – whatever the terms and whether [...]
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Oakland Pastors Endorse Siegel, Tuman, Parker for Mayor

Pastors in Oakland announced their endorsements for Mayor of Oakland Thursday morning in front of city hall. After months of meetings and forums with candidates, the pastors endorsed Dan Siegel, Joe Tuman, and Bryan Parker [...]