Aggregating the biggest breaking news stories throughout Oakland during the week of September 2, 2018
What to Expect from the Oakland A's New BIG-Designed Ballpark
Published on September 5th, 2018
"Bjarke Ingels hasn’t ever designed a stadium. But as one of the biggest names in the world of architecture, the Oakland A’s are banking that Ingels and his Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will bring something entirely new to the Major League Baseball stadium landscape.
Oakland to Sue Raiders Over Las Vegas move; Team could leave City early
Published by The Mercury News on September 5, 2018
Oakland is preparing to sue the NFL and the Las Vegas-bound Raiders, and it could mean the Raiders will leave Oakland earlier than expected. Multiple City Hall sources familiar with the matter have confirmed to this news organization that a lawsuit against the league and the Raiders is expected to be filed and announced soon by City Attorney Barbara Parker.
A's line up more space in Jack London Square, near potential ballpark
Published by The San Francisco Business Times on September 5, 2018
The Oakland A's want to lease more space in Jack London Square — nearly smack in the middle between the team's new headquarters and one of its two sites for building a new ballpark. The A's are asking the Port of Oakland to approve the transfer a ground lease of a nearly 30,000-square-foot space at 10 Clay St., the home of the Rogers Family Foundation, to an A's subsidiary known as Oakland Clay Partners LLC.
Legislature Gives A's Green Light to Speed Up Ballpark Review Process
Published by KQED on September 2, 2018
State lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to make it just a little bit easier for the Oakland A's to build a new ballpark at the Howard Terminal site near the Port of Oakland. AB 734 would streamline the process for reviewing environmental lawsuits filed against the site. The Howard Terminal location is one of two main spots the team is focusing its new stadium efforts on, the other being its current home at the Oakland Coliseum.
Acquittal and Mistrial of Two Oakland Businessmen Accused of Rigging Federal Construction Contracts
Published by East Bay Express on August 31, 2018
Len and Lance Turner were indicted in April 2017 along with six other men as part of a sprawling FBI public corruption investigation that began in 2012. Across the Bay, the probe ultimately led to the arrest and prosecution of Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and Leland Yee, along with the prosecution of several other public officials.
Oakland Wants to Tax Vacant Properties to Help Ease Homelessness
Published by KQED on September 1, 2018
“There's a lot of vacant properties that haven’t been used for years,” said Elder, as she pointed to a fenced, empty parcel next to the encampment she visited on a recent morning. “As a city and as a community, we need to take a look at these vacant public and private lands and see how we can use them.”
Alameda Council to Consider Big Oakland Estuary Housing Project
Published by The East Bay Times on September 2, 2018
A controversial proposal to add up to 589 apartments and condominiums along the Oakland Estuary is heading to the Alameda City Council on Tuesday. Known as Encinal Terminals, the project at 1521 Buena Vista Ave. also calls for three acres of public open space on the waterfront, a 160-slip marina and a spot to launch kayaks and a water shuttle. Seventy-nine of the apartments would be designated as affordable.
Berkeley Rejects Controversial Project That Sought Fast-Track Under New State Law
Published by the East Bay Times on September 4, 2018
Berkeley will not sign off on one of the state’s first residential projects proposed under a controversial new state law, city officials said Tuesday, quashing a plan developers had hoped would be a forerunner for future projects.