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The Oakland Coliseum. (CBS)

Oakland A’s Coliseum Lease Deal Approved By City Council With Modifications

The Oakland City Council approved a lease agreement for the Oakland Athletics to stay at the O.Co Coliseum Wednesday night, but the team expressed disappointment after city leaders made several adjustments to the deal.

07/16/2014

O.co Coliseum on March 31, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland City Council Prepared To Vote On A’s Lease Deal; Mayor Quan Seeks Postponement

The Oakland City Council has called a special session for Wednesday night, and they are expected to vote on the A’s lease deal.

07/16/2014

Mark Wassberg used Tuesday night's public comment forum at the Richmond City Council meeting to label gay citizens "filth and dirt." (CBS)

Richmond Council Backing Off Plan To Ban Anti-Gay Speakers; Disruptions Continue

The Richmond City Council has asked its city attorney to explore whether it could enact free speech limits during council meetings, but city officials have been told that silencing the people who disrupt meetings is most likely unconstitutional.

07/16/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Calls On City Council To Approve A’s Lease Deal

Commenting for the first time in public on the proposed lease extension plan, Quan said the city council should approve the deal so they can work on getting the team a new stadium.

07/10/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley City Council Votes Unanimously To Require Marijuana Dispensaries To Give Away Some Pot

The city of Berkeley has given final approval to a proposal requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to give away two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/08/2014

Jed Lowrie #8 and Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at O.co Coliseum on July 7, 2014 in Oakland. Lowrie and Donaldson scored on a two-run rbi double hit by Alberto Callaspo #7. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

City Councilman: ‘We’re Very Close To The A’s Leaving Oakland’

Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo says his city is close to losing the A’s because the government officials are undecided about agreeing to a 10-year lease deal proposed by the organization.

07/08/2014

Members of the grounds crew cover the infield after the Oakland Athletics game against the Seattle Mariners was postponed because the field was unplayable due to recent rain at O.co Coliseum on April 4, 2014 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Lease Agreement Could Be Tweaked Behind Closed Doors Monday

Oakland City Council is set to meet behind closed doors Monday to go over details of the A’s lease agreement that was approved by the Coliseum board last Thursday.

07/07/2014

O.co Coliseum on April 4, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

GameDay: A’s, Oakland Deserve To Share Field Of Schemes

If you hadn’t heard, Oakland officials tried vote down the A’s 10-year lease because some members didn’t like the details of the deal. A’s owner Lew Wolff then threatened to immediately seek a new home and was given the green light by MLB commissioner Bud Selig. It was only then that Oakland officials caved, realizing they might have a Field of Schemes with no team to play on it.

07/04/2014

O.co Coliseum on March 31, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland Officials Expected To Reject Proposed Lease Extension With The A’s

At a meeting of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority on Thursday, a new lease proposal is expected to be presented.

07/02/2014

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Berkeley To Place Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council has voted unanimously to place a one-cent-per ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/02/2014

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