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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

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

The city of Berkeley now requires medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2 percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/02/2014

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Berkeley City Council To Vote On Whether To Put Soda Tax On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council will vote tonight on whether to place a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/01/2014

An exterior view of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara as it nears completion, May 13, 2014. (CBS)

Surrounding Area Braces For Parking Nightmare When 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium Opens

With the grand opening of the new 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium just around the corner, Santa Clara’s surrounding neighborhoods and cities are bracing for an influx of football fans looking for parking on game days.

06/24/2014

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. (CBS)

Berkeley Mayor’s Proposal For Regional Minimum Wage Hike Gains Traction

A plan by Berkeley’s Mayor to establish a regional minimum wage is gaining support in the East Bay.

06/23/2014

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Palo Alto City Council Committee Proposes Broadening Smoking Ban

A Palo Alto city council committee voted Tuesday night to significantly expand the city’s smoking ban to its downtown and commercial areas, but workers and residents have mixed feelings about the proposal.

06/18/2014

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