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Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Opening Extra Seating For Meetings On Judge’s Orders

The Oakland City Council must open upstairs gallery seating for the Tuesday’s meeting after an Alameda County judge issued a temporary restraining order against the city today, a city employee union organizer said.

06/30/2015

Eucalyptus Grove

City Council Approves Hotly Contested $4M FEMA Grant To Cut Trees In Oakland Hills

City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.

06/03/2015

Protesters shut down an Oakland City Council meeting on November 5, 2015. (CBS)

Oakland City Leaders Enforce New Rules To Prevent Disruptions At City Council Meetings

When protesters chained themselves to a railing and shut down an Oakland City Council meeting last month, city leaders decided something needed to change.

06/03/2015

Protesters shut down an Oakland City Council meeting on November 5, 2015. (CBS)

Activists Chain Themselves Together, Shut Down Oakland City Council Meeting Over Lack Of Affordable Housing

Affordable housing activists angry over a proposed high-rise near Lake Merritt shut down an Oakland City Council meeting Tuesday evening, forcing the Council to shout over singing protesters just to adjourn the disrupted meeting.

05/05/2015

Proposed high-rise apartment building in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Planning Commission Approves High-Rise Apartment Near Lake Merritt Amid Discord

Plans for a new luxury high-rise in the heart of the Oakland will move as the city’s planning commission voted on Wednesday to allow the construction on a one-acre plot of public land near a BART station and Lake Merritt.

04/02/2015

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Approves Tenant Protection Ordinance After Increasing Complaints About Landlord Harassment

Oakland renters will soon have a new list of protections against harassment and evictions as the Oakland City Council night approved a tenant protection ordinance on Tuesday night.

10/22/2014

The Oakland Coliseum. (CBS)

Phil Matier: A’s Agree To 10-Year-Lease Extension To Keep Playing In Oakland

The A’s have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to keep them playing ball in Oakland, but it really only requires them to play at the Coliseum for two.

07/22/2014

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Coliseum Officials Approve Oakland A’s Lease Extension

A 10-year lease extension for the A’s at the Oakland Coliseum was approved Thursday by stadium officials, after contentious negotiations that raised the possibility the team might quickly depart from Oakland without a deal.

07/03/2014

Fan tells Coliseum Authority to reach new deal with Raiders not A's. (CBS)

Oakland A’s Coliseum Extension In Limbo After Raucous, Outrage-Filled Meeting, City Council No-Shows

A planned vote on a disputed agreement between the Oakland Athletics and officials from Oakland and Alameda County over an extended lease at O.co Coliseum was put off Friday when Oakland city council members boycotted the meeting in protest.

06/27/2014

Police at a triple shooting scene on Hunter Avenue in Oakland (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland Police Want To Scrap ‘Ineffective’ ShotSpotter System

Police in Oakland want to drop the city’s ShotSpotter program—a gunshot detection system—calling it expensive and redundant, despite calls from residents in high-crime neighborhoods to keep it.

03/14/2014

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