Found October 16, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
A pretty important Oakland City Council vote went down Tuesday night. The Council voted in favor of extending the planning period for the Coliseum City sports complex proposal. Long story, short: That’s a good thing if you want to see Oakland sports remain in Oakland. The $2 billion Coliseum City project, which has plans for up to three different venues for the Raiders, A’s and Warriors on the current Coliseum site (and thus keeping the unsettled franchises in Oakland), has gained traction in recent weeks after two deep-pocketed investors have expressed their interest in it. (One of those investors is from Dubai, which, if it had an S anywhere in its name, I’m pretty sure it would be stylized as a dollar sign.) Yeah, yeah, that’s all great and sounds very promising. But let’s move onto more important matters. Because in Tuesday’s City Council meeting, quite possibly the greatest moment in Oakland’s city government history took place when Raiders superfan Dr. Death (no stranger to th...
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