State attorney general wants A’s lawsuit against steel company dismissed | East Bay Times
The state attorney general has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by the Oakland A’s against the state agency overseeing Schnitzer Steel, a company that opposes the team’s plan for a new ballpark at the Howard Terminal.
The A’s filed the suit in August against the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for an alleged “failure to impose and enforce environmental law” against Schnitzer in West Oakland. The A’s lawsuit argues the state agency was negligent in overseeing Schnitzer.
Port Of Oakland Eyes Industrial Sector After Upgrades | BisNow
The Port of Oakland's new maritime director is overseeing a lineup of projects that stand to give industrial owners and developers in the East Bay a boost when the coronavirus pandemic is over.
Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes said there are currently several port initiatives, including a new seaport logistics center, expanded cold storage capacity and the addition of large cranes, each of which is slated to finish by year's end.
California Must Address Its Dwindling Recycling Capacity | Fox&Hounds
California has for decades led the world in recycling and in making the connection between recycling and environmental and economic sustainability.
State laws and policies promulgated in Sacramento have promoted this leadership. Individual Californians have also enthusiastically embraced recycling because they know that it helps reduce pollution, fights climate-change, reduces the need for raw materials, preserves natural resources and reduces the energy used to mine and process native ores.Read More
Demand Heats Up for East Bay Industrial Space | San Francisco Business Times
While the Covid-19 pandemic has had a chilling effect on the revenues of several local industries, leasing for industrial developments in the East Bay has heated up.
Along with other port locations like Seattle, New Jersey, Long Beach, Miami and Chicago, the market for industrial space along the I-880 corridor around Oakland is one of the hottest in the country right now, according to Bob Ferraro, senior vice president with commercial real estate brokerage CBRE.
Ferraro told me the biggest industry demand for these spaces comes from e-commerce — namely Amazon — but also retailers, the home improvement world and big grocery players, though he declined to spell out the exact companies in the market jockeying for the space.Read More
Coliseum Pushback | East Bay Express
A group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city's proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics.
Pushback by the Alameda County Democratic Party toward the proposed deal would be a significant development in the quest to build a new ballpark at Howard Terminal. The A's intend to develop the existing 120-acre Coliseum complex for housing, offices and open space.Read More
Some California cities think they’re safe from sea level rise. They’re not, new data show | Los Angeles Times
Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, yet a world away from San Francisco, in an unincorporated and oft-overlooked area known as Marin City, sea level rise is rarely the first worry that comes to mind.
Traditional flood maps for this predominantly Black and working-class community suggest that the area is safe until sea level rise reaches 3 feet or more.
But sea level rise is a lot more complicated than just waves breaking over seawalls and beaches disappearing.Read More
Oakland Progressives Are Pushing Alameda County Dems to Oppose Selling Coliseum to the A’s | East Bay Citizen
A group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city’s proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics.
Push back by the Alameda County Democratic Party toward the proposed deal would be a significant development in the quest to build a new ballpark at Howard Terminal. The A’s intend to develop the existing 120-acre Coliseum complex for housing, offices, and open space.Read More
Opinion – Keep the A’s at the Coliseum | Oakland Post
The Oakland City Council is considering whether to sell its half interest in the Oakland Coliseum property to the A’s at the below-market rate of $85 million.
The Coliseum is some of the most valuable land in the entire Bay Area. This public land should not be handed over without full, public deliberation, especially when the sale would be at a discounted price. At a minimum, the City must require that, if the A’s buy the land, they must actually build their stadium at the Coliseum site.Read More
Protest opposing ballpark plans set for Coliseum before A’s opener | San Francisco Chronicle
A protest that organizers expect will include “hundreds of cars” will converge Friday at the Coliseum an hour before the A’s Opening Night game against the Angels.
The East Oakland Stadium Alliance, which includes the Oakland East Bay Democratic Club, announced the protest in a press release Friday morning. The groups oppose the city of Oakland’s anticipated sale of its half of the Coliseum site to the A’s without the stipulation that the team build any new stadium at the Coliseum site, and the groups oppose the team’s proposed waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal.Read More
East Oakland Neighborhoods Support Coliseum | SF Gate
Advocates for keeping the Oakland A's in the eastern neighborhoods of their hometown will roll by the Oakland Coliseum in a caravan Friday evening before the A's home opener.
The caravan is expected to start at 6 p.m. at the Coliseum and make a four-mile loop before returning. Hundreds of cars are expected, according to advocates.
The game starts at 7:10 p.m. Pacific time against the Los Angeles Angels.Read More