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Old 08-02-2011, 05:33 AM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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I attended the meeting also, you may have seen me.

I came around 7:40, but I heard a lot. Of course, there were things that I would have mentioned or done better, but I felt the overall advocacy for the site was outstanding. Plus, the waterfront was just so beautiful with the boating activity.

It just makes more sense to build there:

• More Amenties: Jack London District, City Center, Chinatown, Uptown, Lakeside
• Better transportation: Access to all major freeways, a partnership with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport, BART, AC Transit bus routes, ferry to San Francisco, a free shuttle
• Better site: Beautiful waterfront, sits on the Oak to 9th project site; making it more developed, vibrant, as well saving money and time(months) to build because of the EIR of the site, many developments are taking place in the Jack London District: Phase 2 (new hotel, office buildings), Oak to 9th, and Victoy Court Ballpark?
• Greater Characteristics: 4th most sustainable city, educated workforce, diverse population, and meets all of their criteria plus more.

I could easily get more information from Community and Economic Development Agency when I go back in.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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This is interesting.

OAK is in the running to get nontstop service to Dublin, Ireland
Aer Lingus may restart flights to US west coast - The Irish Times - Mon, Aug 15, 2011
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Sungevity doubles its HQ space
Date: Friday, August 12, 2011, 7:04am PDT

Sungevity is more than doubling its space in Jack London Square, where the solar leasing company will now occupy 68,000 square feet at the Oakland waterfront redevelopment.

A new lease adds 36,500 square feet of Class A space on the third floor of 55 Harrison St., known as the Jack London Market building, to 31,500 square feet in 66 Franklin St., where the firm now has its headquarters.

Sungevity doubles its HQ space - San Francisco Business Times
55 Harrison Street

http://www.ebgreencorridor.org/image...ndonMarket.jpg
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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This probably doesn't technically belong in this folder, but I couldn't find an Oakland events thread. I walked by this last night, and it looked pretty cool; I plan on going back tonight or tomorrow (the last night is Saturday):

Project Bandaloop » Honoring nature, community, and the human spirit through dance

Basically people are dancing on the side of a wall while suspended from cables. It's on the corner of Broadway and 23rd.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Default Food Truck Update: No Dice

It looks like the City Counsil is still lagging on developing logical food truck regulations. No "Off the Grid" for us any time soon.

Food Trucks Prohibited | Feature | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area News & Arts Coverage

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And today's meeting in Hearing Room 3 represents yet another sad turn for Oakland. It would be one thing if the city's ambivalence were only a matter of missing some small window for the zeitgeist to slip through. But its failure to accommodate legal street food outside the current lonchera zone in Fruitvale has had the effect of thwarting entrepreneurship for hard-working citizens with limited access to capital, the very small-business startups Oakland's city leaders pay lip service to. It's not just sad. It's tragic. Tragic because of street food's potential to make cities more livable. In the spring and summer of 2009, it was clear that there was something happening in San Francisco, as a small group of home-based cooks took first to Twitter, then to the streets of the Mission with carts or folding tables, selling food that ranged from chai to Filipino adobo.
The events that summer felt more like parties than food festivals, and since many vendors were anxious about potential police shutdowns, they also had a whiff of underground. The weekly gatherings also managed to achieve that most cliché of progressive urban goals: They built community. People who'd never eaten on the street before, who weren't in the habit of lonchera-grazing in Fruitvale, or taking a chance — even drunk — on a late-night bacon-wrapped hot dog seared on a battered baking sheet over propane, were suddenly experiencing urban outdoor space in a new way.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Default Moneyball Premiere is Monday at the Paramount

In case you wanted to go to the premiere:
http://www.paramounttheatre.com/docs/moneyball.html

I hear it is $250. Some nearby bar and restaurants are having drink specials if that is out of budget. Great PR for Oakland. Hopefully Brad Pitt and Angelina show up.

Here is the preview in the Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/movies-dvd/ci_18776736
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Interesting

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Oakland has big plans for area near Coliseum
San Francisco Business Times
Date: Friday, October 14, 2011, 7:09am PDT

Oakland city leaders are looking to a 750-acre area in East Oakland as a future hub of corporate offices and large-scale entertainment, retail and housing development.

The City of Oakland has issued a request for proposals for a $3 million contract to produce two specific plans and an environmental impact report for areas surrounding the Coliseum and near Oakland International Airport that straddle Interstate 880. The designated area also includes part of the Oakland Estuary shoreline.

The city envisions this area as a location for sub-regional corporate headquarters, combined with a sports and entertainment complex.

Oakland has big plans for area near Coliseum - San Francisco Business Times
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Here's an October 2011 update of all major projects currently in planning stages with the city:

Scroll to Page 12 for approved projects.
http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca/gro.../oak025453.pdf
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Excellent.

The Tribune will keep its name and move back downtown.

Tribune will retain its masthead and move back downtown - News Story - KTVU San Francisco (http://www.ktvu.com/news/29609044/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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OAK is one of the busiest private jet airports in the country.

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Oakland airport lands new private jet business

Date: Friday, October 21, 2011, 3:00am PDT

While commercial aviation for the general public is the biggest part of Oakland International Airport Oakland International AirportLatest from The Business JournalsOakland has big plans for area near ColiseumOakland has big plans for area near Coliseum Devcon’s focus on quality work wins repeat business Follow this company’s repertoire, it also leases hangar space to firms that service private jets and charter flights, such as the kind used by corporations, entertainers and sports teams.

Next month, Oakland is contracting with a third private jet company, Landmark Aviation, which will join two other firms that have been at the airport for many years: KaiserAir Inc. KaiserAir Inc.Latest from The Business JournalsOakland airport adds Mexico, Hawaii flightsKaiserAir wins Diamond awardKaiser Air puts new security in placeFollow this company and Business Jet Center.

Oakland airport lands new private jet business - San Francisco Business Times
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