Tag: Oakland (Calif)

As the Raiders Exit Oakland, Las Vegas and a $2 Billion Stadium Await

LAS VEGAS — Timing is everything and Megan and Eddie Cerda timed their move to Las Vegas well. In January, they opened Chanclas Cantina, a sports bar five miles east of the Strip, and some of their first customers were members of the Los Villanos Raiders booster club. The club, which has grown from 10 […]

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What Does Oakland Think of Kamala Harris Now?

OAKLAND, Calif. — When Senator Kamala Harris announced her presidential campaign on the steps of City Hall here in January, tens of thousands of people showed up, optimistically cheering for a person they believed could be the first woman — the first black woman — in the White House. “It was like a party where […]

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Push to Raise Minimum Wage Goes Local, at Airports and Hotels

Labor unions and community groups are pursuing an increasingly successful strategy to force employers to pay their workers more: minimum wages for specific occupations and industries. The effort has resulted in several noteworthy victories recently — mandatory pay of up to $20 an hour for hotel workers in Oakland, and raises for airport employees in […]

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As Homelessness Surges in California, So Does a Backlash

[Sign up for our daily newsletter about news from California here.] OAKLAND, Calif. — Insults like “financial parasites” and “bums” have been hurled at them. Fences, potted plants and other barriers have been erected to keep them off sidewalks. Citizen patrols have been organized, vigilante style, to walk the streets and push them out. California […]

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Trump’s Vague Plans on Homelessness

Donald Trump likes speaking in declarative sentences and promising to solve big problems. He revels in the appearance of activity and the development of vague plans. And it is in this spirit that Mr. Trump has turned his attention to homelessness in California. There is no question that California is in the throes of a crisis. […]

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Verdict Expected Thursday in Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Case

SAN FRANCISCO — A verdict was expected Thursday in the trial of two men accused of involuntary manslaughter in a 2016 blaze in Oakland that killed 36 people in one of the deadliest structural fires in recent American history. The Alameda County Sheriff’s office said the jury would announce their verdict at a session scheduled […]

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Smile, Your City Is Watching You

Walking through the streets of New York City, you can feel the thrill of being lost in the crowd. As throngs of people filter past, each going about their days, it seems possible to blend in without being noticed. But as municipalities and companies pursue the dream of “smart cities,” creating hyper-connected urban spaces designed […]

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Masai Ujiri Could Be Charged in Altercation After Raptors’ Title Win, Authorities Say

Masai Ujiri, the president of basketball operations and general manager of the Toronto Raptors, may be charged with assault after an altercation with a California sheriff’s deputy late Thursday, shortly after his team won Game 6 of the N.B.A. finals, the authorities said on Friday. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said that it would pursue […]

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Can This Man Keep the A’s in Oakland?

“Dave! Dave! Dave!” the women shouted, eyes wide with surprise. They were high in the stands at the Coliseum when they came upon Dave Kaval, president of the Oakland Athletics, who was mountaineering up, step by step, from field level to the nosebleeds. “We’re behind you, Dave, 100 percent!” someone yelled from the seats. Below, […]

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