Ryan Phillips

City attorney weighs in on parking ticket mess

The Oakland City Attorney said he thinks the city could face litigation over the summer memo to not ticket cars in North Oakland and Montclair parked on narrow streets. His solution? Issue refunds. Oakland teachers voted overwhelmingly for a one-day strike March 24. The Raiders moved a step closer to keeping Bruce Gradkowski around. Another vote of no-confidence in first-round bust JaMarcus Russell from coach Tom Cable.

Train splits bus in half; no one hurt

After stalling on the tracks, an empty AC Transit bus was rammed by Amtrak train, splitting it in half. The Oakland Tribune has the story, plus some after-the-accident video. That buzz from your morning coffee isn’t harming your heart, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente. Even at four cups a day. Five, though … Speaking of Kaiser, its health records are now wired. When it comes to boys hoops, “This time of year is all about…

Jerry Brown finally entering the race

It looks like former Oakland mayor and current California attorney general Jerry Brown is finally going to announce one of California’s worst-kept secrets: He’s running for governor of California again. Brown is making a “major announcement” at 11 a.m. today. A day after high-ranking feds toured Oakland to see how stimulus money is being spent, the Oakland city council faces some painful budget cuts at its meeting tonight. A ferris wheel right next to the Bay Bridge in Oakland? A…

For four Oakland Tech players, Signing Day a big sigh of relief

Four Bulldogs football players—Fred Thompson (Oregon State), and defensive back/running back Ryan Murphy (Oregon State), defensive back/wide receiver DiAndre Campbell (Washington) and wide receiver Eddie Gillies (Sacramento State) each officially signed letters of intent to attend schools that play at the NCAA Division-I level, the highest level of college sports.