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Michele Byrd Fired By City Of Oakland Over News Interview On Rental Evictions

Michele Byrd Fired By City Of Oakland Over News Interview On Rental Evictions

In a story broke at Zennie62 on Twitter, The City of Oakland fired Housing and Community Development Director Michelle Byrd over an interview she gave to a news organization regarding the Oakland Rent Board and claims that she was not enforcing the city’s laws against illegal evictions.

The news came from an irate City of Oakland staff member who said that “no one in the City saw this coming. The news organization targeted her, even though it wasn’t her fault. They (the City Administration and the Mayor of Oakland) made her take the fall (for their jobs).”

The City Of Oakland Staffer I talked to didn’t know why Byrd agreed to talk to the news organization “We all wondered why someone didn’t talk to her about what to say.”

Indeed, in the City of Oakland’s “Strong Mayor” system, the Mayor hires the City Administrator, who then is to make sure the Mayor’s initiatives are carried out. If anything, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf should have been out there front and center in this story. But, in this case, it looks like she allowed Byrd to “take the hit” for her.

It’s something, the Byrd firing, that has put the City of Oakland’s Housing and Community Development, and Economic Development, departments in a whirlwind of reformation that is to see a new leader come in who was with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Not The Oakland Housing Authority

Also, it was not the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) that was the focus of this report, as others wrongly reported, but the City of Oakland Department of Housing and Community Development. The OHA is ran by its executive director, Eric Johnson.

Also, the City of Oakland Staffer said that the person tabbed to replace her is white; Michelle Byrd is black.

Problem Goes Back To 2006, Before Byrd

The problem of the City of Oakland not enforcing illegal eviction laws goes back to 2006, and long before Michelle Byrd came to be Director, or for that matter Deputy Director. For the news organization to target Byrd was shameful – for the Mayor of Oakland or the City Adminsitrator to not back her was even worse.

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Results Of The 2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft Live On Zennie62 YouTube

Results Of The 2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft Live On Zennie62 YouTube

This is the 2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft Final. And this is after a long period of getting suggestions from viewers and matching those against the NFL Draft Board from Rick Serritella’s NFL Draft Bible – NFL Draft Scout “Big Board” of players they have ranked. Rick has been involved in the NFL Draft for the last 20 years (at least) and is one of the top active player evaluators.

Here are the final pics:

2019 NFL DRAFT ROUND 1
1- 1- 1
Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
1- 2- 2
San Francisco 49ers – Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
1- 3- 3
New York Jets – Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
1- 4- 4
Oakland Raiders – Montez Sweat, DE, Miss State
1- 5- 5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Devon White, LB, LSU
1- 6- 6
New York Giants – Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
1- 7- 7
Jacksonville Jaguars – Andre Dillard, OT, Washington
1- 8- 8
Detroit Lions – Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
1- 9- 9
Buffalo Bills – Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
1-10-10
Denver Broncos – Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
1-11-11
Cincinnati Bengals – Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
1-12-12
Green Bay Packers – Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
1-13-13
Miami Dolphins – Clevin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
1-14-14
Atlanta Falcons – T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
1-15-15
Washington Redskins – Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
1-16-16
Carolina Panthers – Cody Ford, OG, Oklahoma
1-17-17
New York Giants from Cleveland Browns – DJ Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
1-18-18
Minnesota Vikings – Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State
1-19-19
Tennessee Titans – Darnell Savage, SS, Maryland
1-20-20
Pittsburgh Steelers – Deandre Baker, CB, Maryland
1-21-21
Seattle Seahawks – Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
1-22-22
Baltimore Ravens – A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi
1-23-23
Houston Texans – Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
1-24-24
Oakland Raiders from Chicago Bears – Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
1-25-25
Philadelphia Eagles – Jeffrey Simmons, DT, Miss State
1-26-26
Indianapolis Colts – Travon Mullen, CB, Clemson
1-27-27
Oakland Raiders from Dallas Cowboys – Jachai Polite, DE, Florida
1-28-28
Los Angeles Chargers – Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State
1-29-29
Kansas City Chiefs – Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
1-30-30
Green Bay Packers from New Orleans Saints – Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo
1-31-31
Los Angeles Rams – Greg Little, OT, Mississippi
1-32-32
New England Patriots – Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College

End of 2019 NFL Draft 1st Round.

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Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal OBOT, Oakland Global ITS Video

Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal OBOT ITS Promo Video.
This video explains both the Oakland Global Development and the Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal (OBOT) within it.

The video, a creation of both Insight Terminal Solutions (ITS) and California Capital Investment Group, shows the job creating advantage of Oakland Global OBOT, and how the creation of 150,000 square feet of space in the facility will take 14,000 trucks off the Oakland roads annually. Research shows that large trucks are the biggest contributor to black carbon emissions.

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Jerry Rice – SF 49ers and Oakland Raiders NFL Hall Of Famer’s Advice To Rookies

Jerry Rice – SF 49ers and Oakland Raiders NFL Hall Of Famer’s Advice To Rookies

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500 Lake Park Oakland Ugly, Market Rate Housing Lake Merritt Doesn’t Need

500 Lake Park Oakland Ugly, Market Rate Housing Lake Merritt Doesn’t Need.

Oakland Architect Ken Lowney’s design for 500 Lake Park Oakland, the Kwik Way Restaurant replacement, is way out of scale with the Lake Merritt / Grand area. Moreover, it brings 50 units of market rate housing when affordable housing is needed.

The design itself is ugly and looks like it was thrown together and like the developer is asking market rate for something that looks cheap. On top of that, Ken Lowney drew the building as if no black people ever existed in Oakland.

I hope this doesn’t get built.

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Jon Gruden On Baker Mayfield, Derek Carr, NFL Draft 2019, Arden Key, at NFL Annual Meeting

At The 2019 NFL Annual Meeting, Jon Gruden, Oakland Raiders Head Coach, used a question about the Cleveland Browns to talk about Baker Mayfield, then talked about Derek Carr and how adding Antonio Brown and Trent Brown would hopefully help make Carr a “blue chip” quarterback.

Then Coach Gruden talked about how one does not at all know what kind of player they’re getting from the NFL Draft, mentioning Ohio State’s Nick Bosa and his overall lack of playing time last year. Then, Gruden talked about how his current defensive end Arden Key needed to develop and get stronger.

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Grand Lake Theater Marquee Oakland Condemns New Zealand Shooting

Grand Lake Theater Marquee Oakland Condemns New Zealand Shooting

Alan Michaan, owner of Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater took a stand against racism via his movie theater’s marquee. The new message reads “We condemn New Zealand Racism” and referring to the horrible double mass shootings at two mosques in that country, and done by a white supremacist.

For those not familiar with the Grand Lake Theater or Alan Michaan, the movie palace has been around since the 20s; Alan’s use of the marquee for more than just movie titles started in 2004, when he announced he would not enforce the R-rating given Fahrenheit 911, Michael Moore’s documentary movie.

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Oakland Clothing Maker Moves To City Hall Plaza

Oakland Clothing Maker Moves To City Hall Plaza

Jim Copes, the former Oakland Chamber of Commerce Exec who created the name “Oaktown”, announces that he is moving to Downtown Oakland.

“Old School Copes”, the clothing brand best known for Oakland-themed t-shirts, is moving to Oakland City Hall Plaza, also called Oscar Grant Plaza, and Frank Ogawa Plaza.

“I will be opening up in that green kiosk in the plaza,” Jim Copes said, “around the 1st of May.”

It’s the first rental space Old School Copes has acquired in its history. The brand is a fixture on Grand Avenue next to The Lake Merritt Farmers Market and at Oakland festivals.

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Barlago Restaurant Oakland Closing: Estate Sale Today

Barlago Restaurant Lake Merritt Oakland Closing: Estate Sale Today.

Barlago Restaurant on 550 Grand Avenue is closing and the owner is having an estate sale right now.

Barlago Restaurant is known for its Lake Merritt views and great food. But it’s owner Philip Raskin has decided he want to retire to relax and enjoy life.

Get down here now because the sale goes on to 1 PM today.

I will miss Barlago Restaurant Oakland and it’s great breakfast omelettes.

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“I Dream A Dream” Sang At The Alley Oakland

“I Dream A Dream” Sang At The Alley Oakland

The Alley Oakland is a piano bar and restaurant at 3325 Grand Avenue, that’s known for the tradition of regular people singing show tunes and songs.

That was started by the late Rod Dibble in 1960, and continues beyond his passing of just over a year ago, to this day.

A person can pick a song with lyrics from one of the books around the piano, wait their turn in the clockwise order, and then tell the piano player what they picked, and then belt it out!

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Kliff Kingsbury Says His Offense Will Not Use Vertical Set Blocking “A Mike Leach Mind Set”

Kliff Kingsbury Says His Arizona Cardinals Offense Will Not Use Vertical Set Blocking “That’s A Mike Leach Mind Set”.

One aspect of the Airraid Offense has been that the offensive line always stood up and blocked – they were never kneeling. That approach was and is called “vertical set” pass blocking.

Well, new Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury said that he was not going to use that approach.

Asked about it by Zennie62Media at the 2019 NFL Annual Meeting, the former Texas Tech Football Coach called vertical set pass blocking a “Mike Leach Thing,” pointing to the Washington State Head Coach, and one of the main proponents of the Airraid Offense.

This marks an interesting break in thinking behind the offense that features four and five wide receiver formations and constant use of the no-huddle approach to play calling. In Kliff Kingsbury’s Airraid Offense, the blocking will be more conventional.

It will be quite interesting to see that in action in the NFL. The vertical set was perfect for blunting a hard charging rush, but it did have the handicap of causing the pass pocket to collapse faster than a quarterback would like. Still, if you planned to pass over 35 times a game, the advantage is that the defensive line tires out and so it makes running easier as well as passing to score quickly, if necessary.

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Jon Gruden Happy To Return To Oakland Coliseum, Says Raiders Are Oakland

Jon Gruden talked return of the Raiders to the Coliseum at the 2019 NFL Annual Meeting.

How does Raiders Coach Jon Gruden feel about returning to the Oakland Coliseum for at least the 2019 NFL Season? “Happy”, Gruden remarked. And then, with his trademark smirk, added this: “What was so hard about that? They will always be the Oakland Raiders.”

It almost begs a question not asked: did Gruden have something to do with Mark Davis turning around and accepting the lease extension deal offered by the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority? Coach Gruden has been staunchly pro-Oakland Raiders amid all of the talk about the Las Vegas Stadium and the eventual Las Vegas Raiders.

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