June 6, 1990 |
Haunted by a costly failed attempt to lure the National Football League's Raiders back from Los Angeles, Mayor Lionel Wilson found himself struggling Tuesday to win a fourth term against an aggressive field of challengers. Early returns showed the 75-year-old mayor--a former judge and civil rights activist--in a close race for the second of only two spots on the ballot in November, when a mayoral runoff is expected.
May 25, 1990 |
Mayor Lionel Wilson, a fixture in this city's politics for three decades, was fighting off a nasty cold as he took his campaign for reelection to a hall filled with real estate agents recently. In past years, Wilson could have stayed home to nurse his ailment. He long ago endeared himself to Oakland business leaders by presiding over a boom in downtown building that brought a glistening skyline to the city.
April 1, 1990 |
Circulators of petitions for a referendum in Oakland on the deal to bring the Raiders back to the city said Saturday they would continue to pursue their campaign, despite changes announced a day earlier in the city's agreement with the football team. Attorney Frank Russo said that 20,000 signatures have already been obtained and that the circulators have a goal of 30,000 by April 11, the submission deadline.
March 29, 1990 |
The Alameda County supervisor who led Oakland negotiators in fashioning the $660-million deal to bring the Raiders back to the Bay Area now says he will take steps to kill the plan himself if opponents in Oakland succeed in obtaining a popular referendum on it.