January 7, 1991 |
Poverty is on the rise and murders hit an all-time high in 1990. But through it all, Oakland's middle class, black and white, has remained to fight for a city they believe can still attain greatness. If the decay of rusting industrial cities can be reversed anywhere, it is here, they say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1990 |
Although admitting they don't know where Charles David Rothenberg is, Northern California politicians Monday speculated that the man who set his son afire was in Oakland, and at least two public officials vowed to seek the governor's help in having him transferred elsewhere. Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson told a throng of reporters Monday that, based on remarks by Oakland Police Chief George Hart, Wilson thinks that it is "likely" Rothenberg was paroled last week to that city.
January 5, 1999 |
This, then, was the "other" inauguration, a sort of anti-swearing in of little pomp and everyday circumstance. On this bright Monday afternoon, 69 miles from the Sacramento Big Top, the 34th governor of the Golden State became the 48th mayor of this hard-knock city. Just before 1 p.m., Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr.
June 7, 1990 |
The once-revered mayor of this city, Lionel Wilson, agreed Wednesday that his failed attempt to lure back the Los Angeles Raiders had doomed his bid for a fourth term--making him another political victim of team owner Al Davis' attempt to find a new home for his ballclub. But as he calmly acknowledged defeat, Wilson, who carried only 17% of the vote, said he would continue to work to win back the team that left for Los Angeles after the 1981 season.