March 9, 1990 |
Oakland authorities have given Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis until 5 p.m. today to decide whether he will return the team to Oakland. If Davis doesn't say yes, a meeting Monday, at which the City Council and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors are supposed to formally approve the deal, will be canceled, said Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson and Don Perata, chairman of the county board.
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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 13, 1990 |
Oakland authorities, led by Mayor Lionel Wilson, met for two hours with Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis on Friday to discuss that city's bid for the football team to return to its former home in Oakland. Afterward, Davis called it "a good meeting" but gave no indication when he might decide between competing bids from Oakland, Sacramento and Los Angeles--all vying to be the future home for the Raiders. "The most crucial thing for me is the future and the greatness of the Raiders," Davis said.
October 29, 1989 |
Nine minutes after the collapse of the Nimitz Freeway--the scene of the greatest loss of life in the Oct. 17 earthquake--Assistant Fire Chief Al Sigwart was the first commanding officer to arrive at the site. He listened in horror to the radio reports as waves of fire trucks screeched toward him. In seconds, Sigwart would make This article was reported and written by Times staff writers Stephanie Chavez, Ashley Dunn and George Ramos.
December 15, 1988 |
The FBI and federal prosecutors on Wednesday called Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson's son Stephen "an associate" of a cocaine trafficking operation but refused to say whether he will be charged in the case. "Based on our investigation, Mr. (Stephen) Wilson is an associate," Barry Mawm, the FBI's assistant special agent in charge of criminal operations, said at a news conference.