April 9, 1990 |
Marc Ganis, the man who produced the marketing plan to bring the Raiders back to Oakland, will be relieved of his duties "after this week," according to an Oakland Coliseum official. The announcement follows reports that Ganis falsified his credentials by claiming he had a law degree and a master's degree in business administration. Syracuse University officials said Ganis attended classes only periodically between 1980 and 1987, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
March 21, 1990 |
The Oakland City Council narrowly ratified approval of a $660-million deal to bring the Los Angeles Raiders back to town, despite growing community opposition and a petition drive to put the plan to voters. Meeting before several hundred spectators in a downtown theater, the council voted 5 to 3, with one member absent, to proceed with the most lucrative package ever given a sports team to relocate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1990
Wait a second here! Are all the people in California paying that quarter-cent sales tax to help Oakland-San Francisco with their earthquake difficulties, or to get Davis and his Raiders to play games in the Oakland Coliseum. $660 million indeed! ANTHONY BALCHAS Whittier
March 11, 1990 |
Los Angeles Coliseum representatives were scrambling Saturday to formulate a "last-ditch" offer to Raiders' owner Al Davis to keep his football team from moving to Oakland. Ed Snider, head of Spectacor Management Group and lead negotiator for the Coliseum's private managers, said the offer, if it comes together, will be made Monday morning. Oakland authorities have given Davis until noon Monday to give them his answer on whether he will move the team back to Oakland, where it played until 1982.
October 27, 1989 |
Woody Allen's new movie includes a scene in which a man explains what's funny and what's not funny. One of the roots of comedy, he suggests, is "tragedy plus time." Accidents, disasters, even holocausts . . . we can find humor in just about anything, given sufficient time. That is this character's reasoning. I wonder if that is so. One of the first things I was ever taught, for example, was to never, never, never make fun of anything having to do with World War II.
October 25, 1989
The earthquake that hit the Bay Area damaged and may have destroyed two local sports dreams. The proposition for a new downtown baseball park for the Giants in San Francisco, already trailing narrowly in early opinion polls, faces even longer odds in the Nov. 7 election with voters reeling from the estimated $2.5 billion in damages that the city suffered in last week's quake. The drive to bring the Raiders back to Oakland from Los Angeles also faces a cloudy future.
October 25, 1989 |
Mayor Art Agnos of San Francisco said Tuesday that Candlestick Park was structurally sound and was ready for Game 3 of the World Series Friday between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. The Series is scheduled to resume Friday at San Francisco's Candlestick Park after an 11-day delay because of last week's earthquake. It's the longest delay in Series history. "It's as safe as any facility can be, before or after an earthquake," Agnos said of the park.
October 24, 1989 |
The twice-delayed World Series might be headed for more difficulties because Mayor Art Agnos of San Francisco and baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent did not consult Oakland officials when deciding to resume the championships. Games 6 and 7, scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, if needed, could cause a conflict with Rolling Stones concerts Nov. 4-5 at the Oakland Coliseum, according to a report in today's San Francisco Chronicle.
October 23, 1989 |
The lucky ones spent Sunday at ease, walking in the park or watching the 49ers in the sunshine, but for many thousands in the Bay Area last week's earthquake strengthened its grip on their lives--and threatened new torments this morning as commuters try to return to work.