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January 19, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is in debt after spending nearly $4.9 million in its failed effort to lure the Los Angeles Raiders football team back to Oakland, according to financial reports. The biggest expense in last year's campaign was $2.2 million in fees paid to two law firms that represented the Coliseum, Oakland and Alameda County in talks with the team, according to reports released by Coliseum directors.
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January 19, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is in debt after spending nearly $4.9 million in its failed effort to lure the Los Angeles Raiders football team back to Oakland, according to financial reports. The biggest expense in last year's campaign was $2.2 million in fees paid to two law firms that represented the Coliseum, Oakland and Alameda County in talks with the team, according to reports released by Coliseum directors.
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May 29, 2003 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
State legislators are expected to put the finishing touches today on a bill to provide an emergency $100-million state loan for the insolvent Oakland Unified School District, a step that would lead to a state takeover of the 48,000-student school system. Backers were hoping to push an amended version of the bill through the state Senate to provide the largest financial bailout of a school district in California history. The Assembly already approved the measure and a spokesman said Gov.
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August 26, 2008 | Paul Pringle, Times Staff Writer
A spending scandal at California's largest union local spread to a second state Monday as the head of a sister labor group in Michigan stepped aside because of a widening financial inquiry. The Service Employees International Union said that Rickman Jackson, who formerly served as chief of staff at the California organization, has taken a leave of absence from its biggest Michigan local less than a week after the president of the Los Angeles chapter relinquished his post. Both departures followed reports in The Times that the local and a related charity paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to firms owned by the wife and mother-in-law of its president, Tyrone Freeman, and spent similar sums on a Four Seasons Resorts golf tournament, restaurants such as Morton's steakhouse, a Beverly Hills cigar lounge and a Hollywood talent agency.
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