Oakland election results in semi–real-time

I will update this post periodicially during Election Night to keep you informed of the vote count for the two elective posts and two of the three measures on the Oakland ballot.

Last updated: 12:03 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8

City Council, District 2
Total precincts: 32 Reporting: 25 78 %
Pat Kernighan 4108 55%
Aimee Allison 3372 45 %
City Auditor
Total precincts: 273 Reporting: 170 62 %
Roland Smith 15828 36 %
Courtney Ruby 27776 63 %
Measure N: Libraries
Total precincts: 273 Reporting: 170 62 %
Two-thirds vote required
Yes 32494 62 %
No 19720 38 %
Measure O: Instant Runoff Voting
Total precincts: 273 Reporting: 170 62 %
Yes 34217 68 %
No 16259 32 %
Trader Joe's to replace Lakeshore Albertsons

After ten months of uncertainty following the departure of Albertsons from its 3250 Lakeshore Avenue location, it was announced today that Trader Joe’s will be the new tenant, which will open in “early 2007.”

Cleveland Cascade and Fox vie for part of $1 million in preservation grants

You can vote to influence which of 25 Bay Area sites receive a total of $1 million in preservation grants from a partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express. Two Oakland treasures — the Fox Theater and the Cleveland Cascade — are among those competing.

Oak to Ninth Referendum Coalition charges “serious violations of the City Charter”

The Oak to Ninth Referendum Coalition has written to City Attorney John Russo, “protesting his action to halt verification” of the 25,000+ signatures gathered on a petition for referendum to reverse the city council’s July 18th approval of the Oak-to-Ninth project. The Coalition asserts “serious violations of the City Charter by the City Council and city staff.”

City Attorney Russo “invalidates” Oak-to-Ninth referendum petition

City Attorney Russo today ruled to “invalidate” the referendum petition to place the Oak-to-Ninth project on the ballot for voter approval. The Oak to Ninth Referendum Committee expressed “indignation” at the action and confidence that the petition will be found to be fully legal.

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