drummer510 has started up a blog called "Keep the A's in Oakland." It's an outreach-type blog that encourages like-minded folks to call and write Oakland pols and educate the public on what's possible in Oakland. I've given the author a few pieces of info to get him going, including my mock-up of the Broadway Auto Row site.
The Twins appear to be in the home stretch of their political process to get a new open air ballpark approved. About three-fourths of the funding would come from a 0.15% sales tax hike in Hennepin County (Minneapolis, not St. Paul).
A new article in the East Bay Business Times covers Fremont's vision for transformation, including the ballpark village concept and a new "downtown" area.