Tip of the cap to the wily East Bay Express for its scoop on possible new Oakland A's ownership and its Jack London Square potential home.
The Express, (weekly), has long been a magnet for pretty darn good investigative reporters, (Ali Winston); movie critics, (Kelly Vance) and real foodie/bar chaps, (Ellen Cushing).
*KRON and its bureaucratic behemoth is still on the radar by the lovely people at Fox, (News Corporation), still looking to get a SF station for every strategic reason, (and football too), you can imagine.
*While it appears Justine Waldman is staying at KRON despite being wooed by CNN, the cable chaps may have their sights set on the "People Behaving Badly" dude.
*From various accounts that enchanting Cumulus Christmas "party"/gathering on Tuesday at 55 Hawthorne was just splendid --drink tix were at a "premium"--what? Did they splurge for something other than Gilbey? And the house-made crockpot items were just the hit of the day. A potluck extraordinaire! Color me spectacle but you would think a company might just, god forbid, rent out a local low-level restaurant for its loyal soldiers. I mean, most likely they could have got a SweetJack discount.
*A mystery corporate guy from Atlanta has been perusing KGO Radio and its expenditures. Maybe he'll find a few extra gadgets and Ronn Owens old pay stubs.
*Was there some kind of lottery winner in San Jose? I didn't hear it.
*Talk of the Town: Speaking of Christmas Party talk, there's a story making the rounds of a very well-known "TV artist" who was quite a spectacle the other night at Quince. She was apparently doing karaoke after about 5 extra gin and tonics only the problem was there was no official karaoke. Outcome: Really, really, bad renditions of Marie Osmond and Pia Zadora. Only saving grace, apparently, was that she didn't wear the ultra low-cut dress but the pumps were high baby!
*I myself am hosting a 415 Media Christmas party Monday night at Tommy's Joynt --complete with adult libations and 17,000 turkey wings. Details on how you can meet, in person, the neurotic blogger with loads of love. Bring it on!
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