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A's eye key approval for Oakland development

A key California state agency is expected to vote today on whether the A’s "can move forward" with their $12B plan to "build a waterfront ballpark and surrounding development at Howard Terminal." The S.F. Bay Conservation & Development Commission is "expected to weigh in on whether to approve the A’s request to remove Howard Terminal’s 56 acres from port designation." The A’s need a two-thirds vote in their favor "before they can submit a permit application to BCDC." Without a "yes vote, the A’s project will die." This comes after a mid-June "final recommendation from BCDC staff that determined Howard Terminal can be used for a new ballpark project" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 6/29).

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: August 9, 2022

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SBJ I Factor: Jed York

SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years. SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

SBJ Spotlight: Warner Bros. Discovery

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