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1. Disgruntled Oakland City Attorney John Russo is one of three finalists to become Alameda’s new city manager, the Trib reports, citing anonymous sources. Russo has been unhappy in Oakland for some time, and has clashed repeatedly with Oakland council members and new Mayor Jean Quan. Last week, Russo acknowledged to the Express that he has considered quitting his post and admitted to the Tribune that he hadn’t attended a closed-session meeting with the council in at least two years. Closed sessions are where the council confers with the city attorney on pressing legal matters. Campaign finance records also show that Russo is a big supporter of new Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore, who is leading the city manager search.