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1. The Oakland City Council voted last night to use $750,000 in redevelopment funds to pay for an environmental study of a proposed new ballpark for the A’s in Jack London Square, the Trib reported. The council voted 6-2, with council members Ignacio De La Fuente and Nancy Nadel voting “no.” De La Fuente argued that the city should not spend any funds until it receives a commitment from Major League Baseball that the A’s will stay in Oakland. But Council President Jane Brunner contended that if the city didn’t fund the study, then it would send a strong signal to the league that Oakland wasn’t interested in keeping the A’s from moving to San Jose.