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Oakland mayor's low profile obscures achievements

Jan 2, 2011 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Ron Dellums is credited with improving public safety, promoting green jobs and securing $200 million in stimulus funds. But his media problems and ambivalence about public life left him derided by many as a do-nothing.

Mayor Ron Dellums spent his childhood in West Oakland watching the Oakland Acorns play ball. So when the planned move to Fremont, Calif., by the now-Oakland A's fell through in early 2009, Dellums kicked into high gear.

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