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Al Davis’ Passing Could Renew Raiders-To-L.A. Talk

Raiders owner Al Davis watches Los Angeles Raiders practice before exhibition game against the Houston Oilers at the Oakland Coliseum. Davis, the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit, has died. The team announced his death at age 82 on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Scott Anger, File)

Raiders owner Al Davis watches Los Angeles Raiders practice before exhibition game against the Houston Oilers at the Oakland Coliseum. Davis, the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit, has died. The team announced his death at age 82 on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Scott Anger, File)

By Timothy Bella, CBSLosAngeles.com

OAKLAND, Calif. (CBS Los Angeles) – When Oakland county and city legislators approved the return of the Raiders from Los Angeles in July of 1995, Al Davis and the silver and black looked to be coming home for the long haul.

“It is an economic shot in the arm and one that is symbolic of good things to come,” said then-Oakland City Councilwoman Sheila Jordan at the time.

Sixteen years later, the franchise’s future is unclear and good things may not be on the way.

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