Oakland’s mayor-elect won by connecting the hills to the flatlands.
By the time that many people read this story, Oakland will have a newly elected mayor. If the polls ring true, she will likely be the familiar Jean Quan, reelected for a second term, or one of the mayor’s two front-running challengers, Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan or Libby Schaff.
At campaign events and on web pages, in brochures and door-to-door chats, Oakland’s 15 mayoral candidates are busy promising the number of police officers that they will deploy as the city’s leader. 700. 800. 900. More.
On a mild July evening outside the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club’s Oakland mayoral endorsement meeting, competing candidates Bryan Parker and Joe Tuman looked quite chummy together as they addressed a blogger’s video camera. They were discussing their exclusion from the progressive group’s gathering, where candidates make speeches to woo endorsement votes.
While sports fans adjust to the seemingly inevitable flight of the Golden State Warriors to San Francisco, city officials and business leaders have redoubled their efforts to keep the A’s and the Raiders in town since we wrote about Oakland’s struggles to retain its pro sports teams. But it won’t be easy.
Privacy advocates in Oakland scored a major victory in March when the City Council responded to months of community activism by limiting the scope of the Domain Awareness Center to the Port of Oakland.
Letters: Readers, friends, and followers have their say.
The District 18 state assemblyman is a moderate on gun control, labor unions, and social justice.
The long-awaited development of Oakland and Alameda's decommissioned military bases get green lights. Their futures look very different.
Consumer Watchdog launches a billboard campaign against drug- and alcohol-impaired doctors in Oakland, Kaiser headquarters, with a toll-free telephone line for reporting. So far, no calls.