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Tweet Courtney Ruby, the Oakland Auditor, likes punishment; that’s the only logical reason available for why she elected (no pun intended) to announce that she’s back in the Oakland Mayor’s Race, after having backed out of it due to claims that she was being racist – including from this blogger. Maybe Courtney Ruby thinks memories are...

Tweet Egbert Souse’s Bar, the shooting-plagued establishment on the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Mac Arthur Blvd, and the City of Oakland’s City Attorney Barbara Parker have reached an agreement that was announced just 15 minutes ago by that office. Here’s the press release announcement: City Attorney Barbara Parker and Piedmont Avenue bar...

Tweet The Oakland City Council will hold its last budget hearing on Thursday, tommorrow, and before its final vote in two weeks. This is your chance to go to the Oakland City Council Hearing Room and at least get your ideas in before that time. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM, and here’s a link to the speakers register, so you can sign up to talk (where...

Tweet The City of San Leandro’s City Council has reached consensus to continue to retain the law firm of Meyers Nave and City Attorney Jayne Williams and Assistant City Attorney Richard D. Pio Roda as the City’s legal advisors. The Council on Tuesday Feb. 19 asked that Williams and the City Manager Chris Zapata develop a new contract between Meyers Nave...

Tweet In this latest Oakland News, word has it that Jane Brunner, who was resoundingly clobbered in her bid to be Oakland City Attorney by the current Oakland City Attorney, Barbara Parker, has a new job. Jane Brunner will play The Emperor in Star Wars Episode 7. In fact, to commemorate this achievement, if you will, this painting was commissioned, the one you...

Tweet Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker’s not taking any gruff from Oakland City Councilmember Jane Brunner (District One) in their election fight to determine who becomes Oakland’s next City Attorney. A strongly-worded email from Parker (not using her City of Oakland email, but her campaign email) basically calls out Brunner and slams her accusations...

Tweet In this Oakland News this blogger has a lot to say, some of it may not make certain people happy, but turning 50 turns on switches in people,...

Tweet The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber Of Commerce has announced its schedule of debates between candidates for various Oakland offices. Here it is: City Attorney August 21 Tuesday Waterfront Hotel Jack London Square District Three August 22 Wednesday Z Cafe – 27th & Broadway 27th & Broadway District One August 27 Monday College Ave. Presbyterian...

Tweet A bit of an Oakland shocker until you think about it: Oakland Councilmember Jane Brunner just landed the endorsement of the Oakland Police...

Tweet The Oakland Army Base Project has a new enemy: Gene Hazzard. Yes, the same Gene Hazzard who designed the initial effort to recall Oakland...

Tweet Ross Mirkarimi, the long-time San Francisco progressive politician who, after being termed out as District Five Supervisor, was elected...

Tweet The Oakland City Council is going to change, here’s how you can get involved. Since we live in a world where incumbents seem to...

Tweet In this Oakland News we have politics elections. First, I’m asking you, Oaklander, to vote for Donald Macleay for Oakland City Council...

Tweet This first-of-its kind event was held in Oakland on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 5:30 PM at the office of The Community Bank Of The Bay...

Tweet The Oakland Caucus, a candidates forum presented by the Oakland Builders Alliance and its new executive director Bev Rivas, is this evening at 5:30 PM at Community Bank of the Bay, 1750 Broadway Oakland. There will be candidates from the Oakland City Council race and the Oakland City Attorney race, and food too. Yes, local food vendors Go Streatery,...

Tweet Warriors planning move to San Francisco from Oakland. This is the kind of thing John Russo would have worked to prevent if he were City Attorney: The Golden State Warriors, named such because the City Of Oakland has been too wuss to get the owners to change the name of the team to “Oakland Warriors,” have rolled out a plan to move to San Francisco....

Tweet Oakland Mayor Jean Quan can rest now. The effort to recall Mayor Quan is officially dead (along with the website photo that gives her green lipstick) according to its originator, Oakland’s long-time enabler Gene Hazzard. Gene sent a text pointing this blogger to his official website called “removejeanquan.com” and two letters posted...

Tweet It’s sad to read the news that actress Sean Young, who gained a large measure of fame for her performance in Blade Runner, was arrested for trying to crash the Governor’s Ball, the invitation-only bash thrown by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Young was booked at The Hollywood police station after a citizen’s arrest,...

Tweet Richmond beats Alameda and Oakland for LBL Second Campus After a tough, competitive battle for the right to play host to the long-planned-for second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, it was announced at 8 AM that Richmond was the winner. Richmond, already location of property and facilities owned by the University of California, beat...

Tweet Oakland Mayor Jean Quan undoubtedly fears the recall effort launched against her, but from what this blogger has learned, it’s currently marred by not two, but three (yes, 3) competing efforts, backbiting, and the appearance of voter fraud. How it all started was that long-time Oakland activist Gene Hazzard (who was instrumental in ‘drafting’...

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