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Tweet Let’s take a hard look at what happened in the voting distribution tallies for the Oakland City Council District Three City Council Race.   We have to start with the first choice votes, listed below. Rank Choice Voting – First Choice Votes: est # of Votes % of Total NP – Sean Sullivan 3664 26.03 NP – Lynette Gibson-McElhaney 3368...

Tweet The latest Oakland news is that the Oakland City Council elections went to Rebecca Kaplan for At Large, Dan Kalb for District One, Lynette McElhaney for District Three, Noel Gallo for District Five, Larry Reid for District Seven, and Barbara Parker, who’s the new old city attorney. REVIEW OF OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL D3 RACE Considering my video guess...

Tweet The last time the Oakland Tribune weighed in with endorsements in a local election, they had zero impact: people just don’t read the newspapers like they used to and the Tribune’s multi-media effort is non-existent. Still, there’s nothing wrong with recording and reporting who the Tribune endorsed this time out. For District One Oakland...

Tweet Generally supporters of a person running for office are asked to lend their name, then sit back and watch the candidate go. That’s all well and good, but in the case of media and social media, a good midcourse correction is in order. Thus this point regarding the actions of two Oakland City Council candidates this space has expressed support for:...

Tweet The Oakland City Council District Three Race is a not one, not two, but three – a three-way tie according to a new poll released today. Meanwhile, Amy Lemley is the clear leader in the District One Race to fill the seat currently held by Oakland Councilmember Jane Brunner, who’s running for Oakland City Attorney. A Poll On Backyard Slaughter The...

Tweet In this Oakland News, we take a look at the meaning of a small set of recent endorsements in the Oakland City Council District Three Race. It’s logical to think that these gestures of support are largely a sign of love for the candidate. It’s not. It’s actually a signal that the backer hates someone else who’s running. Remember,...

Tweet In this Oakland News, the Oakland City Council District Three Race is heating up. First, Alex Miller-Cole, considered an upstart by some, scored two key endorsements that have changed the face of the election, and helped to define the difference between himself and the other Oaklanders running for office. Alex got the backing of Margaret Gordon, who some...

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 Oakland Police are in trouble again. This video was posted on July 31st on YouTube, and captures an incident that happened in front of...

Tweet More Oakland News after Jane Brunner’s “Cops got my back” blast. Sean Sullivan, who’s signs are popping up all...

Tweet The latest Oakland News is that on her campaign website, Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan already calls her new challenger, Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente, a “serious challenger” and is using him to raise a new round of campaign money. Again, I think what Ignacio De La Fuente is about to do is a huge risk, but he may...

Tweet Oakland Mayor Quan tried for a Kumbaya moment Thursday June 28th, and got it, to a degree. And that after a Wednesday July 27th press...

Tweet This video was made on the evening of the June 12th Oakland City Council District Three Candidates Forum. This blogger was fresh in town...

Tweet Joel Young, the AC Transit Board Member and now former candidate for the California Assembly District 18 Seat that’s now a contest...

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 Oakland probably has the most sexually diverse election race ever. What if I told you that in the District Three Race for Oakland City Council, two of the leading candidates were Gay, and in another race, there’s an assertion that the candidate kind of goes both ways, and in yet another race, the candidate openly believes in having more than one...

Tweet Joe Tuman v. Rebecca Kaplan would have gained more attention if Tuman (hint to Joe) embraced Social Media. But before we get to that,...

Tweet Nice to be back in Oakland, if only until Tuesday Night, when this blogger leaves for the NFL Draft. But this Earth Day has to be noted – lovely day. So much so that, rather than see this blog post, I hope you’re out at Church, or lunch, or doing something to celebrate this glorious Earth Day Sunday. Oakland Real Estate Recovering. Happened...

Tweet The race for the California 18th District Assembly Seat currently held by the termed-out Sandre Swanson recently lost a candidate that this blogger thought had a chance because she was the only woman: Kathy Neal. The reason for Neal’s departure, according to my sources, was simply that Neal didn’t think she could win. “It was not enough...

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