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Tweet Elihu Harris Former Mayor On Occupy Oakland Jean Quan and Oakland http://ift.tt/1h1Scqf ...

Tweet Jason Kane Anderson is the Oakland Green Party’s candidate for Mayor of Oakland according to Don Macleay, the head of the organization, and in a conversation we had this morning. (I have to thank both Don and Jason Kane Anderson for the scoop that Don said Mr. Anderson wanted me to have.) Jason Kane Anderson, or “Shake” Anderson, is...

Tweet The National Union of Healthcare Workers endorsed its lawyer, Dan Siegel, who’s running for Mayor of Oakland. Here’s my interview with Dan Siegel just three weeks ago: The National Union of Healthcare Workers was formed in 2009, and after a split with the Service And Employees International Union, or SEIU. In 2010, there’s no official...

Tweet San Francisco Chronicle (blog)The folks over at Occupy Oakland have put out the call to gather at Frank Ogawa Plaza at 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve for a march to the North County Jail on Sixth Street downtown. Organizers won’t be going quietly either, as participants are encouraged to …Demonstration Planned In Oakland To Mark 5th Anniversary...

Tweet Dan Siegel, long-time Oakland civil rights attorney, partner in the Oakland law firm Siegel & Yee, and long-time friend, and former legal adviser, to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, is running for Mayor of Oakland. Siegel joins an already very strong list of people running for Mayor of Oakland in 2014: Bryan Parker, Joe Tuman, Oakland Councilmember Libby...

Tweet In this Oakland News, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t know this until now, but as of this writing she’s about to be deposed in a lawsuit where the person who filed it, a Donna White, claims that Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park is not meeting accessibility requirements for disabled visitors as per American Disabilities...

Tweet In the wake of the George Zimmerman Verdict, Downtown Oakland was once again the focus of the window smashing work of anarchists, some who have been incorrectly identified as being with Occupy Oakland. Bar Dogwood on 17th and Telegraph got the brunt of the violence, as its windows were smashed, once again. That is a small, woman-owned establishment...

Tweet The New Parkway Oakland at 474 24th Avenue in the Uptown District, is something to see. It’s kind of tucked way in a warehouse that’s much larger than it looks, and is just around the corner from a corner cafe on Broadway and 24th that has been several different businesses over the years. The hosts for our video tour were Randy and Karen,...

Tweet This segment of Oakland News is a sad one. It starts with a video of an assault that took place last week, March 13th, at Oakland City Hall Plaza (or City Hall / Oscar Grant / Frank Ogawa Plaza), and that has been seen just 9 times on YouTube to this writing, but that’s about to change. The woman in blue was simply writing “Long Live Israel”...

Tweet The City Of Oakland has suddenly adopted a head-in-the-sand, protectionist, and just plain stupid social media strategy that results in a series of wrong-headed approaches that don’t protect the elected officials it claims to help. Today, the City of Oakland issued another email announcing a press conference about its silly municipal ID program...

Tweet On October 25th, 2011, a giant downtown Oakland protest at 14th and Broadway turned ugly as Oakland Police and law enforcement officials clashed. The result was that Scott Olsen, a then-24 year old Iraq War Veteran, who was shot in the face by a police officer using a rubber bullet. Now, one year later and a lot of protests afterward, what’s left...

Tweet On the matter of the Oakland City Council races and Oakland politics, I wish I could cotton to the Sean Sullivan, Richard Fuentes, Ignacio De La Fuente triumvirate more, but I get the cribbles just listening to some of their tales of past accomplishments – which jabber doesn’t jibe with my memory of how things really got done in Oakland, West...

Tweet In a press release sent today, moments ago, the City of Oakland reports that there have been 1,127 total complaints related to the Oakland Police and Occupy Oakland. That’s not to report they were the fault of OO, but that they were directly the fault of Oakland police action. The City Of Oakland says “IAD (The Oakland Police Department’s...

Tweet Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is perhaps the most absent-minded Mayor of Oakland in our modern history. Thus, to accuse her of transparency smacks of nastiness, not the activity of a journalist. This blogger points to the work of a local online publication The Bay Citizen, where for some reason Jennifer Gollan and Shoshana Walter (who should know better) elected...

Tweet Now that the The Lakeview School Occupy Oakland Sit-In Issue has subsided a bit, it seems, it’s time for a review. Last week, and...

Tweet The City Of Oakland admits what many have known for months, and almost cost Oakland Mayor Jean Quan her job, a successful recall effort...

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 Pat Kernighan, the Oakland District Two Councilmember who has, in this blogger’s view, ably served the people of her area for three...

Tweet A good amount of Oakland News, so let’s get to it. Oakland A’s Slide First, as this is written, the Oakland Athletics are...

Tweet Another step in the Oakland Police Departments work to rebuild its relationship with the Oakland Community – and this is a good one. Read from Oakland Local: Meet Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, his executive team, other members of the department and the different services they offer during OPD’s first-ever open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m....

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