Oakland’s City Council Must Adopt The Bratton – Wasserman OPD Proposal

A Make Oakland Better Blog Entry Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee will vote on whether to forward to Council a proposal to add…

Oakland Councilmember De La Fuente Called Homophobe By LGBT Club

Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente’s in hot water over a campaign approach that overstepped the bounds of appropriate taste in his battle for the current At-Large City Council seat…

Alan Blueford Murder Could Alter Oakland Politics

Was Alan Blueford killed by the Oakland Police? There’s a small, but growing, group of people who say the Skyline High School student was. But chances are you’re reading this…

Oakland Police Draw Guns In Public To “Detain” Unarmed Black Man

Oakland Police are in trouble again. This video was posted on July 31st on YouTube, and captures an incident that happened in front of Awaken Cafe near 15th and Broadway.…

Jane Brunner Gets Oakland Police Endorsement For City Attorney

A bit of an Oakland shocker until you think about it: Oakland Councilmember Jane Brunner just landed the endorsement of the Oakland Police Union called the Oakland Police Officers Association.…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s Disastrous 100-Blocks Press Conference – Full Video

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan returned from a trip to Brazil and in general a number of travel obligations that kept her out of Oakland far more than she was in…

Pat Kernighan: Occupy Oakland Targets Oakland Councilmember

Pat Kernighan, the Oakland District Two Councilmember who has, in this blogger’s view, ably served the people of her area for three terms. However, and even with that, Councilmember Kernighan…

Mayor Jean Quan Had Affair With Ron Dellums In 2009

UPDATE: Mayor Quan Pissed Over April Fools Joke. Fans of Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums believed he was on a good track to recover what some others had said was a…

Oakland Coliseum JPA Called Corrupt By Oakland Tribune Reporter

The Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority, or “Joint Powers Authority”, or “JPA” is known for its rather clubby politics, at times so much so that it leads many to question…

CA Dist 18: Abel Guillen Wins Welstone Poll; Rob Bonta Reports KaChing

The news updates regarding the California Assembly District 18 Race keep coming in, so without any delay, here’s what I’ve got. Abel Guillen won another straw poll, this one held…

Oakland Police Chief Jordan Talks Problem Solving-Officer Redeployment

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, concerned that the public has the wrong idea about the redeployment of what the City of Oakland calls “Problem Solving Officers”, wrote “a letter to…

Oakland Police Surround, Threaten To Taser, Autistic Teen

Oakland, CA – This happened just before I entered Gold’ Gym last night and at about 7:45 PM from reports. From the statements, and now accounts on Facebook, a teenager…

Oakland News: Kathy Neal Quits Assm Race, Blasts Joel Young; Boots Riley Strikes

A lot of Oakland News to catch up on so let’s get started. First, Kathy Neal called to explain that yes she’s out of the race for the 18th California…

Find Apple iPhone App Helps Oakland Police Catch Robbers

You read that correctly: “Find Apple iPhone App Helps Oakland Police Catch Robbers” I recently purchased an Apple iPad for my Mom, with an eye toward buying her an Apple…