Courtney Ruby: Oakland Auditor Quit Running For Mayor After Racism Claims, Back In

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, … Read More

Egbert Souse’s Bar, Shooting Plagued, City Of Oakland Reach Agreement

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 … Read More

THE OAKLAND CITY BUDGET 2013 – 2015: A CITY COUNCIL PRIMER

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 … Read More

San Leandro, CA Continues with Meyers Nave Law Firm to Represent City

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 … Read More

Oakland News: Jane Brunner’s New Job: Emperor In Star Wars Episode 7

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 … Read More

Oakland City Attorney Blasts Jane Brunner As “Pay To Play”

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 … Read More

Oakland News: Mayor Quan, City Attorney Race, Chauncey Bailey, Oakland Police

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, and that … Read More

Oakland Candidate Debates: Oakland Chamber Of Commerce Schedule

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 … Read More

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. … Read More

Oakland Army Base, Phil Tagami, Latest Gene Hazzard Target

The Oakland Army Base Project has a new enemy: Gene Hazzard. Yes, the same Gene Hazzard who designed the initial effort to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan that fizzled under … Read More

Ross Mirkarimi Interview With SF Sheriff Suspended Due To Claim Of Domestic Violence

Ross Mirkarimi, the long-time San Francisco progressive politician who, after being termed out as District Five Supervisor, was elected to be San Francisco’s Sheriff, only to be suspended from his … Read More

Oakland City Council Will Change; Oaklanders Get To Decide How – Dan Cohen

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 win 110% of the time, it’s … Read More

Oakland News: Vote For Donald Macleay, Sean Sullivan, Abel Guillen; City Attorney Race

In this Oakland News we have politics elections. First, I’m asking you, Oaklander, to vote for Donald Macleay for Oakland City Council District One, Sean Sullivan for Oakland City Council … Read More

The Oakland Caucus By OBA – Oakland Candidates Forum Well-Attended

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 at 1750 Broadway. The … Read More

The Oakland Caucus Candidates Forum Tonight, 5:30, Community Bank of the Bay

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 … Read More

Oakland Mayor Quan, Barbara Parker Let Warriors Plan Move To SF While Owing $95 Mil

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, … Read More

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall Effort Officially Dead Says Gene Hazzard

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, … Read More

Sean Young Arrested For Crashing Governor’s Ball? Night Of 100 Stars Party Better

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 … Read More

Oakland News: Richmond Wins LBL Campus Competition, Mayor Recall Update

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 … Read More

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall Effort Scarred By Voter Fraud Claim

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 … Read More

Oakland Should Sue MLB, San Jose, And The Oakland A’s Right Now

The reports are all over that Major League Baseball’s long-delayed report on the Oakland A’s in Oakland, and if they should be given permission to leave Oakland for San Jose, … Read More

Occupy Oakland Rumor: Dan Siegel Resigns, Eases Recall Of Mayor

According to a number of twitter tweets, the rumor is that famed Oakland lawyer Dan Siegel has resigned in response to the police action of clearing the Occupy Oakland encampment … Read More

As Oakland Chief Batts Resigns, Mayor Quan Takes A Beating

Oakland’s Police Chief Anthony Batts resigned Tuesday, and the reviews are in: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan blew it. While Chief Batts himself worked to place a good face on his … Read More

Alameda City Manager John Russo Interview

Former Oakland Councilmember and City Attorney John Russo is now firmly planted in his office as Alameda’s first non-Interim City Manager in several years. He leaves Oakland after 16 years … Read More

John Russo – City Of Oakland Debt Plans Point To Bankruptcy

Originally, this blogger was planning to run Part Three of this video recap last Wednesday, but frankly elected to stretch out the content production opportunity. The video is over 38 … Read More