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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, after having backed out of it due to claims that she was being racist – including from this blogger. Maybe Courtney Ruby thinks memories are […]

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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 was announced just 15 minutes ago by that office. Here’s the press release announcement: City Attorney Barbara Parker and Piedmont Avenue bar reach agreement to […]

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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 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 […]

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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. Here’s what Jane told those on her email list: I am excited to announce that the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) has endorsed my campaign […]

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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 job, by court stay-away order separated from his wife Eliana Lopez (who moved to her native home Venezuela January 13th, 2012), and all after an […]

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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 a huge deal when they don’t run.  And once in a while, there’s a chance for seismic change when more than one decide not to […]

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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 District Three, and Abel Guillen for California Assembly District 18. And as an addition, Rebecca Kaplan for the At-Large Seat. (Note, this is for the […]

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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 Oakland Builder’s Alliance, headed by its new Executive Director Beverly Rivas, produced the unique gathering, where 26 candidates for seats on the Oakland City Council, […]

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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 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 […]

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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, 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 on Friday May […]

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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 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, […]

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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 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’ then-former […]

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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, will be released “soon,” and the verdict is that the A’s will be given permission to move to San Jose. If Oakland Mayor Jean Quan […]

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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 departure, working to deflect the idea that he and Mayor Quan didn’t get along, Oaklanders all over the Internet are pointing the finger squarely at […]