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Larry Reid For Oakland City Council District 7 Reelection

Frankly, this should not be an issue, but Oaklanders living in District 7 should reelect Oakland’s long-time, legendary City Councilmember, and Council President Larry Reid. This blogger has known Larry since 1995, when he was then the chief-of-staff for then-Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris. Larry has always cared for those most in need in Oakland, and […]

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Occupy Oakland: Councilmember Nancy Nadel Saved Lives

The Monday morning police raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment had one interesting look to it: as the cops were walking through the grass of the plaza at 6 AM, there were no protestors, just tents. Of the roughly 300 commonly in the encampment at any one time, only 30 were arrested, including 9 from […]

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Occupy Oakland: Shooting Death Not Related To OO, Mayor Poised To Attack

Occupy Oakland has revealed one thing: just how basically ignorant so many people can be at once. There are many examples here, but the latest one is the shooting and death of a person at 14th and Broadway, and all over a “bag of weed.” That’s Oakland for ya. There’s way too much media around […]

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Oakland City Council Approves Police Officer Hiring Resolution

On a 5-2 vote, The Oakland City Council approved a resolution that was crafted by Council President Larry Reid (District 7), Councilmember Pat Kernighan (District 2), and Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan (At-Large) to direct over $6 million to hire new Oakland Police Officers if if Measure I passes in November. Oakland voters have already received their […]