Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Oakland

Shereda Nosakhare: Libby Schaaf Didn’t Want Her To Run For Oakland City Council District Six

Shereda Nosakhare was first reported in this space (yep, story broken here) to be the newest candidate to run for the Oakland City Council Seat currently held by Desley Brooks. Here’s the video: UPDATE: Libby Schaaf’s Official Statement on Shereda Nosakhare’s run for Oakland City Council: Just read your post (this one). It is really […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
News Oakland politics Zennie62 News

Abel Guillen For Oakland City Council District Two Kicks Off Today

Abel Guillen, who ran against Rob Bonta for the California Assembly District 18 Seat in 2012, has officially tossed his hat in the ring for the Oakland City Council District Two Seat. He’s got some hot competition in Sokham Mao, Dana King, Andrew Park, Michael Colbruno, and Kevin Blackburn, and on top of that Colbruno […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
seattle

Uber turns on marketing engines to pressure Seattle city leaders: Illegal … – GeekWire

GeekWireSeattle city officials say Uber and other alternative transportation networks are operating outside of city law by offering rides to the public through popular apps. Now, with a critical vote coming up this afternoon, Uber’s marketing tactics are …Seattle clamps down on UberX, Lyft, SidecarSan Francisco Chronicle (blog)Seattle council committee votes to limit ride-sharing servicesKOMO […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
New York

New York City Council Swiftly Passes Bill to Extend Paid Sick Days – New York Times

New York TimesThe new, more emphatically liberal City Council was in full swing on Wednesday, expanding New York’s law on paid sick leave from the watered-down version passed last year and approving a resolution supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to raise taxes …New York City paid sick leave bill passes despite councilmembers’ reservationsNew York […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Oakland

Could Gun Tracing Reduce Violent Crime in Oakland? – NBC Bay Area

Could Gun Tracing Reduce Violent Crime in Oakland?NBC Bay Area“The proliferation of guns on Oakland streets is a terror,” Libby Schaaf said. The Oakland city council member and mayoral candidate co-authored AB 180 [PDF]. The bill would have given Oakland local control over gun registration and licensing. The plan … …read more Source: Libby Schaaf […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
kiev

Ukraine crisis: Yatsenyuk is PM-designate, Kiev Maidan told – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s new interim government has been presented at Kiev’s main protest camp, the Maidan, following last week’s ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych. The Maidan council named Arseniy Yatsenyuk to become prime minister. The cabinet – to be voted …Ukraine disbands feared riot police unit that led crackdown on Kiev protestersChristian Science MonitorPro-Russian rally in […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Los Angeles

Los Angeles mulling proposal to ban electronic cigarettes in public places – CBS News

CBS NewsThe committee approved a proposal that would ban electronic cigarettes from being used at farmers markets, parks, recreational areas, beaches, bars, nightclubs and outdoor dining areas, CBS Los Angeles reported. It would also restrict the sale and use …The City Crackdown on E-Cigarettes Continues in Los AngelesBusinessweek (blog)LA council panel backs limits on e-cigarettesLos […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
washington dc

Plan to Bring Redskins Back to DC Gets Public Hearing – NBC4 Washington

NBC4 WashingtonThe D.C. Council wants to hear what you think about a plan to bring the Washington Redskins back to the District. Back in Nov., six councilmembers unveiled their plan to create a sports and entertainment complex in southeast Washington. They hope the …Proposal: DC take over RFK Stadium and other areasWTOPResidents weigh in on […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Los Angeles

LA council panel backs limits on e-cigarettes – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA Los Angeles City Council panel on Monday endorsed an array of restrictions on e-cigarettes that would prohibit the vapor-emitting devices from being used in most workplaces and a number of public spaces. The proposed ordinance, now heading to the …City Council Panel Recommends Limits On E-Cigarette Use In PublicCBS LocalLos Angeles panel […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
washington dc

DC Council Gives Preliminary Approval to Decriminalize Pot – NBC4 Washington

NBC4 WashingtonNews 4’s Mark Segraves reports on possible changes in a proposed law designed to decriminalize the use of marijuana in D.C. Some D.C. council members want to keep smoking pot – in public – a crime. On Cusp of Pot Vote, D.C. Council Weighs.Washington D.C. Council Voting On Marijuana Decriminalization TomorrowThe Weed Blog (blog)DC […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
News

Path Cleared for Egypt’s Military Chief to Run for President – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCAIRO—Egypt’s high military council gave the go-ahead for its senior officer, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, to run for president, paving the way for the popular military leader to replace the country’s first freely elected president, whom he ousted last …Egypt’s military OKs El-Sisi for presidential runCNN InternationalEgypt’s top military body has […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
News

Egyptian military backs Sissi for presidency, as insurgency becomes more … – Washington Post

Washington PostCAIRO—A powerful council of Egypt’s top military commanders is backing defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sissi for president, the country’s state-run news agency said Monday, in a move likely to entrench the military’s political power and intensify its battle …Egyptian military endorses Army chief Sisi’s presidential runChristian Science MonitorArmy chiefs back Sisi for run at […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
News

Thai govt offers to put off Feb 2 polls – Indian Express

Indian ExpressThe protesters, who launched their anti-government campaign in November, have been demanding that Yingluck should step down and make way for an unelected “people’s council”. Tweet This …Protesters ready to cripple advance votingBangkok PostThai govt offers to put off polls, protesters rebuff proposalZee NewsUPDATE 1-Thai government wants end to protests but promises no crackdownReutersHouston […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
News

France approves 75 per cent tax on high income earners – ABC Online

ABC OnlineA controversial French tax to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros ($1.55 million) a year has been approved. France’s constitutional council gave the green light to the temporary but controversial “millionaire tax”, a signature …French court approves new ‘millionaire tax’ on the wealthyLos Angeles TimesFrance Approves “Millionaire […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
News

Thailand: Leader Seeks to Slow Protests – New York Times

New York TimesThe Thai prime minister on Wednesday proposed the formation of a reform council to mollify a protest movement seeking to topple her government, but her opponents immediately rejected her idea. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the council would …Protesters reject Thai PM reform plan, threaten pollIndian ExpressProtest-hit Thailand prolongs security lawPakistan Daily TimesRocks, […]

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
News

Ukraine President Suspends Officials over Protest Crackdown – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaIn a conciliatory move toward protesters, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has suspended his deputy security council chief and the head of the Kyiv city administration for their suspected involvement in a violent police crackdown on demonstrators last …Pro-government supporters rally outside Kiev’s barricadesAFPUkraine protests: Tensions soar as rival factions face off in KievThe […]