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Rebecca Kaplan for Oakland At Large Councilmember

After years of trying, Rebecca Kaplan was elected Oakland’s At Large Councilmember in 2008. In doing so, she became Oakland’s first lesbian elected official, and the first woman to serve as At Large Councilmember. In…


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Oakland City Council At-Large Debate Recap

Last night (August 29th) I attended the debate between four of the five Candidates At-Large for a seat on Oakland’s City Council at the Kaiser Center. In attendance were candidates Incumbent At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, District…






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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 of service, and as he…


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