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Libby Schaaf – Oakland Mayor At White House For President Obama’s Event

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf made her first trip to Washington and President Obama’s White House event for the U.S. Conference Of Mayors Winter Meeting, held today, Friday. Here’s the press release, and Mayor Schaaf was kind enough to send the photos you see directly to this blogger. Here’s the press release from The White House: […]

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Jerry Brown says he’d run for another term as Oakland mayor – San Francisco Chronicle

Jerry Brown says he’d run for another term as Oakland mayorSan Francisco ChronicleThirteen candidates have filed to run in the 2014 race, including incumbent Jean Quan, former Brown aide and City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, and City Auditor Courtney Ruby. Even if Brown wasn’t serious about running for mayor in four years, he clearly … and […]

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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 […]

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Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby enters mayor’s race – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleOthers in the fray include City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, political communications Professor Joe Tuman, Port Commissioner Bryan Parker and Quan’s friend and former police adviser, Dan Siegel. “I don’t know if it helps or hurts Quan, but it certainly …Auditor to enter Oakland mayor’s raceInside Bay Area all 4 news articles …read more […]

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Auditor to enter Oakland mayor’s race – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesRuby joins a crowded field looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan that includes Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, former school board member Dan Siegel, Port of Oakland Commissioner Bryan Parker and San Francisco State professor Joe Tuman.Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby enters mayor’s raceSan Francisco Chronicle all 4 news articles …read more Source: Libby Schaaf […]

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The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committees, Feb. 25, 2014 – Oakland Local

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committees, Feb. 25, 2014Oakland LocalBE AWARE An additional item offered by Councilmember Libby Schaaf seeks to create a reserve for unfunded liabilities with $534,500. The reserve was born out of the City Council’s budget agreement last June. However, no paperwork was included in the … …read more Source: Libby Schaaf […]

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Shocking detail emerges from Oakland security guard shooting – abc7news.com

Shocking detail emerges from Oakland security guard shootingabc7news.com“Many communities do make it very clear that they don’t want their patrols to be armed,” said Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf. According to Schaaf, there has been an uptick in the hiring of private security, many of whom are operating under … …read more Source: Libby Schaaf Oakland […]

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Oakland: Mayor Jean Quan still trails mayoral money race – Vallejo Times-Herald

Oakland: Mayor Jean Quan still trails mayoral money raceVallejo Times-HeraldHe was followed by San Francisco State Professor Joe Tuman, who raised $145,350; Quan, who raised $129,494; and Councilmember Libby Schaaf, who raised $123,157. Schaaf only began fundraising in December. Former school board member Dan … and more …read more Source: Joe Tuman News From Google

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Joe Tuman Aims At Libby Schaaf, Jean Quan In Oakland Mayor’s Race Video

Joe Tuman has fired the first official shot in the unfolding 2014 Oakland Mayor’s Race. In a new YouTube video sent to supporters and called “Meet Joe Tuman,” Mr. Tuman said that his “singular focus” would be on public safety, jobs, and creating “new revenue sources” for Oakland. Then he kicked it into high gear […]

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Mysterious Anti-Semitic Fliers Emerge in Oakland – TheBlaze.com

TheBlaze.comAnti-Semitic fliers showing a swastika drawn on a Jewish councilwoman’s forehead were found plastered in Oakland, Calif., over the weekend. Posted throughout the Montclair district, an area represented by Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, the fliers read …Fliers Depict Swastikas on Jewish Oakland Councilwoman’s ForeheadNBC Bay AreaCalifornia Councilwoman Libby Schaaf Targeted With Swastikas in OaklandJewish Daily ForwardOakland […]

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Oakland: Police probe Schaaf swastika fliers – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Police probe Schaaf swastika fliersContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Fliers depicting a swastika on Libby Schaaf’s forehead were plastered throughout Montclair this weekend in an attack against the City Council member of Jewish descent in the district she represents and was raised in. The fliers purport to be … and more …read more Source: Libby […]

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Nancy Sidebotham Running For Mayor Of Oakland: Blasts Joe Tuman, Libby Schaaf

Nancy Sidebotham is a name known only to Oakland political junkies and Oakland City Council District Six dwellers who voted over the last 12 years, at the least. For this blogger, it seemed Nancy, the 68-year-old tax accountant who’s a friend, was running for the District Six Oakland City Council seat every time it was […]

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Dan Siegel, Former Quan Aide, Occupy Oakland Hero, To Run For Mayor Of Oakland

Dan Siegel, long-time Oakland civil rights attorney, partner in the Oakland law firm Siegel & Yee, and long-time friend, and former legal adviser, to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, is running for Mayor of Oakland. Siegel joins an already very strong list of people running for Mayor of Oakland in 2014: Bryan Parker, Joe Tuman, Oakland […]

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Oakland News: Raiders, A’s Coliseum Leases Extended; Mayor Quan’s Dirty Tricks On Libby Schaaf

This Oakland News is chocked full of a lot of stuff, so let’s get to it. Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders Extend Coliseum Leases The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority has announced it extended the lease agreements of the Oakland A’s and the Oakland Raiders. According to the JPA’s press release “the lease for the Oakland […]

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Libby Schaaf Enters Oakland Mayor’s Race: Implications

UPDATE: Libby Schaaf Files Papers To Run For Mayor Of Oakland Libby Schaaf shocks Oakland with Mayor’s Race talk. She did. (And look, some headlines says “Libby Schaaf expected to enter Oakland Mayor’s Race,” but the fact is, the word around town’s that she’s in it. And that’s from five separate conversations I had yesterday […]

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The Civic Classroom: Libby Schaaf, Oakland Councilmember (District Four)

The Civic Classroom – Special To Zennie62.com By Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf (District Four) Hi, I’m Libby Schaaf, Oakland’s District Four Councilmember. This week offers some incredible learning opportunities for Oaklanders – a veritable civic classroom. This Tuesday, April 23rd at our Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee, I’ve arranged for a presentation by Berkeley […]

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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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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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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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Oakland News: Jesse LaGreca At Occupy Oakland; OPD Confused

A bit of catching up to do on Oakland News, so here we go. Occupy Oakland Occupy Oakland continues to “occupy” the collective minds of Oakland and much of America, just one week after Oakland’s Brutal Tuesday, where police and Occupy Oakland protestors clashed. The result were some injuries to protesters – one fatal and […]

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Oakland News: Occupy Oakland Still There, Public Safety Meetup Sunday

A lot of Oakland News to share on Saturday, so let’s get to it before you go out to the Grand Lake Farmers Market. Occupy Oakland / Occupy Wall Street Defying the City of Oakland’s order, as of this writing, Occupy Oakland / Occupy Wall Street is still squatting at Frank Ogawa Plaza, or what […]

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Oakland – Anthony Batts, Police Chief, Resigns; Russo, Schaaf React

Oakland’s Police Chief Anthony “Tony” Batts announced his resignation today at a 3 PM PST press conference at Oakland’s City Hall. Batts said he was stepping down because of a lack of resources, and wrote a very telling letter posted here (thanks to Oakland North) in its entirety that reads in part: It is with […]