Citywide: Kaiser abandons “forbidden garden” plan in Oakland – Contra Costa Times

Citywide: Kaiser abandons “forbidden garden” plan in OaklandContra Costa TimesWhen Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivers her State of the City address at 7 p.m. Thursday, one her top priorities likely…

Citywise: Kaiser abandons “forbidden garden” plan in Oakland – Fremont Bulletin

Citywise: Kaiser abandons “forbidden garden” plan in OaklandFremont BulletinWhen Mayor Jean Quan delivers her State of the City address at 7 p.m. Thursday, one her top priorities likely won’t be…

Divide emerges over future of interim Oakland police chief – Inside Bay Area

Divide emerges over future of interim Oakland police chiefInside Bay AreaOAKLAND — As the city resumes its hunt for a permanent police chief, there is a deepening divide over whether…

Oakland Attendance Awards: Solutions for Chronic Absence – Oakland Local

Oakland LocalOakland Mayor Jean Quan and School Board Director Anne Campbell-Washington were among the 50 people who attended. AttendanceAwards14.jpg. Click here to view photos of the Oakland Attendance Awards on…

Could Oakland Become the Next Silicon Valley? – NBC Bay Area (blog)

NBC Bay Area (blog)At least one article, which appeared in the Guardian (U.K.) told about Oakland residents disliking techies setting up shop. In it, Oakland’s Mayor Jean Quan said the…

Oakland honors pioneering black aviator – Contra Costa Times

Oakland honors pioneering black aviatorContra Costa TimesBarbara Lee, D-Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan and City Councilmember Larry Reid. “Bessie Coleman was a trailblazer, an inspiration and the finest example of the…

Oakland honors pioneering black aviator – Inside Bay Area

Oakland honors pioneering black aviatorInside Bay AreaBarbara Lee, D-Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan and City Councilmember Larry Reid. “Bessie Coleman was a trailblazer, an inspiration and the finest example of the…

Cherry-picking crime stats may have pitfalls for Jean Quan – San Francisco Chronicle

Cherry-picking crime stats may have pitfalls for Jean QuanSan Francisco ChronicleAt just about every event she’s attended this year, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has repeated the campaign mantra she hopes…

Mayor Jean Quan honors Oakland rapper – Contra Costa Times

Mayor Jean Quan honors Oakland rapperContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Mayor Jean Quan has honored an Oakland hip-hop artist for his local charity work. Quan declared last Saturday “Stanley Cox aka…

Bryan Parker Mayor Of Oakland News

Bryan Parker Mayor Of Oakland News Bryan Parker leads all Oakland Mayor’s Race candidates with $180k raised to date. Joe Tuman is second with $150k raised. The incumbent Mayor Jean…

Save Oakland Sports Mixer Has Coliseum City Presentation, Thursday, February 6th

Save Oakland Sports (SOS) has announced that it’s hosting a business mixer this Thursday, February 6th, from 5:30pm until 7:30pm at the Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel, 1 Hegenberger Rd. The…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s re-election hinges on crime – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleLeah Harris, a retired preschool teacher, has lived in the heart of East Oakland for 37 years. In the 2010 mayoral election, she voted for Jean Quan. She…

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,…

Oakland’s Youth Uprising mourns violent attacks on its members – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Oakland’s Youth Uprising mourns violent attacks on its membersSan Francisco Chronicle (blog)Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is crowing about a precipitous drop in homicides in 2013 as she eyes a second…

Dan Siegel Gets National Union of Healthcare Workers Endorsement For Oakland Mayor

The National Union of Healthcare Workers endorsed its lawyer, Dan Siegel, who’s running for Mayor of Oakland. Here’s my interview with Dan Siegel just three weeks ago: The National Union…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland”

In this Oakland News, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t know this until now, but as of this writing she’s about to be deposed in a lawsuit where the person who…

Libby Schaaf For Mayor Of Oakland Campaign Starts; Schaaf Filed Papers Today

Libby Schaaf, my friend and Oakland City Council District Four Representative – who so scared the heck out of current Oakland Mayor Jean Quan when Libby openly talked about running…

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…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Thinks Black Oakland Is Bad

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said this to the National Journal’s Sophie Quinton: “And so, you asked me what my challenge is. Well, my challenge is to let people know what…

Anne Gust Brown To Run For Mayor Of Oakland: Hot Rumor

Anne Gust Brown, the First Lady of California and an Oakland resident with her husband, California Governor and former Mayor of Oakland, Jerry Brown is going to run for mayor…

Oakland’s $170 Million Redevelopment Budget Controversy Makes CAO Look Bad

UPDATE: City Of Oakland’s Response To California Controller On ‘Misdirected’ Assets The City Of Oakland’s in huge trouble, to the tune of $170 million, unless it can successfully challenge John…

City Of Oakland, BART, AC Transit Workers Set To Strike Monday

Oakland is about to face a total stoppage of work on Monday, as the City of Oakland, BART, and reportedly AC Transit workers will all stop working on that day.…

Oakland News: MISSSEY EVENT, Glover Memorial, Mayor Ruby, Love Our Lake, Schaaf

Oakland News, more of it today. EVENT ALERT: On Saturday, June 15th at 5pm, MISSSEY will host its second Annual Inspire Change Gala at Individual tickets are now on sale…

Oakland News: Parker For Mayor, Budget Issues, A16 Oakland SF Invasion

Oakland News – there’s a lot of it and I’m behind as I’ve been traveling, and trying to stay in shape – let’s get to it. Bryan Parker For Mayor…

Was Oakland Mayor Quan’s Husband Driving Drunk In Art Murmur Video?

UPDATE: a friend called to assert that Dr. Floyd Huen does not drink and the video-person was being inappropriate to he and the Mayor of Oakland. Was Floyd Huen, the…

Erica Maskaleris: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Turns Blind Eye To Missing Woman

Erica Maskaleris, the 31-year-old woman who founded the tech consulting company Geekosystems, has been missing for one solid week now, as of this writing. The news that the jogger was…

Art Murmur – First Friday Oakland Shooting Focus Of Monday Meeting

The City of Oakland’s Communication’s Department sent over this recap of a Monday meeting on the Art Murmur – First Friday Shooting of two weeks ago, with Mayor Jean Quan…

Rep. John Garamendi & John Marchand Livermore Mayor At Presidential Inauguration

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QazSOZwkYCY On the way into The Inauguration and to my seat area, I ran into Rep. John Garamendi (D) California, who introduced me to Livermore Mayor John Marchand. Garamendi was…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan: Obama, Oakland Crime, William Bratton At Inauguration

Inauguration surprise: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was right behind me at the Presidential Inauguration. We were both seated in Red Ticket Zone Section 16. Turns out that was a really…

Oakland Mayor Quan Supports William Bratton OPD Contract

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan issued a letter than may or may not bee seen or cared about as Oakland ponders Lance Armstrong and Manti T’eo. Mayor Quan is making public…

Newtown Shooting: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Issues Statement

Oakland and Oaklanders were victimized by during the mass shooting at Oikos University in East Oakland. To the end of offering assistance, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan issued this statement: Today…

Sandre Swanson: Oakland Mayor Quan Appoints Assemblymember Deputy Mayor

Outgoing California Assemblymember Sandre Swanson was appointed Deputy Mayor of Oakland today by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. The email announcing this popped up just five minutes ago. Sandre was one…

Jean Quan: Oakland Mayor Is Transparently Absent-Minded

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is perhaps the most absent-minded Mayor of Oakland in our modern history. Thus, to accuse her of transparency smacks of nastiness, not the activity of a…

Oakland News: White Male Robbers Mark Adams Point First

Oakland’s used to hearing about the focus of crimes being Black or Latino males – well, we have a turning point. Perhaps a combination of the changing demographics of Oakland,…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Interview On Obama At DNC 2012

While walking to the area where the California Delegation sat at the Democratic National Convention, this blogger spotted Oakland Mayor Jean Quan sitting next to and talking with Oakland City…