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Courtney Ruby Would Make Awful Mayor Of Oakland

Courtney Ruby Would Make Awful Mayor Of Oakland. Courtney Ruby Would Make Awful Mayor Of Oakland because of the way she’s handled the officer of Oakland City Auditor. Ms. Ruby has used the office and Oakland’s laws on a treacherous and all-too-personal strategy of targeting those who she believed were the most politically vulnerable, black […]

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“We don’t need more police”: Mayor & Police Chief hit a nerve at town hall – Oakland Local

Oakland LocalAnd while some balked at the surveillance, Mayor Quan argued that this technology brings Oakland in step with cities using the same tactics to get safe. “We can’t pretend to live in a world where these tools won’t help,” she said. During the Q&A, many …Oakland holds first meeting addressing crime issuesKTVU San FranciscoOakland […]

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Mayor Quan responds to dismissal of compliance director – KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoA federal judge has terminated the contract of a compliance director appointed by the court to oversee reforms in the Oakland Police Department. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco said in an order issued Wednesday that he has …Judge In SF Fires Oakland Police Compliance DirectorThe San Francisco AppealOakland police overseer […]

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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: 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 filed it, a Donna White, claims that Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park is not meeting accessibility requirements for disabled visitors as per American […]

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Oakland News: City Council And Police Radio: Will They Pick Alameda JPA Over Staff Ire?

This bit of Oakland News is, a more disturbing continuation of my Oakland Police Radio blog post of last week. It’s disturbing because several Oakland City staffers who I will not name are just plain massively pissed off with the Oakland City Council, and that includes Oakland Mayor Jean Quan right at the top. Faced […]

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Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Boondoggle Radio Deal For Re-Election; Coliseum City Stupidity

UPDATE: Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland” UPDATE: Oakland A’s Move To San Jose Rejected By Major League Baseball. This Oakland News entry may, no will, tick someone off. To that I say, good. The Oakland City Council Finance Committee is going to take up the issue of the long-moribund […]

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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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Oakland Mayor Quan Re-Election Woes Show In Chamber Poll, Fundraising News

The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce released the results of an extensive poll of likely Oakland voters, and the news reflects not only every single anecdotal report or conversation this blogger has had with Oaklanders over the last year, but provides a kind of statistical foundation for why the Mayor’s fundraising turnout and money-raising numbers […]

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Oakland News: Mayor Quan Fundraiser Draws Just Four People; Visit Oakland Office Party

UPDATE: Oakland News: A’s One Game From AL West; Whole Foods Oakland; Oakland Cabs In this Oakland News, a fundraiser for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan recently held in the Oakland Fruitvale area has got the mouths of insiders both wagging and agape, and all because of the staggering total of attendees: four people. Yep, just […]

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Pat Kernighan: Oakland Council President Continues Racist Agenda v. Councilmember Desley Brooks

UPDATE: Oakland’s Kernighan Ignores Info Exonerating Desley Brooks From Censure Oakland Councilmember Pat Kernighan (District Two) has elected to push an agenda identified by many as racist, in the action of first, singling out, then calling for the punishment of Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks and for requesting City of Oakland staff to do work in […]

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Supreme Court Drops DOMA, Prop 8: Oakland Mayor Quan, Councilmember Kaplan

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan made the following joint statement Wednesday with Oakland City Council President Pro Tem Rebecca Kaplan, the city’s first openly-lesbian councilmember, in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, where DOMA, the Defense Of Marriage Act, and Prop 8, were rejected. (The joint appearance of Quan and Kaplan may also […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan Ready To Talk Oakland A’s Stadium Lease Via Media

The City of Oakland’s reacting to a small handful of media who asked for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to give a statement on the Oakland Athletics Stadium situation, where the media just discovered that the Oakland Coliseum Stadium has a sewage leak problem. It’s a problem that Oakland A’s Owner Lew Wolff knew about and […]

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Josh Cribbs To Raiders? Mayor Quan’s Bodyguard; Oakland Workers Video: News

UPDATE: Quan And Husband Violate City Charter When He Drives Here Around. A lot of Oakland news, from the Oakland Raiders trying to land Josh Cribbs to Oakland Local 21’s video saying “Enough Is Enough” – lets get to it. Oakland Raiders Pursue Josh Cribbs The Oakland Raiders invited Cleveland Browns Free Agent speedster Josh […]

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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 awesome place to be, with both the Mayor of Oakland and the Mayor of Livermore, as well as the legendary former Supreme Allied Commander Of […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan, City Of Oakland’s Inept Social Media Approach

The City Of Oakland has suddenly adopted a head-in-the-sand, protectionist, and just plain stupid social media strategy that results in a series of wrong-headed approaches that don’t protect the elected officials it claims to help. Today, the City of Oakland issued another email announcing a press conference about its silly municipal ID program about three […]

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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 of Jean Quan’s first major supporters in her run for Mayor, and back when many others, including this blogger, didn’t think she had a chance […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s Disastrous 100-Blocks Press Conference – Full Video

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan returned from a trip to Brazil and in general a number of travel obligations that kept her out of Oakland far more than she was in it over the last five months, and to a swarm of controversy about her 100-blocks initiative that, on Wednesday June 27th at 2 PM, degenerated […]

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Oakland City Council District 3 Race: Sean Sullivan, Ken Pratt, Lynette Gibson McElhaney

This video was made on the evening of the June 12th Oakland City Council District Three Candidates Forum. This blogger was fresh in town from what was my fifth trip back to Atlanta, Georgia this year so far (in fact, I didn’t plan to attend the event because of the flight schedule), and took a […]