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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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.…

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…

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…

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

http://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…

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…

Larry Reid For Oakland City Council District 7 Reelection

Frankly, this should not be an issue, but Oaklanders living in District 7 should reelect Oakland’s long-time, legendary City Councilmember, and Council President Larry Reid. This blogger has known Larry…

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’s Mario Juarez and SF’s Rev. Amos Brown At DNC 2012

While at the Democratic National Convention, this blogger made a point of seeking out members of the California Delegation to talk to whenever possible. Mario Juarez, who I’m backing for…

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…

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.…

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…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Reminds Golden State Warriors Oakland Exists

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan just sent out an email that basically reminds the Golden State Warriors that Oakland exists. That’s the best way to put it since 90 percent of…

Joe Lacob: “Oakland Is Challenged” – Warriors San Francisco Arena Deal Pits Team Vs. East Bay

The Golden State Warriors have set themselves up for what could be a bare-knuckles brawl between the organization, the NBA, and the City of Oakland and the Oakland Alameda County…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall Effort Officially Dead Says Gene Hazzard

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan can rest now. The effort to recall Mayor Quan is officially dead (along with the website photo that gives her green lipstick) according to its originator,…

At Oakland A’s Presentation, Mayor Quan Gets It Right

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan did what Ron Dellums and Jerry Brown did not do: get together Oakland business leaders and have them (in this case) actively express their support to…

Oakland’s Deanna Santana’s Insensitive Remark To Question About Homeless

Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana made a statement that, had I been her communications representative, I’d step in to clean up, and then give her a private tongue-lashing for doing.…

Oakland Marathon 5K Sells Out For 3rd Straight Year

The Oakland Running Festival, part marathon and part 5k, is tomorrow, although festivities were held today as well. But the good news is, and for the third straight year, the…

Oakland KTOP’s Ashey James Cut; Oakland Firing Staff, Out By Friday

The City Of Oakland is facing the State of California’s effort to eliminate California Redevelopment with moves that could only be called cold and draconian. This blogger was just informed…