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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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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 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 Quan Pissed Over April Fools Joke

The blog post called “Mayor Jean Quan Had Affair With Ron Dellums In 2009” and released on April Fools Day Sunday, was widely seen by readers and observers as an April Fools joke, which it was. Trouble is, a staffer for Jean Quan, the Mayor Of Oakland, wasn’t down with the humor. In a series […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall Effort Scarred By Voter Fraud Claim

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan undoubtedly fears the recall effort launched against her, but from what this blogger has learned, it’s currently marred by not two, but three (yes, 3) competing efforts, backbiting, and the appearance of voter fraud. How it all started was that long-time Oakland activist Gene Hazzard (who was instrumental in ‘drafting’ then-former […]

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Joe Tuman Watches As Gene Hazzard Teases Oakland Mayor Quan Recall

This is a follow-up to this blogger’s earlier blog post on the effort to recall Mayor Quan, and focuses on two well-known Oaklanders. Well, at least to people who are intensely involved in Oakland politics in some way. One is Joe Tuman, who started a rather late but successful run for Mayor of Oakland in […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan, Don’t Fire Anne Campbell Washington Over A Hug!

Now that Oakland Mayor Jean Quan did a good move in bring Anne Campbell Washington back to Oakland, this blogger has one request: don’t fire her for hugging someone who may disagree with you! Because that’s exactly what happened to Anne Campbell Washington in 2008. Washington, who comes from the UC Berkeley Goldman School of […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan Walks Occupy Oakland After Eviction

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was just captured on camera walking Frank Ogawa Plaza in the wake of the eviction of Occupy Oakland, tends and protestors. The live stream (as of this writing) shows protestors lined up around the area, which has been declared a crime scene by the Oakland Police. The eviction started at just […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan Recall Plan Details Leaked To Zennie62

While there has been a lot of talk about the desire to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, there hasn’t been any real information on the actual structure of the effort led by Oaklander Gene Hazzard. The entire recall idea really started before the mess of Occupy Oakland, but it picked up real, considerable steam after […]