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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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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 term, but it’s hard to rally around those statistics when you see what’s been happening at Youth Uprising. So far this month, two members have […]

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Bryan Parker Close To $200K: Oakland Mayor’s Race Video Interview

Bryan Parker, the Port of Oakland Commissioner and tech executive who’s running for Mayor Of Oakland, met with me on Wednesday morning at The Lakeshore Cafe (3257 Lakeshore Ave.) for a wide-ranging, 24-minute interview where he gave an update of where his campaign to become Oakland’s next government head is as of now. The big […]

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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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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 of Healthcare Workers was formed in 2009, and after a split with the Service And Employees International Union, or SEIU. In 2010, there’s no official […]

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Healthcare union endorses Dan Siegel for Oakland mayor – Vallejo Times-Herald

Healthcare union endorses Dan Siegel for Oakland mayorVallejo Times-HeraldOAKLAND — Oakland mayoral candidate Dan Siegel has received the endorsement of one of clients: the National Union of Healthcare Workers. Siegel, an attorney, represents the 10,000-member union, which split several years ago from SEIU United Health … and more …read more Source: Oakland Mayor News From […]

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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: 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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Frank Dobson, Bob Leste, Steve Lowe Had Oakland A’s Stadium Plan Before Coliseum City

On Tuesday, the Oakland City Council will meet in public with the Bay Investment Group, which seeks an exclusive negotiating agreement that, if granted, will allow the organization the right to work to develop, “Coliseum City” a campus containing stadium homes for the Oakland Raiders and The Oakland A’s and perhaps The Golden State Warriors. […]

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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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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 Chiang, The State Of California Controller’s claim that it failed to transfer $170 million to a specifically designated “successor agency”, as part of the elimination […]

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Oakland Raiders Stadium, Coliseum City Financing Problem, Ed Roski Update

Coliseum City Oakland Gets Bay Investment Group: Rashid Al Malik, Colony Capital LLC – UPDATE The Oakland Raiders are the reported target of Ed Roski, according to another well-placed source with knowledge of the situation. That’s two sources who have confirmed that the Oakland Raiders are the focus of a buyer, and while that’s far […]

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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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Foursquare’s Broken: JaxonP Is Not Lakeshore Cafe Oakland Mayor, I Am

Foursquare, the popular location-based social networ, is broken. This blogger makes such an assertion because someone named JaxonP has managed to fraudulently insert themselves in mayor of Lakeshore Cafe, the popular eatery in the Tresle Glen area of Oakland. Trouble is, he has just 14 checkins in 60 days, whereas I have 36 checkins over […]

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West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project; Thank Margaret Gordon

The Waiting Room, last year’s award-wining, independent documentary about Oakland’s Highland Hospital, spun off the Storytelling Project, a “location-based social media and community engagement initiative that aims to improve the patient experience through the collection and sharing of digital content”. I was particularly taken by “Breathing Lessons” a 2-minute clip featuring 7 year old Nia […]

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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 on his way to his seat high up i the podium area. Mayor Marchand was, like Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and myself, a ticket holder […]

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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 […]