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Auditor to enter Oakland mayor’s race – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesRuby joins a crowded field looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan that includes Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, former school board member Dan Siegel, Port of Oakland Commissioner Bryan Parker and San Francisco State professor Joe Tuman.Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby enters mayor’s raceSan Francisco Chronicle all 4 news articles …read more Source: Libby Schaaf […]

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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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Omar Benjamin Retires From Port Of Oakland; Strip Club Media Coverage Stupid

The Port Of Oakland has announced that Omar Benjamin, the Port’s Executive Director, has stepped down and retired from his job effective today. This is what the Port has on its website: Omar Benjamin has notified the Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners that he is retiring from his position as Executive Director of […]

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Oakland News: Port Of Oakland’s Strip Club Scandal Complicated

In this Oakland News, The Port of Oakland placed Omar Benjamin, Port Of Oakland Executive Director, and this blogger’s long-time friend, on administrative leave in the wake of the discovery of a $4,500 strip club expense. It can be said, from first hand knowledge, that this is really not Omar’s fault. In other words, while […]

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Occupy Oakland Wrong On Port Of Oakland Protest

At first, the Occupy Movement, and it’s offshoots including Occupy Oakland, the best known of them other than Occupy Wall Street, started with a noble purpose, bringing attention to the many people who were being laid off from work, and kicked out of their homes by the “big banks” – the organizations that received bailout […]