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Oakland Mayor’s Race Has 13 Candidates: A Record

Oakland Mayor’s Race Has 13 Candidates: A Record The Oakland Mayor’s Race has 13 candidates, which I name here without aid of a script. If Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan enters the race, that will be 14 candidates. All of this makes for an unpredictable outcome. http://ift.tt/1odpaVe

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Why Rebecca Kaplan Would Help the Oakland Mayor’s Race – East Bay Express

Why Rebecca Kaplan Would Help the Oakland Mayor’s RaceEast Bay ExpressIn the latest poll, which was commissioned by Schaaf’s campaign, Siegel was in fifth place, with 6 percent, sandwiched between San Francisco State University professor Joe Tuman, who had 8 percent, and Oakland Planning Commissioner Bryan Parker, … …read more Source: Joe Tuman News From […]

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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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Oakland Councilmember De La Fuente Called Homophobe By LGBT Club

Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente’s in hot water over a campaign approach that overstepped the bounds of appropriate taste in his battle for the current At-Large City Council seat held by Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. VOTE FOR KAPLAN FOR OAKLAND AT LARGE A letter sent by the The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club this evening […]

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Oakland City Council At-Large Debate Recap

Last night (August 29th) I attended the debate between four of the five Candidates At-Large for a seat on Oakland’s City Council at the Kaiser Center. In attendance were candidates Incumbent At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, District Five Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente, Theresa Anderson-Downs and Carol Lee Tolbert and the big topic of the night: gun […]

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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. Here’s what Jane told those on her email list: I am excited to announce that the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) has endorsed my campaign […]

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Oakland News: De La Fuente At-Large Run Due To Job Difficulties?

The speculation continues over why Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente’s running against Oakland’s At-Large City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. The latest reason that many offer – this is the talk – is that a Port Of Oakland position once earmarked for him didn’t pan out, and his long-rumored job with the administration of Governor Jerry […]

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Joe Tuman On The GS Warriors, Oakland, Rebecca Kaplan At Large, And Mayor Quan

For Oakland politicos, Joe Tuman has become a household name. The San Francisco State Professor and San Francisco CBS Channel Five Political Commentator made a name for himself in 2010 with an aggressive, if late-starting run to be Mayor of Oakland, losing – along with nine other candidates including the winner of the most first […]

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Oakland City Council Will Change; Oaklanders Get To Decide How – Dan Cohen

The Oakland City Council is going to change, here’s how you can get involved. Since we live in a world where incumbents seem to win 110% of the time, it’s a huge deal when they don’t run.  And once in a while, there’s a chance for seismic change when more than one decide not to […]

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Oakland News: Vote For Donald Macleay, Sean Sullivan, Abel Guillen; City Attorney Race

In this Oakland News we have politics elections. First, I’m asking you, Oaklander, to vote for Donald Macleay for Oakland City Council District One, Sean Sullivan for Oakland City Council District Three, and Abel Guillen for California Assembly District 18. And as an addition, Rebecca Kaplan for the At-Large Seat. (Note, this is for the […]

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The Oakland Caucus By OBA – Oakland Candidates Forum Well-Attended

This first-of-its kind event was held in Oakland on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 5:30 PM at the office of The Community Bank Of The Bay at 1750 Broadway. The Oakland Builder’s Alliance, headed by its new Executive Director Beverly Rivas, produced the unique gathering, where 26 candidates for seats on the Oakland City Council, […]

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Oakland News: Why Kathy Neal Quit Assembly Race; Make Love Oakland!

The race for the California 18th District Assembly Seat currently held by the termed-out Sandre Swanson recently lost a candidate that this blogger thought had a chance because she was the only woman: Kathy Neal. The reason for Neal’s departure, according to my sources, was simply that Neal didn’t think she could win. “It was […]

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Rebecca Kaplan’s Occupy Oakland Speech Is Worth Hearing, Now

About three weeks ago November 7th 2011, and on the same Monday that, as it turned out, was the beginning of the 18-city coordinated effort to evict Occupy Movement encampments all over the United States, Jason Overman, representative to Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, shared via email to this blogger a video of his boss’ speech […]

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UC Berkeley Cops Jam Batons Into Protesters (Video)

This video from MilesMathews on YouTube is totally horrifying and shows UC Berkeley Police openly, and without physical provocation, jamming their batons into the stomachs and pelvic areas of both male and female students protesting against law enforcement action against Occupy Cal. Unfortunately scenes like this one are becoming all too common, and because of […]

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Oakland City Council Approves Police Officer Hiring Resolution

On a 5-2 vote, The Oakland City Council approved a resolution that was crafted by Council President Larry Reid (District 7), Councilmember Pat Kernighan (District 2), and Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan (At-Large) to direct over $6 million to hire new Oakland Police Officers if if Measure I passes in November. Oakland voters have already received their […]