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…

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…

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…

Oakland Coliseum City At Oakland City Council Now

Live streaming video by Ustream The Oakland City Council meeting is on now, and what everyone here is waiting for is the Oakland Coliseum City issue. Oakland’s At Large Councilmember…

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…

Rebecca Kaplan for Oakland At Large Councilmember

After years of trying, Rebecca Kaplan was elected Oakland’s At Large Councilmember in 2008. In doing so, she became Oakland’s first lesbian elected official, and the first woman to serve…

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…

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…

Oakland News: Raider Nation Aug 12th, Cowboys Monday; Politics News

Oakland News comes forth, and I’m just playing catchup. That said, I must be doing something right: my face is one of the top five results of a search for…

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 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…

De La Fuente Run For Oakland At-Large Not Larry Tramutola’s Fault

Ignacio De La Fuente’s run for the Oakland City Council Seat currently held by Rebecca Kaplan has a handful of insiders talking about what made IDF do it? His Thursday…

Ignacio De La Fuente Will Lose To Rebecca Kaplan In At-Large Race

“Ignacio De La Fuente Will Lose To Rebecca Kaplan” – there, I said it. That’s the first thing that came out of my head, aside from being insulted that he…

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…

Oakland News: BART Fire Arson?; Joe Tuman v. Rebecca Kaplan No More

At 2:15 AM Thursday Morning a massive fire broke out at Mandela and 7th Street right next to the West Oakland BART Station. The fire spread to other buildings and…

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…

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…

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 News: Oakland’s Sexually Diverse Election Race

Oakland probably has the most sexually diverse election race ever. What if I told you that in the District Three Race for Oakland City Council, two of the leading candidates…

Oakland News: Joe Tuman v. Rebecca Kaplan For At-Large City Council Seat

Joe Tuman v. Rebecca Kaplan would have gained more attention if Tuman (hint to Joe) embraced Social Media. But before we get to that, the news is that Joe Tuman…

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…

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…

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…

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…