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The Department of Transportation will be in charge of projects like the city’s bike lines.

Schaaf Hires $300,000 Part-time Consultant for Eight Months Will $600 million infrastructure bond be “piggy bank” for mayor’s pet projects?

Mayor Libby Schaaf has hired a consultant for $300,000 to work part time for eight months – waiving the competitive bidding process – to establish a new Department of Transportation for the City of Oakland. [...]
Vice Presidential Debate 2016 Tim Kayne va Mike Pence

After Vice Presidential Debate Social Media Stats Bad News For Democrats - Top social media content supports Donald Trump, reflects organized effort

Last night’s Vice Presidential Debate between Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Indiana Governor Mike Pence revealed a sad truth: Republicans are better organized on social media than Democrats.
Vice Presidential Debate 2016 Tim Kayne va Mike Pence

Vice Presidential Debate: Mike Pence Over Tim Kaine? Vice Presidential Debate 2016 Tim Kaine va Mike Pence "That Mexican Thing"

The 2016 Vice Presidential Debate between Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate, Virginia Senator Tim Kayne, and Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence was called even before it started.
Photo by Anna Belle Peevey, courtesy of Oakland North.

Oakland Considers Steps to Protect Low-Income Residential Hotels

Oakland is considering passing regulations to protect residential hotels for low- and very-low income residents.   “Increasingly, speculative real estate investors have begun to target Oakland’s residential hotels as potential lucrative conversion projects,” according to [...]
Huber Trenado, Roseann Torres and Mike Hutchinson

Torres, Hutchinson and Trenado Run in Oakland District 5 School Board Race

Three candidates are actively campaigning for the District 5 seat on the Oakland Board of Education: incumbent Roseann Torres, Oakland native and school activist Mike Hutchinson and middle school teacher Huber Trenado, who is part [...]
Castlemont players lie on their backs with their hands up during the anthem while Kaepernick takes a knee. (Twitter/kirkmorrison).

Oakland High Schoolers Join Kaepernick in National Anthem Protest

As dozens of athletes across the country are joining 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest, one group of young protestors has grabbed the nation’s attention.

Oakland Cannabis Proposal to Fund Social Services Deadlocks in Council

Public Safety Committee officials on Tuesday deadlocked on a proposal by council members Desley Brooks, Noel Gallo and Larry Reid that would require all pot businesses in Oakland to share their earnings with the city [...]