Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council have adopted a five-year extension of the contract with City Manager Chris Zapata, who has been serving in that capacity since 2012. “The City Council [...]
By Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Oakland City Council President The East Bay Express (EBX) has been investigating me for the last nine months – digging into my personal life, my work in Richmond and on the [...]
Libby Schaaf will be publicly sworn in as the 50th mayor of Oakland, 3:30 p.m., Jan. 5, at the Paramount Theater of Arts, 2025 Broadway. The inauguration will also include the ceremonial installation [...]
District 3 Councilmember Lynette McElhaney appears to have the necessary votes to become the next president of the Oakland City Council. Councilmembers will elect the new president and vice mayor at the swearing [...]
The City of Richmond’s Minimum Wage Ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1. The minimum wage in Richmond will be $9.60 an hour, compared to $9 an hour for the state of California, and applies to [...]
Mayor Stephen Cassidy and Mayor-elect Pauline Russo Cutter announced they will be jointly hosting a holiday “Coffee with the Mayors” event on Saturday, Dec. 13 10:30 am – 11:30 am at the Main Library, located [...]
Desley Brooks has won reelection as the District 6 member of the Oakland City Council. In the unofficial ranked choice count issued on Thursday, she received 55.1 percent of the vote.
After all the ferocious campaigning leading up to Election Day, opponents of Berkeley’s soda tax did not have a chance – 75.12 percent of the city’s voters went for Measure D, which taxes distributors of [...]
Len Raphael, a strong supporter of community oversight of the Oakland Police Department, is running to become Oakland’s City Auditor. He is endorsed by Councilmembers Desley Brooks, Larry Reid and Noel Gallo.
Mister Phillips’ father, retired Richmond police Lieutenant Tommie Phillips, inspired him to public service at a young age.Phillips, now aged 36, is running for the governing board of the West Contra Costa Unified School District.Phillips’ [...]