Tag Archives: Mayor Jean Quan

Fruitvale District merchants and supporters protest on International Boulevard on Friday, June 6. Above: Signs read, "Our Vote Counts" and "Noel: Fight for Fruitvale, not BRT. Your time to speak for us now!" Photo by Ken Epstein.

Merchants Say New International Blvd. Buses Will Damage Businesses

A coalition of merchants with businesses in the Fruitvale, San Antonio, and Eastlake districts along International Boulevard are calling for the city and AC Transit to offset what they see as negative impacts of the [...]
Oakland Police

Crime Rates Remain High But Are Falling, Says OPD

  Highlighting trends that show a decrease in crime since the beginning of the year, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) released a report this week at the city’s Public Safety Committee, highlighting its efforts to [...]
(image via Dustin Craun)

Oakland City Council Scales Back DAC Contract

The Oakland City Council voted, 5-4, to keep the Domain Awareness Center (DAC) with measures to scale-back surveillance to only the Port of Oakland going forward into Phase 2 of the project. Mayor Jean Quan [...]
Phil Tagami.

City Urges No Action in Tagami’s Failure to Make Payments on $12 Million Loan

Mayor Jean Quan’s staff has recommended that no action be taken against Phil Tagami’s company, Rotunda Partners II, which is currently four months behind on its a 20-year $12 million loan with the City of [...]
(Left to right) Sandré Swanson, Deputy Mayor of Oakland, Evelyn Hogan-Jackson, co-chair AKA Day at the City Hall, Cheryl Chambers, President Xi Gamma Omega chapter, AKA, Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland, Carolyn Jones, parliamentarian XGO-AKA, Kimberly Mayfield-Lynch, co-chair AKA Day at the Capitol. Photograph by Conway Jones

Mayor Jean Quan, Council, meet with AKA Sorority members

Xi Gamma Omega (“XGO”) chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority hosted at “Day at Oakland City Hall” to convene with Mayor Jean Quan and City Council members to discuss community issues and how Alpha Kappa [...]
Inspectors check trucks at  the Port of Oakland

“Anti-Terrorism Contraband” Cargo Inspections Conducted in Alameda

The inspection of potentially hazardous cargos that come through the Port of Oakland have been conducted for months in the City of Alameda, even though the City of Oakland has refused to allow such inspections [...]
Matt McCants distributes items to residents of Covenant House California’s facility in Jack London Square, Oakland. Photo by Tony Gonzales/Oakland Raiders

Raiders Spread Holiday Cheer at Covenant House CA

Less than 24 hours after returning from San Diego where the Oakland Raiders faced the Chargers in a hard-fought American Football Conference Western Division contest, members of the Oakland Raiders including wide receiver Rod Streater, [...]
Photo taken by Ashley Chambers.

Truckers Call for Third Work Stoppage

Their backs to the wall, independent truckers at the Port of Oakland have voted to authorize a third work stage since August as they await the results a meeting with local and state officials over [...]