Tag Archives: Mayor Jean Quan

Assemblyman Rob Bonta's bill that he introduced, giving the Oakland City Council a blank slate to enact stronger gun control measures, passed last Friday. Photo courtesy of Oakland Local

Bill Giving Oakland Council Control Over Gun Laws Passes Legislature

By Steven Tavares A bill giving the Oakland City Council a blank slate to enact stronger gun control measures than the rest of the state heads to the governor’s desk. The legislation authored by Oakland [...]
Thousands of truckers, some that use OMSS space for parking every day, will resort to parking in the West Oakland community if the city does not come up with a solution. Photo by Ken Epstein

City’s Inaction Forces Polluting Trucks to Park on Neighborhood Streets

As the deadline approaches for Oakland Army Base businesses to move, West Oakland residents are complaining about the increase of heavy truck traffic and parking in their neighborhoods.
Pictured above are Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-13), Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, Former Speaker, former Mayor, Honorable Willie Brown, Rev. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-18), Senator Loni Hancock (D-9), Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-15), Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-16), Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10)  former Alameda County Supervisor Mary King and ACTransit Board member Elsa Ortiz were among the crowd gathered to celebrate the Labor Day opening of the new Bay Bridge. The California Highway Patrol led a procession down the new bridge and antique cars followed behind; the Pacific Boys Choir sang the national anthem at the opening ceremony. Photos and graphic Design by Adam Turner.

Bridged: From Oakland to San Francisco "We Built That!"

Twenty Four years after the Loma Prieta earthquake devastated the Oakland Bay Bridge, the Cypress Freeway and the cities of Oakland and San Francisco, the Bay Area, appropriately celebrated Labor Day by proclaiming “We did [...]
(L to R) Back row – Mark Perra (Faith Network), Omar Masood, McKinley Williams, Austin Holliday, Joe Nuni (Faith Network), Marnell Richardson (CalTrans mentor); middle row – Joanne Perra, Kearney Smith, Jr., Elden Suratos, Courtney Riley (OUSD Career Coordinator); front row – Randy Roth (Faith Network), Reba Maestas (CalTrans mentor), Tydesha Morris, Shelley Suratos, Elaine Suratos (CalTrans mentor), Shemeila Watkins, Aronnisha Smith, Cynthia Miniz (CalTrans mentor), Margena Wade-Green (CalTrans mentor and organizer), and Kenyon Johnson (CalTrans mentor). Photo courtesy of Faith Network of the East Bay.

West Oakland Youth Help Bay Bridge Reopening

As the old Bay Bridge closed and construction teams worked over Labor Day weekend to prepare for the opening of the new span, a number of teenagers were among those who worked tirelessly to help [...]
Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna Santana at a press conference for OPD

Quan, Santana Accused of Thwarting Reform of Intake of Complaints Against OPD Officers.

Many supporters of increased police accountability to the community consider that it is a small step forward to take intake of complaints against police away from the police department and put it in the hands [...]
Mayor Jean Quan. Photo taken by Spencer Whitney.

Homicides Tarnish Oakland’s Sunnyside Image

24 hours, 12 shootings, 10 injured, 3 dead. Oakland has become a war zone, a modern day battlefield where children are toting guns instead of books. Crimes primarily done in the dark are now happening [...]
Bill Abodi, OMSS

Army Trucking Company’s Survival Now in Port’s Hands

Down to the wire, the City of Oakland and community members are close to saving Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS), a nationally recognized truck yard that provides parking and one-stop support for 3,000 big rigs [...]
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3,000 Port Truck Drivers Under the Gun

Concerns about maintaining local small businesses and the jobs of hundreds of mostly minority employees who work for them are coming to a head as the city prepares to clear tenants off its Army Base [...]
Pallbearers carry the casket of 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine.  Photo taken by Spencer Whitney

Hundreds Mourn Loss of 8-Yr-Old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine

More than 200 family, friends, and community members gathered on Tuesday at McNary-Williams-Jackson Mortuary to pay their respects to 8-year-old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine. Alaysha was at a sleepover at a friend’s house in the Dimond [...]
Oakland Police Department

Community Members Win Police Accountability Victory

After struggling for two years to overcome city staff resistance to carrying out a council-approved reform of intake of complaints against police, PUEBLO and other community organizations finally may be seeing light at the end [...]