Libby Shaaf was elected as Oakland’s new moderate mayor because she offered reasonable substantive, practical solutions to many problems facing Oakland, rather than sniping at her opponents.
Tuesday is Election Day and it is time to vote. If you fail to show up, your vote still counts, but in support of those you oppose.
By Walter Riley and Anne Weills Many of the mayoral candidates are contributing to widespread apathy about the upcoming election by refusing to say anything important about the issues facing Oakland.
By Max Anderson QUESTION: Big Soda is spending millions of dollars to defeat Measure D. What is your personal connection to this issue? Long before Big Soda decided to lay siege to any community [...]
By Curtis O. Robinson, Sr. “Behold, these are the wicked; and always at ease, they have increased in wealth.” Psalms 72:12 As the dollar continues to strengthen against the euro, I can hear the [...]
The existing Citizens Police Review Board and Community Policing Advisory Board are under the authority of the City Administrator.This past June the Coalition for Police Accountability, of which I am a member, proposed a ballot [...]
I have watched with intense interest our national, state, and local politics. As Richmond prepares to vote for a new mayor and city council, a few things have stood out as insults to Richmond voters.
By Jorge Rosales, Laney College Student I remember being paid $5.75 an hour at my first job as a host at Hobee’s, a brunch restaurant in Fremont where I grew up. The dismal pay rate [...]
At a recent event in support of Measure D, which would place a one-cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks, Councilman Laurie Capitelli insisted that local grocers and restaurant owners, like myself, wouldn’t be responsible [...]
By Janice Ewing It has recently been suggested that a feeling of harassment or hostility towards us exists at some of the senior centers here in Oakland.Some paid members and guests have been verbally discouraged [...]