Thelton Henderson, the federal judge who has overseen the reform of the Oakland Police Department for over a dozen years and has a long law career stemming back to the Civil Rights Movement, will be [...]
People United for a Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO) held its 27th annual dinner last Saturday evening, celebrating the overwhelming victory in November of Measure LL, establishing a civilian police oversight commission, and honoring two [...]
Local community organizations and progressives are celebrating overwhelming victories for improved renter protections (Measure JJ), police accountability (Measure LL) and the reelection of At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, a champion of police reform and affordable housing [...]
Campaign finance statements of Oakland City Council candidates were officially released last week, revealing large unpaid expenses in at least one campaign and heavy contributions by real estate developers and the police union in others.
In the City Council race for Oakland District 5, incumbent Noel Gallo is facing off against Viola Gonzales, who previously served on the Oakland Board of Education as an appointee of then-Mayor Jerry Brown.
Council members on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a November ballot measure to change the city’s charter in order to create a citizen Police Commission, which will have the power to investigate and impose discipline [...]
The Tuesday, July 19 Oakland City Council meeting is one of the last chances for council members to place progressive measures on the November ballot. The council is scheduled to decide whether to place [...]