Tag Archives: Politics

Council President Lynette McElhaney and Council President Pro Tem Larry Reid convened the Special Council Hearing on Jan. 24.

Council President McElhaney Responds to Criticisms

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

Oakland Inaugurates New Mayor Jan. 5 New Councilmembers, Auditor, School Board Members, Council President and Vice Mayor to be Installed

    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 [...]
Lynette McElhaney

McElhaney Has the Backing to Become Next Council President

  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 [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee posed with her hands up in response to the injustice in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, tragedies that she says, “have been happening for many years.”

Congresswoman Lee Named “Most Valuable House Member” in The Nation’s 2014 Honor Roll

The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, has named Congresswoman Barbara Lee the “Most Valuable House Member” calling her a “full-spectrum advocate for peace, civil rights, civil liberties and economic [...]
A photo of the Chevron Richmond Refinery flaring incident Dec. 18 was posted and shared on Twitter.

Contra Costa County Health Services to Oversee Investigation of Chevron Flaring Incident

Chevron has agreed to have Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) oversee the investigation of the Dec. 18 flaring at the Richmond Refinery and to keep the agency and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District [...]
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Historic Meeting Brings Together Leaders of Tech, Civil Rights, Venture Capital

  In an unprecedented move, Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition brought together 25 tech companies, civil rights organizations, venture capitalists, non-profits, entrepreneurs and U.S. Department of Labor office at Intel in Santa Clara on Dec. [...]
Photo by Kristopher Skinner, Associated Press.

Richmond Police Chief Stands Up to Rank and File Officers’ Criticism “I would do it again,” says chief who held “Black Lives Matter” sign

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus set off a storm of protests – including from some rank and file members of his wn department, when he held up a “#Black Lives Matter” sign at a local [...]
Maria Moore spoke on the use of excessive force against protesters by Berkeley police at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Her sister Kayla, an African American transgender schizophrenic woman, died in police custody in 2013 after friends had called for help due to Moore’s bizarre, but not threatening, behavior.

Berkeley Council Hears Police Abuse Claims, Fails to Act

By Judith Scherr More than 100 people came to a raucous Berkeley City Council meeting Tuesday to vent their anger at what they said was police use of excessive force at Dec. 6 protests against [...]