The Oakland City Council voted Tuesday evening to accept a controversial $1.875 million federal grant from the US Department of Justice that would pay 18 percent of the cost of hiring 15 additional Oakland police [...]
There is near universal agreement that Oakland is in a housing crisis and that action must be taken quickly to prevent the town from being San Franciso-ized, turning into a city that has lost its [...]
The city of Oakland has long been considered the citadel for progressive civil rights and political movements involving activism for racial and social inclusion and equity.
Education leaders and local small business owners announced their support this week for Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan as their choice for Mayor of Oakland in the Nov. 4 election. Kaplan, the frontrunner in Oakland’s mayoral [...]
Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is our voice in City Hall. And we’re pleased to say: the smart, dedicated and energetic Kaplan would make a great mayor. President Pro Tem of the City Council, Kaplan has [...]
Five candidates for Oakland mayor held a press conference to express their unanimous support this week to support a “Yes” vote on Measure Z, Oakland’s public safety tax measure. Measure Z is designed to replace [...]
National trash hauling company Waste Management is playing hardball after losing its bid on the 10-year, $1 billion garbage contract with the City of Oakland. The company pledged in August to support the city’s transition [...]
Workers at Waste Management have a lot of reasons to support the agreement between the City of Oakland and California Waste Solutions (CWS), ending the city’s decades old contract with Waste Management. Under the new [...]
Mayoral candidate and City Council President Pro-Tem Rebecca Kaplan today announced a proposal to require the city to hire more Oakland residents to work as officers at the Oakland Police Department.
Oakland’s Pride is stepping out from under San Francisco’s shadow. Celebrating its fifth year, Oakland Pride festival and Parade, Northern California’s 2nd largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride celebration, will take place [...]