Mayor Jean Quan, Joe Tuman, City Auditor Courtney Ruby, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Port Commissioner Bryan Parker and Dan Siegel. Photo by Adam L. Turner.

Mayoral Candidates Dispute Council on Garbage Contract

With Oakland’s garbage conflict capturing public attention, a number of mayoral candidates are expressing discontent with the two-year process of how the City Council came to a 7-1 decision.“The city government really messed up the [...]
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TRASH TALK: “It’s David versus Goliath”

Since it lost its $1 billion, 10-year garbage contract with the city, Waste Management corporation has been bearing down on Oakland to force the city to accept its deal – whatever the terms and whether [...]
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Oakland Pastors Endorse Siegel, Tuman, Parker for Mayor

Pastors in Oakland announced their endorsements for Mayor of Oakland Thursday morning in front of city hall. After months of meetings and forums with candidates, the pastors endorsed Dan Siegel, Joe Tuman, and Bryan Parker [...]
(left to right) Rev. Vernon Burroughs, Pastor Joe Smith, Pastor Curtis Robinson, Pastor Lawrence Vanhook, Rev. Dr. Harold Mayberrt, Servant B.K. Wooodson, Pastor Gerald Agee, Rev. Cornell Wheeler, Elder Maurice Lackey, Rev. Dr. Gregory Payton, and Rev. Cheryl Ward stand in support of  District 6 Councilwoman Desley Brooks (center).

Oakland Clergy Back Desley Brooks for City Council

Pastors of Oakland gathered on Tuesday to announce their support in the reelection of District 6 Councilwoman Desley Brooks in the Rainbow Center at 58th Street and International Boulevard.Running for her fourth term, Brooks has [...]
The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler. Photo courtesy of CBS.

Aisha Tyler on ‘The Talk’ and Being a Career Woman

The daytime television show The Talk kicked off its fifth season this month on CBS with hosts Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and Julie Chen.