Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong Announce New Dedicated Liaisons to Non-English Speaking Communities

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong Announce New Dedicated Liaisons to Non-English Speaking Communities to Increase Safety and Trust Note, just an hour after Mayor Schaaf’s Office … Read More

Oakland Police Chief Armstrong To Restore Dedicated Chinese-Speaking Officer In Chinatown

Oakland Police Chief Armstrong To Restore Dedicated Chinese-Speaking Officer In Chinatown ONN – Oakland Police Chief Armstrong To Restore Dedicated Chinese-Speaking Officer In Chinatown – vlog by Zennie62 YouTube Oakland … Read More

Oakland Councilmember Carroll Fife Blasts Mayor Schaaf As White Supremacist In District Email

The sad feud borne of a serious lack of leadership in Oakland just took another ugly turn with the District email that was issued by new Oakland District Three Councilmember … Read More

Oakland City Council’s Nikki Fortunato Bas, Carroll Fife, Blast Mayor Schaaf Over Chinatown Issue

Oakland City Council’s Nikki Fortunato Bas, Carroll Fife, Blast Mayor Schaaf Over Chinatown Issue ONN – Oakland City Council’s Nikki Fortunato Bas, Carroll Fife, Blast Mayor Schaaf Over Chinatown Issue … Read More

Oakland Can Support Black Lives Matter And Attack Anti-Asian Racism At The Same Time

I saw this over at Instagram, and since there’s no repost for WordPress (yet), I made my own. It reads as the title above does: “Oakland Can Support Black Lives … Read More

Feud Between Oakland Mayor Schaaf And Council President Bas On Police Spending In Chinatown Is Ugly

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Oakland City Council To Consider $5/hr Hazard Pay For Grocery Workers During The Pandemic

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Oakland Council President Bas’ Progressive Corporate Tax Moves Forward Toward Eventual Ballot Entry

On January 9th, 2021, Oakland City Council President Nikki Fortunado Bas (District 2) introduced a resolution with Councilmember Thao (District 4) to create a Blue Ribbon Task Force for the … Read More

Dave Stewart: Oakland Athletics Star Submits Letter Of Intent To Buy Coliseum Land For $115 Million

The baseball great and his development partner wants to team with a tribal lands developer for the light-on-specifics proposal focusing tribal casino and hotel development on the Coliseum land. Livestream … Read More

Black Youth Organizations Letter To Oakland City Council President Kaplan On Police Press Release

The letter below was originally presented in “Rebecca Kaplan Calling On Oakland Police to Stop Criminalizing Oakland Youth” here at Oakland News Now. It was digitized for presentation here. December … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Oakland Councilmember Presents Ideas To Generate Budget Revenue – On Twitter

Rebecca Kaplan Oakland Councilmember Presents Ideas To Generate Budget Revenue – On Twitter ONN – Rebecca Kaplan Oakland Councilmember Presents Ideas To Generate Budget Revenue – On Twitter – vlog … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan: Oakland City Council President Blasts Plan To Defund Kids, Community, Jobs Programs

“Don’t Defund Youth, Jobs, and Violence Prevention Programs” says Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan and Many Others Oakland – The Oakland Administration is presenting to the Oakland City Council a … Read More

Will Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Join Councilmembers Kaplan, Gallo, Thao In Barbara Lee For Senator?

On Monday, Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan was joined by colleagues Noel Gallo and Sheng Thao, and the trio issued a short press release via her amazing Chief of Staff … Read More

Derreck Johnson Amps Kamala Harris Endorsement vs Kaplan’s Sanders In Oakland City Council Race

Ok, Democratic Representative for Vice President Kamala Harris backs Derreck Johnson. Kaplan counters with Bernie Sanders, so Johnson breaks out the commercials with Harris in them. Wow, this Oakland City … Read More

Oakland Community Leaders Speak Up With Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan: Press Conference

Community Leaders Speak Up With Kaplan: Press Conference 10/5/2020 From YouTube Channel: October 6, 2020 at 10:58PM ONN – Oakland Community Leaders Speak Up With Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan: Press Conference … Read More

Re-Elect Rebecca Kaplan Over Sidebotham, Johnson For Oakland City Council At-Large In 2020

In the 2020 Oakland Elections, Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is facing a major challenge from friend and perennial campaigner Nancy Sidebotham, and newcomer Derreck Johnson. Nancy is an incredible … Read More

Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan Calls For New Solutions To Speeding Problem

Rebecca Kaplan Calls for New Solutions to Oakland’s Speeding Problems & Requests Support From the State Legislature at the October 6, 2020 Oakland City Council Meeting Oakland, CA —It seems … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Council President: Gun Violence Should Be Law Enforcement Priority One

Oakland – Today, the Oakland City Council, CPAB, SSOC, and the Police Commission will discuss the concept, introduced by Council President Rebecca Kaplan, to make guns the top law enforcement … Read More

Oakland City Council Special Council Meeting: Approval To Buy Clifton Hall For Affordable Housing

Oakland – Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan has been urging the City to take action to acquire available buildings, such as SROs, hotels, and dormitories, to help house the … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Blasts Mike Pence Lies About Oakland White Supremacist Murder Of Dave Underwood

OAKLAND COUNCIL PRESIDENT REBECCA KAPLAN DENOUNCES PENCE’S LIES ABOUT A WHITE SUPREMACIST MURDER IN OAKLAND Oakland – Vice President Mike Pence’s speech during the Republican National Convention contained deeply misleading … Read More

Alameda County Democratic Party Oakland City Council At Large Candidates Debate 2020

Alameda County Democratic Party Oakland City Council District 1 Debate 2020 From YouTube Channel: August 25, 2020 at 06:21AM ONN – Alameda County Democratic Party Oakland City Council At Large … Read More

Oakland City Council’s Equity Caucus Redirects $150 Million From Oakland Police To Black Community

Oakland – Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the Oakland City Council Equity Caucus (Vice Mayor Larry Reid, Councilmembers Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Noel Gallo,and Loren Taylor) ushered a unanimous vote to immediately … Read More

Oakland Special Events Functions Moved From Oakland Police Department

Oakland – During the July 21st Council meeting, The Office Of Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan successfully passed our Resolution redirecting the Special Event function from OPD, allowing for … Read More

The Details Of Defunding The Police In Oakland: The Kaplan / Bas Budget Memo Of July 21, 2020

The Oakland City Council is discussing Agenda Item 16: “Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Amendments”, which includes the “Defunding The Police” report filed by Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan and … Read More

Press Conference: Oakland Council President Kaplan To Reopen Budget Vote To Defund Police

Press Conference: In Midst of Mounting Pressure and Day of Action, Oakland Council President Kaplan to Reopen Budget Vote; Commit to Join Bas, Labor, Community to Defund Police Oakland, Ca … Read More

Oakland City Council President Kaplan Proposes Budget Funding For Fire Works Response, More

Proposing Budget Funding To Provide Fire Works Response, Fire Safety, Education, Drive-In Theater and More Oakland, CA – In recent weeks, there has been an increase of people setting off … Read More

Ben Bartlett And Berkeley Bans Tear Gas When Oakland Won’t: The ‘Era Of Militarism Is Over’

Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett turned a phrase that is spreading around the Internet when he said the “era of militarism is over”, after his City of Berkeley, Berkeley City Council … Read More

Time For Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Council President Rebecca Kaplan To Lead: Phil Tagami Files

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan must put aside their differences and collaborate to save our City of Oakland. Word is they have not spoken … Read More

LaTonda Simmons Named Interim Oakland Assistant City Administrator: Council President Kaplan Statement

Statement From Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan On LaTonda Simmons Hiring As Interim Oakland Assistant City Administrator: “It is with great pleasure that I congratulate LaTonda Simmons, a native … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan: Oakland Council President Calls To Implement Publicly-Accessible WiFi

Oakland, CA – Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan, who serves as Oakland’s Council Member At-Large, calls for publicly accessible WiFi for Oakland’s communities. Kaplan has been working to expand … Read More

Oakland City Council Closer To Allowing 16 and 17 Year-Olds To Vote in School Board Elections

IT PASSED! Oakland President Rebecca Kaplan Proposed Ballot Measure to Allow 16 and 17 Year-Olds To Vote in School Board Elections Passes Unanimously. Oakland, Ca – Oakland City Council President, … Read More

Oakland City Council President Kaplan Coronavirus Public Health Statement

Kaplan Coronavirus Public Health Statement ONN – Oakland City Council President Kaplan Coronavirus Public Health Statement As we work to respond to the coronavirus and protect public health, join me … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Council President, Asks Gov Newsom For Hotel Access For Homeless

In the letter called “Immediate Access to Hotel Rooms For Unhoused And Other At Risk Residents” Oakland City Council President Kaplan asks Governor Newsom For Hotel Acesss  Honorable Richard … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Calls For Action to Stop Spread Of COVID-19 At Special Oakland City Council Meeting

Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan Calls for Action to Stop Spread of COVID-19, Including through vulnerable and homeless communities, at March 27th Special Council Meeting Oakland, CA – To … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan: Oakland City Council President Releases Video On COVID-19 And Oaklanders

Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan Releases A Video Addressing Oakland Residents Regarding COVID-19 Oakland- City Council President Rebecca Kaplan released a video for Oakland residents on the City’s actions … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Oakland City Council President Statement On COVID-19 Safety Measures

Oakland – As we are facing increased cases in Oakland and California of the communicable disease commonly known as the “coronavirus,” it is important that we act thoughtfully and provide … Read More

Amid Coronavirus Concerns Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan Calls For PortlandLoo

Oakland – Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan (At Large) is concerned that Oakland be prepared to cope with the coronavirus threat. With growing concerns about public health and the risk … Read More

One Year After Patrick Scott Jr. Death, His Mom, City Of Oakland, Police, Seek Answers

On The Anniversary Of Young Man’s Death, His Mother, Council President Kaplan, Councilmember Kalb, The FBI, And The Oakland Police Department Seek The Public’s Help. Oakland, CA – This morning … Read More

Oakland’s Rebecca Kaplan Congratulates Moms 4 Housing, Seeks Affordable Housing From County List

Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan Thanks Moms 4 Housing, And Works To Obtain Affordable Housing From County’s Property Auction List Oakland, CA – For the past several weeks, Moms … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan: Oakland City Council President Statement On Wedgewood Properties, Selling To Land Trust

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT REBECCA KAPLAN STATEMENT ON WEDGEWOOD, AND SEEKING PROPERTY OWNERS WILLING TO SELL TO THE OAKLAND COMMUNITY LAND TRUST OAKLAND, CA – For the past several weeks, … Read More

Oakland Squatters Moms 4 Housing, Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan: Wedgewood Properties Responds

Wedgewood Properties spokesman Sam Singer issued the following statement on behalf of the company in response to a post in Oakland News Now by Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan: The … Read More

Oakland City Council President Kaplan Statement On Moms 4 Housing, Wedgewood, Community Land Trust

OAKLAND, CA – For the past several weeks, Moms 4 Housing, a group of homeless mothers and their children have been residing in a formerly-vacant home in West Oakland. Wedgewood, … Read More

Oakland OakDOT E-Scooter Pilot Program Has Scooters Designed For Riders With Disabilities

Oakland, CA – Wednesday, January 8th, the City of Oakland’s Department of Transportation (OakDOT) and shared-mobility service provider Lime launched the first-ever e-scooter pilot program for riders with disabilities. The … Read More

Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Elected City Council President

OAKLAND, CA – Rebecca Kaplan is Oakland City Council President. Monday, in a unanimous vote, Councilmember At Large Rebecca Kaplan was elected Oakland City Council President. Kaplan is the first … Read More

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