Councilmember Taylor Brings Experience Leading Disruptive Innovation To Oakland’s Public Safety Transformation

(NOTE:  There is still time to apply for a role on Oakland’s Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce.  Apply Now – Click Here)  Prior to serving as District 6 representative, Councilmember Loren … Read More

Oakland Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms: A White Drug Of Gentrification Few Blacks Use

Oakland Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms: A White Drug Of Gentrification Few Blacks Use ONN – Oakland Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms: A White Drug Of Gentrification Few Blacks Use The City of Oakland … Read More

Maria Ayerdi Kaplan As TJPA Boss Got Northern California Carpenters Award In 2016

In 2016, Maria Ayerdi Kaplan was celebrated by the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council for her work as Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Executive Director and in developing what is … Read More

To Nikki Bas, Loren Taylor, and Sheng Thao, Welcome To The Oakland City Council

Nikki Bas, Loren Taylor, and Sheng Thao are the new representatives of Oakland City Council Districts 2, 6, and 4, respectively. To all of them, I say congratulations and welcome … Read More

Joseph Tanios Oakland City Council District 4 Candidate Wants “No-Kill” Shelter Policy

OAKLAND, Ca. (November 5, 2018) — If elected to represent District 4 at the City Council, Joseph Tanios will improve the lives of Oakland’s residents in many ways and stop … Read More

Google Trends Has Cat Brooks Over Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

If Google Trends current information is to be taken as a predictor of the outcome of the Oakland Mayoral Election, then a cold, direct, dispassionate reading of it points to … Read More

Swastikas Painted On Joseph Tanios’s Campaign Signs For Oakland City Council

OAKLAND, Ca.- With only 4 days left before the election, Joseph Tanios, City Council candidate and longtime city employee, is getting hit with swastikas on his election signs. Tanios is … Read More

Always Forward With RCV In Oakland & California

“Always forward, never one step back”, those words spoken by my former NAACP colleague and freedom fighter Rev. William Barber III of North Carolina have stuck with me for the … Read More

Op-Ed: Letter To Oakland City Council District 4 Residents By Denise Bostrom

I especially wish the “Women’s Leadership Slate” of Pam Harris, Nayeli Maxson and Sheng Thao were running for different seats. Their efforts combined would definitely improve city services. Candidate Sheng Thao, however, is my first choice.

Joseph Tanios Oakland Victim Of Anti-Semitic Hate Crime In Hills

Joe Tanios has been victimized by racist acts during much of his run for the office. But, today, he just couldn’t take the abuse anymore. Indeed, he should have never had to sustain it.

Nancy Sidebotham: 2018 Oakland Mayoral Candidate Policies And Positions

2018 Oakland Mayoral And City Council Candidate Questionnaire by Zennie62Media This 20-question questionnaire was designed to give Oaklanders a chance to evaluate, at once, the plans and philosophies of all … Read More

Peter Liu Oakland Mayoral Candidate Racist Tweets On Day Of Pittsburgh Shooting

On Saturday, Mr. Liu essentially went off about blacks in Oakland, and just as news of the events in the Pittsburgh Shooting was spreading. And remember, this Man is an official candidate for Mayor of Oakland. That means the City of Oakland has given backing to his behavior, and enabled it.

Nayeli Maxson Has Support From Oakland City Council District 4 Neighborhood Leaders

Nayeli Maxson, District 4 City Council Candidate, has long standing relationships with Oakland’s district 4 community leaders. She earned those partnerships from her years of work in Oakland as a … Read More

Mayor Libby Schaaf: 2018 Oakland Mayoral Election Candidate Policies And Positions

2018 Oakland Mayoral And City Council Candidate Questionnaire by Zennie62Media This 20-question questionnaire was designed to give Oaklanders a chance to evaluate, at once, the plans and philosopies of all … Read More

Cat Brooks: 2018 Oakland Mayoral Election Candidate Policies And Positions

2018 Oakland Mayoral And City Council Candidate Questionnaire by Zennie62Media This 20-question questionnaire was designed to give Oaklanders a chance to evaluate, at once, the plans and philosopies of all … Read More

Nikki Fortunato Bas Oakland City Council District Two Candidate Policies And Positions

2018 Oakland Mayoral And City Council Candidate Questionnaire by Zennie62Media This 20-question questionnaire was designed to give Oaklanders a chance to evaluate, at once, the plans and philosophies of all … Read More

Sheng Thao Gets Daniel Swafford Endorsement Of Montclair Business Association

OAKLAND, CA – Daniel Swafford, who is the Executive Director of the Montclair and Laurel Business Associations and community volunteer for over 15 years, endorsed Sheng Thao’s candidacy for Oakland … Read More

Small Businesses Line Up To Support Nayeli Maxson For Oakland City Council

Candidate for Oakland City Council District 4 Nayeli Maxson, is a long time proponent for small  businesses and for the past four years has actively worked to help them thrive … Read More

Cat Brooks Oakland Mayoral Race Candidate Update Interview

Oakland News Now – Cat Brooks Oakland Mayoral Race Candidate Update Interview. Ms Brooks was kind enough to grant this interview during the McClymonds High School Candidates Forum, Thursday night. … Read More

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf To Throw More Bulky Block Parties

Oakland, CA – Today, Mayor Libby Schaaf reported the total tons of waste collected at three recent “Bulky Block Parties” across the city – free events where Oakland residents legally … Read More

Nikki Bas Oakland City Council District Two Candidate On “Keep Oakland Housed”

Statement from Nikki Fortunato Bas, Candidate for Oakland City Council District 2, on $9 Million for “Keep Oakland Housed” Homeless Program. While we applaud foundations contributing to housing solutions, our … Read More

Charlie Michelson Quits Oakland City Council District Four Race

Oakland News Now – Charlie Michelson Quits Oakland City Council District Four Race Charlie Michelson, who was arguably the front runner in the Oakland City Council District Four Race, shocked … Read More

Middleton, Rodriguez And Whitaker Endorse Each Other For Oakland City Council, District 6

OAKLAND – Natasha Middleton, Marlo Rodriguez and Mya Whitaker issued the following joint statement regarding their endorsements for District 6 Councilmember: We are united in our commitment to fundamental change … Read More

2018 Oakland Mayoral And Oakland City Council Candidate Questionnaire By Oakland News Now

2018 Oakland Mayoral And City Council Candidate Questionnaire is here! This 20-question questionnaire was designed to give Oaklanders a chance to evaluate, at once, the plans and philosopies of all … Read More

Oakland City Council Extends Important Tenant Protection Measure

Oakland, CA- Tonight, Oakland City Council voted to extend the moratorium on the substantial rehabilitation exemption to rent control. The moratorium, authored by Councilmembers Kaplan and Kalb, seeks to minimize … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Releases Press Statement On Future Of Public Banking In Oakland And The Region

Oakland, CA- Today Oakland Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan, released the following statement on the future of public banking in Oakland and the region: The public banking feasibility study on the … Read More

Nayeli Maxson Oakland City Council District 4 Is Guest On Zennie62 YouTube Live 8PM

Oakland News Now – Nayeli Maxson Oakland City Council District 4 Is Guest On Zennie62 YouTube Live 8PM. Nayeli Maxson is running for the Oakland City Council seat to be … Read More

Elaine Brown, Civil Rights Icon, Endorses Natasha Middleton for Oakland City Council District 6

OAKLAND – Natasha Middleton, candidate for Oakland City Council District 6, announced the endorsement today of civil rights icon, author and former Black Panther chair Elaine Brown. “I wholeheartedly endorse … Read More

Oakland Mayoral Election Candidates Including Libby Schaaf And Cat Brooks At West Oakland Forum

The “WOJLOO” Forum, or “West Oakland, Jack London, Old Oakland” candidates forum was held after what Jesse A.J. Smith, the only Oakland Mayoral Election Candidate who covers the races only … Read More

Warriors Klay Thompson’s In Politics With Nayeli Maxson Oakland City Council District Four Candidate Photo

Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors (and who said he wants to retire a Warrior), has perhaps unwittingly entered politics via a photo he took with Nayeli Maxson. Maxson, … Read More

Schaaf And Brooks Have Qualified For November: City of Oakland 2018 Elections Signature Status

In the 2018 Oakland Elections, there are record numbers of candidates running for the Mayor Of Oakland and Oakland City Council District Four Seat – 17 people including incumbent Mayor … Read More

Oakland City Council District Two Race 2018: Abel Guillen Files For Re-Election

Incumbent Oakland City Council District Two Councilmember Abel Guillen officially filed for re-election in the 2018 Oakland City Council District Two Race about 20 hours ago, according to his Twitter … Read More

Jesse Smith Gets Signatures At Peet’s Coffee In Run For Mayor Of Oakland

Oakland News Now – Jesse Smith sets virtual office for Mayor of Oakland Run. The new Peet’s Coffee on Broadway and Telegraph Avenue in Downtown Oakland at 1615 Broadway, has … Read More

Oakland Election News: Brooks File For Mayor, Kalb Endorses Maxson, De La Fuente Backs Tanios In D4

In this Oakland Election News Update (and not “Oakland County” election news, Oakland, California election news) for Thursday, August 9th, Cat Brooks filed to run for Mayor of Oakland yesterday … Read More

Oakland Elections News: Block By Block Organizing Network Candidates Forum From Social Media Perspective

In this Oakland Elections News, The 2018 Oakland Block By Block Organizing Network (BBBON) Candidates Forum held Wednesday night at Allen Temple Baptist Church, featured what were said to be … Read More

Are Pamela Harris, Sheng Thao, And Nayeli Maxson An RCV Team In Oakland City Council District Four Race?

Pamela Harris, Sheng Thao, And Nayeli Maxson all took this photo on Saturday, August 4th (this blogger’s birthday) and then Sean Dugar, who’s Ms. Harris’ campaign aide / manager (I … Read More

Pamela Price Runs For Mayor Of Oakland – Google Trends Reveals Shocking Election News

Pamela Price, the Oakland lawyer who challenged Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley in this year’s election contest, and who represented Jasmine Abuslin (AKA Celeste Guap), the woman at the … Read More

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Officially Files For Re-Election In An Era Of Instability

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has officially filed for re-election as the 50th Mayor of Oakland. Considering this is the 50th Anniversary of the Oakland A’s in Oakland, and the 50th … Read More

Sheng Thao Gets California Assemblyman Rob Bonta Endorsement For Oakland City Council District Four Seat

Sheng Thao, Oakland City Council District Four Race Candidate, and Chief of Staff to Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, earned the backing of the popular California Assemblyman Rob Bonta in the … Read More

So Which Oakland Public Ethics Commission Member Couldn’t Afford Warriors Playoffs Tickets? On The Proposed Sports Ticket Policy

Ok, here we go again: the City of Oakland and the County of Alameda take up the issue of the distribution of sports tickets. It was supposed to be the … Read More

Oakland Public Ethics Commission Says Political Office Candidates Campaign Finance Reports Due Today

Oakland Public Ethics Commission has Oakland elections news: today’s campaign finance statements day! Hey, Oaklander, if you’re running for Mayor of Oakland, Oakland City Council, Oakland City Auditor, or Oakland … Read More

Statement From Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf On The Passing Of The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums

Today, Mayor Libby Schaaf issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ronald V. Dellums: “Earlier this morning, the City of Oakland and our … Read More

Ron Dellums Dies At 82: As Oakland Mayor Oscar Grant’s Murder Made Him Rise To The Position

Ron Dellums passed away Sunday night, and will be remembered as a giant in politics. As U.S. Congressman for California’s 13th District, and the predecessor to our current leader Barbara … Read More

Rick DaSilva Of Oakland Chinatown Chamber Of Commerce On Downtown BID And Chinatown

via Oakland News Now Rick DaSilva is the President of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber Of Commerce and Partner in Loh Realty and Investments. He’s also someone I’ve know since 1997, … Read More

Chris Young Suspends Oakland City Council District Four Race For Beautiful Reason

via Oakland News Now Chris Young Suspends Oakland City Council District Four Race For Beautiful Reason: his wife Sam is pregnant with their second child. On his Facebook page, Chris … Read More

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