When Oakland District 4 City Council candidate Charlie Michelson abruptly suspended his campaign last weekend with just over three weeks to go until Election Day, the move raised eyebrows. I’ll break down the possible reasons for surprising announcement. Whatever the reason it’s probably not what he says it is.

Later, I talk coffee and politics with the owner of The Local coffee house in Alameda and sit down with Alameda City Council candidate John Knox White . We chats about his plan for the city to combat sea-level rise, reducing traffic and how the city may react to the passage of some local and statewide rent-related ballot measures.

Alameda City Council candidate John Knox White

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