Sensing Desley Brooks is vulnerable, opponents join race to stop her re-election

Eyes on Oakland's District 6: NatashaMiddleton and Loren Taylor.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL--ELECTION 2018--Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks' actions have made her appear vulnerable at election time before, especially in 2014, after she was accused of illegal political interference and was nearly censured by the Oakland City Council. Brooks rebounded and topped a field of four challengers that … Continue reading Sensing Desley Brooks is vulnerable, opponents join race to stop her re-election

Fighting potential loss of committee chair, Desley Brooks unloads on her Oakland City Council colleagues

Oakland Councilmember Desley Brookseviscerated her council colleagues duringTuesday night's meeting.OAKLAND CITY COUNCILEven when Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks knocks down an iconic former Black Panther and potentially costs taxpayers $4.3 million in damages, she still won't back down.Brooks unleashed a vicious barrage of abuse against five Oakland councilmembers Tuesday night as a proposal that appeared intended … Continue reading Fighting potential loss of committee chair, Desley Brooks unloads on her Oakland City Council colleagues

Desley Brooks is naughty, jury finds; awards $3.5m to Black Panther icon for injuries

Oakland Councilmember Desley BrooksOAKLAND CITY COUNCILOakland Councilmember Desley Brooks is one of the most notoriously feared elected officials in the East Bay. Her reputation, though, is growing at the expense of Oakland taxpayers after an Alameda County Superior Court jury Thursday found Brooks assaulted former Black Panther icon Elaine Brown at a well-known downtown restaurant … Continue reading Desley Brooks is naughty, jury finds; awards $3.5m to Black Panther icon for injuries

Alameda County rebuttal to grand jury report unsurprisingly swats away sharp criticisms

Supervisor Wilma Chan confronting protestersduring an Alameda County Board ofSupervisors meeting in 2016.ALAMEDA COUNTYA scathing Alameda County grand jury report last June included a number of sharp criticisms against the county and members of the Board of Supervisors. Among them, questioning the Board of Supervisors' ability to shower unfettered amounts of district funds on community … Continue reading Alameda County rebuttal to grand jury report unsurprisingly swats away sharp criticisms

Oakland City Council had little interest in questioning Elaine Brown’s non-profit, except her top rival Desley Brooks

Elaine Brown, Alameda County SupervisorKeith Carson and Oakland CouncilmemberDesley Brooks in an undated photo.OAKLAND CITY COUNCILApparently, Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks and former Black Panther and Oakland activist Elaine Brown have no limits on being in the same room. On Tuesday, the Oakland City Council approved a land disposition agreement for the property at Seventh and … Continue reading Oakland City Council had little interest in questioning Elaine Brown’s non-profit, except her top rival Desley Brooks

Supervisor Keith Carson knew about conflict of interest when giving $710k in county funds to employee, former Black Panther Elaine Brown’s non-profit

Supervisor Keith CarsonALAMEDA COUNTY GRAND JURYAlameda County Supervisor Keith Carson violated the county's conflict of interests rules when he hired former Black Panther leader Elaine Carson to his staff and allocated $710,000 in funding to the housing non-profit she created in 2014, according to an Alameda County grand jury report released Monday. It also concluded … Continue reading Supervisor Keith Carson knew about conflict of interest when giving $710k in county funds to employee, former Black Panther Elaine Brown’s non-profit

No she didn’t! Desley Brooks calls out Libby Schaaf’s white privilege

Oakland Councilmember Desley BrooksOAKLAND CITY COUNCIL |At this moment in time, Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks does not have the moral authority to be calling people out, but that didn't stop her Tuesday from suggesting Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is dismissive of minorities in her city."I would love to see the day Libby Schaaf puts her … Continue reading No she didn’t! Desley Brooks calls out Libby Schaaf’s white privilege

LISTEN! Special Thanksgiving East Bay Citizen Show with guest Matt Santos

//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3974537/height/300/width/450/theme/legacy/direction/no/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/Click here to listen to The Mile High Showwith Matt Santos. EPISODE 14 | It's Thanksgiving week and what better topic is there than giving thanks to the person who blazed the podcasting trail for the East Bay Citizen Show.Hayward born and raised Matt Santos drops in from Prescott, Ariz. to chat about his podcast The … Continue reading LISTEN! Special Thanksgiving East Bay Citizen Show with guest Matt Santos

Sources: Desley Brooks allegedly smacked civil rights icon Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown, Desley Brooks with Alameda CountySupervisor Keith Carson in an undated photo.OAKLAND | Former Black Panther and civil rights icon Elaine Brown filed a police report last month alleging she was assaulted by Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks at a downtown restaurant, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.The report adds the alleged incident occurred during city business … Continue reading Sources: Desley Brooks allegedly smacked civil rights icon Elaine Brown

Nancy O’Malley’s crime magnet, AKA Alameda’s In-N-Out Burger, is set to open

Rep. Mike Honda, right, and activist groups are tryingto put a scare into Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley.PHOTO/ALCO DA Office.ALAMEDA COUNTY | During an Alameda Planning Board meeting in July 2013, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley warned the proposed In-N-Out Burger near the Webster Tube in Alameda would not only attract burger lovers, but criminals from … Continue reading Nancy O’Malley’s crime magnet, AKA Alameda’s In-N-Out Burger, is set to open

When Nancy O’Malley came to The Town

Alameda County D.A. Nancy O'Malley speakingTuesday before the Oakland City Council.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Two weeks ago, as Oakland elected officials spent their entire Saturday afternoon discussing the historical divide between police and residents, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley was attending a gala in her honor.The eventful, but lengthy Jan. 24 special session in … Continue reading When Nancy O’Malley came to The Town

Former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown says D.A. Nancy O’Malley is racist

Alameda County D.A. Nancy O'Malley andformer Black Panther leader Elaine Brown.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Oakland Civil Rights icon Elaine Brown called Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley a racist at a special session of the Oakland City Council last Saturday.The meeting's sole agenda item was a lengthy discussion on the strained relationship between law enforcement and … Continue reading Former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown says D.A. Nancy O’Malley is racist

DOWN BALLOT: Nov. 3, 2014, 1 Day Until Election Day

ALCO REGISTRAR Alameda County Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis appears to have a great sense of drama. He said Monday the ranked-choice voting algorithm used to tabulate races in Oakland, San Leandro and Berkeley will only be used after all the ballots have been counted Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. As is custom, the … Continue reading DOWN BALLOT: Nov. 3, 2014, 1 Day Until Election Day