Schaaf implies she will again warn public if ICE raid info is received

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tossed out the first pitch at Monday's night A's game with a looping strike. A half-inning later, Schaaf threw a brush back pitch at President Trump, implying in a tweet, that she would blow the whistle again on any U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, if any are planned for … Continue reading Schaaf implies she will again warn public if ICE raid info is received

CA15: Brendan St. John is the man in the middle

Pleasanton's Brendan St. John hopes to give CA15 voters an alternative to Swalwell. "I've always said the greatest thing about Eric Swalwell is no matter the opinion, he agrees with you."

Lock her up: Iowa rep. introduces ‘Libby Schaaf Act’

Days after President Trump called for Oakland Libby Schaaf to be prosecuted comes a House bill calling for the same.

EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules

--OAKLAND-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] --A'S COLISEUM ENA-- The Oakland City Council is about to move on Mayor Libby Schaaf's pledge last month for the city to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the Oakland Athletics with an eye on the city purchasing the county's portion of the jointly-owned … Continue reading EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules

With Bitcoin booming, Bryan Parker’s idea of using it to uplift Oakland isn’t looking so crazy

Former Oakland mayoral candidate BryanParker says the city missed an opportunitywith Bitcoin for reason greater than finances.OAKLANDAs Oakland voters headed to the polls during the November 2014 mayoral election, the cost of a single Bitcoin was roughly $350. Last December, the astronomical success of Bitcoin saw the cryptocurrency top $19,000. Today, one Bitcoin is worth … Continue reading With Bitcoin booming, Bryan Parker’s idea of using it to uplift Oakland isn’t looking so crazy

Libby Schaaf is ‘all in’ for Loren Taylor, candidate hoping to unseat Desley Brooks

Oakland City Council candidate Loren TaylorOAKLAND CITY COUNCIL--ELECTION 2018--Now that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has thrown down the gauntlet against Councilmember Desley Brooks, she's ready to back one of the candidates seeking to unseat the District 6 councilmember this November.The upstart campaign of Oakland non-profit leader Loren Taylor received Schaaf's endorsement Thursday. Taylor's campaign for … Continue reading Libby Schaaf is ‘all in’ for Loren Taylor, candidate hoping to unseat Desley Brooks

Libby Schaaf declares war on Desley Brooks

Going back to their days together on theOakland City Council, there has never beenmuch love lost between Desley Brooks andLibby Schaaf.OAKLAND CITY COUNCILTwo years ago, Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks railed against Mayor Libby Schaaf's apparent bureaucratic error that potentially risked the loss of $2 million in grants for job training programs primarily accessed by minorities. … Continue reading Libby Schaaf declares war on Desley Brooks

With A’s in mind, Alameda County Supervisors seek to sell Coliseum interests to Oakland

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSWith hopes of paving the way for the Oakland Athletics to build a new ballpark at the current Coliseum complex, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors announced they will formally enter into negotiations to sell their portion of the property to the city of Oakland."The Board renewed its decision to sell in … Continue reading With A’s in mind, Alameda County Supervisors seek to sell Coliseum interests to Oakland

ICE says 3 immigrants who evaded them because of Libby Schaaf, have been re-arrested

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has stoodresolute in the face of criticism from Trumpand ICE following her Feb. 24 warningto Bay Area immigrants.OAKLANDThe top U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement official says three undocumented immigrants, which they believe evaded apprehension because Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's public warning of a raids last month, were arrested recently for violent … Continue reading ICE says 3 immigrants who evaded them because of Libby Schaaf, have been re-arrested

East Bay candidate for Congress declares war on California

Ron Cohen17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT--ELECTION 2018--A week ago, Ron Cohen, a Republican congressional candidate in the 17th District's June primary, was incensed by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's move to alert residents of impending raids by federal ICE agents. He responded by filing a complaint with the U.S. Attorney General's office in Oakland. On Wednesday, Cohen declared … Continue reading East Bay candidate for Congress declares war on California

Jeff Sessions: How dare you! Libby Schaaf: How dare YOU!

U.S. Attorney General Jeff SessionsPHOTO/WikicommonsOAKLANDU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ripped Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf this morning during a speech in Sacramento, calling her "an embarrassment to the proud state of California."Two weeks ago, Schaaf issued a statement imminently warning undocumented immigrants that ICE agents may be preparing a large-scale action in Northern California.ICE agents, indeed, … Continue reading Jeff Sessions: How dare you! Libby Schaaf: How dare YOU!

Libby Schaaf: ‘Bay Area liberal standard-bearer’?

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was the subjectrecently of at least three profiles publishedby national publications.OAKLANDIn 2014, the New York Times proclaimed Oakland as "Brooklyn by the Bay." Former Mayor Jean Quan loved the New York Times' portrayal of the city as a burgeoning mecca for foodies so much that she seemingly couldn't go a single … Continue reading Libby Schaaf: ‘Bay Area liberal standard-bearer’?

Lock her up! Fremont resident files complaint saying Oakland Mayor Schaaf is impeding ICE

Over the weekend Oakland Mayor LibbySchaaf said "credible sources" warned a largeraid in the Bay Area was imminent.OAKLANDOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's announcement over the weekend intended to alert undocumented immigrants about an imminent and substantial raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents earned her plaudits from progressives on one side and death threats on … Continue reading Lock her up! Fremont resident files complaint saying Oakland Mayor Schaaf is impeding ICE

2017 Year in East Bay Politics Part IV – Oct-Dec: Oakland Strikes

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSAs fall began to bleed into winter, everything seemed to go wrong for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. The unions were already nipping at her heels with a campaign-style website  portraying her leadership in dire tones. An August raid by ICE agents in West Oakland, is later found to have been aided by … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics Part IV – Oct-Dec: Oakland Strikes

2017 Year in East Bay Politics Part III – July-Sept: Fire Fight Ignites in Alameda

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSControversy hit two historically quiet East Bay hamlets during the summer months. First, came Piedmont Mayor Jeff Wieler's Facebook postings and conversation that denigrated African Americans and the LGBT communities. Piedmonters called Wieler out for comments. He apologized but the rancor was too much for his council colleagues who urged … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics Part III – July-Sept: Fire Fight Ignites in Alameda