Libby Schaaf with a hella big lead in Oakland

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is on the way to repeating her dominating 2014 election victory. Schaaf is leading the field of nine challengers with a whopping 65 percent of the first-place votes, with just 17 percent of precincts in Oakland reporting. Schaaf leads Cat Brooks by 15,000 votes. Brooks, a community organizer, received 15 percent … Continue reading Libby Schaaf with a hella big lead in Oakland

With close races, Oakland’s election night will likely bleed into morning

Look for extremely close toss-up races in Oakland's Districts 2, 4, and a nail biter in District 6 next Tuesday.

Cat Brooks says, ‘I love you Oakland’ in new campaign video

Last spring, New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's two-minute campaign video reset the course for underdog progressive candidates across the country. Ocasio-Cortez ultimately defeated 20-year Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley. A similar dynamic exists in Oakland and mayoral candidate Cat Brooks is hoping to tap into a similar anxiety with the status quo in a new campaign … Continue reading Cat Brooks says, ‘I love you Oakland’ in new campaign video

Oakland mayoral candidate sues Twitter, Facebook for $150M; alleges he was shadow banned

Mercurial Oakland mayoral candidate Peter Liu is suing Silicon Valley giants Twitter and Facebook for $150 million in damages. Liu field the lawsuit last week in Alameda Superior Court and alleges that both companies limited his reach to his followers on the social media sites with a technique called "shadow banning," which can shield posn … Continue reading Oakland mayoral candidate sues Twitter, Facebook for $150M; alleges he was shadow banned

Schaaf said she ‘fired’ three Oakland police chiefs, not two?

"She's on TV saying he quit for personal reasons. But she lied," says mayoral challenger Pamela Price.

Wellstone Dems are in an anti-incumbent mood

The East Bay's largest progressive group is backing a number of candidates running insurgent campaign against Oakland incumbents for the mayor's race and two council matchups. The Wellstone Renewal Club is apparently not immune from the current zeitgeist surrounding far left candidates in the state and some parts of the country. The group also endorsed … Continue reading Wellstone Dems are in an anti-incumbent mood

Oakland mayoral candidates tear into Schaaf’s handling of homeless problem

Schaaf defends use of Tuff Sheds to house the homeless, says the temporary solution is working

OAKLAND: Pamela Price is running for mayor

Pamela Price ran a spirited campaign for Alameda County DA that ended less than two months ago. She is the 14th candidate to file papers to challenge Libby Schaaf.

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.

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

‘World’s Smartest Leader’ Peter Liu’s gubernatorial campaign is poised to go viral again

Former Oakland mayoral candidate Peter Liudonned an ancient Chinese imperial hat andincluded the photo in the state voter guide.CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR--ELECTION 2018--He is the self-proclaimed "World's Smartest Leader" who said during his run for Oakland mayor four years ago that God chose him to bring world peace, but also vowed to "intellectually bitch slap" the Oakland … Continue reading ‘World’s Smartest Leader’ Peter Liu’s gubernatorial campaign is poised to go viral again

Also, also, also, also, also also-ran releases video announcing another run for Oakland mayor

Oakland community activist Ken Houston isthe third candidate to declare an intention tochallenge Mayor Libby Schaaf's re-election.ELECTION 2018Three years ago, Ken Houston was a candidate in the sprawling 15-person campaign for Oakland Mayor. He finished 10th with .50 percent of the vote, or 514 votes. But what was more notable was that the contractor turned community … Continue reading Also, also, also, also, also also-ran releases video announcing another run for Oakland mayor

Jean Quan is mulling a comeback

Jean QuanOAKLANDAs far as second or third acts go, this would be quite a stunner. Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is mulling a run for the open 15th Assembly District seat being vacated next year by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, according to sources with knowledge of her inquiries.In recent weeks, Quan's husband, Dr. Floyd Huen, reached … Continue reading Jean Quan is mulling a comeback

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will seek second term

Four more years? Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.OAKLANDAfter two high-profile scandals involving public safety, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Monday that she is running for a second term. And it appears she plans on running a campaign not on her own record as mayor, but against the target of all Oakland progressives, President Trump.Schaaf announced her … Continue reading Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will seek second term

Bryan Parker posts big early fundraising numbers in bid to unseat Nate Miley

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, left,is hoping to fend off Bryan Parker this June.ALAMEDA COUNTY | DISTRICT 4 |Bryan Parker’s nascent campaign for Alameda County supervisor is showing mettle after posting year-end fundraising totals of $117,000, his campaign announced Wednesday.The totals, compiled since Parker began his campaign last September to unseat long-time Alameda County Supervisor … Continue reading Bryan Parker posts big early fundraising numbers in bid to unseat Nate Miley