Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid underwent a procedure on his heart this week requiring hospitalization for three days. Reid, the longest serving of the Oakland City Council, was released Thursday. News of Reid’s heart procedure was first reported by the Las… Read More ›
Oakland teachers get 11% wage increase over 4 years.
It’s not a revenue problem. It’s an expenditures problem that is fueling another large budget shortfall in Oakland estimated to total $43 million over the next two years, said Finance Director Katano Kasaine. Oakland’s general purpose fund is expected to… Read More ›
On Day Two of the Oakland teachers strike, Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan said she asked Gov. Gavin Newson last week to waive the remainder of the $100 million emergency loan given by the state in 2003 after the struggling… Read More ›
There may be some members of Port of Oakland as connected as Commissioner Michael Colbruno, but few have a Twitter account to communicate the pace of negotiations with the Oakland Athletics, in their effort to procure the land at Howard… Read More ›
If all goes well, the new A’s ballpark would be ready in time for the 2023 season.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf earlier this month made surprisingly candid comments disparaging a plan by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for divvying up $16.2 million in new, one-time-only, state funding to combat homelessness. Last week, a number of Alameda… Read More ›
“We’ve now experienced enough of ICE telling lies,” said the author, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan.
Schaaf defends use of Tuff Sheds to house the homeless, says the temporary solution is working
Bonta’s AB 734 is expected to return to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday
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.
Port of Oakland commissioner believes an announcement will come sometime in November.
Yes. A charter amendment would surely eliminate the potential violation. But seriously who is the injured party that would be the plaintiff in the lawsuit? Satan? -Saied Karamooz, an Oakland mayoral candidate this fall, responding to a tweet calling for… Read More ›
#BBQ Becky. Oakland Parks & Rec Commission. Up next: Oakland City Council?
FPPC appeared compelled to issue a larger fine against Peggy Moore’s 2016 Oakland council campaign
Next up: Senate Judiciary Committee next Tuesday.
Campaign filings this week show that Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan opened a committee to begin fundraising for a run at Oakland mayor. Two weeks later she dropped out. What happened?
With the Raiders set to leave for Las Vegas within the next two years, the XFL might fill the Coliseum JPA’s need for additional events.
Despite rancor toward Schaaf, Kaplan says the endorsement of her challenger is not payback.
For hours Thursday afternoon, Oakland and East Bay insiders debated whether Rebecca Kaplan was really running for mayor, but then there was a plot twist.
Citing a recent ruling by a federal judge that Trump blocking users from his Twitter feed is a violation of free speech, an ethics complaint asserts Desley Brooks is doing the same thing.
Taj Reid, the 47-year-old son of Oakland City Council President Larry Reid, was found guilty Thursday of rigging state construction contracts and accepting bribes, the East Bay Express reported. The three counts could result in a maximum sentence of up to… Read More ›
Also: San Leandro’s own city manager scandal could be heating up again on Tuesday night.
Days after President Trump called for Oakland Libby Schaaf to be prosecuted comes a House bill calling for the same.
Weeks after the Oakland Athletics signed an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the Port of Oakland to study the feasibility of a new ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square, the team entered into a similar arrangement late Tuesday night… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Former Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker says the city missed an opportunity with 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… Read More ›
The 50-acre Port of Oakland property known as Howard Terminal is today mainly used for auxiliary purposes, such as parking. PORT OF OAKLANDDreams of home runs soaring past Oakland’s iconic white cranes and splashing into the bay water is back… Read More ›
EBC AGENDA | APR 20-26 | OAKLAND measure to tax vacant properties; HAYWARD fixes roads, parking; COLISEUM closed sessions; House town halls
THE WEEK OF APRIL 20-26 –OAKLAND– Regular council committee meetings, Tuesday, April 24, starts at 9:30 a.m. ➤Finance & Management Committee, 9 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]–BALLOT MEASURE TO TAX VACANT PROPERTIES– Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Dan Kalb say the city… Read More ›
Oakland City Council candidate Loren Taylor OAKLAND 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… Read More ›