Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is proposing two major tax-generating ballot measures for November during Tuesday’s slate of Oakland City Council committee meetings.
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… Read More ›
The Uber building that never was. OAKLAND–OPPOSITION RESEARCH–In late 2015, it could be argued that Uber’s announced move to Downtown Oakland, based on its transformative potential (good and bad), was the biggest news story in Oakland that year. The purchase… Read More ›
YEAR-IN-REV15W | This may not have been the most eventful year in East Bay politics, but aside from some ill-mannered moments, 2015 was totally positive. Activists fighting for social justice and fair housing registered major victories. On several occasions, a… Read More ›
JULY Hayward city workers finally get a new contract. >>>With its political implications to be determined in the 2016 city council election next year, the City of Hayward and more than 300 city employees finally agree to a new contract…. Read More ›
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Renee Atwood, Uber’s global head of people and places OAKLAND | Uber is coming to Oakland. The ride-hailing company will move into the vacant Sears Building on Nineteenth Street and Broadway in 2017, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Wednesday. Or,… Read More ›
Reps. Eric Swalwell and Darrell Issa. CONGRESS | DISTRICT 15 | Rep. Eric Swalwell is already known as the young member of the Congress in charge of explaining the Internet to his aging colleagues. He is also not shy about… Read More ›