Oakland police chief says she didn’t know about deportation before August ICE raid

OAKLAND CITY COUNCILOakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick reiterated that she was not previously aware that a raid conducted by federal agents in West Oakland on Aug. 16 involved a potential deportation matter. The raid in West Oakland by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents involved a warrant for human trafficking, but ultimately included the arrest of a … Continue reading Oakland police chief says she didn’t know about deportation before August ICE raid

Oakland pays driver $15,000 in Jean Quan car accident

Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | In closed session Tuesday, the Oakland City Council voted to pay $15,000 to the driver involved in an automobile collision with former Mayor Jean Quan for injuries and lost wages.The accident occurred at an intersection in West Oakland in June 2014 and instantly become a major story … Continue reading Oakland pays driver $15,000 in Jean Quan car accident

Report: Oakland councilmember used her office for personal gain

Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaneyOAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Two thousand fifteen has not been pleasant for new Oakland City Council President Lynette McElhaney.First, a report in January found she may have been flipping homes in her West Oakland district through her personal non-profit at the same time she was lashing out against gentrification. Her taxes … Continue reading Report: Oakland councilmember used her office for personal gain

Report reveals Oakland Councilmember McElhaney’s hypocrisy over gentrification

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | One thing is clear from the report in the East Bay Express Wednesday on Oakland Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney—her personal finances are in shambles and it’s affecting her role as a steward of the city.In an area of Oakland racked by fears of gentrification, McElhaney has often employed rhetoric in opposition to … Continue reading Report reveals Oakland Councilmember McElhaney’s hypocrisy over gentrification

Oakland City Council Not On Board with Fossil Fuels Rolling Through

Activist before Tuesday's Oakland CityCouncil meeting in support of a resolution against transport of fossil fuels.PHOTO/Steven Tavares OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | The Oakland City Council is thinking globally and acting locally. On Tuesday, it passed two resolutions hoping to do the city’s part in fighting back against the transport of fossil fuels through the East Bay and … Continue reading Oakland City Council Not On Board with Fossil Fuels Rolling Through

Port of Oakland Rejects Maritime Uses for Potential A’s Ballpark Site

Berths 67-68, otherwise, known as Howard Terminal.PORT OF OAKLAND | HOWARD TERMINAL |The Port of Oakland unanimously rejected three proposed maritime uses for the 50-acre Howard Terminal site near Jack London Square, one of which environmental groups vehemently opposed due to concerns over the proposed shipping of coal and petroleum coke through the port. In addition, … Continue reading Port of Oakland Rejects Maritime Uses for Potential A’s Ballpark Site

Oakland Army Base Billboards, Called Blight By Critics, Inch Closer To Reality

Vertical billboards near the Coliseum.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL//ARMY BASE | The contentious plan to erect billboards on the soon-to-be redeveloped Oakland Army Base is heading into its final stages. The council next week is set to approve a swap of a portion of the property later to be site of one of the 70-foot lighted billboards … Continue reading Oakland Army Base Billboards, Called Blight By Critics, Inch Closer To Reality

Sullivan’s Second Try For Oakland Council Centers On Delivering Promises Of The Past

ELECTION '12//OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL//DISTRICT 3 | On his bike he rode briskly down Magnolia Street. Just five minutes before a candidates forum in West Oakland for candidate for the city’s District 3 seat on the city council, a helmeted Sean Sullivan, wearing a dark suit and slacks with a satchel's strap festooned across his chest, blew by me as I sneaked … Continue reading Sullivan’s Second Try For Oakland Council Centers On Delivering Promises Of The Past

Some Candidates For Oakland’s District Three Council Seat Don’t Like Each Other

ELECTION ‘12//OAKLAND COUNCIL DIST 3 | Who said ranked choice voting puts a damper on campaign fisticuffs? Battle lines became more visibly drawn Thursday night in West Oakland as the six candidates for the City Council’s District 3 began searching for the best ideas to fix the perennially underutilized section of the city.Similar to a candidates … Continue reading Some Candidates For Oakland’s District Three Council Seat Don’t Like Each Other

Meet The Candidates: Oakland City Council District 3

ELECTION '12//OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3|By SHANE BOND, The CitizenCandidates searching for ways to reinvigorate Oakland's perennially underserved, but potentially vibrant neighborhoods surrounding West Oakland met last week to discuss their visions for the city at a candidates forum featuring a distinct environmental flavor.District 3 candidates include, Damon Eaves, Lynette McElhaney, Alex Miller-Cole, Derrick Muhammed, Nyeisha Dewitt … Continue reading Meet The Candidates: Oakland City Council District 3