The push for appointing Barbara Lee to Kamala Harris’ senate seat continues

Lee A group calling itself #LetsKeepTheSeat held rallies this week in Los Angeles and Sacramento urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to fill Kamala Harris' senate seat with a Black woman -- either Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee or Southern California Rep. Karen Bass. The reported frontrunner for the appointment, however, is state Secretary of State Alex Padilla. … Continue reading The push for appointing Barbara Lee to Kamala Harris’ senate seat continues

Realtors come to the aid of Oakland city attorney challenger

The big money continues to flow into Oakland’s elections this fall. Ride-hailing tech companies are spending $100,000 to defeat Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, and East Bay labor unions have poured $343,000 into the race to unseat Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, as of the Sept. 19 campaign finance filing period.  Now, real estate interests are hoping to take … Continue reading Realtors come to the aid of Oakland city attorney challenger

Phil Tagami rages against Oakland leaders

Developers are builders. Some view their role in grandiose terms, seeking projects and structures that will last the test of time. Few though are as brash as Phil Tagami, who has delighted in posing for pictures puffing from a fat cigar — a symbol of decadence reminiscent of a society once ruled by hard-charging men, … Continue reading Phil Tagami rages against Oakland leaders

Oakland City Council seeks to quell rapidly rising worries over A’s future

The Oakland City Council is asking the city administration to iron out its differences with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, who are proposing to sell their half of the  Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. “In the interest of reducing strife and litigation, the Oakland City Council has unanimously asked our Administration to meet … Continue reading Oakland City Council seeks to quell rapidly rising worries over A’s future