Former San Leandro city manager ousted in Anaheim and his fall seems familiar

Former San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata's departure two years ago ended one of the strangest periods in the city's political history. He was accused of sexual harassment by the head of a well-known local profits that included, depending on the point of view, romantic texts, and featuring multiple rendezvous for ice cream at the … Continue reading Former San Leandro city manager ousted in Anaheim and his fall seems familiar

Oakland Police Commission, mayor fire police chief without cause

In a stunning development Thursday night, the Oakland Police Commission wielded its power to dismiss a sitting police chief. Police commissioners unanimously voted to fire Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick without cause. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf concurred with their decision. The dismissal comes three years after Kirkpatrick was hired by Schaaf in January 2017. “The … Continue reading Oakland Police Commission, mayor fire police chief without cause

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.