East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Alameda County Supervisor District 1 Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidates, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert at an Aug. 17 virtual candidate forum. This race has already been the East Bay's most punishing for months. The Alameda County race for District 1 supervisor pits candidates from both halves of the roughly … Continue reading East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Oakland City Council confirms interim city administrator

Former Lafayette city manager Steven Falk was tabbed by the Oakland City Council Tuesday night as its interim city administrator. Falk ,who also served last year as interim city manager in Richmond, will guide the city while Mayor Libby Schaaf finds a permanent replacement for outgoing City Administrator Sabrina Landreth. Falk will earn compensation of … Continue reading Oakland City Council confirms interim city administrator

Believe him this time. Larry Reid is retiring from the Oakland City Council

Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid has flirted with retirement many times before. But this time is different. Reid said Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his seat in District 7. "It's not a big deal. I don't want any attention. It's not why I got into politics," Reid said after Thursday's special city council … Continue reading Believe him this time. Larry Reid is retiring from the Oakland City Council

Reid, Gallo talk trash about Oakland’s response to illegal dumping

The scourge of illegal dumping is Oakland's most unrelenting problem. And when you match an update on the city's actions toward limiting illegal dumping during an Oakland City Council committee hearing and its two most passionate opponents of trash on the streets, the rhetoric is glorious. Oakland Coucilmembers Larry Reid and Noel Gallo participated in dueling … Continue reading Reid, Gallo talk trash about Oakland’s response to illegal dumping

Oakland: Schaaf is missing, Kaplan is concerned

In early 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf took the unusual step of alerting undocumented immigrants in Northern California that agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were on the their way to remove those living illegally in the U.S. Schaaf's stern rebuke against Trump and ICE won her a national following. But when … Continue reading Oakland: Schaaf is missing, Kaplan is concerned

Oakland budget history according to Larry Reid

In my 22 years on the Council, I’ve never seen a worse budget.-Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid's take on negotiations between the mayor and city council for a two-year budget.

Oakland: Reid, Gallo give support to bill aiming to stop illegal sideshows

A few days after a weekend sideshow in Oakland resulted in a transport truck and an A.C. Transit bus being set on fire, Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid said the city must give its support to an Assembly bill that will further criminalize participation in the dangerous impromptu sideshows occurring on city streets. "The sideshow is … Continue reading Oakland: Reid, Gallo give support to bill aiming to stop illegal sideshows

OAKLAND: Larry Reid was hospitalized for a heart procedure

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 Vegas Review-Journal for a story updating negotiations between the Oakland Raiders and Oakland Joint Powers … Continue reading OAKLAND: Larry Reid was hospitalized for a heart procedure

Rebecca Kaplan elected Oakland City Council president

Last year was the first time in over a decade that Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan had not running for some kind of office, be it re-election or two runs for mayor. But 2019 is shaping up like old times for Kaplan, who was unanimously elected by her colleagues Monday as Oakland City Council president. … Continue reading Rebecca Kaplan elected Oakland City Council president

Taxpayers win, Warriors lose; arbitrator rules team is on the hook for $40m arena debt

The Golden State Warriors rarely throw up an air ball, but they did Monday after an arbitrator ruled the team must continue paying its $40 million share of the Oracle Arena bond debt. Warriors owners had argued they were no longer on the hook for annual payments on the 30-year bond, issued in 1996 for … Continue reading Taxpayers win, Warriors lose; arbitrator rules team is on the hook for $40m arena debt