Tom Hanks was infected with covid-19 and the NBA abruptly put its season on hold in March. Away we were with the most trying year in many generations. The covid-19 pandemic changed our lives in many ways. It made masks… Read More ›
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Newly constructed buildings in Oakland will be all-electric after the Oakland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday night prohibiting the installation of natural gas in new structures. City leaders said the ordinance is fundamental for Oakland to achieve its… Read More ›
After property damage and looting swept through Oakland two weeks ago in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the national refocus on police brutality that followed, city officials are bringing legislation to the forefront to match the… Read More ›
ALCO advances payments to non-profits; Union says hotel owner is profiteering; Oakland passes moratorium
Coronavirus news briefs from Alameda County and Oakland.
With concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the Oakland City Council began taking steps toward protecting tenants possibly impacted by the pandemic, in addition, to urging the Alameda County Superior Court to place a pause on eviction and defaults…. Read More ›
Look for extremely close toss-up races in Oakland’s Districts 2, 4, and a nail biter in District 6 next Tuesday.
About six weeks ago, Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen’s re-election chances appeared shockingly grim after a concerted effort by some labor groups to block his bid for the critical Alameda County Democratic Party endorsement. But in recent days, Guillen’s supporters cobbled… Read More ›
The powerful SEIU Local 1021 union and an influential Oakland advocacy group last month sent scathing letters to members of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee in an effort to block the endorsement of Oakland District 2 Councilmember Abel Guillén…. Read More ›
Kissing the ring: These are the East Bay candidates on track for winning the Democratic Party’s seal of approval
The full list of pending Alameda County Democratic Party endorsements here.
The East Bay’s largest progressive group is backing a number of candidates running insurgent campaign against Oakland incumbents for the mayor’s race and two council matchups. The Wellstone Renewal Club is apparently not immune from the current zeitgeist surrounding far… Read More ›
Oakland’s District 2 councilmember is taking it from all sides as he seeks re-election for the first time
ELECTIONLINE: Polling in AD15; union’s love affair with Abel Guillen is over; Alameda candidate’s past conviction; healthcare district coup
15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT While Buffy Wicks’ assembly campaign, as far as we know, has not yet poll-tested whether its staff should order Chinese, Thai, or Vietnamese for dinner, there are indications the poll-obsessed, and well-funded campaign is again compiling data… Read More ›
Oakland District 4 candidates who recently suspended his campaign, reported an impressive $113,000 in contributions