After Montclair District homicide, Sheng Thao wants police back on walking beats

Worried Starbucks employees in Oakland are painstakingly warning customers not to leave their laptops unattended. The New Year's Eve homicide of a man in Oakland's Montclair District who was attempting to stop the theft of his laptop from a Starbucks coffee shop has rattled Councilmember Sheng Thao's constituents. Thao is holding a public safety town … Continue reading After Montclair District homicide, Sheng Thao wants police back on walking beats

With close races, Oakland’s election night will likely bleed into morning

Look for extremely close toss-up races in Oakland's Districts 2, 4, and a nail biter in District 6 next Tuesday.

OAKLAND D4: Sheng Thao enters into Faustian bargain

Major late endorsement may aid her chances next Tuesday, but cause her problems later, if elected, with Oakland progressives.

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 16–Charlie’s Angels in Oakland?; Interview with Alameda City Council candidate John Knox White

When Oakland District 4 City Council candidate Charlie Michelson abruptly suspended his campaign last weekend with just over three weeks to go until Election Day, the move raised eyebrows. I'll break down the possible reasons for surprising announcement. Whatever the reason it's probably not what he says it is. Later, I talk coffee and politics … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 16–Charlie’s Angels in Oakland?; Interview with Alameda City Council candidate John Knox White

OAKLAND D4: Michelson abruptly suspends council campaign

With just over three weeks until Election Day, Oakland City Council District 4 candidate Charlie Michelson announced Sunday afternoon that he has suspended his campaign. The reason for his departure from the race, according to a message on Facebook, is a "deeply personal matter." "This was an incredibly hard decision to make, and I am … Continue reading OAKLAND D4: Michelson abruptly suspends council campaign

Second Oakland council race features slate of women seeking to defeat men backed by Schaaf

The voting bloc formed by District 4 candidates Pam Harris, Nayeli Maxson, and Sheng Thao is called the "Women's Leadership Slate."

OAKLAND: Libby Schaaf, Loren Taylor, Chris Young report $100k in fundraising this year

Oakland District 4 candidates who recently suspended his campaign, reported an impressive $113,000 in contributions

Major shakeup in Oakland District 4 council race

Candidate had been endorsed by Oakland Libby Schaaf and Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington.