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…. Read More ›
Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan won’t be getting a Christmas card (or Hanukkah card) from Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob this holiday season. The California Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the Warriors’ appeal of a ruling requiring the… Read More ›
Newsom, though, is leaning toward Alex Padilla Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Noel Gallo, and Sheng Thao want Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Rep. Barbara Lee to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ U.S. Senate seat. The trio of councilmembers offered the recommendation… Read More ›
With five days left in the fall election season, Sen. Bernie Sanders is backing Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan in her close fought re-election against the corporate-backed Derreck Johnson. Sanders made the announcement through former Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport, according… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan wore two pins during a virtual press conference on Monday: One for her re-election campaign and another in opposition to Proposition 22, the statewide ballot measure funded by gig companies, such as Lyft, Uber, and… Read More ›
Oakland at-large City Council candidate Derreck Johnson received a major endorsement on Monday from Sen. Kamala Harris. And with Harris on the short-list to be Joe Biden’s vice-presidential nominee, the endorsement could loom even larger in the fall. “I’ve known… Read More ›
Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is one of the city’s most well-known politicians, and seemingly one of its more popular. But her re-election campaign received a major wake-up call after one of her challengers, Oakland restaurateur Derreck Johnson, posted strong… Read More ›
Sixteen- and seventeen-year olds in Oakland could soon gain the right to vote in school board elections. The Oakland City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday afternoon to place the question on the November ballot. “Allowing young adults to have… Read More ›
As we work to stop the spread of coronavirus, join us in calling on the State of California to halt evictions, to help protect public health. Here's my video statement on this and more: pic.twitter.com/6NUDKN2eHp — Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Council… Read More ›
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 ›
Move follows the “Moms 4 Housing” controversy in Oakland.
It has to be all hands on deck.-Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan using a nautical pun to describe her idea for temporarily housing the homeless in cruise ships.
When Sen. Kamala Harris abruptly shut down her presidential campaign on Dec. 3 it freed many high-profile Democrats in the state and the East Bay who had supported her effort to begin looking to back other candidates. Democrats such Gov…. Read More ›
East Bay City Council meeting highlights for the week of Oct. 21: >>> OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m) – Item 11 MOM AND POP TAX BREAK – Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo’s proposal from last fall to offer small-time landlords a… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
The Warriors move to San Francisco has always rankled Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan. When the team attempted to skip town without paying its continuing share of a bond debt used to reconstruct the Oakland Arena (previously known as… Read More ›
Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan wants the city auditor to look into allegations that Mayor Libby Schaaf gave away office space at City Hall to Oakland Promise, her signature program for childhood education, free of charge. Oakland Promise is a… Read More ›
It is a choice in America to allow the sale of weapons of war into our communities.-Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan tweeting Monday following the fatal shooting of three by a gunman at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
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… Read More ›
It’s clear members of the ILWU Local 10 union are against a proposed waterfront ballpark for the Oakland Athletics at Howard Terminal. The privately-financed ballpark comes with the cost of fewer jobs at the Port of Oakland, the union asserts,… Read More ›
When Assemblymember Rob Bonta spoke in support of a proposal last Tuesday for Oakland officials to begin collecting a controversial parcel tax to fund early education, Council President Rebecca Kaplan put him on the spot about another pressing financial issue… Read More ›
Fearing Oakland voters will become further disillusioned with their city government and uncertainty over a legal fight that could determine the fate of last November’s controversial Measure AA result at the ballot box, the Oakland City Council decided late Tuesday… Read More ›
The Golden State Warriors loss Sunday night in Oakland to the lowly Phoenix Suns caused continued consternation among fans. But after Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson suggested supporters at Oracle Arena were not giving the team a home-court advantage, Oakland City… Read More ›
On Day Two of the Oakland teachers strike, Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan said she asked Gov. Gavin Newson last week to waive the remainder of the $100 million emergency loan given by the state in 2003 after the struggling… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Major late endorsement may aid her chances next Tuesday, but cause her problems later, if elected, with Oakland progressives.
“We’ve now experienced enough of ICE telling lies,” said the author, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan.
ELECTIONLINE: Pamela Price vs Alameda Dems Central Committee; San Leandro’s ‘Fresh, Clean Slate’; endorsements
ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price lashed out last spring at what she perceived was a lack of transparency at the Alameda County District Attorney office, and will likely do the same during her fall run for… Read More ›
EBC|AGENDA: July 13-19 — SAN LEANDRO allocates $14m for road work; OAKLAND 1% tax measure on rental properties
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