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

Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward mayors back movement for customer-owned PG&E

A group of 22 California mayors and five county supervisors representing more than 5 million residents want PG&E to become a public co-op. A letter from the growing number of civic leaders was sent Monday to the California Public Utilities Commission urging them to consider the idea of a customer-owned public utility. The argue the […]

East Bay Parks official to retire

East Bay Regional Park District boardmember Whitney Dotson announced his retirement, effective this December. Dotson was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2008 after years as a community activist and environmentalist in Richmond. During Dotson's tenure, he supported completion of the San Francisco Bay Trail between Berkeley and Albany, and Pinole Shores and … Continue reading East Bay Parks official to retire

AD15: Dems again offer no endorsement, but Wicks comes close

State and federal Democratic heavyweights do not weigh in on the race between Buffy Wicks and Jovanka Beckles

AD15: Beckles gets labor nod; candidates seek Dem backing on Saturday

Neither Beckles or Wicks received much support last January at the state Democratic Party pre-endorsement caucus