Oakland approves natural gas ban in new buildings

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 climate action goals, among them reducing greenhouses by 36 percent below 2005 levels. If Oakland … Continue reading Oakland approves natural gas ban in new buildings

Schaaf appoints new city administrator

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is appointing Ed Reiskin to be the city's next city administrator. Reiskin is a current assistant city administrator who previously led the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency. Much of Reiskin's resume is centered in San Francisco government. Prior to his roughly nine years at the held of SFMTA, Reiskin served as … Continue reading Schaaf appoints new city administrator

Alameda will be the next city to ban facial-recognition software

The Alameda City Council will decide Tuesday night whether to become the latest in a growing list of municipalities that are choosing to ban the use of facial-recognition software in surveillance cameras. In May, San Francisco became the first major city in the U.S. to prohibit the inclusion of facial-recognition software in city's security cameras. … Continue reading Alameda will be the next city to ban facial-recognition software

Rebecca Kaplan tells fans to think twice before buying Warriors tickets

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 Oracle Arena), it was Kaplan who repeatedly called out the team. Now that the team … Continue reading Rebecca Kaplan tells fans to think twice before buying Warriors tickets

Juul-backed initiative to reverse Livermore’s e-cig ban qualifies for the ballot

A initiative campaign backed by e-cigarette giant Juul to reverse an ordinance approved last month by the Livermore City Council to ban the sale of vaping products is heading to the ballot next year. Livermore followed San Francisco last July in banning the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes, in an effort to curb youngsters from … Continue reading Juul-backed initiative to reverse Livermore’s e-cig ban qualifies for the ballot

Swalwell: Ssshh, ‘I’m announcing in two weeks’

East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell was overheard saying at a fundraiser Friday night in San Francisco that an announcement regarding his presidential aspirations is imminent. "Don't tell anybody, but I'm announcing in two weeks," the Politico California Playbook reported Monday morning. Swalwell was holding a fundraiser at John's Grill in downtown San Francisco that included … Continue reading Swalwell: Ssshh, ‘I’m announcing in two weeks’

SF mayor on where Raiders should play

As far as I’m concerned, the Oakland Raiders should play in Oakland.—San Francisco Mayor London Breed on KTVU Tuesday on where the Oakland Raiders should play their home games next season. The team is interested in playing at Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park).

Alameda County extends ‘dirty dirt’ moratorium

Supervisor Miley pushed for the previous 45-day moratorium to expire leading to a disagreement with an exasperated Supervisor Haggerty