Don Perata

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Bryan Parker and Don Perata. (photo credit: Doug Sovern)

Former State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata Endorses Bryan Parker For Oakland Mayor

Just six days before the election, one candidate won a key endorsement on Wednesday in the race for Mayor of Oakland from the man who finished second the last time around.


Existing billboards near the Bay Bridge. (Scenic East Bay)

Phil Matier: Bay Bridge Billboards Stir Debate In Oakland

The billboards are expected to bring in money for an Oakland job-training program, but some argue the bright signs are an eyesore and distraction for drivers.


Don Perata

Woman Found Dead In Napa Pool Was Daughter-In-Law Of Don Perata

Catherine Perata, the 38-year-old woman who was found dead Saturday in a swimming pool at her Napa home, was former state Senate President pro tem Don Perata’s daughter-in-law, Napa police said Monday afternoon.


(Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Conflict Of Interest Over Oakland Coliseum Contract?

Some questions are being raised about a potential conflict-of-interest in the awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to run the Oakland Coliseum involving City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente, and former State Senator Don Perata.


AC Transit Bus

East Bay Bus Service May Partner With BART To Save Money

Ongoing cuts at AC Transit have officials considering whether some parts of its bus operation could be turned over to Bay Area Rapid Transit.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Attorney Seeks Job As Alameda City Manager

Oakland City Attorney John Russo is reportedly one of three finalists for the position of Alameda City Manager.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

Quan Takes Victory Lap At Familiar Oakland Spot

Oakland Mayor-elect Jean Quan was surrounded by a steady stream of well wishers as she sat in her monthly booth at the Montclair Farmers Market for the very last time on Sunday.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

Constituents Dole Out Advice For Oakland’s Mayor-Elect

Oakland faced essentially a laundry list of problems – everything from its crime rate and a dwindling police force to a budget deficit. Friday, voters were not shy about suggesting where Jean Quan should start.


Former State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata

Perata Won’t Challenge Oakland Mayoral Results

Former state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said his close loss to City Councilwoman Jean Quan in the Oakland mayoral race is “disappointing” but he does not plan to challenge the election results.

CBS San Francisco–11/11/2010

Oakland Mayoral Contest Boils Down To Perata And Quan

Quan Scores Upset Win Over Perata For Oakland Mayor

City Councilwoman Jean Quan was elected as Oakland’s next mayor following a days-long process of redistributing votes under a new ranked-choice system that allowed voters to list their first, second and third-place candidates.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/10/2010