Ignacio De La Fuente
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Friday hailed her city’s first step in issuing municipal identification cards as an important step in “fighting for more equity and justice in our country and having a more perfect union.”
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Monday that a new report indicates that her city’s fiscal position is the strongest it’s been in a decade.
Day to day operations of the Oakland Coliseum were turned over Monday to the Los Angeles based AEG entertainment company.
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.
Armed security guards will soon be hired to protect taco truck vendors and push cart operators in East Oakland, a group representing the merchants announced Monday.
A divided Oakland City council failed to take action on a resolution against future Occupy protests at the city’s port. The proposal would have supported police using any legal means to keep the port open during demonstrations.
About 30 shouting Occupy Oakland protesters disrupted a news conference in which four City Council members and business leaders called for the immediate removal of the encampment in Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Voting begins Monday in a special election-by-mail to decide if Oakland homeowners should pay an extra $80 a year for a parcel tax one City Councilmember is vehemently against.
Layoffs and budget cuts have hurt the department in their efforts to get the deadly weapons off the streets and out of the hand of criminals.
Oakland’s City Council president is among two councilmen calling for a curfew for teenagers and an expansion of the city’s gang injunction efforts in the wake of the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy.