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Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayoral Candidates Put Differences Aside To Support Public Safety Measure Z

The race for Mayor of Oakland is heating up with just three weeks to go, but on Monday the top candidates all campaigned with a common goal— to preach the benefits of funding for more police with Measure Z.

10/13/2014

Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Governor Brown Endorses Councilwoman Libby Schaaf For Oakland Mayor

California Governor Jerry Brown endorsed Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf in the city’s mayors’ race on Monday.

10/06/2014

(Photo credit: Einstein For Oakland/Andy Sanders)

Dog Candidate To Officially Start Run At Oakland Mayor’s Office Thursday

The geniuses who came up with the idea of running Einstein the dog for office – a group of Occupy Oakland veterans – say the idea is not just political tail-wagging, but a commentary on how difficult it is to hold any individual accountable for running the city. They plan to host an event Thursday at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall to lay out their platform.

10/01/2014

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Oakland Mayor, Garbage Companies Reach Deal

A tentative agreement has been reached to settle a dispute over the city of Oakland’s garbage contract.

09/19/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, candidate and city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. (CBS)

KPIX 5 Poll: Quan Struggling In Re-Election Bid, Kaplan Has Double-Digit Lead In Oakland Mayor’s Race

With about six weeks to go until Election Day, a new KPIX 5 / Survey USA poll released Thursday finds Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is in trouble as she seeks re-election. The poll finds those who supported her four years ago are abandoning her in droves.

09/18/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayor Touts Improving Violent Crime Statistics

Oakland has had a remarkably peaceful summer, with its longest murder-free stretch since the late 1990s and a dramatic drop in homicide and other violent crime, Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday.

09/11/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, candidate and city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. (CBS)

New Poll Finds Rebecca Kaplan Has Commanding Lead Over Jean Quan In Oakland Mayor’s Race

With less than two months until Election Day, a new poll has found city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan with a commanding lead over incumbent Jean Quan in the race for Oakland mayor.

09/11/2014

An armored vehicle on display at "Urban Shield," a law enforcement training exercise and trade show in Oakland. (CBS)

Mayor Says ‘Urban Shield’ Won’t Return To Oakland Next Year Amid Police Militarization Debate

Oakland Mayor Mean Quan said Friday that a disaster preparedness conference and training exercise that drew protests Friday evening will not take place in Oakland next year.

09/06/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Following The Money In Oakland’s Mayoral Campaign Through A New App

There’s a new app and web tool for Oakland residents interested in following the money in November’s mayoral race. The idea is to hold candidates accountable while keeping citizens informed.

09/03/2014

Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayoral Candidates Bicker Over Police Staffing Level

A dozen candidates who want to be mayor of Oakland faced off Thursday night in a campaign debate at City Hall in which public safety was hot-button issue.

08/22/2014

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