Libby Schaaf

Oakland Vigil

Oakland Residents, Leaders Hold Vigil Following Violent Week Of Ferguson Protests

City leaders and community members in Oakland gathered Sunday evening in response to the protests and violence this past week in the Bay Area.

11/30/2014

(Holly Quan/CBS)

Oakland Begins Cleanup After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Protest Leaves Downtown Businesses Vandalized, Looted

Work crews on Tuesday morning began cleaning up downtown, where demonstrators protesting the Ferguson, Mo. grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the shooting death of Michael Brown set fires, smashed store-front windows and looted businesses on Monday night.

11/25/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Shares Her Vision For ‘The Coolest Place On The Planet’

Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf plans to end crime, fix the schools and keep both the A’s and Raiders in town. That’s what she told KCBS In Depth co-hosts Doug Sovern and Phil Matier when asked about her vision for Oakland’s future.

11/17/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Envisions 80% Reduction In Crime: ‘I Plan To Make It Happen’

Schaaf said she has seen other cities like Los Angeles and New York significantly reduce their crime rate, and feels that Oakland can do the same.

11/13/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Phil Matier: Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Talks About City’s Numerous Challenges

Libby Schaaf may be the new face of Oakland – but she is certainly facing the same set of problems.

11/07/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf at a news conference in Oakland, California on November 6, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Will ‘Fight Like Hell’ To Keep A’s, Raiders In Town

Schaaf said she hopes to expand on Mayor Jean Quan’s Coliseum City project, and wants to keep the Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders in town.

11/06/2014

Libby Schaaf climbs inside a fire-blowing snail car. (KCBS)

Quan Concedes Oakland Mayor’s Race; Schaaf Celebrates In Fire-Breathing Snail Car

In what may be a nod to her Burning Man constituents, the woman who appears to be Oakland’s mayor-elect rode off from a victory speech Wednesday in a metallic, fire-spraying snail vehicle.

11/05/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Libby Schaaf Declares Victory In Oakland Mayor’s Race; Challenger Calls Announcement ‘Premature’

After Alameda County elections officials released preliminary instant runoff results at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oakland City Councilman Libby Schaaf declared victory in the race. But, a spokesman for Rebecca Kaplan, another city councilwman, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Schaaf’s announcement is “premature.”

11/05/2014

Voters at the Polls

3 Oakland Mayoral Candidates Form Alliance To Use Ranked-Choice Voting To Their Advantage

Three of Oakland’s mayoral candidates are forming an alliance to try to take advantage of the city’s ranked-choice voting system.

10/24/2014

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

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