Libby Schaaf

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors high fives teammates after the win against the New Orleans Pelicans Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the NBA Playoffs on April 18, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Oakland, New Orleans Mayors Exchange Friendly Wagers On NBA Playoff Series

The mayor of Oakland and the mayor of New Orleans made a friendly bet Friday on the outcome of the playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans.

04/19/2015

Lew Wolff

Oakland A’s Owner Lew Wolff Says Move To San Jose ‘Not Worth A Nasty Battle’

Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff said a possible move to San Jose is “not worth a nasty battle” over territorial rights with the San Francisco Giants, and is hopeful the city’s new mayor can help them get a new stadium built in Oakland.

04/06/2015

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

Oakland Joins San Francisco In Boycotting Travel To Indiana Over Religious Freedom Law

As the firestorm grows over a new Indiana law that critics say could be used to discriminate against the LGBT community, Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland said the city won’t fund business travel to the state because of the measure.

03/31/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

‘Final Contract Offer’ Made In West Coast Port Disruptions; Labor Secretary Tries To Broker Settlement

Contract talks continue between labor union and employers as cargo remains stuck at West Coast ports and a federal mediator has intervened to broker a settlement to get cargo moving freely.

02/18/2015

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

Oakland Mayor Schaaf Would Consider First Fridays’ Request For Financial Help

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says the city would be willing to entertain First Fridays street arts festival’s requests for financial help, but the city is dealing with its own money problems.

02/16/2015

O.co Coliseum in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Raiders Withholding Coliseum Rent; Oakland Mayor Schaaf Not Concerned

While the Oakland Raiders have vowed not to pay their the O.Co Coliseum rent for last year’s season, Mayor Libby Schaaf said she isn’t concerned neither should fans.

02/12/2015

Artist rendering of proposed Oakland Athletics waterfront ballpark at the Port of Oakland Howard Terminal. (Manica Architecture)

New MLB Commissioner Optimistic About New Oakland A’s Ballpark; San Jose Still In Fight For The Team

The new commissioner of Major League Baseball said he is optimistic that the Athletics will be able to get a new ball park in Oakland. But those who want to see the A’s move to San Jose say they’re not yet ready to throw in the towel.

01/27/2015

Rashad Jennings #27 of the Oakland Raiders blocks a punt by Sav Rocca #6 of the Washington Redskins that was recovered for Raiders touchdown at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders, A’s Asked To Compete For Best Plan To Redevelop Oakland Coliseum

In a political shift that signals change at Oakland City Hall, the mayor and Alameda County appear to be on the same page to allow both the A’s and the Raiders to submit competing proposals for the Coliseum site.

01/20/2015

Protesters at Libby Schaaf Home

Oakland Protesters Stage Noisy Demonstration To ‘Wake Up The Mayor’ At Libby Schaaf’s House

Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf’s home early Monday morning .

01/19/2015

KPIX 5 reporter Christin Ayers rides in the fire breathing snail car with artist Jon Sarriugarte, who helped create the car. (CBS)

New Oakland Mayor’s Fire-Breathing Snail Car Created By Local Artists

The new mayor of Oakland has been meeting the community in the hottest ride in town: a fire-breathing snail car dreamt up by local artists.

01/14/2015

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