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Libby Schaaf

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s Re-Election Campaign Cleans Up Email Distribution Lists

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s re-election campaign began cleaning up its email list on Wednesday after reports surfaced that that political messages were being distributed to Oakland city employees at their city-administered accounts.

08/14/2014

Lit Explosive Fuse Crackling and Sparking fireworks

Some Oakland Residents Seek Federal Help To Crack Down On Illegal Fireworks Displays

Residents in Oakland say it’s like a war zone when illegal fireworks go off every July 4th. Fed up with the lack of police response, some are seeking federal help.

07/03/2014

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Two Oakland City Council Members Demand Answers For Police Staffing Levels

Libby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.

05/28/2014

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

Challengers Take Direct Aim At Quan During Oakland Mayoral Debate

A crowded field of 10 candidates shared the microphone Wednesday night in the latest Oakland mayoral debate at City Hall with many of the nine challengers taking direct aim at Mayor Jean Quan.

05/22/2014

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

KPIX 5 Poll: Oakland Residents Say Not Enough Officers But Oppose Higher Parcel Taxes For Police

While more than three quarters of Oakland residents said there is not enough police, they are also wary about raising parcel taxes to pay for more officers, according to a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.

05/07/2014

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

Flyers Of Jewish Councilwoman With Swastika On Her Face Posted In Oakland

Police in Oakland were investigating who’s behind fliers depicting a swastika on a Jewish councilwoman’s forehead. They were plastered throughout the Montclair district.

01/19/2014

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

Phil Matier: Few Recruits For Oakland Police Lateral Academy

The Oakland Police Department started a new lateral academy Tuesday designed to help rebuild its understaffed force. While city officials had hoped between eight and 15 recruits would sign up, only four officers have enrolled.

12/10/2013

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

Oakland City Councilwoman To Run For Mayor In 2014

Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf filed papers on Monday to run for mayor in 2014 with reducing police response times and creating jobs as part of her platform.

12/02/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Gets Scathing Review From Grand Jury Report

The Alameda County civil grand jury issued a scathing report on the Oakland City Council’s ability to police itself, calling for the council to strengthen and better fund its Public Ethics Commission.

06/25/2013

Guns for sale at Templar Sports in Los Gatos. (CBS)

Oakland Tries To Circumvent California Gun Control Rules

A public hearing was scheduled for Friday in Oakland to discuss a proposed state law that would allow Oakland to essentially circumvent California’s existing gun regulations in favor of something one city councilwoman suggested is better suited for violence-plagued Oakland.

05/13/2013

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