Libby Schaaf

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.

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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

Libby Schaaf

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Interrupt National Anthem, Pledge Of Allegiance During Oakland Mayor’s Inauguration

Some of Libby Schaaf’s most vocal critics gave her an earful even before she was sworn in at her inauguration ceremony Monday night.

01/06/2015

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

Schaaf Proclaims ‘It’s Hella Time For Oakland’ As City Gets Its 50th Mayor

Libby Schaaf was sworn into office Monday as Oakland’s 50th mayor, saying, “It’s hella time for Oakland.”

01/05/2015

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 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 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

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