Oakland City Council President Denies WrongdoingThe president of the Oakland City Council denies she used the power of her office to block construction of a townhouse on a lot located next door to her West Oakland home.
Grand Jury Report Finds Oakland City Council President McElhaney Broke Ethics RulesA scathing report accuses an Oakland city councilwoman of breaking state and city ethics rules.
Oakland City Councilmembers Defend Use Of Pricey Warriors Playoff TicketsA chosen few enjoyed Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena for free from a VIP suite - politicians, holding tickets worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Vigil Remembers Slain Oakland City Council President's GrandsonOakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney attended a candlelight prayer vigil early Thursday evening for her grandson, a teen who was fatally shot near the West Oakland BART station last weekend.
Oakland City Council To Consider New Gun RestrictionsOakland officials are proposing several new ordinances to regulate guns in the city, seeking to reduce guns stolen from homes and vehicles including from law enforcement officers and banning high-capacity magazines.
Ex-Black Panther Leader Files Complaint Against Oakland Councilwoman Over Alleged Assault At RestaurantFormer Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown has filed a claim against the City of Oakland alleging that she was assaulted last month by Councilwoman Desley Brooks at a restaurant in downtown Oakland.
Oakland City Council Opening Extra Seating For Meetings On Judge's OrdersThe Oakland City Council must open upstairs gallery seating for the Tuesday’s meeting after an Alameda County judge issued a temporary restraining order against the city today, a city employee union organizer said.
City Council Approves Hotly Contested $4M FEMA Grant To Cut Trees In Oakland HillsCity officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.
Oakland City Leaders Enforce New Rules To Prevent Disruptions At City Council MeetingsWhen protesters chained themselves to a railing and shut down an Oakland City Council meeting last month, city leaders decided something needed to change.
Activists Chain Themselves Together, Shut Down Oakland City Council Meeting Over Lack Of Affordable HousingAffordable housing activists angry over a proposed high-rise near Lake Merritt shut down an Oakland City Council meeting Tuesday evening, forcing the Council to shout over singing protesters just to adjourn the disrupted meeting.
Oakland Planning Commission Approves High-Rise Apartment Near Lake Merritt Amid DiscordPlans for a new luxury high-rise in the heart of the Oakland will move as the city's planning commission voted on Wednesday to allow the construction on a one-acre plot of public land near a BART station and Lake Merritt.
Oakland City Council Approves Tenant Protection Ordinance After Increasing Complaints About Landlord HarassmentOakland renters will soon have a new list of protections against harassment and evictions as the Oakland City Council night approved a tenant protection ordinance on Tuesday night.