After Waste Management lost a $1 billion contract to pick up Oakland’s garbage, the company is trying to put a ballot measure on the November ballot to overturn the city’s decision. Officials are accusing Waste Management of dirty tricks as they attempt to gather signatures.
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.
She has taken out papers to run in November for the open seat vacated by the retiring Pat Kernighan.
There was a changing of the guard at the Oakland City Council Monday with three new members being sworn in and Councilwoman Pat Kernighan being elected as the council’s new president.
Oakland residents in a neighborhood, not known for criminal activity, came together to for a workshop Wednesday night to discuss a recent surge is crime.
Occupy Oakland protesters disrupted a meeting Tuesday where city leaders were considering a law banning the use of homemade weapons by demonstrators.
East Oakland residents took to the streets on Friday with the support of Police Chief Batts to take a stand against prostitution and crime.