OPD Teen Sex Scandal Puts Police Academy On Hold, Delays Plan To Hire New OfficersThe sex scandal that has rocked the Oakland Police Department will make it difficult, if not impossible for the city's mayor to keep a campaign promise to make the city safer.
Libby Schaaf Declares Victory In Oakland Mayor’s Race; Challenger Calls Announcement 'Premature'After Alameda County elections officials released preliminary instant runoff results at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oakland City Councilman Libby Schaaf declared victory in the race. But, a spokesman for Rebecca Kaplan, another city councilwman, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Schaaf's announcement is "premature."
Jimmy Kimmel Skewers Gun-Toting, Fringe Oakland Mayoral Candidate Over Stance On MasturbationOakland's mayoral race became fodder for late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who on Monday caught wind of one candidate with a bizarre stance on the digital divide, among other things.
3 Oakland Mayoral Candidates Form Alliance To Use Ranked-Choice Voting To Their AdvantageThree of Oakland’s mayoral candidates are forming an alliance to try to take advantage of the city's ranked-choice voting system.
Oakland Mayoral Candidates Put Differences Aside To Support Public Safety Measure Z The race for Mayor of Oakland is heating up with just three weeks to go, but on Monday the top candidates all campaigned with a common goal— to preach the benefits of funding for more police with Measure Z.
Oakland Mayoral Candidate Returns Campaign Donations From A's Owner Lew WolffOakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan's campaign says she'll return 21-hundred dollars in donations from Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff and his family.
Governor Brown Endorses Councilwoman Libby Schaaf For Oakland Mayor California Governor Jerry Brown endorsed Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf in the city’s mayors’ race on Monday.
Dog Candidate To Officially Start Run At Oakland Mayor's Office ThursdayThe geniuses who came up with the idea of running Einstein the dog for office - a group of Occupy Oakland veterans - say the idea is not just political tail-wagging, but a commentary on how difficult it is to hold any individual accountable for running the city. They plan to host an event Thursday at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall to lay out their platform.
KPIX 5 Poll: Quan Struggling In Re-Election Bid, Kaplan Has Double-Digit Lead In Oakland Mayor's RaceWith about six weeks to go until Election Day, a new KPIX 5 / Survey USA poll released Thursday finds Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is in trouble as she seeks re-election. The poll finds those who supported her four years ago are abandoning her in droves.
New Poll Finds Rebecca Kaplan Has Commanding Lead Over Jean Quan In Oakland Mayor’s RaceWith less than two months until Election Day, a new poll has found city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan with a commanding lead over incumbent Jean Quan in the race for Oakland mayor.
Oakland Officials Vote To Dump Police Radio System After Numerous ProblemsPolice officers in Oakland are now in line for an upgrade on police radios that they said are unreliable.
Oakland Mayoral Hopeful Rebecca Kaplan Faces Backlash For Leaving Behind Trash After Announcing CandidacySome people in East Oakland said City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan used their community as a prop for political advancement, but did nothing to help them. Now, they’re taking action to make sure she won’t be their next mayor.