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Rebecca Kaplan

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Elects New President As New Members Take Office

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.


A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Quan Announces Oakland’s Plan To Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

The city of Oakland announced on Tuesday that it wants to help the estimated 3,500 homeowners who currently face foreclosure by buying up properties and selling them back to the homeowners at current rates.



MTC Puts Move To San Francisco On Hold

Responding to heavy criticism and threats of litigation, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Wednesday rescinded its July 27th vote to move headquarters from Oakland to San Francisco.

KPIX 5–08/17/2011

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

New Oakland Mayor May Not Be Known For Days

The Alameda County Registrar says the new mayor of Oakland may not be known for several days.

CBS San Francisco–11/03/2010

Don Perata

Perata Leads In Oakland Mayor’s Race

Oakland voters have chosen a new mayor, but the results may not be known for at least a couple of days.

KPIX 5–11/02/2010

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Candidates Debate Oakland’s Problems In Mayoral Forum

Nine Oakland mayoral candidates generally agreed Thursday night that the city’s next leader needs to fight crime, create more jobs and find a way to balance the city’s budget.

CBS San Francisco–09/24/2010

Oakland Votes to Allow Large Marijuana Farms

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/AP) _ Oakland has moved closer to becoming the first city in the nation to authorize wholesale pot cultivation.