Oakland City Councilman Threatens To Quit Over City's Violence After Latest HomicideA city councilman is threatening to quit over violence in his city after a 21-year-old father was killed as he left for work from his Oakland hills home Tuesday morning. Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid said he feels like a failure after making a promise nearly two decades ago to his constituents that he would make Oakland a place where they could raise a family.
Oakland City Council Member Calls Warriors Land Purchase ‘A Slap In The Face’ Oakland City Councilmember Larry Reid said he is very disappointed, and feels the decision disrespects the city and thousands of loyal fans.
Oakland City Council Votes Not To Censure Desley Brooks Over Improper Hiring Allegations The Oakland City Council voted to not censure Councilwoman Desley Brooks Thursday night for allegedly interfering with the construction and operation of two city recreation centers in her district in East Oakland.
Tuman Announces 2nd Run For Mayor Of OaklandSan Francisco State University Professor and political analyst Joe Tuman announced Wednesday that he will run for mayor of Oakland for a second time in 2014.
Auditor Says Oakland Lawmakers Interfered With Contract Bidding ProcessOakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby issued a report Thursday alleging that City Council members Desley Brooks and Larry Reid interfered with the bidding process for the demolition and remediation process at the former Oakland Army Base.
Oakland Mom: 'I Am Scared To Be Having A Black Boy' Amid Gun ViolenceThe city of Oakland is looking for new ideas to stop a surge in gun violence. Jessica Hollie, an expectant mother, told city council: "I tried to talk about this a lot before I came because I didn't want to cry: I am sad and scared to be having a black boy in Oakland."
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.
Quan: Oakland In Strongest Financial Position In A DecadeOakland Mayor Jean Quan said Monday that a new report indicates that her city’s fiscal position is the strongest it’s been in a decade.
Witnesses Urged To Come Forward To Quell Soaring Oakland ViolenceThe head of the Oakland City Council is asking for help from the community following the murders of seven people over the past week.
Oakland Mayor Quan Defends '100 Blocks' Plan Despite Incorrect DataOakland's Mayor Jean Quan has admitted to some statistical mistakes with her 100 Blocks plan, but is defending it and pushing forward despite criticism.
Gun Control Debate Revived After Oakland School MassacreMonday’s shootings at Oikos University have left one Oakland City Councilman pondering what he calls an insane amount of guns on his city's streets.
City Council Members: Remove Occupy Oakland EncampmentAbout 30 shouting Occupy Oakland protesters disrupted a news conference in which four City Council members and business leaders called for the immediate removal of the encampment in Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Oakland City Council President Proposes Curfews To Stop Violence The president of the Oakland City Council plans to introduce a proposal for a citywide youth curfew to help stop what he calls the out of control gun violence in the city, but Mayor Jean Quan is already voicing opposition to the plan.
Push For Oakland Curfew, More Gang Injunctions After 3-Year-Old's Shooting DeathOakland's City Council president is among two councilmen calling for a curfew for teenagers and an expansion of the city's gang injunction efforts in the wake of the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy.