Oakland Housing Activist Carroll Fife Defeats Incumbent Lynette Gibson McElhaney In City Council RaceHousing activist Carroll Fife, who helped lead the takeover of a vacant West Oakland house by a group of homeless mothers to highlight the city's housing crisis, has notched a stunning city council election victory over two-term incumbent Lynette Gibson McElhaney.
Oakland City Council: Fife May Unseat McElhaney, Kaplan May StayAs election officials continued to tally votes Wednesday, at-large Oakland City Council member Rebecca Kaplan appeared to be staying on the council while incumbent Lynette Gibson McElhaney may be unseated.
Oakland Councilwoman McElhaney To Accept Degree On Behalf Of Slain SonOakland City Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney and her husband Clarence McElhaney will accept a degree from the USC Thornton School of Music on Friday the behalf of their son Victor McElhaney, who was fatally shot in Los Angeles on March 10.
USC Holds Memorial For Victor McElhaney, Slain 'Son Of Oakland'USC is holding a memorial Tuesday evening for Victor McElhaney, an Oakland man who was fatally shot during a failed robbery in Los Angeles.
'I'm Victor's Mama'; Tearful Oakland Councilwoman Remembers Her Slain SonTearful and heartbroken, Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney meet with reporters Tuesday, remembering her beloved son who was murder over the weekend in Los Angeles.
City Officials, Friends Stunned By Murder Of Oakland Councilmember's SonThe shocking weekend murder of the son of an Oakland city councilwoman reverberated throughout City Hall Monday.
Oakland Councilwoman McElhaney's Son Fatally Shot During Failed RobberyThe son of an Oakland city councilmember was fatally shot during an attempted robbery near the University of Southern California, the university announced.
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.
Mortgage Restructuring Specialists Helping Underwater Oakland Residents This WeekendOakland city leaders are encouraging residents to take part in a free five-day event starting Thursday aimed at helping homeowners avoid foreclosure.
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.
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.