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 Council Approves $295K Settlement In Discrimination LawsuitThe Oakland City Council has approved a $295,000 settlement of a racial discrimination suit that was filed by a former deputy city attorney who is white.
Oakland City Council Passes Resolution Asking BART To Name Street After Oscar GrantThe Oakland City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution to request BART name the street near the Fruitvale station "Oscar Grant Way" after the man fatally shot by a BART police officer ten years ago.
Oakland City Councilman Helps Rescue Stabbing Victim While Out For CoffeeCouncilman Dan Kalb said on Tuesday that he and his former chief of staff were among the good Samaritans who helped rescue a woman who was stabbed near City Hall last week.
Rebecca Kaplan Elected Oakland City Council PresidentVeteran councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan was elected president of the Oakland City Council at the council's first meeting of the year on Monday.
Election Shake-Up Changes Look Of Oakland City CouncilReelected Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff will have a couple of months to prepare for the beginning of her second term with a very different city council.
Embattled Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks Loses Reelection BidEntrepreneur and management consultant Loren Taylor was elected to be the new councilmember for District 6 in East Oakland in Tuesday’s five-candidate election, ending incumbent Desley Brooks’ 16-year tenure in the seat.
New Lawsuit Aims To Repeal Loitering Law, Reduce Police HarassmentThere is a new lawsuit to repeal a loitering law in Oakland, claiming that Oakland Housing Authority police are using the law to harass people. 
Ethics Commission Proposes Limit On Free Warriors Tickets For City CouncilOakland’s Public Ethics Commission is considering a massive overhaul of the policy that has given City Council members hundreds of thousands of dollars in Warriors basketball tickets free of charge.
Oakland City Council Votes To Close So-Called 'Duplex Loophole'Oakland city council members voted early Wednesday morning to close an eviction loophole that was putting hundreds of renters at risk of getting kicked out of their homes.
Oakland Leaders Approve Ordinance Curbing Use Of Plastic StrawsThe Oakland City Council has voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will prohibit the use of single-use plastic straws in the city's restaurants, bars and cafes unless customers ask for them.