Oakland Delays Action On Reducing Cannabis Taxes; Business Owners ChafeThe Oakland City Council early Wednesday delayed taking any action on reducing cannabis business taxes until the fall, leading to frustration from cannabis business operators who argue that the city is at risk of losing business.
Oakland Officials Take Step Towards Banning City Use Of Facial Recognition TechThe city of Oakland on Tuesday took a first step towards banning the use of facial recognition technology by city employees, including the Oakland Police Department.
Oakland City Council Backs 2 Bills For Building A's Stadium At Howard TerminalOakland city councilmembers voted unanimously Wednesday to back state legislation to build a new Oakland A's stadium at Howard Terminal.
Oakland City Council Holds Long Hearing On Budget, But Postpones ActionThe Oakland City Council held a marathon special meeting on Monday night on the city's budget for the next two fiscal years, but didn't take any action on the subject.
Oakland Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms In Response To Mental Health CrisisOakland city leaders have voted to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms and one city councilmember says the move will help Oakland tackle other serious issues.
Oakland One Step Closer To Legalizing 'Magic Mushrooms' As Bill Moves ForwardThe city of Oakland is one step closer to legalizing psychedelic mushrooms. The Public Safety Committee voted Tuesday to pass the measure on to the city council.
Raiders To Stay In Oakland For 2019 After City Council Approves Coliseum LeaseThe Oakland City Council voted Thursday morning to extend the Raider's lease agreement for this season with an option for the 2020-2021 season, according to city officials.
Raiders' Coliseum Lease Agreement Approved By Alameda County SupervisorsAlameda County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a lease agreement that would help keep the Oakland Raiders in the Coliseum for at least one more year.
'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 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.