Oakland Council Members Want Tear Gas Use Suspended At ProtestsA group of Oakland City Council members called for an indefinite suspension of the use of tear gas to control and disperse crowds during the ongoing protests and amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Oakland Council President Calls For Citywide Public Wi-Fi To Close Digital DivideOakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan is calling for publicly accessible Wi-Fi in the city, her office said Tuesday.
Oakland Council President Asks For State, Local Help In Sheltering Homeless In Hotel RoomsOakland city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan late Wednesday asked Governor Newsom, other city leaders and Alameda County officials to provide safe places for Oakland's homeless to shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Moms 4 Housing Activists Honored For Black History Month By Oakland City CouncilThe activist women known as Moms 4 Housing were recognized as Black History Month honorees at the Oakland City Council meeting Tuesday night.
Moms 4 Housing Among Oakland's Black History Month HonoreesThe activist women known as Moms 4 Housing will be among those recognized as Black History Month honorees when the Oakland City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, council President Rebecca Kaplan announced.
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.
Oakland Public Safety Committee Votes To Strengthen Sanctuary City StatusOakland's Public Safety Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night on a resolution to stop what City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan calls "collusion" between the Oakland Police Department and ICE.
Oakland Councilwoman Says Mayor Wanted Immigration Raid Hearing DelayedCouncilwoman Rebecca Kaplan believes that Mayor Schaaf was behind a city council committee's decision to postpone a hearing on the police department's response to criticism of its involvement in an immigration raid in August.
Oakland City Council Approves Tenant Protection OrdinanceThe Oakland City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a uniform relocation ordinance which extends relocation payments to tenants who are displaced for owner or relative move-ins.
Warriors Playoff Ticket Auction Raises Money For Oakland Fire SurvivorsOakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan has donated two tickets to the Golden State Warriors’ playoff game against Portland on Wednesday night.
Oakland Councilwoman Kaplan Heading To N. Dakota To Support Standing Rock Pipeline ProtestOakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan will spend a week at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to support tribal rights and access to clean water.
Oakland City Councilwoman To Spend Week In North Dakota Protesting PipelineOakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan will spend a week at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to support tribal rights.
OPD Teen Sex Scandal Puts Police Academy On Hold, Delays Plan To Hire New OfficersThe sex scandal that has rocked the Oakland Police Department will make it difficult, if not impossible for the city's mayor to keep a campaign promise to make the city safer.
Libby Schaaf Declares Victory In Oakland Mayor’s Race; Challenger Calls Announcement 'Premature'After Alameda County elections officials released preliminary instant runoff results at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oakland City Councilman Libby Schaaf declared victory in the race. But, a spokesman for Rebecca Kaplan, another city councilwman, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Schaaf's announcement is "premature."
Jimmy Kimmel Skewers Gun-Toting, Fringe Oakland Mayoral Candidate Over Stance On MasturbationOakland's mayoral race became fodder for late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who on Monday caught wind of one candidate with a bizarre stance on the digital divide, among other things.