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.
3 Oakland Mayoral Candidates Form Alliance To Use Ranked-Choice Voting To Their AdvantageThree of Oakland’s mayoral candidates are forming an alliance to try to take advantage of the city's ranked-choice voting system.
Oakland Mayoral Candidates Put Differences Aside To Support Public Safety Measure Z The race for Mayor of Oakland is heating up with just three weeks to go, but on Monday the top candidates all campaigned with a common goal— to preach the benefits of funding for more police with Measure Z.
Oakland Mayoral Candidate Returns Campaign Donations From A's Owner Lew WolffOakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan's campaign says she'll return 21-hundred dollars in donations from Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff and his family.
Governor Brown Endorses Councilwoman Libby Schaaf For Oakland Mayor California Governor Jerry Brown endorsed Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf in the city’s mayors’ race on Monday.
Dog Candidate To Officially Start Run At Oakland Mayor's Office ThursdayThe geniuses who came up with the idea of running Einstein the dog for office - a group of Occupy Oakland veterans - say the idea is not just political tail-wagging, but a commentary on how difficult it is to hold any individual accountable for running the city. They plan to host an event Thursday at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall to lay out their platform.