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Dan Kalb campaigning at the MacArthur BART station on Election Day. In District 1, Dan Kalb won after seven rounds of balloting, with 52.25 percent. Amy Lemley finished second with 47.75 percent.

The vote is in: Victory for Kalb, Kaplan, Gallo and Parker; A1 and B1 fail

After several rounds of ranked choice balloting, Oakland and Alameda County election returns are in. In the Oakland at-large contest, after five rounds of balloting, incumbent Rebecca Kaplan secured a victory with 60.74 percent of...
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Sound and pix: Oakland voters, at the polls, on election day

On the morning of Tuesday, November 6--election day--Oakland North reporters Aaron Mendelson and Mihir Zaveri headed to a polling location in North Oakland's Bushrod Community Center, to hear voters talk about Obama, the issues, and...
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California live polling returns: Updates begin at 8 pm

Once the polls close, this interactive project will begin to update with live polling results collected in the state of California for the presidential, US Senate, US House and California Assembly races, as well as...
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Gimme Props: An Interactive Guide to California’s Propositions

What is Gimme Props? The simplest answer is an experiment. We experimented here with data visualization, with quizzes, with games, and with interactives. Can you take what is typically dry material and explain it in...
Steve Spiker and Eddie Tejedas listen to new ideas at OpenOakland's second full meeting at the end of September.

Oaklanders push City Council candidates for increased government transparency

Born out of Code for America, a non-profit that serves as a kind of digital liaison between governments and residents, OpenOakland is a volunteer-based group of people interested in using technology to make government more...
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District 1 City Council candidates take questions from Oakland residents

From Fruitvale to Rockridge, Oakland North reporters spoke recently to residents about the city council elections.  We asked everyone the same question: If you could speak directly to the candidates, what would you like to...
Candidates running for the City Attorney's Office, Jane Brunner (Left), Barbara Parker (Right). Brunner's photo courtesy of http://www.kenricephotopeople.com/

City Attorney candidates discuss injunctions, medical marijuana and public safety

This year, voters must choose whether to give a full four-year term to current City Attorney Barbara Parker or to longtime District 1 Councilmember Jane Brunner, both familiar faces in Oakland politics. When Oakland voters...
Amy Lemley, the only woman among seven candidates competing for the District 1 seat, lists safety, the economy and education as some of her campaign’s top priorities. The Oakland Police Officers Association and the Chamber of Commerce are some of Lemley's endorsers.

Amy Lemley cites public safety, youth issues as her campaign’s top priorities

Amy Lemley, the only woman among seven candidates competing for the District 1 seat, lists safety, the economy and education as some of her campaign’s top priorities. The Oakland Police Officers Association and the Chamber...