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Some supporters hold up their pick for the city's next mayor.

Oakland mayoral candidates face off on public safety

In a tightly-moderated discussion Thursday evening at Temple Sinai in Oakland, mayoral candidates took questions from journalists, querying one another and making closing statements. Many aimed shots at Mayor Jean Quan, but most refrained from...
Mayoral candidate and civil rights lawyer Dan Seigel speaks out against the DAC: "This is not for Oakland." Photo by Becca Andrews.

DAC foes vow to keep ‘watching’ surveillance plan

The Oakland community filled City Hall last week to speak out against the Domain Awareness Center, a surveillance center that has been a source of controversy since July.
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Quan depicts rising Oakland with 10K Two plan

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan painted her vision of Oakland rising, with her 10K Two plan for new housing, a rebuilt police force in progress, and the retention of its beloved sports teams.
A photo of a protester holding a sign.

Port of Oakland truckers promise to keep working through negotiations

After forcing a one-day closure of the Port of Oakland over regulatory and wait-time complaints last week, independent truckers say they are pursuing negotiations with the California Air Resources Board, and have promised no further...
Tom Radulovich, BART board president, speaks to press shortly after the unions announced they would strike at midnight. Photo by Jason Paladino.

BART negotiations disintegrate into strike threat

Almost a full week of negotiations unraveled Thursday afternoon when union workers and BART management came to a stalemate and talks ended in the threat of a strike set to commence at midnight Thursday.
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Talk of banning soda from food stamp benefits elicits upset and uncertainty

Restricting food stamp users from buying soda with their benefits is an idea sparking debate in Oakland, where City Hall officials, food policy advocates and food stamp users are far from consensus on whether a...
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Few answers about Jordan’s medical retirement at press conference

City and police officials expressed their surprise at Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan’s abrupt resignation, but had few details about what prompted the Wednesday morning announcement.

Thomas Frazier, lead investigator of Occupy Oakland response, named OPD compliance director

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson named former Baltimore Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier as the new compliance director of the Oakland Police Department on Monday.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said at a Tuesday, January 22 City Council meeting that contracting with police consultant group Strategic Policy Partnerships for $250,000 will help reduce Oakland's rise in violent crime.

City Council OK’s hiring law enforcement consultants including ex-LAPD chief William Bratton

The City Council on Tuesday night voted in a slew of programs aimed at reducing violent crime in Oakland, including hiring a police consulting firm for $250,000, contracting with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, hiring...
Dan Kalb, former District 5 Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente, incoming District 5 Councilmember Noel Gallo and At-Large representative Rebecca Kaplan, welcome the city's new council president, Patricia Kernighan on Monday, January 7.

Newly sworn-in Oakland City Council says resources should be shifted to public safety

Oakland’s new city council members, who were inaugurated at a ceremony at City Hall Monday, set the stage for the elected body’s biggest policy focus of the next four years—public safety. While it’s no secret...
Mayor Jean Quan and District 5  City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente announce February 1 as a launch date for the city's new municipal identification program.

Oakland’s Municipal ID, debit card program to launch February 1

Oakland officials have announced a launch date for the city’s new Municipal ID program, which would allow Oakland residents to apply for a city-issued identification card that can also be used as a debit card....