Three Oakland school board members are vacating their spots on the Board of Education this fall, making room for a field of first-time school board candidates racing toward the November 4 election.
When Oakland’s 2014 mayoral candidates were asked to name their favorite local building Monday night, Bryan Parker chose the Tribune Building.
Former State Senator Don Perata, a longtime powerful leader in the California legislature endorsed Port of Oakland commissioner Bryan Parker, for mayor of Oakland.
What do East Bay voters think of the state ballot initiative that pits doctors against lawyers? Proposition 46, called the “Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors Initiative,” is a four-fold ballot measure attacking medical errors from multiple directions. The measure would increase the state’s cap on medical malpractice awards for pain and suffering from $250,000 to over $1 million. It would suspend and take disciplinary action against doctors found under the influence of drugs or alcohol while…
As morning traffic sped down Telegraph one morning a few days ago, a high school student named Alesha was in a group of local people publicly pleading for passage this November of a 1/2 percent county sales tax increase called Measure BB.
Proposition 45, a November ballot measure empowering the state’s elected insurance commissioner to rule on health insurance rate hikes, is drawing heated debate and hefty donations from Oakland groups with a stake in health care.
Residents, non-profit organizers, and local businesses owners from the Oak Tree area gathered last Wednesday night at YEP, a youth employment training agency, to hear seven of the 15 mayoral candidates’ strategies for dealing with neighborhood issues including sex trafficking, the construction of a new bus route, and youth employment.