Election 2010

Made in Oakland: Four “maker city” stories in four objects

In her first appearance as Oakland's mayor-elect, Libby Schaaf held a press conference wearing a striking red dress, a necklace of the Oakland tree, a bamboo earrings and riding -- unforgettably -- in a fire-snorting...

Mayoral candidate Tuman: cut Oakland’s parking ticket fines and meter hours

Mayoral candidate Joe Tuman joined local business owners and residents to voice support for reducing parking meter costs and parking fines in Oakland.

Mayoral candidate: Joe Tuman

The issues for Tuman are public safety and economic development. In his view, the absence of economic development keeps part of the city in poverty and poverty is at the root of most crime. The...
Joe Tuman, Rebecca Kaplan, and Jesse Allen-Taylor

Oakland mayoral runners-up rehash race and look to the future

Rebecca Kaplan and Joe Tuman, second and third runners up in last fall's mayoral election, shared their plans for the future and thoughts on the race's outcome on Saturday.

Exclusive video interview with mayor-elect Jean Quan

On Sunday, December 5, Oakland North reporters sat down with mayor-elect Jean Quan at World Ground Café in the Laurel district. We asked Quan about her transition into the city’s executive office, and what she’ll...
Jerry Brown talks to the press from the 3rd Street warehouse office of his campaign spokesman. The office is around the corner from the headquarters of We The People, a commune founded by Brown in 1995.

How will Jerry Brown’s time in Oakland influence him as governor?

In January, Jerry Brown will return to Sacramento as California's governor. How did his eight years in Oakland influence his thinking about housing, arts, education and leadership, and can the criticism, praise and ambivalence he...

Mayor Dellums cancels final public address, moves online

The last state of the city address by outgoing Oakland mayor Ron Dellums, scheduled for this Wednesday, was cancelled on Monday. Instead of a public speech, the mayor will deliver his closing remarks on his...