Tag Archives: Abel Guillen

The price of your vote

Over $6 million: That’s how much money flowed into the war chests of Oakland candidates and PACs in the November election for mayor and city council seats.

Oakland council approves increase in shelter beds while displacing homeless encampment

Over a year after Oakland declared a state of emergency on homelessness, during a sparsely-attended city council meeting on Tuesday night, councilmembers passed two resolutions intended to help those living on the streets.

Spending limits for Oakland city council races explained

Spending limits in two district races have been lifted after union-funded PACs dumped over $80,000 in the District 2 and 4 races. See who they're spending it towards and where other candidates are getting their...

City council approves Oak Knoll development project

Oak Knoll is a housing development project that will bring new commerce and housing to the East Oakland. But even though housing is much needed in Oakland, some Oaklanders stand against the project because it...
Hotel Travelers, near Broadway and 11th street, is one of Oakland's few remaining residential hotels. It is planned to be converted into an upscale boutique hotel in the near future. (Photo by Tian Chenwei)

Oakland pushes for Ellis Act reform

Oakland city councilmembers are seeking a permanent protection for the city’s residential hotels, also known as Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels, by asking the state legislature to amend an over three-decade-old state law: the Ellis...

Oakland Public Safety Committee discusses how to spend its $1 million gun tracing budget

Department officials believe that, with more personnel and better equipment, they will be able to streamline their workflow and stay on top of which guns need to be traced.

Foster youth leader runs for Oakland City Council

The son of Cambodian immigrants, Mao is a former foster child who brings a unique life journey and first-hand perspective to his advocacy on behalf of foster youth and the poor.