Tag Archives: Mayor Jean Quan

OPD squad car of fallen officer revamped into Oakland’s first police low rider

“This is Jose,” said Captain Steven Tull of Oakland’s Police Department (OPD) District 4. “He doesn’t think about himself — he thinks about others.” Jose Ortiz, a longtime community organizer in the Fruitvale district, smiled...
Quan and McElhaney stand with the award.

Uptown named one of the “Great Places in America”

The American Planning Association recognized Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood as one of the “Great Places in America” in a ceremony yesterday. In the warm afternoon sun, APA Board of Directors member Kurt Christiansen and Hing H....

Oakland’s first sustainability jam creates solutions using design thinking

Last weekend, Oakland held its first-ever sustainability jam, which encouraged people to create solutions to economic, environmental and social problems.
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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...

Financial planners offer free advice at Oakland City Hall

At the event held at Oakland City Hall on Saturday, people seeking general information or with specific questions about tax and estate or insurance and benefit planning signed up for 15-minute sessions to speak with...

During National Night Out, Oakland residents build special bonds

More than 600 Oakland areas hosted community events inspiring residents to come out of their homes, discuss safety issues, and meet their neighbors during Oakland’s annual National Night Out event on Tuesday.

Oakland celebrates groundbreaking for renovation of historic California Hotel

The sound of jazz—a melody, harmony, rhythm, or timbre—hadn’t filled the lobby of the California Hotel, just off San Pablo Avenue, for more than a decade. And as over a hundred people filled into the...

Girls Inc. hosts groundbreaking ceremony for future move to Oakland

The energy was palpable, with people filling the entryway, shaking hands and engaging in excited conversations as they waited for the ceremony celebrating the opening of Girls Inc’s new location in downtown Oakland to begin...

Quan, city officials roll out ambitious Coliseum plan in effort to keep three pro teams in Oakland

In an effort to prevent the Oakland A’s, Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors from being lured away to places like San Jose, Los Angeles and San Francisco, a group of city officials, business leaders...
Terence Candell holds a sign in front of Grocery Outlet supermarket on Broadway in Oakland.

Oakland’s two mayoral recall efforts begin gathering signatures

On Tuesday, Terence Candell was out in front of Grocery Outlet on Broadway collecting signatures for a recall Mayor Quan petition, while later that night, volunteers for two groups collected signatures side-by-side in front of...

City Council discusses layoffs and department mergers, protesters disrupt meeting

The Oakland City Council began the process of scaling down the city budget last night in response to the projected loss of $28 million in redevelopment funding.