Tag Archives: mayor

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...

The future mayor of Oakland: a rundown of the options

Oakland’s gearing up for mayoral election season again, with thirteen – strike that – ten candidates competing for Mayor Ron Dellums’ spot. Who are they?

Oakland’s own currency? Mayoral candidates aren’t buying it, yet

In front of City Hall, six candidates for Oakland mayor and their respective entourages arrived to participate in the Oakland Community Action Network event to discuss a local currency. Most had different agendas, however.

Oakland community gathers at education summit to brainstorm ideas for dropout prevention

Oakland students, parents, community members, teachers and other district employees came together during Oakland’s Promise Alliance Dropout Prevention Summit to exchange ideas about how to slash the district’s dropout rate.