Tag Archives: Oakland City Attorney

The amicus brief signed by Oakland's City Attorney, Barbara J. Parker, filed by Santa Clara County.

Oakland’s City Attorney shows support for detained immigrants

Oakland’s City Attorney, Barbara J. Parker, has signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to grant immigrants, who are detained facing deportation proceedings, six-monthly bond hearings to assess whether their detention is justified.
Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker. Photo courtesy of Oakland's City Attorney's Office.

Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker named 2015 Public Lawyer of the Year

The California State Bar’s Public Law Section has named Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker the 2015 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year (PLOY). The award is named after retired the California Supreme Court...
Candidates running for the City Attorney's Office, Jane Brunner (Left), Barbara Parker (Right). Brunner's photo courtesy of http://www.kenricephotopeople.com/

City Attorney candidates discuss injunctions, medical marijuana and public safety

This year, voters must choose whether to give a full four-year term to current City Attorney Barbara Parker or to longtime District 1 Councilmember Jane Brunner, both familiar faces in Oakland politics. When Oakland voters...
The Oakland City Attorney's Office has filed a legal complaint against the owners of a property on Brockhurst Street where it alleges an illegal auto repair business is being operated.

City Attorney files lawsuit against illegal auto repair business

The Oakland City Attorney has filed a nuisance lawsuit over a residential property in West Oakland claiming that the residents there have been illegally operating an auto repair business out of a three-story home in...
Harborside Health Center in East Oakland, the city's major medical marijuana dispensary.

Oakland sues U.S. government to stop Harborside medical marijuana seizures

The city of Oakland filed a complaint Wednesday against the federal government in order to stop officials from seizing the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary, claiming the government took too long to take legal action...
Rockridge resident Louise Rothman-Reimer asks Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker a question at an NCPC meeting Thursday night.

Rockridge residents air concerns of burglaries at NCPC meeting

Rockridge residents, many who feel they are left on their own while a reduced and overworked police force focuses on violent crime, spoke of their concerns with crime in the area at a meeting Thursday...
New Acting City Attorney Barbara Parker. Photo courtesy Oakland City Attorney's Office.

John Russo appoints Barbara Parker as Acting City Attorney

In an email sent to press Friday night, the Oakland City Attorney's office announced that Chief Assistant City Attorney Barbara Parker will be temporarily stepping into the city's top legal job to fill the vacancy...
Over 200 residents spoke in front of an Oakland City Council meeting last night about whether or not to continue to fund gang injunctions.

City Council votes to continue funding gang injunctions

The Oakland City Council burned the midnight oil late last night and into Wednesday morning as they passed a measure that will continue to fund gang injunctions as a crime-fighting tool. By a 4-3 vote,...
Oakland City Attorney John Russo, shown in October, 2010, introducing the proposed Fruitvale gang injunction. Photo by Ye Tian.

Oakland City Attorney John Russo takes job as Alameda City Manager

It is official—Oakland City Attorney John Russo will be the new City Manager of Alameda. In a letter of resignation sent this morning to City Council President Larry Reid, Russo said he will end his...
Stephanie Olage, 17, holds up a sign to  “stop the injunctions” at the Oakland public safety committee meeting Tuesday.

Residents ask city to review cost, effectiveness of gang injunctions

As activists and residents lined up to make dozens of complaints Tuesday, city leaders promised to schedule a review of Oakland’s gang injunctions. About 60 of people showed up at the city’s public safety committee...