Tag Archives: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

A screenshot of the Alameda County Registrar of Voter's map of the recent mayoral election in Oakland.

Registrar’s map gives nuanced glimpse into Oakland mayoral results

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters recently released a map that casts a new light on the recent mayoral race in Oakland, which suggests that the outcome was more complex than a simple winner and...
8:15 p.m. Parker, Tuman and Quan pose with other Oakland mayoral candidates, including fellow frontrunners Rebecca Kaplan and Dan Siegel plus a few write-in hopefuls, for a photo taken by blogger and event moderator Zennie Abraham, moments before the Giants win the World Series. Photo by Sasha Lekach.

Life on the trail: A day campaigning with Oakland’s mayoral candidates

We followed Oakland mayoral candidates Courtney Ruby, Joe Tuman, Bryan Parker and Mayor Jean Quan for a day on the campaign trail and documented what they are doing in their final push before Tuesday's election.

Oakland City Council gives controversial garbage contract to Waste Management

Mayor Jean Quan negotiated a deal with Waste Management, CWS, and Oakland City Council. But this is not Waste Management’s first time at the rodeo.

Sean Whent named as permanent Oakland Police Chief

After serving for a year as interim police chief, Sean Whent, an 18-year veteran of the force, was named permanent chief of Oakland Police Department by Mayor Jean Quan at Oakland City Hall Wednesday. “As...
An activist brandishes a picket in front of a passing tractor-trailer.

Despite a roar of support, Port of Oakland truckers meet resistance in negotiations

Frustrated truck drivers rolled into downtown yesterday as their representatives met with state and city officials.
Warriors Fan Fest rally

Fans have mixed feelings about Warriors’ plans for new arena in San Francisco

Passionate, loyal and fanatical – these three words best identify Golden State Warriors fans. Every year whether it is a pre-season, regular season or playoff game, you can expect thousands of spectators sporting a crisp...
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors’ Chinese website makes global, not local impact

Prior to leaving for China as a part of the NBA’s Global Games, the Golden State Warriors went global with their brand and marketing campaign by launching their official Chinese website and a Weibo social...
bottles of water

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...
Oakland A's right fielder Josh Reddick with A's fans.

Fans rally as A’s look to playoffs

Mayor Jean Quan and members of the Oakland city council joined local fans at Frank Ogawa Plaza on Oct. 1 for “A’s Oaktober Rally” – a free public celebration honoring the 2013 Oakland Athletics. The...
Police Chief Howard Jordan addresses the City Council about a recent crime report during Tuesday's meeting. Photo by Angela Hart

Oakland city council approves new plans to address foreclosures

During a heated meeting Tuesday night, Oakland City Council members approved two new plans to address the city’s foreclosure crisis in Oakland, and also accepted with mixed reactions a lengthy police department report about crime...

Port commissioner appointments stalled, Bus Rapid Transit gets green light

It was the final meeting before the council adjourned for its summer break. The agenda was packed, and so was the room as representatives came out to support or oppose two particular items on the...

Oakland’s first Youth Poet Laureate finalists announced

Now that the finalists in Oakland’s first Youth Poet Laureate competition have been announced, the poets have until September to hear the final results after the last panel of judges make their decision. While waiting...
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...