A plan by Councilmember Desley Brooks would not only harm the city’s cannabis trade but also set up a slush fund for her cronies.
Two recent decisions could help encourage smart growth, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce the cost of housing.
Alameda County's district attorney is on the shortlist to become the next state attorney general. She’s recognized nationally for combating sex trafficking, but is that enough?
The main challengers in two Oakland City Council races this year have no real differences with the incumbents, except for their relationships to Mayor Libby Schaaf. And the challengers in the other three contests are having difficulty gaining traction.
Jesse Arreguín and Kriss Worthington are teaming up in Berkeley’s mayor’s race in a fight with fellow councilmember Laurie Capitelli over housing and growth.
The two tenant protection measures on the November ballot promise to also shape the outcome of the city council race.
This year’s election could turn out to be the most expensive in city history—thanks to four high-profile ballot measures.
California laws shielding the identity of troublesome cops are among the nation’s strictest. That’s bad for all involved.
Oakland’s newly strengthened Public Ethics Commission now looks to be one of the toughest in the state. But it’s facing a big test this fall.
Although not perfect, the measure to create a strong civilian police commission in Oakland represents a significant step forward.