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Key Facts About 2014 Ranked Choice Voting Elections in Bay Area

Rob Richie | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

Bay Area voters in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and San Leandro yesterday elected 22 offices with ranked choice voting (RCV). Even though many ballots are still to be scanned, we already know important information about these elections. Here are highlighted facts...

Political Predictions for California and the Bay Area in 2014

Randy Shaw | Posted 03.09.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

In 2014, California ballot initiatives could boost progressive change and the June and November ballots feature intriguing races for state offices. The most important San Francisco campaign is legislative, as a broad coalition is assembled to get Sacramento to amend the Ellis Act to stop speculative evictions in the city.

Oakland Mayor Under Fire For Putting Lock-picking Class In Newsletter

AP | Posted 02.28.2013 | Weird News

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The mayor of a California city struggling with a spike in burglaries and other crimes is apologizing for promoting a class about ho...

Why Oakland's Mayor Falls Short

This article comes to us courtesy of the Bay Citizen. By Jennifer Gollan One of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's first promises on taking office in Jan...

'Outdated, Dangerous And Ineffective': Report Slams Oakland Police Behavior

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.15.2012 | San Francisco

In a damning report released to the public earlier this week, an independent investigation into the Oakland Police Department's handling of last year'...

What Do The Golden State Warriors Owe Oakland? (Hint: It's Money)

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.30.2012 | San Francisco

Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob came to the floor of Oakland's Oracle Arena earlier this month with the intention of retiring legendary shooting...

Arne Duncan, Local Officials React To Oakland College Shooting

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.03.2012 | College

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he was "saddened" on Tuesday, after learning of a deadly mass shooting at an Oakland college. "I was sadde...

BETRAYAL: Mayor Quan Challenged By Someone On The Inside

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.08.2012 | San Francisco

Mayor Quan has had her share of adversaries in the past year. But now, should the recall against her prove successful, she already has an opponent -- ...

ANONYMOUS ATTACKS: Oakland Officials Wake To Find Private Information Online

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.07.2012 | San Francisco

Well it wouldn't be a Bay Area protest without a friendly visit from Anonymous. On Tuesday morning, Oakland officials woke to find themselves the l...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Oakland Activists Report Inhumane Conditions During Jail Stints

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.04.2012 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Alyssa Eisenberg just wanted her multiple sclerosis medication that she uses to allay fatigue and help her concentrate. A member of O...

Occupy Oakland Protest Rekindles Debate About Flag-Burning

AP/The Huffington Post | By TERRY COLLINS and BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 03.31.2012 | San Francisco

By TERRY COLLINS and BETH DUFF-BROWN, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Many in the crowd outside Oakland City Hall shouted "Burn it! Bu...

'Stop Using Oakland As Your Playground'

AP | TERRY COLLINS and BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 03.31.2012 | San Francisco

By TERRY COLLINS and BETH DUFF-BROWN, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Many in the crowd outside Oakland City Hall shouted "Burn it! Bu...

Aaron Sankin

Oakland May Lose Control Of Its Troubled Police Force In Mere Weeks

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

Nearly a decade after the city of Oakland was first threatened with losing control of its police force, Judge Thelton Henderson has severely curtailed...

Oakland Opens Investigation Into Police Conduct At Occupy Protests

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

In the wake of violent clashes between the Oakland Police Department and Occupy Oakland protestors that shocked the nation, the city of Oakland has la...

Occupy Oakland Protesters Ambush Mayor Jean Quan During Community Forum

| Posted 02.15.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert You can take Occupy protesters out of the streets, but you cannot ...

Petition To Recall Oakland Mayor Officially Launches

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.07.2012 | San Francisco

An effort to remove Oakland's embattled mayor from office was made official Wednesday afternoon, when the Committee to Recall Jean Quan was certified ...

Jason Cherkis

Mayor Quan's Legal Adviser Quits Over Her Handling Of Occupy Oakland Camp

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- As a platoon of Oakland Police Department officers began clearing out Occupy Oakland's encampment for a second time at Frank Ogawa Plaza...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Police Raid Occupy Oakland Camp

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.14.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Police clad in riot gear and armed with tear gas cleared out Oakland's anti-Wall Street encampment early Monday, the latest la...

'It's No Longer Safe': Oakland Police Beg Occupy Protesters To Leave

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.12.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Leaders across the country felt increasing pressure Friday to shut down Occupy encampments after two men died in shootings and...

Oakland Mayor Under Fire Over Occupy Protests

AP | By TERENCE CHEA and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Mayor Jean Quan made history in January when she became the first Asian American woman to lead a major U.S. city. Less than...

The Occupy Movement Is Not a Bunch of Filthy Hippies, It's Something Brand New

Conan Neutron | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco
Conan Neutron

I haven't been living in a tent at City Hall and I freaking hate drum circles. But I did go the day after the odious tear-gassing of American citizens less than a mile from my home. I found it puzzling and then inspiring.

Oakland Prepares To Be The Occupy Epicenter

AP/The Huffington Post | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Thousands of Wall Street protesters marched in the streets of Oakland and picketed banks on Wednesday as they geared up to disrupt ...

Aaron Sankin

Oakland Violence Reveals A City Divided By Its Troubled Police Force

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.01.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The eruption of violence at last week's Occupy Oakland protest prompted shock across the country, leading some to ask if the long-sim...

Jason Cherkis

Scott Olsen's Condition Improves: Iraq War Vet, Occupy Activist Now Breathing On His Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Iraq War veteran and Occupy activist suffering from a head injury after being hit with a police projectile ...

'We're About To Build Our City Back'

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

By Terry Collins, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- At least one tent was back up in front of Oakland's City Hall a day after anti-Wall Stre...