Jean Quan

5:19pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Race '14: Candidate Jean Quan

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is running for re-election
Flickr user Jill Karjian

 

Mayor Jean Quan is the incumbent in the race, and she's been making the case for Oakland to give her a second term. But in the past four years, her leadership of the city has received mixed reviews. She has been criticized for her crackdown of the Occupy encampment. She has also been taken to task for troubles in the controversial Oakland Police Department, which has had a federal monitor and rapid turn-over at the top. But Quan says the city is better off than it was four years ago. She says violent crime is down and the city is finally on the right track.

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11:14am

Wed January 29, 2014

Oakland cops think city is too liberal

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
An internal survey of Oakland police officers reveals a deep disconnect between rank-and-file cops and the city they serve. Many officers said they do not trust the city's elected leaders and think they are too "liberal." A majority of city cops also complain that Oakland residents don't appreciate them.

1:41pm

Wed December 18, 2013

Students put civic improvement ideas before the mayor

From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Darelle Brown
December 18th, 2013 by Darelle Brown When I walked into the conference room on the first floor of Oakland City Hall, I saw high school and middle school youth engaging in conversations with elected officials and college students about how to fix tough community problems. The kids looked assured and confident, presenting next to their cardboard projects.

6:11pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Exodus of Oakland's sports teams may have already begun

Oakland Coliseum
Photo by Flickr user statixc CC License

By 2017, the Golden State Warriors plan to scamper out of Oakland to the more polished side of the court over at San Francisco’s waterfront. This move was announced in May at a press conference held in San Francisco. That day was cloudless, and the waterfront shimmered on San Francisco’s Pier 30. Loudspeakers belted Train’s “Soul Sista," a fire department boat shot off water cannons, and Mayor Ed Lee smiled as though his daughter were coming home for Christmas, which would be true if his lost daughter were the Golden State Warriors basketball team.

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9:08am

Thu June 21, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, June 21, 2012

(Oakland Tribune)  // A UCLA Anderson jobs forecast says unemployment in California will remain in the double digits until next year...

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