Oakland City Council


Tue January 13, 2015

WEB EXTRA: Bob Gammon on Oakland politics

East Bay Express' cover story about Lynette Gibson McElhaney

East Bay Express Editor Robert Gammon recently wrote an article about the question of bias in media. The Express doesn’t shy away from controversy, recently publishing an investigation of ethical and legal violations by new Oakland City Council board president Lynnette Gibson McElhaney. 

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Thu October 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Curious Pinball

Marble Queen at the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda
Katie Mingle, 99% Invisible

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

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Wed October 9, 2013


Mon June 24, 2013
Cops & Courts

Oakland City Administrator says civilian oversight of police faces roadblocks

Under CC license from Flickr user vision63

The last decade has seen more than a hundred officer-involved shootings – 39 of them fatal. When one of those shootings happens, OPD’s Internal Affairs division automatically investigates. But these investigations have been widely criticized.

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Thu October 4, 2012
Cops & Courts

Oakland City Council enacts controversial public seating rule

Demonstrators hold signs at a vigil for Alan Blueford last May at Oakland's police headquarters.
Flickr user greendoula

On September 18th, an incident cut short an Oakland City Council meeting (see what happened in the video below).

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