Oakland city officials say they plan to return first aid and medical supplies taken from the Occupy Oakland encampment by police last week.
A spokeswoman for Mayor Jean Quan said Sunday evening that the city had located the supplies and planned to return them to the camp Monday morning. Read More
Mayor Jean Quan released a written statement Thursday night addressing "Occupy Oakland" demonstrators.Quan apologized in her statement for writing the address rather than speaking directly to the crowd as had been expected. She said that she had planned to speak at the "Speak Out" segment of tonight's Occupy Oakland assembly, but it was canceled. Read More
The Bay Bridge’s self-anchored suspension span, the world’s largest structure of its kind, will be officially completed on Friday. Read More
The fences are coming down at Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza on Wednesday evening while a general assembly meeting continues among "Occupy Oakland" protesters.
At least 500 protesters gathered at the plaza to reclaim the site of their encampment, which was raided by police early Tuesday morning.
The entire plaza was not barricaded as it had been Tuesday night but the grass area of the plaza was blocked by a chain-link fence. Read More
While Occupy SF protesters are settling in for the long haul in Justin Herman Plaza, Oakland police this morning are enforcing a notice of violation issued last week to protesters at the downtown Occupy Oakland encampment, removing protesters and tents, city officials said. Read More
Mayors from cities including Oakland, Salinas and San Francisco are coming together in the East Bay today to call for a unified front in the battle against gang activity. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will join San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris in signing a “Mayors’ Call for Action” at the California Cities Gang Prevention Network being held at the Oakland Marriott City Center on Broadway. Read More
Two men remained hospitalized in serious condition Sunday after one was assaulted in a Candlestick Park bathroom and another two were shot in the parking lot at Saturday night’s 49ers-Raiders game, police said.
Police interviewed witnesses Sunday and looked for suspects. Sgt. Mike Andraychak said inspectors have identified a person of interest related to one shooting. Yet information remained sketchy about the attacks, including whether anyone was arrested. Read More
Two men remained in serious condition at the hospital Sunday after one was shot and the other assaulted at the 49ers-Raiders preseason game at Candlestick Park Saturday night, San Francisco police said.
Inspectors had identified a person of interest in connection with one of the shootings, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak said Sunday. Read More
Ready for some football?
It seems Mayor Ed Lee and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan are. In anticipation of the NFL exhibition game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, the two city leaders have placed a friendly bet.
If the 49ers win, Lee will get some Oakland Vice Chocolates, Blue Bottle Coffee and Oakland-based wine. If the 49ers lose, Quan will receive some fresh San Francisco produce, a pound of Philz Coffee and crab from Fisherman’s Wharf. Read More
Gone are the days when voting was as simple as voting for the best person you most want to see serve. When voters head to the polls on Nov. 8, they will be asked to vote for not only who they want to win the most to serve as San Francisco’s mayor, but also their second and third choices.
For a chart detailing how ranked-choice voting played a role in Jean Quan's surprise Oakland mayoral election victory, click on the photo to the right. Read More