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    January 8, 2014
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    May 10, 2013

    Second Chief Resigns From Oakland Police Department in 48 Hours

    Apparently, there is a less desirable job than being a newspaper reporter: running the Oakland Police Department. In less than 72 hours, two chiefs at the Oakland Police Department quit. Former Police Chief Howard Jordan resigned on Wednesday, citing medical reasons for his decision. However, hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    East Bay Cities to Fly Gay Pride Flag During Prop. 8 Hearings Next Week

    Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing two same-sex marriage cases, DOMA and Proposition 8, the state's ban on gay marriage. Although the court's ruling is not expected until June, it will be a turning point for the gay rights movement if the court reinstates same-sex marriage in Calif ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013
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    February 28, 2013

    Mayor Jean Quan Promotes Lock-Picking Classes, Gives Young Burglars a Chance to Succeed

    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan just might have made crime all that much easier in a city coping with a disturbing homicide rate. The struggling mayor is getting well-earned shit from her constituents after she not-so-brilliantly encouraged residents to sign up for a weekend workshop on how to pick locks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Obama to Make One Final Stop in Bay Area Before Election Day

    Word on the street is that President Obama will grace the Bay Area with his presence one last time before Election Day, meaning, he would really, really like some more of your money. According to the Chronicle, the president will make his pitch for pennies -- and lots of them --  on Oct. 8 in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Oakland Police Department Has a Long Road to Reform, Feds Say

    The Oakland Police Department is getting bad press -- again. Since January, the department has been operating under threat of federal receivership, and the latest report from the their federal monitor, Robert Warshaw, reveals that photos defaced in a "racist, insulting, and inappropriate" manner wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Supervisor Candidate Pleads Guilty to Threatening District Attorney on Facebook

    It's fair to assume that pleading guilty to a crime pretty much makes you unelectable in San Francisco. Just ask Ross Mirkarimi.But Benjamin Castaneda, the 24-year-old wannabe District 9 supervisor, seems to think threatening the District Attorney is somehow going to win him votes in the upcoming Bo ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2012
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    June 13, 2012

    Report Questions Legitimacy of Mayor Jean Quan's New Policing Plan

    A report released this week casts a long shadow of doubt on Mayor Jean Quan's new crime initiative, which promised to target specific areas in Oakland. When she announced the new law enforcement strategy, Quan claimed that 90 percent of all homicides and shootings happened within 100 blocks in the c ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012
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    February 8, 2012
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    January 31, 2012

    Newspaper Guild Blasts Mayor Jean Quan Over Arrest of Reporters at Occupy Oakland

    ​Plenty of people are unhappy all around about what happened in downtown Oakland Saturday evening -- journalists included. Hundreds of police in riot gear descended on a planned Occupy Oakland rally over the weekend, which escalated into another violent scene where more than 400 people were arrest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Occupy Movement Losing Support in San Francisco

    ​The Occupy Movement is still making headlines, four months after it took root in New York City. But it's only front-page news because of the damage it's been causing, not because of its success. Perhaps that explains the latest sentiment among San Francisco residents who were once on board with O ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Occupy Oakland Thinks Oakland Is Its "Playground"

    ​Occupy Oakland's plans to peacefully occupy a vacant building once again turned into a  mini war zone when hundreds of police in riot gear descended on the group Saturday afternoon. The only thing protesters are occupying now are jail cells. More than 400 protesters were arrested Saturday in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Mayor Jean Quan Calls on Occupy Wall Street to "Disown" Occupy Oakland

    ​After a weekend of epic chaos that led to more than 400 arrests in downtown Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan says she is going to place a call to New York City -- home of the Occupy Wall Street movement --  to let protesters there know she is really, really sick and tired of Occupy consuming her hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Occupy Oakland Attempts to Storm City Hall, Occupy Mayor Jean Quan's Office

    ​It seems that Occupy Oakland's initial intent to dismantle big banks has shifted to a more tenable goal: to make Mayor Jean Quan's first term a living hell. More than two dozen protesters attempted to overtake City Hall this afternoon, just over 12 hours after a dozen protesters were arrested on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Occupy Oakland ... to Occupy 2012

    ​Interestingly enough, people are more likely to associate the year 2011 with the Occupy movement than they are with the assassination of America's favorite person to hate, Osama bin Laden -- and that should tell you something about the state of the American consciousness. But this anti-big bank m ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Occupy Oakland: New Camp Pops Up in West Oakland

    ​Just a short month after being uprooted and cleared out by police, Occupy protesters have reportedly pitched tents again as part of a new camp established late Tuesday night in West Oakland. Was it something we said?The Oakland Tribune reports already more than a dozen tents are occupying the new ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Occupy Oakland Ambushes Mayor Jean Quan at Community Forum

    This picture just sums it up ​You can take Occupy protesters out of the streets, but you cannot take the streets out of the protesters. Occupy Oakland folks stormed a Commonwealth Club meeting last night in San Francisco where the very unpopular Mayor Jean Quan was a sitting panelist. The club had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Occupy Oakland to Reoccupy Frank Ogawa Plaza Tomorrow -- Sort Of

    ​Just as Oakland businesses and residents in downtown were getting back to normal after police cleared the Occupy Oakland encampment last week, protesters announced today they have plans to return to Frank Ogawa Plaza where they will hold a constant vigil.Presumably, there won't be sanitary concer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Frank Ogawa Plaza Is 100 Percent Free of the 99 Percent

    Erin Sherbert​After the Monday morning raid on Occupy Oakland, the city's downtown plaza is open to all the other taxpayers who want to use it -- finally. Much to the relief of Mayor Jean Quan, who is still facing nonstop criticism and a potential recall, no squatters came back to pitch a tent las ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Police Raid Occupy Oakland

    Kate Conger​Update (9:00 a.m.): Conger tells us that Hazmat teams have come into the plaza and are clearing the area. Police are checking identification and letting city employees into the plaza at City Hall. Watch a live stream of the scene here. Update (8:45 a.m.) SF Weekly's Kate Conger is at t ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Occupy Oakland Says the Camp Isn't Going Anywhere

    Erin Sherbert​Occupy Oakland protesters say they have no intention of leaving Frank Ogawa Plaza, despite (and probably to spite) pleas from city officials and police who asked the camp to pack up and go. After last night's fatal shooting near the encampment, police issued a formal letter to the Oc ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Occupy Oakland: City Council Turns on Mayor Jean Quan

    Quan is quickly learning that being the mayor of Oakland actually kinda sucks​Mayor Jean Quan is now taking heat from her colleagues at City Hall after a group of city councilmembers did what they say Quan should have done days ago: Marched down to the encampment and demand that police dismantle O ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Granny Greenleaf's Pumpkin Harvest Delight Edibles: Pumpkin in the Hour of Chaos

    Granny Greenleaf's "Lil Velvets." The Pumpkin Harvest Delight got scarfed before we could get a shot.​If you replaced the word "sailing" from Christopher Cross's 1980 easy listening tour de force with the word "Oaksterdam," it would tickle so good. Especially now, as the smells of autumn com ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011
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    November 9, 2011

    Occupy Oakland: Police Release Their Own Videos Detailing Chaotic Raid

    Oakland Police were wearing video cameras the morning they raided the Occupy Oakland camp two weeks ago, which quickly degenerated into chaos and violence. And with their own surveillance, comes the officers' own perspective on what happened that morning. In the wake of massive criticism over police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Occupy Oakland: Peaceful Protest Turns Chaotic, Several Hospitalized

    Erin Sherbert​Yesterday's general strike in Oakland -- which shut down the port -- ended in a late-night violent (and costly) scene in downtown with fires, arrests, and injuries. It started at about 11 p.m., when a group of masked vandals began smashing windows and set blazes throughout downtown. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Oakland Dogpiles on Mayor Jean Quan

    Mayor Jean Quan has had better days ​Now that she has somewhat placated Occupy Oakland protesters, Mayor Jean Quan is pissing off police and the business community. Like a mother with rivaling children, Quan is stuck trying to balance the demands of both police and protesters as the city braces fo ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Mayor Jean Quan Explains Why She Shouldn't Be Recalled

    Some voters say she's no wizard ​Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's latest correspondence with her constituents came yesterday when she responded to a citywide effort to recall her almost exactly a year to the day after she was elected to office. Quan, who has been in the hot seat for her handling of the O ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Mayor Jean Quan Returns Medical Supplies to Occupy Oakland Camp

    Quan can't fix bad press with a bunch of band aids ​Mayor Jean Quan vowed to return all the medical supplies that had been taken during last Tuesday's early morning raid of the Occupy Oakland encampment. Protesters who have been serving at the Occupy Oakland medics warned the mayor over the weeken ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Mayor Jean Quan Apologizes to Occupy Oakland, Gets Booed Off Stage

    Let's just say it will take magic to undo Quan's problems​Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is quickly becoming more unpopular than Ron Dellums, who made history when he decided not to seek a second term (he was that unpopular!). Quan, who allowed police to raid the Occupy Oakland camp on Tuesday morning, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    OccupySF Police Raid Called Off, But Why?

    Erin SherbertStranger things have happened ​Early this morning, San Francisco police circled the OccupySF site on Justin Herman Plaza, donning helmets and batons, ready to raid the camp. But for some reason, after bringing in backup, the cops retreated a few hours later, calling off the planned ra ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Cops Raid Occupy Oakland Camp, Protesters Arrested, BART Suspended (Video)

    celesteh via Flickr​Helicopters are circling over downtown Oakland this morning as police continue breaking down the Occupy Oakland camp, where protesters have been camped out for two weeks in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Hundreds of officers in riot gear raided the camp shortl ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    International Cannabis and Hemp Expo in Oakland (SLIDESHOW)

    Never one to miss a cannabis-themed "public awareness event," SF Weekly attended this weekend's International Cannabis and Hemp Expo in downtown Oakland on Saturday and Sunday. We present some of our findings, with minimal comment. ​This monster of a bud is "Diesel Haze," from a San Jose-area di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Johannes Mehserle, BART Cop Convicted in Oscar Grant Shooting, to Be Released Next Week

    Released for good behavior ​It didn't take long after the news broke that Johannes Mehserle, the former BART cop charged with shooting Oscar Grant, would be released from jail this weekend, for Grant's friends and family to plan a rally. And if history tells us anything, it is that Oakland should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Crosses Bay Bridge to Poach from San Francisco

    Says the weather in Oakland is ... magical​Last week, we gave you a rundown of San Jose's inferiority complex -- how badly does it want to be San Francisco? While lawmakers in the South Bay stoop to low levels as they try to poach Twitter away from us, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is doing a little pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Who Understands Ranked-Choice Voting? Nobody.

    Nobody understands ranked-choice voting ... especially the politicians who lose​The one thing that makes perfect sense about ranked-choice voting is that nobody seems to understand it. And a new poll validated this notion recently. According to a Chamber of Commerce poll, more than half of those w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    David Chiu: Twitter Fiend

    Turning us off with his tweets​After announcing his bid for San Francisco mayor, Supervisor David Chiu pulled a Mayor Jean Quan on us and started engaging in the obnoxious social networking antics of oversharing with his users. After winning election in November, Oakland Mayor Quan inundated her T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    'Fake Jean Quan' Has Very Real Picture

    Accio Twitter, Jean! ​Whether it was the persistently plum attire, the trunkload of parking tickets -- or that whole knocking off Don Perata thing -- you knew Jean Quan wasn't a garden variety politician. Here's one more thing: While most politicians send their Twitter accounts into semiretirement ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Jean Quan, Oakland's Mayor-Elect, Has Car Booted

    This boot has a message Jean Quan couldn't disagree with​Earlier this month, Oakland Mayor-elect Jean Quan confirmed to SF Weekly that she isn't wearing the same purple suit everywhere. Rather, she has three or four purple suits. "Plum purple is my color," she told us. Today, the San Francisco Chr ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Jean Quan: 'Plum Purple Is My Color'

    Jean Quan loves the color purple...​Last week we noticed that Oakland Mayor-to-be Jean Quan seemed to be wearing the same purple suit in just about every photograph. Is this her lucky suit? Or is purple just her thing? The answer: Yes. Quan confirmed to SF Weekly that "plum purple is my color." Bu ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Does Jean Quan Have a Second Outfit?

    Jean Quan -- and that outfit -- look familiar...​Oakland is a city with real needs, and Mayor-elect Jean Quan's honeymoon will be short. But it looks like Quan won't be wasting any time picking out what to wear before getting to work. We've already written about how Quan's victory over Don Perata ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Today's Most Popular Stories

    ​A compilation of the most-viewed stories on Bay Area news sites and blogs at the moment. You're welcome.SF Gate: Columnist Chip Johnson voted for Don Perata, who, he can't believe, lost to Jean Quan in the race to become mayor of Oakland. Quan prevailed after Johnson wrote a week ago that she'd b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Don Perata Deserved to Lose

    Don Perata forgot to read the instructions before opening the package​Don Perata today conceded the race for Oakland mayor, capping an improbable victory for Councilwoman Jean Quan. We'll never know if Perata would have been a better mayor than Quan. But we already know that Quan certainly deserve ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Jean Quan Declared Oakland's Mayor

    Mayor-To-Be Jean Quan is definitely Anybody But Perata​Completing a mathematical miracle, Councilwoman Jean Quan upset longtime Bay Area power player Don Perata to become mayor of Oakland. While Perata heavily outpolled Quan on election day, the councilwoman received far more second- and third-pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Elections Overtime: The Races That Haven't Finished

    ...And we're counting​Funny thing about Instant-Runoff Voting: The results often aren't so instant. A number of elections around the state are still undetermined. What does the future hold? Gnashing of teeth, threats of litigation, and, of course, counting, counting, and recounting. In an Instant- ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    How Jean Quan May, Astoundingly, Become Mayor of Oakland

    Jean Quan for Oakland Mayor 2010Jean Quan, the politician who lived​As we wait for final election results to come in for the Oakland mayor's race, it's not premature to say that City Councilwoman Jean Quan will have pulled off one of the great political Lazarus acts in recent Bay Area history if s ... More >>

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    March 2, 2005

    Father of a Nation

    As head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Kevin Gover single-handedly gave the Koi Nation land rights. Now, he's stepped through the revolving door to hawk the tribe's plans for a Bay Area casino.

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