Rebecca Kaplan

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Oakland City Leaders Are Picking Marijuana Over Murders, Chronicle Columnist Says

    What the hell are Oakland city leaders smoking these days? As the Chron's Chip Johnson astutely notes this week, Oakland city leaders' priorities are completely ass backwards, as evidenced by their reaction to the two biggest news stories in the last few weeks, involving pot clubs and murders.When t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Oakland Officials Want You to Tattle on Vandals Who Trashed the City in Occupy Protests

    For those downtown business-owners miffed about the destruction of their storefronts during Occupy protests, well, here's their chance for sweet revenge. Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker and City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan are asking members of the public to snitch on nefarious protesters by tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Marijuana Roundup: The Year In Pot

    ​How was your 2010? For the cannabis community, it was a wild flip of the calendar, with dispensaries opening and closing, police raiding, a medical cannabis luminary thrown in jail for meth charges -- and we vaguely remember something about a legalization ballot measure. There's still time y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Jean Quan Declared Oakland's Mayor

    Mayor-To-Be Jean Quan is definitely Anybody But Perata‚ÄčCompleting 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 8, 2010

    How Jean Quan May, Astoundingly, Become Mayor of Oakland

    Jean Quan for Oakland Mayor 2010Jean Quan, the politician who lived‚ÄčAs 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Chronic City: To Tax Pot, Or Not? Oakland Votes Tuesday

    Photo: chron.ronThe color of moneyMail-in voting closes Tuesday on Measure F, a new ordinance in Oakland which would impose a special tax on sales of medical marijuana in the city's dispensaries. The measure would make Oakland the first city in the United States to have a business tax category for m ... More >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2001

    Pop Philosophy

    BART considers late-night trains, DNA reopens, Napster smooches Metallica

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