Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf only took office in January, but she already faces two career-defining tests. One involves the Raiders stadium, the other nighttime street protests. Mayor Jean Quan, Schaaf’s predecessor, mishandled both challenges, which is why she is now Read More »
In the past few days, street protests against the Ferguson/Eric Garner decisions have swept the nation. We’ve seen marches, die-ins, freeway closures, and in Oakland and Berkeley, vandalism completely unrelated to police racism.
My favorite tweet from Saturday night’s Berkeley Read More »
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On Black Friday, my Twitter feed was ablaze with messages about the shutdown of the West Oakland BART station. Tweets praised protesters for chaining themselves to BART cars in order to block train service to and from San Francisco. This Read More »
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