LeAna Powell complained to the Public Ethics Commission on June 20, days after she was fired, accusing mayoral candidate Thao of ordering city staffers to campaign for her.
We don’t make endorsements. But we do round-up guides that help voters understand the candidates and issues.
Zennie Abraham released a video with a former staffer’s allegations. He didn’t mention his work for another mayoral candidate—and the coal terminal plan they support.
Hordes of mischief-making children, punishing adults, rashes of theft, vandalism, and police crackdowns—Halloween in Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda was once mayhem.
A Kanye comment lands a candidate in hot water. Astonishing spending from unions and coal terminal developers. And more twists and turns.
Feelings—and misperceptions—about the size of Oakland’s police budget since the “defund” movement are likely to shape this election.
Despite rising violence, homelessness, and mass discontent, Schaaf told supporters the city is stronger after her 8 years in office.
You don’t have to settle for 1 candidate for mayor, school board, and more. You can pick up to 5 through the city’s instant runoff process.
Oakland police say a man wanted for brandishing a gun fled officers this morning, setting off a deadly chase.
Two new internal affairs cases could derail OPD’s plan to finally shake off its federal watchdogs.
So far, Sheng Thao and Ignacio De La Fuente have benefitted the most from the fact that wealthy people, unions, and corporations can spend almost unlimited amounts in U.S. elections.
Homelessness, public safety, illegal dumping, and racial equity were among the priorities for voters we interviewed.
Flames broke out Tuesday afternoon within a few hundred meters of where another suspicious fire damaged several homes last week.
Scott allegedly used a gun to confront two people in 2021. Candidate Peter Liu was also arrested on a gun charge last year.
A fringe candidate, angry at being excluded from an upcoming forum at a Jewish temple, emailed antisemitic messages to local reporters and public figures.
Questions swirl as carcasses rot at Lake Merritt and beyond. We talked to experts and explored 100 years of local fish-kills.
8 of the 10 people running for mayor presented their ideas to an audience of elders and others at Laney College Tuesday night.
The Bay’s unprecedented and fatal algae bloom has scientists, government agencies, and others scrambling to understand the causes and long-term implications.
Authorities say an algae bloom associated with the die-off probably isn’t harmful to humans but are urging people and pets to stay out of the water.
How to register and vote, what’s on the ballot, voters’ rights, and other Nov. 8 election essentials.