The Police Commission and Mayor Libby Schaaf held a virtual forum open to the public.
Election results for Oakland City Council, OUSD school board, City Attorney, and Oakland ballot measures.
The decision was made after OPD warned of possible election-related unrest.
If you still haven’t voted today, can you still vote using the postal service, or is it too late for that?
The Civil Rights-era inspired images gleamed from the walls of the Alameda County Courthouse Sunday night. They’ll be at Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday night.
A volunteer group is posting flyers at each of Oakland’s usual polling places to make sure voters know about this year’s 26 voting centers.
Our reporters were out and about all day and night Tuesday, checking in voting centers and talking to candidates after results started coming in.
There are 17 drop boxes across Oakland, and 66 across Alameda County. You can use any of them. Don’t forget to sign your envelope first!
Worried about voter intimidation, lost mail, language barriers, COVID-19, or long lines? We looked into it for you, and spell out your rights.
Wealthy individuals, business groups, and unions have poured over $2 million into local races to influence voters.
This Oakland ballot measure would allow the city to set higher fines for code violations like illegal dumping. Watch our explainer video to learn more.
This local ballot initiative would fund a new staff position for the commission, among other changes. Our video explainer provides the details.
Vehicle owners will receive one warning before getting a citation.
Ferran, who used to work for Parker, says the City Attorney’s Office is unfocused and has made big mistakes. Parker says she’s far more experienced and capable of managing the city’s team of lawyers.
Voter registration efforts have focused on East and West Oakland, where voter turnout has been lowest.
If approved by voters, the state law would allow prosecutors to charge more nonviolent crimes as felonies. Critics say it will grow California prisons.
As a nonprofit newsroom, The Oaklandside doesn’t make endorsements. Here are a few voter guides compiled by informed locals.
Our ‘citizen’s agenda’ approach: start by asking Oakland residents about what’s working, and what’s not, in their neighborhoods and schools. Go from there.
Grants of up to $33k and two new shared manufacturing kitchens will help, but equity advocates say there’s more to be done.
Public perception is that Johnson owns Home of Chicken and Waffles, but his business history was rocky, and he lost control of the popular Jack London eatery in 2017.