Four political committees, including two pro-charter groups, a local education policy organization, and the teachers’ union are supporting opposing slates in contentious school board races.
Tag: Election 2020
Looking for Oakland voter guides? Here’s a partial list
As a nonprofit newsroom, The Oaklandside doesn’t make endorsements. Here are a few voter guides compiled by informed locals.
How we’re covering the 2020 election in Oakland
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.
After a messy bankruptcy, Oakland City Council candidate Derreck Johnson lost ownership of his restaurant
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.
In Oakland’s District 5, two millennials are running against incumbent Noel Gallo
Social media savvy candidates Zoe Lopez-Meraz and Richard Santos Raya are teaming up using ranked-choice voting. Noel Gallo is promoting a ‘clean and safe’ district.
Campaign finance becomes a campaign issue in North Oakland
Steph Walton has criticized some of Dan Kalb’s contributors, an independent expenditure committee is supporting Walton, and Tri Ngo is refusing large contributions altogether.
Drive-in theater on hold, but the Oakland Coliseum and Arena will become a massive voting site
Starting October 31 voters can cast their ballots in person or drive-thru and drop them off.
District 7 school board candidates on listening to residents, school closures, and budget transparency
Five deep East Oakland residents are running for the D7 Oakland Unified School District board seat.
A wide open race for Oakland’s District 7 City Council seat
With longtime councilmember Larry Reid retiring, five candidates hope to become deep East Oakland’s next representative.
District 5 school board candidates talk distance learning, charters, and academics
Two former principals, a school counselor, and an activist are running to represent D5 on the Oakland Unified School District board.
District elections: the surprising history explaining how we vote in Oakland
After a long battle, voters overhauled the city’s political system 40 years ago, making the City Council more racially diverse and accountable to neighborhoods.
There’s one at-large seat on Oakland’s City Council. Three very different candidates are running for it
We asked incumbent Rebecca Kaplan and challengers Derreck Johnson and Nancy Sidebotham about their views on homelessness, policing, and more.
Lyft backing campaign to unseat Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan
The ride-hailing giant contributed $100,000 to YIMBY activists who are running ads against Kaplan and supporting her opponent, Derreck Johnson.
OUSD District 3 candidates want McClymonds repaired, and literacy rates boosted
In interviews with The Oaklandside, the candidates vying to represent West Oakland and downtown neighborhoods laid out their approaches to the school district’s biggest problems.
Wildfires, homeless camps, police: Where Oakland’s District 1 candidates stand
We interviewed Dan Kalb, Steph Dominguez Walton, and Tri Ngo about their ideas to solve North Oakland’s biggest problems.
What do Oakland school board members do, exactly?
Oaklanders have a rare chance to elect a mostly new school board this year. From creating policies to adopting budgets, here’s what they do—and don’t—have the power to do.
How secure is voting-by-mail in Oakland?
After downtown mail boxes were removed last month, local postal workers and voters are staying vigilant. Here’s how the entire process works, and how to track your ballot as it travels through the mail.
Accusations of political ‘money laundering’ under investigation in Oakland
Multiple members of the City Council received campaign contributions allegedly linked to a contractor seeking a favorable legal decision and a land deal.
District 3 council candidates differ on housing, police, and the meaning of ‘progressive’
The Oaklandside interviewed four people running to represent West Oakland and downtown. Here’s where they stand.
OUSD school board election: District 1 candidates prioritize budget issues
Three candidates are vying to represent Oakland’s northernmost district on the school board.