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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting October 31 voters can cast their ballots in person or drive-thru and drop them off.
Five deep East Oakland residents are running for the D7 Oakland Unified School District board seat.
With longtime councilmember Larry Reid retiring, five candidates hope to become deep East Oakland’s next representative.
Two former principals, a school counselor, and an activist are running to represent D5 on the Oakland Unified School District board.
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.
We asked incumbent Rebecca Kaplan and challengers Derreck Johnson and Nancy Sidebotham about their views on homelessness, policing, and more.
The ride-hailing giant contributed $100,000 to YIMBY activists who are running ads against Kaplan and supporting her opponent, Derreck Johnson.
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.
We interviewed Dan Kalb, Steph Dominguez Walton, and Tri Ngo about their ideas to solve North Oakland’s biggest problems.
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.
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.
Multiple members of the City Council received campaign contributions allegedly linked to a contractor seeking a favorable legal decision and a land deal.
The Oaklandside interviewed four people running to represent West Oakland and downtown. Here’s where they stand.
Three candidates are vying to represent Oakland’s northernmost district on the school board.