Held across the street from each other, the two events illustrated a growing chasm—and some significant overlap, too—in how Oaklanders are talking about some of the city’s biggest problems.
The mayor and district attorney will appear at a town hall on Saturday. A prominent activist with a history of inflammatory statements is holding his own rally nearby, with notable Oakland officials slated to attend.
Oakland has yet to set an expiration date for the pandemic policy.
Scott allegedly used a gun to confront two people in 2021. Candidate Peter Liu was also arrested on a gun charge last year.