Mayor Libby Schaaf

The industrial generator's hooked up to the first floor of The Oakland Cannery
25 Mar 2022

Oakland Government finally steps in after artist threats

The s**t is hitting the fan over at The Oakland Cannery since our story about unsafe living conditions broke just last week. KQED published an article this week about the industrial generators creating unsafe living conditions and put pressure on the city. Turns out, the noise made by the press

Katy Atchison 1
30 Nov 2021

Dishonest ‘Defund’ Messaging is Not Making Oakland Any Safer

If you believe the Oakland Police Department and their union, the city’s rise in crime is a result of a slashed law enforcement budget. They commonly point to “defund” efforts as the bogeyman that draws out and emboldens a criminal element lurking and waiting for an opportune moment when progressive

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
29 Oct 2021

Oakland Has the Worst Roads in the United States

Shitty public infrastructure is something that we in the Bay Area have gotten used to. Whether it’s concrete blocks falling from above on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge, large gaps in our public transportation network or power lines that regularly create fiery deathstorms; we’ve generally accepted that taxpayer funded projects in

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 0
02 Feb 2021

The Oakland Homicide Rate is Not All That Sudden or Unique

Oakland is experiencing an alarming spike in violent crimes. The city recorded 15 homicides in the first month of 2021, a stark contrast from the one murder in all of January 2020. Tuesday, the Oakland Police Department released ShotSpotter for the last week of January, reflecting a 137 percent increase

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Oakland police on on the streets in riot gear.
22 Jul 2020

Schaaf Disappoints ‘Defund’ Advocates in Tie-Breaking Vote Against OPD Budget Cuts

The world turned its attention to Oakland when Oscar Grant was murdered by a BART police officer in 2009. The Black Lives Matter movement would not formally organize for another four years, but Grant’s death sparked a national dialogue and amplified calls for police reform. In that way, Oakland is

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09 Mar 2020

Ask Mayors Breed and Schaaf to Stop Evictions During Coronavirus

Coronavirus is to wreaking havoc on our personal lives, and many people are being asked to work from home. But hourly workers, low-wage workers, musicians, performers, and those who work for tips – like bartenders and servers – don’t have that option. Their livelihoods are getting destroyed by the fallout

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
12 Feb 2020

The Expanded Moms 4 Housing Bill Could Change the Whole Game

A movement that started with two mothers making a stand for their rights to be housed in an increasingly untenable market is growing into something with potential to positively impact countless Oakland residents.  In a press release issued Tuesday, the group announced that a bill drafted in their name, the

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11 Sep 2019

Oakland Councilmember Wants to Rid Police Commission of Political Influence

Voters decided less than four years ago to establish an independent Oakland Police Commission as an extra level of oversight on the police department, which would have had some teeth if allowed to do the job they were sent in to do. With the overwhelming passage of Measure LL, the

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