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At Oakland Mayoral Debate, Candidates Offer Ideas on Crime (Watch Video Replay)

April 4, 2014 | 11:15 am

At Oakland Mayoral Debate, Candidates Offer Ideas on Crime (Watch Video Replay)

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The race is underway as 14 challengers vie for Jean Quan’s job.

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Crime, Occupy, an A’s Stadium … and More Crime

March 18, 2014 | 4:39 pm

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Crime, Occupy, an A’s Stadium … and More Crime

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According to Mayor Jean Quan, crime is down in Oakland. But KQED “Forum” listeners had a different view.

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Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

March 5, 2014 | 8:30 am

Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

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After rising chorus of privacy concerns, system will cover only airport and Port of Oakland property.

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Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana Resigns

March 4, 2014 | 10:06 am

Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana Resigns

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Official’s tenure ends abruptly amid reports of a conflict with Mayor Jean Quan over city finances.

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Chinese Developer to Relaunch Oakland Waterfront Project

April 11, 2013 | 8:53 am

Chinese Developer to Relaunch Oakland Waterfront Project

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BCN — Funding from a Chinese real estate developer and investor will finally kickstart a long-stalled $1.5 billion development project on a 65-acre waterfront property south of Jack London Square in Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday. The Signature Development Group, which is based in Oakland, obtained development rights to the former industrial site in 2001 […]

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Rainwater Might Have Damaged Flawed Bay Bridge Bolts

April 10, 2013 | 12:12 pm

Rainwater Might Have Damaged Flawed Bay Bridge Bolts

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The bolts snap, the plot thickens. California Transportation Department officials at a meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Wednesday said that faulty bolts being used in the construction of a new span of the Bay Bridge might have been damaged by rainwater, reports KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm. They also said they can’t promise the bridge […]

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Residents Gloomier in Oakland than San Francisco, San Jose

March 6, 2013 | 2:34 pm

Residents Gloomier in Oakland than San Francisco, San Jose

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Bummed out by rising crime, Oakland residents are turning their thumbs down on their city’s prospects, according to a new opinion poll. Sixty-five percent say the town is headed in the wrong direction, compared to only 22 percent with the opposite feeling, and 12 percent who can’t decide, Survey USA reported. The findings contrast with […]

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June 27, 2012 | 1:36 pm

Jean Quan Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ For Incorrect 100-Blocks Data, Defends Strategy

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Here’s Jean Quan’s statement today acknowledging that the 100-blocks crime plan she repeatedly touted as reducing violent crime was based on incorrect data. Quan says: I was given incorrect data last year regarding areas with a high concentration of homicides in our city. I have been using that data to describe the 100 Blocks Initiative. […]

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Oakland Official Disavows 100-Block Crime Numbers

June 22, 2012 | 10:37 am

Oakland Official Disavows 100-Block Crime Numbers

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Oakland officials are acknowledging that Mayor Jean Quan’s “one-hundred block” crime-fighting plan miscalculated where most violent crime in the city takes place. Quan has been saying that 90 percent of the crime in Oakland takes place in 100 blocks, and that the city is focusing police and other city services on those blocks. On Wednesday […]

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Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

January 30, 2012 | 11:25 am

Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

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Sunday was meant to be a daylong ‘rise-up’ festival for Occupy Oakland, held at the site of what was supposed to be the group’s new social center. But when Occupy’s plans on Saturday to take over a building and establish a physical headquarters were foiled by police, Occupy regrouped and moved the gathering to Frank […]

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