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Tag: Jean Quan

November 8, 2011 | 1:08 pm

Jean Quan Statement Cites Occupy Oakland’s Economic Cost to City, Calls for “Dialogue”

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Mayor Jean Quan released the following statement today related to Occupy Oakland, highlighting the economic cost to the city and calling for the protesters to negotiate for a “peaceful resolution.” Oakland is a city of the 99% and last Wednesday’s peaceful demonstrations showed support for the broad goals of creating job and reducing income inequality. […]

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Interview: Political Consultant Chris Lehane on Jean Quan’s, Mayors’ Handling of Occupy Protests

November 7, 2011 | 3:30 pm

Interview: Political Consultant Chris Lehane on Jean Quan’s, Mayors’ Handling of Occupy Protests

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has not had an auspicious week-and-a-half. Her approval rating has tanked in the wake of her ambivalent handling of the Occupy Oakland protests, and she has managed to pull off the neat political trick of alienating both those primarily concerned with law and order (like the police) and those siding with […]

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Audio/Video: Jean Quan Booed as She Tries to Speak at Occupy Oakland; Quan’s Statement of Apology

October 28, 2011 | 8:49 am

Audio/Video: Jean Quan Booed as She Tries to Speak at Occupy Oakland; Quan’s Statement of Apology

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Our reporter Andrew Stelzer was at the Occupy Oakland General Assembly last night interviewing one of the protesters when Jean Quan showed up. He talked to her briefly as she attempted to get in line to address the crowd during the public comments section of the meeting. “Her arrival was met with loud and boisterous […]

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Video: Quan, Jordan Address Use of Force Against Protesters; Quan’s Approval Takes Another Hit

October 27, 2011 | 8:21 am

Video: Quan, Jordan Address Use of Force Against Protesters; Quan’s Approval Takes Another Hit

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Mayor Jean Quan and Interim Chief Howard Jordan held a press conference yesterday at which they addressed the use of force against Occupy Oakland protesters by Oakland police and other agencies. KTVU has raw video of a portion of the press conference. At the briefing, Jordan said that to his knowledge, no Oakland police officer […]

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Oakland Local: Photos of Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration

October 3, 2011 | 2:18 pm

Oakland Local: Photos of Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration

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The shores of Lake Merritt were the site of a celebration this Sunday that marked 100 years since California gave women the right to vote, 9 years earlier than the 19th Amendment granted women suffrage nationwide. Oakland Local was there and captured some photos of the spirited gathering (hat lovers take note — lots of […]

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September 23, 2011 | 3:45 pm

Blog Beat: Citizen Complains About Jean Quan’s House, Finds Car Towed. City Says Coincidence.

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From Oakland Local: Citizen complains about Jean Quan”s house, finds cars towed–City says coincidence. The Snitch‘s Joe Eskenazi writes about the controversy over artist/dog-killer Tom Otterness’ city contract, saying “it’s hard to conceive of a transgression that would provoke more outrage among San Franciscans than Otterness’.” From Bernalwood: Is that Brian Wilson tagging up a […]

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Interview: Former City Attorney John Russo Calls Oakland Government “Morally Corrupt”

June 13, 2011 | 3:59 pm

Interview: Former City Attorney John Russo Calls Oakland Government “Morally Corrupt”

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Cy Musiker yesterday interviewed new Alameda City Manager/old Oakland City Attorney John Russo, who resigned that position after engaging in several public disagreements almost rising to feud-level with Mayor Jean Quan. Russo has made no bones lately about his disenchantment with his former colleagues. That goes double and I dare say triple in this segment […]

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Morning Splash: Quan Budget Under Fire; CA Tax Revenue Surges; $1400 SmartMeter Refund

May 5, 2011 | 7:56 am

Morning Splash: Quan Budget Under Fire; CA Tax Revenue Surges; $1400 SmartMeter Refund

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Oakland mayor’s budget under fire before unveiling (SF Chronicle) Oakland Mayor Jean Quan will personally present her budget to the City Council tonight, but it’s already coming under criticism. Police and firefighter union leaders say Quan’s budget, which was released online Friday, includes proposals they’ve never heard about even though they would require union approval. […]

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April 8, 2011 | 3:51 pm

Blog Beat: Quan’s First Hundred Days; Similarities Between Jerry Brown and Charlie Sheen

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From Oakland North, Mayor Quan reflects on her first hundred days, the anniversary of which is next week. Calbuzz is finding some similiarity between Jerry Brown’s road campaign to sell his tax plan and Charlie Sheen’s “Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour.” Ike’s Place, which caused many city residents to take philosophical sides between quality of […]

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January 26, 2011 | 3:20 pm

Governor, Cities Locked in Fight Over Redevelopment Funds

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Jerry Brown is meeting with the mayors of nine California cities today, including four from our neck of the woods: Ed Lee of San Francisco, Jean Quan of Oakland, Chuck Reed of San Jose, and Kevin Johnson of Sacramento. On the agenda? Brown’s proposal to eliminate hundreds of redevelopment agencies around the state. This article […]

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