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Tag: Oakland Mayor

January 17, 2011 | 3:19 pm

Oakland Mayor Quan, Councilmember Reid React to News Chief Batts May Bolt for San Jose

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Boy, first San Jose tries to make off with Oakland’s baseball team, now they’re going after the city’s police chief. KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm reports that Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts received a standing ovation as the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Rally in Oakland Monday. But how many […]

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November 25, 2010 | 12:15 pm

Jean Quan’s Parking Tickets

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More on Jean-Quan-Unpaid-Parking-Ticketsgate (let’s see if that catches on). Yesterday, as reported by KTVU, Quan said about her car being booted for having more than $1000 in unpaid parking tickets, “Over the course of the last year, my family and I have been extraordinarily busy on my campaign. During that time we accumulated several parking […]

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Jean Quan Extended Interviews

November 22, 2010 | 12:57 pm

Jean Quan Extended Interviews

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UPDATE NOV 22: Here’s another interview with Quan, from Friday’s This Week in Northern California: LAST WEEK It ‘s extremely early in the game, but to date, Jean Quan’s governing style looks like it will be different than that of her predecessor, Ron Dellums’, in one obvious way: She is making a lot of media […]

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November 17, 2010 | 3:13 pm

Dellums’ Final State of the City Features…No Dellums

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If you go to the City of Oakland web site, way down below-the-fold is Mayor Dellums’ Final State of the City report. And here’s the video version, a slickly produced nine-minute homage to the mayor’s leadership, with one particularly notable characteristic: Ron Dellums does not appear in it. The blog Oakland Seen put it this […]

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November 12, 2010 | 10:33 am

Jean Quan’s Rap Video

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Regarding the just-resolved Oakland mayoral race, The Bay Citizen asks Did Quan’s Rap Video Sway Voters? To which we reply: Jean Quan has a rap video? Well, as you’ll see below, she doesn’t appear as an actual performing artist, though she does manage to keep relatively decent time via frequent head-bobbing. Let’s just hope that […]

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Details From Perata’s Concession Speech

November 11, 2010 | 11:58 am

Details From Perata’s Concession Speech

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UPDATE 11:38 a.m. Here are details from Don Perata’s press conference, as reported to us by Richard Gonzales of NPR, who attended: Perata was gracious in his concession to Quan. He will not challenge the results. He said he thought the election was fair but that he didn’t realize it could be “gamed.” When pressed […]

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November 9, 2010 | 12:00 pm

Oakland Vote Progess…

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UPDATE 11:53 a.m. Alameda Registrar spokesman Guy Ashley told me over the phone that they are down to a few hundred provisional ballots left to count in Oakland. He called the verification of those remaining “excruciatingly slow” because not only do they have to check on whether voters are actually registered at the proper address, […]

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November 8, 2010 | 5:01 pm

No Final Oakland Mayor Results Today

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Alameda County Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald said today that they may not be able to announce who won the mayoral race until later this week, possibly as late as Friday. The registrar is still counting provisional ballots. Oakland Councilwoman Jean Quan currently leads State Sen. Don Perata by 1876 votes, about 1% of the […]

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