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More Bay Area News Oakland is slowly moving toward adopting a policy like one in San Francisco and other cities that would give the public easy Web access to data the city collects as part of its day-to-day operations. The policy, known as "open data,
Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente's proposal would give voters a chance to repeal ranked-choice elections. Images More Bay Area News Oakland voters may get a chance to weigh in on the city's use of ranked-choice voting and
In a news release Monday, Quan called Campbell Washington, former chief of staff for former Mayor Jerry Brown, "a consummate professional." Campbell Washington has also held high-ranking positions in the city administrator's office, the budget office
Oakland has stayed at the forefront of the cannabis legalization movement, with advocates and city government working hand in hand for more than 15 years. Now, folks will finally get the chance to light up outside City Hall.
John O'Hara / The Chronicle Deborah Edgerly didn't enforce equal access, lawyers say. More Bay Area News Oakland in 2001 became the first city in the nation to mandate the hiring of bilingual speakers and translate key public documents, a widely
More Bay Area News Oakland is poised to join a handful of cities in creating a municipal identification card that is touted primarily as a way for illegal immigrants to prove their identity. But unlike programs in other locales, Oakland's plan will
Oakland police officers must now take dog and wildlife courses. The order for mandatory training in dog and wildlife handling comes after high-profile shootings of a barking dog and a confused deer in neighborhood backyards. The free training by the
Mike Kepka / The Chronicle With news that 80 Oakland Police Officers will be laid off in a matter of hours, Oakland Police Officers Dometrius Fowler (l to r) and Paul Phillips report for third shift duty on Monday July 12, 2010 in Oakland, Calif.
Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Teachers and students supporting their cause gather in front of Claremont Middle School in Rockridge during the one-day strike April 29. More Bay Area News Oakland voters will decide a $195 parcel tax on the November ballot,