On election night I found myself at the headquarters of Libby Schaaf’s election party. I call it a party because it felt like one. The alcohol was copious (and free) and the people many.
No confetti, no raucous crowds here, just a bluesy ambiance set by the live jazz playing in the background. The bluesy sentiment and folks talking work, life and family was a somewhat lackluster atmosphere
I got my first election assignment under my belt. It was quite a unique and fun experience reporting for the Oakland Tribune. I was assigned to Jean Quan’s campaign headquarters, which was located at Scott’s
The Madison Miracle started in 2006 when Lucinda Taylor, Ph.D requested to lead what was considered the worst school in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). She started with 236 students and 13 teachers. Through Dr.
The Oakland mayoral race cannot be escaped these days. On the eve of the election, any politically-minded Oaklander’s feed is full of “@” mentions, #mayoral hashtags, and links to polls and studies of varying relevance.