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How do you say anything intelligent in two minutes? (Community Voices) 

How do you say anything intelligent in two minutes? Even after 24 years as a father of boys I have no idea how to do that. Now try this question:  What inspires you to run for Mayor and how will you...
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Is there no left in Oakland? (Community Voices)

I have a new found on line friend who wrote a blog saying that there is no Left in Oakland. Check out his blog here:...
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a night at the mayor debate (community voices)

A day at the races. That is the mayor's race.  2014 run.  Oakland City. After having done this myself in 2010 and then having run for council in 2012 it sure felt different to sit in the balcony and be...
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Can Dan Siegel show some leadership at KPFA? (Community Voices)

If Dan Siegel is going to show himself to be a leader of the progressives of Oakland he will need to show it at KPFA. KPFA is our local community radio station in the Pacifica Network, in case you did not...
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Private patrols in the Temescal (Community Voices)

They are coming. The people involved made it very clear that they plan to recruit enough subscribers to start private patrols no matter what the rest of us think about it. They considered the other concerns a...
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why? and who? (Community Voices)

The word has come down from Mr. Frazier that "court" has decided to not allow the Citizens Police Review Board to set up the intake office for complaints against members of the police force. We do not...
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How do you report police abuse?

Who do you have to talk to if you need to complain about something a cop did to you? Another cop that is who. Complaints against police officers are taken in the Internal Affairs section of the Oakland...
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Oakland law enforcement that answers the question, or not

Recently I had the pleasure of watching Chief Whent describe how the Oakland Police will comply with the terms and conditions required after the Riders rogue cop scandal of over a decade ago. After many turns,...