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Lynette Gibson McElhaney


Friday, February 28th, 2014

Oakland District 3 Newsletter: Oaktown Love (Community Voices)

Oakland inspires love.  Love of people and place; of arts and ideas.  It’s not so much that people move to the O; rather it’s the O that moves people. From the Ohlone (the first inhabitants) to the richly diverse residents of today, Oakland has been blessed to be loved by those who wish to give

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

“We don’t need more police”: Mayor & Police Chief hit a nerve at town hall

Mayor Jean Quan and Police Chief Sean Whent  stood in the McClymonds High School auditorium on Saturday, February 22, for the first town hall on citywide public safety.  These meetings will take place in each of the five police districts over the next few months...

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Latham Square outcomes show flaws in Oakland city planning

Everyone knows the Council voted to restore 2-way traffic to Latham Square, right? So, what happened? At its first meeting of 2014, Oakland city council member Lynette Gibson McElhaney called the Latham Square pilot process a “comedy of...

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Oaklanders Respond to Controversial KQED blog post (Opinion)

On November 19, KQED Pop, a web initiative of public media outlet KQED, ran a blog post entitled “A San Franciscan’s Guide to Living in Oakland.” The article was written by Serena Cole, a UC Berkeley art teacher...