Mayor Libby Schaaf

Artists Call for End to Oakland Evictions

Three Bay Area residents say they have collected over 1,000 signatures from local artists and have penned a letter calling on Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to stop landlords from evicting residents of warehouses similar to the “Ghost Ship” where 36 people perished in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

Oakland fire warehouse (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Oakland Mayor Blasts Trump on Twitter

GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump received some Twitter vitriol from Oakland’s mayor after calling California’s leading city for violent crime one of the most dangerous places on earth.

Oakland Crime AP Noah Berger

‘Reclaim MLK Day’ Protests Block SF Bay Bridge

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was hijacked by Black Lives Matter in the Bay Area on Monday as members of the movement blocked traffic on the Bay Bridge in Emeryville, citing recent police shootings as they chained themselves to five cars and formed a line, backing commuters up for nearly 45 minutes.

Black Lives Matter (@brownblaze / Twitter)

Oakland Mayor Implements New Protest Policy: Stay on the Sidewalk

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat and former aide to Gov. Jerry Brown, has implemented a new policy for protesters who have held the city hostage in a slew of “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations over the past few months: No protesting allowed in the streets–only on the sidewalks.

Oakland Ferguson Protest (AP)