Although Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf is “very hopeful” that a state agency on Thursday will grant a key approval of the Athletics’ proposed $12 billion Howard Terminal project, she believes the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined Inside California Politics co-host Frank Buckley to discuss a recent point-in-time count that shows Oakland’s homeless population rose by 24% since 2019.
Mayor Libby Schaaf has long been a fan of having an Oakland A’s ballpark at Howard Terminal. That’s been true since the A’s were looking to build at the Peralta Colleges headquarters near Laney College. In interviews, Schaaf often reflects back on her childhood as an Oakland...
Teacher wants the City of Henderson to put pedestrian warning lights on Warm Springs. Crossing in the crosswalk outside of Green Valley High School is like playing Russian roulette according to the educator. Lt. Gov. Lisa Cano Burkhead credits alma mater for her leadership abilities. Updated: 3 hours ago. Lt....
Oakland's Democratic mayor Libby Schaaf admits defund the police went 'too far' just months after bloody Thanksgiving crime wave forced her to reverse course on budget cuts
The mayor of one of California's most crime-ridden cities said Thursday that efforts to defund her city's police department went 'too far' after it saw violent crime surge to levels not seen in 15 years following the movement's introduction in the summer of 2020. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf asserted to...
There have been three fatal shootings in three months on Oakland highways, so Mayor Schaaf says it's time for cameras. The problem? It’s not her decision. It was a little over three months ago that two-year-old Jasper Wu was shot and killed, perhaps randomly, while his family was driving on I-880. Then in early January, an Alameda sheriff’s deputy in training was also shot and killed with a seemingly random bullet. And on Friday, former Cal basketball standout Gene Ransom was shot while driving on an I-80 off-ramp.
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The vote on whether to close or merge more than a dozen schools in Oakland is just days away. Parents, educators and students from the schools at risk of closing are ramping up efforts to convince the district to keep classrooms open, including hunger strikes. Meanwhile the mayor says give consolidation a chance.
We talk with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf about the latest news, including plans to end the city's Safe Oakland Streets, recent developments on the Oakland A's proposed new stadium at Howard Terminal, her support of the Oakland Unified School District board's plan to close or merge 15 schools, and whether the culture of Oakland's police department has improved enough.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Asks Gov. Gavin Newsom For Plate Readers, More CHP Presence To Curb Crime
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Amid a surge in violence in Oakland, including the highest number of homicides in years, Mayor Libby Schaaf called on Gov. Gavin Newsom for additional aid to curb crime. “Tragically, Oakland continues to suffer from increased violence. This year, Oakland has experienced more combined shootings and homicides than we’ve seen in over a decade,” Schaaf said in a letter sent to Newsom on Monday. In her letter, the mayor noted the 131 homicides so far this year, violence associated with sideshows and mass retail thefts, along with a rise in armed robberies and carjackings. Schaaf urged Newsom to consider...
FOX40's Nikki Laurenzo interviewed Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf about her city's plan to hire more police officers in Oakland, reversing plans to shift policing funds to prevention programs.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said she advocated for A's ballpark in meeting with Kamala Harris. Here's the full story.
On December 7, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf issued a peculiar update from her Twitter account: that she’d “recently” met with Vice President Kamala Harris “to discuss the #BuildBackBetter agenda [and] infrastructure improvements around our future waterfront ballpark district.”. The latter half of Schaaf’s tweet caught the...