The Planning Commission, amidst a noisy protest, has approved a controversial marijuana dispensary in a predominantly Chinese neighborhood in San Francisco, reports ABC7
Former Oakland mayor Jean Quan and her physician husband want to open Apothecarium near a Lutheran Church and preschool.
The decision can be appealed to the San Francisco Board … Read more
Two dueling protests blew smoke at each other over plans by former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to open a pot dispensary in San Francisco’s Sunset District, reported ABC7.
The dispensary would be down the street from the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit.
“I cannot even stand it,” said one of 100 … Read more
On Monday morning of the Democratic National Convention, a few hundred members of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus gathered to discuss the election.
AAPI Democratic delegates make up almost 200 Clinton delegates, according to Vikrum Aiyer, deputy director … Read more
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced he will seek a second term, reports KCBS. A poll taken in May shows Lee has an approval rating of 65 percent from voters. Yet a more recent poll shows State Senator Mark Leno leading … Read more
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan would likely lose her bid for re-election if the election were held today, according to a new poll reported by the Contra Costa Times.
Quan trails 61 percent to 39 percent to challenger Rebecca Kaplan in a ranked choice voting scenario.
Ranked choice voting is an instant runoff in which … Read more
Bay Area News Group columnist Tammerlin Drummond has apologized for her use of a quote which included the racially offensive phrase “chink in the armor” in a story about Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, reports Journalisms Richard Prince.
“I apologize for anyone feeling that it was somehow racially or ethnically insulting,” Drummond told Journal-isms by telephone. … Read more
This time it occurred in a column written for the Bay Area News Group about Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and the credibility issues raised by a recent accident involving the mayor. The column included the following … Read more
What seemed like a minor accident has turned into a credibility issue for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, reports KQED
Quan is in the midst of a re-election battle that has certainly added fuel to the fire.
Oakland Police say she was rear ended by someone who ran a red light, but some witnesses say it … Read more
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was involved in a traffic accident Sunday evening just a week after being photographed with her phone to her ear while driving, reports the Mercury News (photo from Mayor Quan reelection campaign).
Police say the Mayor was rear ended by a driver who ran a red light and hit the left … Read more
But Public CEO reports, the tide may be changing for the former UC Berkeley activist and embattled mayor.
News stories about Oakland’s high crime and murder rate have been replaced about stories … Read more