East Bay Times: “Oakland initiative has hundreds of students college-bound”

By ALI TADAYON March 27, 2018 OAKLAND — Because of family finances and trouble at home, Oakland High graduate Jimmy Huynh thought college was out of his reach before the launch of Oakland Promise — a multifaceted initiative by Mayor Libby Schaaf to significantly increase the number of college graduates from the city. Through the … Continue reading East Bay Times: “Oakland initiative has hundreds of students college-bound”

East Bay Express: “Libby Schaaf’s Moment”

By Robert Gammon March 7, 2018 One year ago, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was emerging from the most difficult stretch of her political career. Her administration had been rocked by the Oakland police sex exploitation scandal and then by the tragic Ghost Ship fire. At the time, Schaaf's political future was uncertain. It looked as if … Continue reading East Bay Express: “Libby Schaaf’s Moment”

The Washington Post: “Oakland mayor who tipped off immigrants to ICE raid draws Justice Department scrutiny”

By Meagan Flynn The Justice Department is reviewing the actions of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf after she publicly tipped off the immigrant community about an ICE enforcement operation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday. Schaaf warned the community of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation Saturday, less than 24 hours before … Continue reading The Washington Post: “Oakland mayor who tipped off immigrants to ICE raid draws Justice Department scrutiny”

East Bay Times: “Violent crime in Oakland down 23 percent since 2012”

1/9/18 By HARRY HARRIS OAKLAND — When it comes to violent crime, the city is “considerably safer” than it was five years ago, thanks to a combination of police strategies and community involvement, city leaders said Tuesday, optimistic that the trend can be sustained. The message was delivered at a city hall news conference by Mayor … Continue reading East Bay Times: “Violent crime in Oakland down 23 percent since 2012”