CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1998
Oakland Deputy Police Chief Fred Sanchez will become Pomona's police chief Sept. 14, the city manager said Tuesday. Sanchez, 47, became the Oakland department's first Latino deputy chief in April. In Pomona, he will succeed Chief Richard Shaurette, who is retiring. City Manager Severo Esquivel said he chose Sanchez from more than 40 applicants, with the aid of a selection panel.
March 17, 2001 |
Mayor Jerry Brown made it official Friday, filing his candidate intention statement for next year's mayoral election. The former two-term California governor, who was elected Oakland mayor in June 1998, read a statement as his official notice of candidacy was filed at City Hall. He said he will continue to focus on jobs, crime reduction, education and civic creativity. "Oakland is a city where many visions have their home," he said.
June 26, 1998 |
Supporters of Mayor-elect Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. collected more than 52,000 signatures--nearly twice as many as needed--in an effort to put a strong-mayor proposal on the November ballot. On Thursday, Brown's supporters turned in the petition signatures, which must be verified by Alameda County election officials. Oakland's mayor currently serves as a member of the City Council, with the appointed city manager wielding much of the day-to-day authority.
March 19, 1989
Democratic Assemblyman Elihu Harris of Oakland has filed papers declaring his intention to run for mayor of Oakland. The six-term Oakland legislator filed statements in Oakland and Sacramento last week that he had established a campaign fund-raising committee for the 1990 race, in which he may end up challenging his longtime friend Mayor Lionel Wilson. Harris, 41, had said previously he would not run if Wilson decided to run for a fourth term.
January 3, 1999 |
Jerry Brown is a pretty lucky guy. Once his $40,000, bargain-basement inauguration ends late Monday--when the pillow-sitting lovingkindness meditation is over and the final bar of Oakland blues has faded into the darkness--he can look up and survey the city he has inherited. And heave a huge sigh of relief that he's becoming mayor in 1999 and not a moment sooner. Yes, there is still poverty and drug abuse, and the school district faces great difficulties.
February 10, 2000 |
Jerry Brown has never failed to surprise. This is the erstwhile California governor who ran for president, then spent a stint with Mother Teresa, who studied with Japanese monks, then became state Democratic Party chairman. Now, newly reborn as mayor of this multiethnic city, Brown is at it again: California's inveterate cosmic thinker has gone mainstream. He has emerged as a wildly popular mayor whose approval rating tops 80% at the close of his first year in office.