.John C. Osborn

Feb 10, 2014

Early Adopters: An Analysis of the 2013 Oakland Mayoral Money Hustle

If money donated to candidates is an indication of how important the 2014 Oakland mayoral race is going to be, then this election is...
May 9, 2012

The Canned Beer Revolution

Once the domain of cheap beers and sodas, cans are now drawing the attention of craft brewing companies. It's a reinvention of what canned...
Apr 18, 2012

Sales Tax Battle Brews in Alameda

In a time of dwindling city revenues, austerity, and the end of the cash cow that was redevelopment, cities are continuing to explore ways...
Mar 13, 2012

Occupy Oakland Overhauls Media Strategy

The foundation of the Occupy movement is that it is a vehicle from which all people can, theoretically, express themselves openly without fear of...
Mar 9, 2012

Are Stay-Away Orders Against Occupy Oakland Protesters Constitutional?

In an attempt to punish and deter Occupy Oakland protesters, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has employed the use of stay-away orders on...
Mar 7, 2012

Cesar Aguirre of Elk Grove Sued by Oakland for Vandalism During General Strike

Oakland officials have filed a complaint for damages against Cesar Aguirre, a 24-year-old Elk Grove resident who was arrested on the night of the...
Mar 7, 2012

Will Occupy Oakland Embrace Strategic Nonviolence?

From the outside, Occupy Oakland appears to be one large organization. But there are at least 25 active committees working under the Occupy Oakland...
Feb 29, 2012

Homeland Security Keeping Tabs on Occupy

Brace yourselves! This news may be shocking. The Department of Homeland Security has its eye on Occupy. As part of the recent Wikileaks email...