.Keith Burbank

Feb 22, 2023

Chief Fired

Mayor Thao fires Police Chief Armstrong for alleged misconduct  On Feb. 15, Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao announced that she was firing Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong. Armstrong...
Mar 30, 2022

Long Overdue: Berkeley City Council takes steps toward repairing economic injury done by slavery

Last week, Berkeley City Council members took a step toward making economic reparations to Black people for the years of slavery white people subjected...
Mar 23, 2022

That’s A Flex: Oakland council makes no changes to flex streets until next year

Oakland businesses can continue to set up parklets and outdoor cafes in public rights-of-way for free through July 2023, city officials said Wednesday. Permit processes...
Mar 16, 2022

UCB News: Senate Bills 118 and Assembly Bill 168

The University of California at Berkeley may avoid an enrollment cap this fall thanks to two bills introduced Friday by state lawmakers.   Senate Bill 118...
Feb 23, 2022

Play Ball: Momentum builds for new Oakland A’s ballpark, but hard work remains

The Oakland City Council voted 6–2 to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report and pave the way for a binding financial agreement between the...
Jun 30, 2021

Oakland votes on contested budget

Keith Burbank reports on the Oakland City Council's controversial budget vote.“The budget passed today by the Oakland City Council makes bold investments to reimagine public safety through violence prevention and non-police strategies that I strongly support,” Mayor Schaaf said in a statement. “Unfortunately, it also cuts 50 police officers who respond to Oaklanders’ 911 calls and enforce traffic safety.”
May 5, 2021

Military Gear Fear

Keith Burbank covers the concern of Berkeley citizens at the discovery of the Berkeley Police Department's resistance to transparency and oversight in their use of military-grade gear on their civilian population.
Mar 25, 2021

Oakland announces guaranteed income program

     Six hundred Oakland families will be part of one of...