.Michael Mechanic

Aug 29, 2007

Meet Mr. Wrong

In the news biz, a small production error can create a big problem.
Aug 22, 2007

The Press-Shy Mayor

Getting Ron Dellums on board with the media is an ongoing process, says his outgoing flack.
Aug 16, 2007

Sandre Swanson Backed Your Black Muslim Bakery

The charade continues. This morning, Oakland Tribune scribe Cecily Burt reported that yet another politician, Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, recently sent a laudatory letter to...
Aug 15, 2007

Dellums’ Scarlet Letter

Oakland's mayor won't disavow support for a criminal organization.
Aug 15, 2007

It’s -30- for Ron Dellums’ Spokewoman

Karen Stevenson, spokeswoman for Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, has a PR business to run. That, she says, is why she'll be leaving her post...
Aug 14, 2007

Nation of Islam’s PR Nightmare

"For all my shock at the crime that killed a fellow journalist, I wasn't surprised to hear last week that a 19-year-old, bowtie-wearing handyman...
Jun 15, 2007

Thomas, Why Hath Thou Forsaken Us?

If you can't trust sweet little Thomas the Tank Engine, well, who can you trust? RC2 Corp., the marketer of this hugely popular line...
Jun 5, 2007

Novel Anticar Strategy: Bees v. SUVs

It's not clear what's drawing them. Berkeley bicycle activist Jason Meggs eludes that question from passersby, but he makes much ado -- and a...