Wednesday Must Read: Three Oakland Mayoral Candidates Fail to Qualify; Oakland Green Debate Stirs Controversy

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. The number of people running for mayor of Oakland is ten, after three would-be candidates failed to qualify for the ballot, the Trib reports. Mayoral wannabes Tim Brown, Sharika Gregory, and Niki Okuk took out papers to run, but failed to gather enough signatures to make it into the November election. The ten candidates who qualified are Councilwomen Rebecca Kaplan and Jean Quan; ex-state Senator Don Perata; Peralta Community College trustee Marcie Hodge; Joe Tuman, a political science professor and ex-TV news pundit; Terence Candell, director of Candell’s College Preparatory Academy; Arnie Fields, real estate broker; Greg Harland, retired businessman; Don Macleay, Green Party activist; and real estate agent Larry Lionel Young Jr.

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