Peterson's experience using technology as a tool to promote civic engagement make him an excellent candidate for the office that oversees voting and campaign finance records. We recommend him over state Sen. Alex Padilla.  
 
The proposed extension of Oakland's public safety tax includes a no-layoff clause for police officers unless department staffing surges above 800 cops.  
 
Hayward will fill a vacancy created when Councilwoman Barbara Halliday was sworn in as mayor.  
 
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.