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Daniel Borenstein: City Auditor warns pension threaten Oakland's solvency
Oakland Tribune - April 20, 2014

Oakland auditor sounds pension alarm 
Oakland Tribune - April 20, 2014

Oakland cannot tolerate lax fire inspections in hills
Oakland Tribune - January 14, 2014

Oakland owes many refunds for overpaid tickets
San Francisco Chronicle - December 19, 2013

Oakland "gangapreneur" pleads no contest to fraud charges
Oakland Tribune - December 10, 2013

Editorial: Don't forget the lessons  of the 1991 East Bay fire 
San Francisco Chronicle - December 3, 2013

Audit slams inspection for fire fuels 
San Francisco Chronicle - November 19, 2013

City Auditor says lax oversight hampering prevention efforts
Oakland Tribune - November 19, 2013

Oakland city office went 'unchecked' 
San Francisco Chronicle - October 1, 2013

Oakland auditor accuses Reid, Brooks  of violating city  rules
Oakland Tribune - March  21, 2013

Auditor: Officials violated charter 
San Francisco Chronicle - March 21, 2013

Oakland not returning overpaid parking tickets
Oakland Tribune - December 20, 2012

Overpaid tickets were not refunded 
San Francisco Chronicle - December 20, 2012

Auditor assails police technology mistakes
Oakland Tribune - Augst 1, 2012

Money spent on unused tech gear
San Francisco Chronicle - August 1, 2012

Business owner accused of fraud
Oakland Tribune - May 18, 2012

Council members' activities to be audited
Oakland Tribune - March 29, 2012

Council members face audit
San Francisco Chronicle - March 29, 2012 

Auditor: Oakland risks double-paying vendors
Oakland Tribune - March 28, 2012

Oakland's Invoices: Report faults city's payment system
Oakland Tribune - March 28, 2012

Editorial: City can learn from Fox renovation
Oakland Tribune - Oct. 9, 2011

Tagami, City Hall fire back over audit of $91 Fox Theater Project
Oakland Tribune - Oct. 7, 2011

Oakland auditor: Fox Theater costs poorly screened
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 4, 2011

Audit: Oakland investment in Fox Theater quadrupled without strategy
Oakland Tribune - Oct. 4, 2011

Oakland City Auditor Blasts Fox Theater Renovation
Bay Citizen - Oct. 4, 2011

Oakland City Contract Process Indeed a Mess
San Francisco Chronicle - Mar. 29, 2011

Oakland City Council Should Reject Security Contract (editorial)
Oakland Tribune - Mar. 24, 2011

Oakland Auditor: Campaign Donations May Be Illegal
The Associated Press - Mar. 23, 2011

Oakland Auditor Questions Campaign Donations
KQED Radio - Mar. 23, 2011

Questions about Donations to Oakland Politicians
San Francisco Chronicle - Mar. 23, 2011

Oakland Security Firm Contributed to City Council Members and Candidates while Competing for Contract
Oakland Tribune - Mar. 22, 2011

Oakland Must Drop Excuses and Create a Game Plan
Oakland Tribune - Jan. 5, 2011

Audit: Oakland Fails to Collect on Citations
Oakland Tribune - Dec. 16, 2010

Oakland Auditor Doing Job - to the shame of some
San Francisco Chronicle - Nov. 23, 2010

Oakland May Double Down Its Faulty Bet
Oakland Tribune - Nov. 20, 2010

Oakland Needs Tighter Financial Controls, Report Says
Oakland Tribune - Nov. 18, 2010

Oakland Auditor, Courtney Ruby, Receives Leadership Oakland Alumni Award
Oakland Tribune - Jun. 18, 2010

Merritt Bakery Loan, $150,000. What Would You Do?
Oakland Local News Blog - May 17, 2010

State Report Criticizes Oakland Recovery Act Programs
Mercury News Tribune - Apr. 21, 2010

City Officials, Citizens Need to Define Core Services
San Francisco Chronicle - Mar. 8, 2010

Tips Help find Fraud, Corruption and Save Money
Oakland Tribune - Jan. 29, 2010

Audit Shows Abuses of Hiring Rules
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 24, 2009

Oakland Auditor Knocks City Hiring Process
Oakland Tribune - Oct. 22, 2009

Auditor Criticizes Oakland's Hiring Practices
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 22, 2009

Auditor Finds Unfair Oakland City Hiring
CBS - Ch.5 - Oct. 21, 2009

Scathing Report on Oakland's Hiring Practices
KCBS radio - Oct. 21, 2009

Favoritism and Nepotism Get City in Hot Water
NBC - Bay City News  Oct. 21, 2009

A Report is Accusing People in City Government of Favoritism and Nepotism for Hiring (external link)
KGO-TV - Oct. 21, 2009

My Word: Oakland Must Reform Its Record Keeping
Oakland Tribune - Oct. 21, 2009

Oakland Should Tighten Violence-Prevention Grant Controls, Auditor says
Oakland Tribune - Sept. 1, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle - Aug. 13, 2009

CityWise: Stimulus Watch
Oakland Tribune - Aug.14, 2009

More City Jobs Slashed in Latest Round of Oakland Cuts
Oakland Tribune - July 29, 2009

The Sisterhood of Auditors
Goverining magazine - Jul. 2009

Audit Shows Deficit Runs Deeper - Measure K 2.5% Set-Aside
Oakland Tribune - Jul. 7, 2009

Letter to the LA Times Regarding Court Ruling on Auditor's Authority
LA Times - Jul. 2, 2009

Auditor: Oakland's Infrastructure in Dire State
San Francisco Chronicle - Apr. 30, 2009‎

City Auditor Unveils 573-page Report on Oakland Public Works
Oakland Tribune - Apr. 30, 2009‎

Auditor Seeks Residents' Pressure on Nepotism
San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Mar. 3, 2009‎

Berkeley City Council Votes to Explore Ways to Protect Whistleblowers
Daily Californian on-line - Dec. 9, 2008

Oakland OKs Whistle-Blower Program
San Francisco Chronicle - Sept. 17, 2008

Fostering a Culture of Everyday Ethics and Integrity in Government
Association of Local Government Auditors - Fall 2008

Assembly Moves to Protect Whistle-Blowers
San Francisco Chronicle - Aug. 13, 2008

Oakland Moves to Cut Nepotism, Fraud
San Francisco Chronicle - Jul. 10, 2008

Oakland Officials Propose Reforms, Mayor Supports
CBS 5 - Jul. 9, 2008

A Year in Office as Oakland's City Auditor
Oakland Business Review - Apr., 2008

Oakland Council Vows More Oversight on Pay, Bonuses
San Francisco Chronicle - Dec. 12, 2007

Oakland Payroll Audit a Welcome Challenge
San Francisco Chronicle - Nov. 30, 2007

Oakland City Auditor Criticizes Payroll Procedures
KTVU.com - Nov. 29, 2007

 


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