Gunman robs Oakland council candidate
An Oakland City Council candidate was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night near his home after attending a neighborhood anticrime meeting, authorities said.
Dan Kalb, 53, an environmental policy director who is one of seven candidates vying for the District One seat, which represents North Oakland, said he had parked his car near his home on the 5100 block of Manila Avenue when he was accosted about 8:35 p.m.
A man pointed a gun at him, demanded his iPhone and wallet, and fled in a car, said Kalb, who was not hurt. The robbery happened after Kalb attended part of a neighborhood crime prevention council meeting.
"Kind of ironic, isn't it?" said Kalb,
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