Gambling on Jean Quan 

Sandré Swanson may be betting his political future on the proposition that the second half of the mayor's tenure will go better than the first. But what if it doesn't?

In November, when the City of Oakland announced that it had hired longtime East Bay politician Sandré Swanson to be the city's deputy mayor, it may have come as a surprise to many. After all, the former state assemblyman, who was term-limited…

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