The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. While the City’s administrative employees are out of the office, if a situation arises that requires more staffing, the City has a plan in place to call in additional resources. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday.
On June 9, enjoy a fun-packed Sunday around Lake Merritt as Love Our Lake Day celebrates Oakland’s investment through Measure DD that has transformed the lake. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., pedal or stroll around the lake and explore the surrounding neighborhoods in a family-friendly setting at Oaklavía - Oakland Sunday Streets. The free, festive event will enrich three miles of car-free streets with recreational and cultural activities. At 2 p.m., join Mayor Jean Quan and representatives from the Measure DD Community Coalition on the south end of the lake for the Lake Merritt Boulevard Grand Opening Celebration showcasing a beautiful new amphitheater and four-acre park.
The City of Oakland’s vision of electric streetcars buzzing down Broadway has moved one step closer to fruition. On May 21, 2013, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved a consultant contract to begin studying the feasibility of extending the popular Free “B” Shuttle route to the MacArthur BART station and building an electric streetcar system on Broadway that would eventually convert the shuttle system to a fixed rail line.
Oakland, CA — On May 10, 2013, at 3:42 PM, in the area of 14th Street and
Broadway, Oakland Police officers responded to a call of a person armed with a
gun. The witnesses who called 911 told police that they overheard the suspect
bragging to a group of people that he had a gun. The witnesses then saw the suspect
pull out a firearm.
The City of Oakland’s Public Works Agency joins thousands of other agencies this week in marking the 53rd annual National Public Works Week. Public Works Week is a special opportunity to increase public awareness and understanding about the importance of a well-maintained infrastructure for public health, community wellbeing and safety and the essential role public works plays in the stewardship of the city.
May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Unleash the Power of Age. Mayor Jean Quan will welcome seniors and advocates for seniors to the Veterans’ Memorial Building/Downtown Oakland Senior Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, on Thursday May 23, 2013, from 9am to Noon, to discuss issues and opportunities facing seniors.
National Public Works Week 2013
The City of Oakland’s Public Works Agency joins thousands of other agencies this week in marking the 53rd annual National Public Works Week. Public Works Week is a special opportunity to increase public awareness and understanding about the importance of a well-maintained infrastructure for public health, community wellbeing and safety and the essential role public works plays in the stewardship of the city. The purpose of the week is to bring attention to the work of public works and to honor employees who care for the infrastructure day in and day out.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) has selected “Because of Public Works...” as its theme for 2013’s National Public Works Week. The theme is about the quality of life brought to communities around the world. We are able to have clean water, safe streets and neighborhoods, efficient traffic and safe clean communities “Because of Public Works”.
Oakland, Ca. As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, East Bay police are urging everyone to
buckle up. East Bay law enforcement officials will be lending their support to the 2013 national Click It or
Ticket seat belt law campaign and looking for motorists who are not belted.
“As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it’s important that everyone buckles up every time they go
out, both day and night – no excuses,” said Oakland Police Lieutenant Peter Lau.
Oakland, CA —Today Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean C. Whent was joined by
California Highway Patrol (CHP) Golden Gate Division Sector Chief Paul Fontana,
Acting Commander Steve Larson of the Oakland Area CHP, Assistant District
Attorney Kevin Dunleavy and Deputy District Attorney Elgin Lowe, and
representatives from the U.S. Marshal’s Office to announce the recent disposition of
the criminal prosecution involving four suspects in connection with the attempted
murder of CHP Officer S. Deise, which occurred on July 21, 2012.