The City of Oakland is recruiting startups to help develop technology-based solutions that address community challenges. Oakland joins San Francisco, West Sacramento and San Leandro to form a regional Startup in Residence (STIR) program (http://www.startupinresidence.org). The City of Oakland will prioritize applications from Oakland-grown startups that reflect the City’s diverse communities. more »
Oakland, CA – On February 10, at 8:32 AM, the Oakland Police Department received information from citizens regarding a vehicle being driven in a dangerous and erratic manner followed by a report that a similar vehicle had intentionally struck another vehicle in the area of E. 23rd Street and Coolidge Avenue. OPD units were immediately dispatched to the area. more »
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Friday, February 12, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Monday, February 15, for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holidays or business closures. more »
Oakland, CA – On January 28, 2016, just after 2:00 PM, in a continued effort to locate missing person Diana Hajisaari, the Oakland Police Department Air Support Unit and Marine unit conducted one of many aerial and waterway searches of the San Leandro Bay. During the aerial search, the helicopter located a body in the water near the Alameda side of the San Leandro Bay. The Alameda County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene. more »
Today, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson
launched the Oakland Promise. Over the next decade this cradle‐to‐career effort will triple the number of low‐income
Oakland public school graduates who complete a post‐secondary education. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations on Monday, February 1, 2016, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians. Routine traffic patrols will focus efforts in trouble spots while special targeted patrols will also be deployed to focus on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users. more »
As part of its ongoing community engagement in Plan Downtown Oakland, the first-ever specific plan that will shape the future of Downtown, the City of Oakland will host a community meeting on Monday, February 1. At the meeting, participants will review and comment on ideas to be presented for the future of Downtown Oakland. These ideas have been crafted based on input gathered during public hands-on workshops, open houses, tours, meetings and one-on-one conversations. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from the media and the public in locating missing person Ms. Diana Hajisaari.
Ms. Hajisaari was last seen on Friday, January 22, 2016 just after 10:00 AM, leaving her place of work, which is located in the 100 block of Swan Way. more »
San Francisco evokes romantic connotations in the minds of many people. Author and local historian Gary Kamiya mines the natural and human history of this celebrated city in his book, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, called “an engaging history, guide and love letter to San Francisco” by Kevin Starr. On Tuesday, February 2, 6:30 pm, the public will have an opportunity to hear author Kamiya discuss this book and his work as a historical columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle at a free event at the Oakland Public Library’s Montclair Branch (1687 Mountain Blvd.). more »
Thousands of youth and adult volunteers from across the nation will participate in a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thirteen community cleanup and beautification projects will take place in Oakland where approximately 2,000 volunteers are anticipated.
Monday, January 18, 2016, 9 am to 12 noon, Rain or Shine! more »