Downtown Oakland has undergone a renaissance that has captured national media attention, with Uptown emerging as a premier arts and entertainment destination. Local residents and visitors can glimpse both today’s happening scene and landmarks from Oakland’s past during the 2013 Oakland Tours season. Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday starting May 1 and continuing through October. more »
Oakland, CA — On Friday, May 3, 2013, at 6:30 PM, the Asian Advisory
Committee on Crime will be hosting its annual banquet to recognize the Asian
Youth Services Committee (AYSC) at Peony's Restaurant in Oakland. The banquet
is the biggest fund raiser of the year; proceeds are used to fund AYSC scholarships
and youth activities. more »
Oakland, CA —Tonight at 6:30 PM in the 1300 block of Franklin Street, Tiffany
Woods, Program Manager of Tri-City Health Center; TransVision; and the
community will be holding a candlelight vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of
the homicide of Brandy Martell. Brandy was a 37-year-old African-American
transgender woman and a former Peer Advocate for TransVision. The Oakland
Police Department will be present at the vigil. more »
Public Works Kicks Off Annual Blitz on Potholes
Effort Seeks to Fill 3,000 Potholes
To keep the City of Oakland’s vehicular and pedestrian traffic
safe, Oakland Public Works will conduct a Pothole Blitz again this year.
This year’s Blitz will take place April 29 through June 26, 2013. Each week, the Blitz will re-locate to another district in the City, starting on Claremont Avenue between Clifton Street and Hudson Street.
Last year, the Streets & Sidewalks Division of the Department of Infrastructure & Maintenance filled 2,800 potholes city-wide during the Blitz. Crews expect to repair more than 3,000 this year. The focus will be on traffic corridors, schools,
hospitals, high traffic pedestrian areas and problem streets. more »
To keep the City of Oakland’s vehicular and pedestrian traffic safe, Oakland Public Works will conduct a Pothole Blitz again this year. This year’s Blitz will take place April 29 through June 26, 2013. Each week, the Blitz will re-locate to another district in the City, starting on Claremont Avenue between Clifton Street and Hudson Street. more »
Oakland, CA—Today Oakland Police Chief Howard A. Jordan, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gerald R. Bessette, and Oakland Police Lieutenant Tony Jones discussed the 16 high risk weapons and narcotics search warrants that were served last night. more »
The City of Oakland Fire Department, Emergency Management Services Division will conduct its eighth annual CORE Citywide Emergency Response Exercise on Saturday, April 27, 2013. CORE stands for Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies. The CORE Citywide Exercise is an opportunity for residents of the Oakland community to test our disaster preparedness. On Saturday, April 27 from 9 am to 12 pm a simulated 6.6 earthquake on the Hayward fault will provide over 500 individuals representing over 50 neighborhoods throughout Oakland with an opportunity to practice their skills in responding to a major earthquake or other significant disaster. more »
Last Saturday, nearly 4,000 volunteers gathered to clean and green 90 locations throughout Oakland in celebration of Earth Day!
Transformations were visible all around the City. In West Oakland, neighborhood volunteers beautified DeFremery Park with 60 new drought-tolerant plants and fresh coats of paint for structures blighted with graffiti. At Lakeside Park and the Morcom Rose Garden, 200 volunteers from Starbucks helped to spread mulch and prune plants. In Chinatown and areas east of Lake Merritt, business owners and residents picked up litter and removed graffiti. At Dimond Park, hundreds of volunteer citizens worked to clear overgrowth along Sausal Creek. more »