In preparation for the City of Oakland’s 13th Annual Art + Soul Festival, event organizers will close a few streets in downtown Oakland. A one-block section of Clay Street from 11th to 12th streets will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013. The balance of the street closures will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013, with the closure of 12th Street between Broadway and Jefferson Street, 14th Street between Broadway and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Clay Street between 11th and 16th streets and Jefferson Street from 11th to 15th streets. These streets will re-open in time for the morning commute on Monday, August 5, 2013.
Oakland, CA —The Oakland Police Department is aware of several protest events
scheduled to take place in and around the downtown area today. We have made
preparations accordingly and will be on hand to facilitate peaceful demonstrations.
Anyone caught committing acts of vandalism or violent crimes will be subject to
Keeping peace on our streets and protecting the safety of Oakland residents and
businesses is our top priority.
The City of Oakland is currently converting 30,000 existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights with Light Emitting Diode (LED) streetlights citywide. Replacement of the existing streetlight fixtures with the new LED fixtures provides a better quality of light that will enhance public safety and help reduce crime. In addition, the conversion project saves resources the City of Oakland as the new LED technology is more energy efficient and the bulbs have a longer lifespan.
The project began installation in June and to date has converted more than 3,110 streetlights in East Oakland. “The program again proves that Oakland is a national leader in green innovation, saving money and the environment while boosting public safety,” said Mayor Jean Quan. “These lights are brighter but burn less energy, which means we’re reducing our energy bills and our energy use at the same time, and their much longer lifespan also means we’re reducing our e-waste footprint. Everyone who has contributed to this project is helping Oaklanders and making our City proud.”
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: 18th Street and Adeline Avenue – south-west corner of intersection
Speakers & Invited Guests include: Mayor Jean Quan, Councilmember District 3 Lynette McElhaney, representatives from Oakland Public Works Agency, Oakland Police Department, Amland Corp, AEKO Consulting
On Friday, August 2, the City of Oakland will announce the winner of its second Youth Poet Laureate competition in a public ceremony at I-SEEED, 1625 Clay Street, Suite 600, in Oakland. The program begins at 6:30 p.m., with Oakland Indie Award Winner Jazz Monique Hudson as master of ceremonies.
It’s fun for the entire family as the Oakland Public Library’s 2013 Summer Reading Program finishes up with its 9th annual Summer Reading celebration at the Oakland Museum of California on Sunday, August 4, from 12 to 4 p.m.The celebration links two fantastic summer events – the library’s Summer Reading Program and the Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays – for a wonder-filled day of culture, entertainment, learning and fun.
We are aware of several planned rallies and demonstrations set to take place in Oakland this weekend. Keeping peace on our streets and protecting the safety of Oakland residents and businesses is our top priority. Although we don’t anticipate problems to occur, in the event that the demonstrations and protests become unlawful, the Oakland Police Department is prepared to swiftly address any criminal behavior that would damage property or jeopardize the safety of the public or police officers. Individuals engaging in such behavior are subject to arrest and prosecution.
In order to increase the public’s access to neighborhood library branches, Oakland Public Library will be implementing a schedule change at four of the library’s 16 branch locations. Effective Monday, September 16, 2013, the Brookfield, Eastmont, Golden Gate, and Piedmont Avenue branch libraries will be open Monday through Friday. All other branches will keep their current Tuesday through Saturday schedules and the Main Library will continue to be open seven days a week.
Oakland, CA—It’s time to organize block parties for National Night Out, to be held
on Tuesday, August 6. Last year, Oakland hosted 600 National Night Out parties
citywide. Our goal this year is to have 625 block parties, and so far we’re more than
half-way there, with 343 registered parties.
Oakland, CA — On July 2, 2013, at 10:15 AM, Oakland Police School Unit
officers on patrol in the 5300 block of International Boulevard were flagged down
by several victims who told the officers they had just been robbed at gunpoint by
two male juvenile suspects.
Oakland, CA — On July 8, 2013, at 1:41 AM, the Oakland Police Department
Communications Section received a call from a female caller who said there was a
disturbance with loud noises inside her home. Officers responded to the residence in the 2300 block of East 21st Street. When
officers arrived on scene, they detained a 53 year old male subject for psychiatric