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
Two fires near the 6000 block of Castle Drive were reported at about 11:40 p.m. Thursday night. Oakland firefighters responded and issued a second alarm, drawing mutual aid from CalFIRE. About 65 firefighters total were involved in containing the fires, which were contained at about 3:40 a.m. The fires damaged about 1.5 acres of land and destroyed a cabin at a nearby Girl Scout camp. No evacuations were ordered, no homes were damaged and no serious injuries were reported. The cause remained under investigation Friday afternoon. Illegal fireworks had not been ruled out.
In planning for the one-day labor strike yesterday, the City of Oakland announced in a news release that one of the anticipated service impacts of the strike was that there would be no parking enforcement.
However, just as workers have the legal right to strike, they also have the right to report to work if they choose to work on a strike day. It came to the Administration’s attention that parking enforcement personnel reported to work during the strike and issued parking citations.
What: Celebratory gunfire remains a problem in many cities, particularly during
the July 4th holiday season, and sadly, it often has tragic results when innocent
people are hit by the falling bullets and injured or killed. The reality is that any
bullet discharged from a gun, even into the sky, must land at some location, and
the risks are significant for injury or death.