On Monday, April 11, 2011, the Oakland City Council is holding a Budget Workshop to discuss the Fiscal Year 2011-13 budget. The workshop will be held from 9 am to 5 pm at Joaquin Miller Community Center, located at 3594 Sanborn Drive.
The murder of Jesus "Chuy" Campos, a respected, valued, and loved member of the community is a true tragedy. Mr. Campos was well known for his generosity and will be missed by many. He was very dedicated to our community and attended the Fruitvale merchants meeting just two days ago with the express goal of making the area safer.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced today the appointments of Andrew “Drew” Lisac as her Senior Policy Advisor for Economic Development and Hatzune Aguilar as Special Assistant to the Mayor, as the two final appointments to her Mayoral Staff of nine. She also named Lewis Cohen, formerly Senior Policy Advisor for Education, as Deputy Mayor for Policy & Program, and Sharon Cornu, formerly Senior Policy Advisor for Intergovernmental Relations, as Deputy Mayor for Community & Governmental Relations to coordinate management of the Mayor’s Office.
Over 80 exhibitors and 2,000 attendees will take part in downtown Oakland’s springtime green fair – EarthEXPO – on Wednesday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s fair, held at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, will feature Local Eats – lunch menus of fresh, local and sustainable foods sold by local food vendors. For those interested in learning more about sustainable food, several exhibitors will provide information about composting, backyard and community gardening, buying local, organic foods and much more.
Douglas K. Yim, Jr, turned himself into police in Firebaugh, Fresno
County, Monday morning at 4:15 a.m. Yim was turned over to the custody of the Oakland Police and charged by Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for
murder and attempted murder.
Working with neighborhood residents, youth and volunteers from Block by
Block Organizing Network (BBBON), the Town Hall is organized to provide local
residents with opportunities to focus on top priorities in the areas of public safety
(Spanish and English); Education; Economic Development; Housing and
Development; Infrastructure, Blight and Beautification; Health and Environment;
Transportation; Social Justice; LGBT Empowerment and Youth Empowerment. The
Mayor will also discuss the City’s budget challenges.
As previously announced, due to budget cutbacks, the City of Oakland will suspend administrative and other City services Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, as agreed to by all civilian employee unions in order to balance the City's 2009-11 budget. Public safety is not affected by the closure.
The City of Oakland is facing its toughest budget yet. To assist the development of a budget that is fair and preserves City services to the best of our ability, on March 24 Mayor Quan asked the City Council to approve a contract for an Interim City Administrator: Lamont Ewell.
The Oakland Police department is asking for the community’s help in locating Carl Talton.
Talton has committed numerous grand thefts in the city of Oakland in which he targeted
elderly victims. Talton usually approaches the victims in public places such as grocery stores and shopping centers. He has a friendly demeanor