The much needed rain has arrived in Oakland, which means that there will be no Oakland First Fridays event this week on Friday, February 7th. The Oakland First Fridays event will return on March 7th and will feature a wide range of artists, crafters,
musicians, artisan food vendors, and more. The combination of the Oakland First Fridays street festival,
open-house art galleries, restaurants, bars and music venues, creates a happening nightlife destination
in Oakland. more »
The City of Oakland announced a new Adopt a Drain website that empowers smart phone and computer users to adopt City storm drains. The Oakland Public Works Agency, partnering with local volunteer technologists from OpenOakland, developed the website app to help volunteers adopt drains and help prevent flooding by keep their storm drains clean and clear.
To adopt one or more of the City’s more than 10,000 storm drains, volunteers can visit adoptadrainoakland.com, enter an address and choose the drain(s) they would like to adopt in that geographic area. Adopters can alert the City of maintenance needs at the onset, allowing the City to respond rapidly and preempt damaging and costly flooding. more »
Oakland, CA – On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Oakland Police officers received a call regarding a stabbing in the 600 block of 31st Street.
Officers located one male adult, suffering from a fatal stab wound. Emergency medical services pronounced him deceased at the scene. more »
Oakland, CA – As a part of our continued efforts to improve service to the media and the community, the Oakland Police Department is pleased to announce the newest member of our media team: Officer Frank Bonifacio, PIO. more »