Oakland, CA – On March 17, 2012, a team of Oakland police officers, family, and
friends, shaved their heads to raise money in St. Baldrick’s Fifth Annual fundraiser
at Children’s Hospital. Participants received pledged donations in support of lifesaving,
childhood cancer research.
The City of Oakland today announced the temporary street closures
and parking restrictions in effect for the 3rd Annual Oakland Running Festival which
takes place on Sunday, March 25, 2012. The 26.2 mile marathon starts at 7:30 a.m.
from 19th and Harrison (Snow Park). In addition to much of downtown, the marathon
course will take runners through Broadway Auto Row, Piedmont Avenue, Temescal,
Rockridge, Upper Rockridge, Fernwood, Montclair, Oakmore/Upper Park, Dimond,
Fruitvale, San Antonio, Eastlake, West Oakland, Northgate and Lake Merritt.
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is looking for community members to become involved in the hiring of future police officers for the City of Oakland. Community volunteers are needed participate as evaluators during the oral interview phase of the recruitment process.
Oakland, CA - On March 13, 2012, at approximately 9:00 p.m., two uniformed
officers assigned to a Crime Reduction Team were patrolling the area of 90th
Avenue and Birch Street as a result of recent shootings and robberies that have
occurred in the area. The officers observed an adult male whom they believed was
armed with a firearm. The man fled from the officers’ attempts to detain him for
On July 26, the Oakland City Council amended Ordinance No. 12585
C.M.S. to increase the total number of Medical Cannabis Dispensary Permits from four
to eight permits citywide. The purpose was to provide local qualified patients with a
sufficient number of dispensaries to meet their medical needs. Pursuant to the
ordinance, the Special business Permits Division of the City Administrator’s Office
commenced a formal Medical Cannabis Dispensary Request for Permit Application
(RFPA) process. The City Administrator’s Office has completed the review of
responses to the RFPA.
Oakland, CA — Within two days, members of the Oakland Police Department
have arrested a total of ten people in connection to various street robberies that
have recently occurred in the City of Oakland.
City of Oakland will temporarily close two of the four travel lanes on San Leandro Street at 47th Avenue, one in each direction, for two days to allow for much needed roadway improvement work. Two-way traffic will be maintained on San Leandro Street at all times, however traffic
delays are anticipated during construction hours (7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) for both Thursday, March 15, 2012 and Friday, March 16, 2012.
On March 9, 2012, at 6:40 am, the Oakland Police Department responded to the
CVS Pharmacy located in the 5100 block of Broadway on a report of a man who
entered the store wearing a ski mask and demanding to speak to the manager. All
of the store employees including the manager immediately left the store, leaving
the masked man inside.