The City of Oakland’s Public Works Agency joins thousands of other agencies this week in marking the 53rd annual National Public Works Week. Public Works Week is a special opportunity to increase public awareness and understanding about the importance of a well-maintained infrastructure for public health, community wellbeing and safety and the essential role public works plays in the stewardship of the city.
May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Unleash the Power of Age. Mayor Jean Quan will welcome seniors and advocates for seniors to the Veterans’ Memorial Building/Downtown Oakland Senior Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, on Thursday May 23, 2013, from 9am to Noon, to discuss issues and opportunities facing seniors.
National Public Works Week 2013
The City of Oakland’s Public Works Agency joins thousands of other agencies this week in marking the 53rd annual National Public Works Week. Public Works Week is a special opportunity to increase public awareness and understanding about the importance of a well-maintained infrastructure for public health, community wellbeing and safety and the essential role public works plays in the stewardship of the city. The purpose of the week is to bring attention to the work of public works and to honor employees who care for the infrastructure day in and day out.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) has selected “Because of Public Works...” as its theme for 2013’s National Public Works Week. The theme is about the quality of life brought to communities around the world. We are able to have clean water, safe streets and neighborhoods, efficient traffic and safe clean communities “Because of Public Works”.
Oakland, Ca. As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, East Bay police are urging everyone to
buckle up. East Bay law enforcement officials will be lending their support to the 2013 national Click It or
Ticket seat belt law campaign and looking for motorists who are not belted.
“As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it’s important that everyone buckles up every time they go
out, both day and night – no excuses,” said Oakland Police Lieutenant Peter Lau.
Oakland, CA —Today Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean C. Whent was joined by
California Highway Patrol (CHP) Golden Gate Division Sector Chief Paul Fontana,
Acting Commander Steve Larson of the Oakland Area CHP, Assistant District
Attorney Kevin Dunleavy and Deputy District Attorney Elgin Lowe, and
representatives from the U.S. Marshal’s Office to announce the recent disposition of
the criminal prosecution involving four suspects in connection with the attempted
murder of CHP Officer S. Deise, which occurred on July 21, 2012.
As the Golden State Warriors advance to game five of the NBA Western Conference semifinal series, the City of Oakland has pumped up its lighting display at Oakland City Hall to celebrate the Warriors’ thrilling post-season performance.
On April 22, 2013 at 1:181 PM, in the 1000 block of International Boulevard,
Oakland Police officers were flagged down by a witness to a strong arm
robbery. Thanks to witnesses’ detailed descriptions of the suspects and their
vehicle, police quickly apprehended the suspects. Three male adult suspects
were arrested in connection with the robbery.
Oakland, CA—Today Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna J. Santana announced a new executive leadership team of the Oakland Police Department headed by Sean Whent, who has been appointed Interim Chief of Police, effective immediately.