Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Thursday July 17, 2014 in an effort to lower the number of motorcycle-related deaths and injuries and increase public awareness. Officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes have occurred in the past. more »
On Saturday, July 26, the 7th annual “An Intimate Evening” event returns with live music, fine cuisine & wine, carriage rides, a martini lounge, vintage cars, community recognition awards and more. This festive fundraiser for the Oakland Parks & Recreation Department (OPR) will entertain guests from throughout the Bay Area for an evening of purposeful play at the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, from 6 to 11 p.m. more »
The City of Oakland is pleased to welcome the Jack London Improvement District (JLID), the city’s tenth Business Improvement District, as it starts its safety and maintenance ambassador operation in the greater Jack London District. more »
More Street Work Still Needed!
Seven weeks of filling potholes, surface patching and “milling and filling” Oakland streets, staff from the Oakland Public Works Streets and Sidewalks Maintenance Division have completed their annual Pothole Blitz. The goal of filling 2,500 potholes was reached – and exceeded by 21% – with more than 3,037 potholes filled. In addition, a total of 11 city blocks were addressed, utilizing the “mill and fill” process. Milling and filling is a longer-term solution consisting of removing two inches of deteriorated asphalt and replacing with hot asphalt. While the cost is higher, the repair is more permanent in nature. more »
Today’s agreement reached by the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority (JPA) with the Oakland A’s is step one of a three-part process. With this first step taken, the agreement now goes to the Oakland City Council and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for their consideration and approval. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and City Council President Patricia Kernighan issued the following statement regarding the City of Oakland’s process moving forward: more »
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. While the City’s administrative employees are out of the office, if a situation arises that requires more staffing, the City has plans in place to call in additional resources. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday closure. more »
REMINDER: Stay Safe During Holiday Celebrations: Avoid Illegal Fireworks and Celebratory Gunfire
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department and Fire Department are working together to plan for a safe 4th of July in the City of Oakland.
Oakland’s Police Chief Sean Whent and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed want you to celebrate Independence Day safely and would like to remind everyone of the dangers and penalties associated with celebratory firearm discharges and the use of illegal fireworks. more »
The City of Oakland is hosting a public open house on Thursday, July 10, to present the Broadway Transit Circulator Study and hear from the public about how an electric streetcar on tracks or an enhanced bus service might better serve the growing number of downtown workers and visitors, while supporting future investment along Broadway, downtown’s central spine. more »