The Golden State Warriors invite fans attending their preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on December 17 at Oracle Arena to bring unwrapped toys to support the 2011 Oakland Mayor’s Community Toy Drive. The first 400 fans to bring a toy will get a voucher that gains them entrance to the Warriors post-game “Chalk Talk" with several Warriors players. more »
Oakland, CA — For the third year in a row, members of the Oakland Police
Department's Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) will
volunteer their time at the West Oakland BART station to provide safety escort
service to holiday shoppers. Both Oakland and BART police officers will work
side-by-side with CPAAA members in an effort to ensure holiday shoppers make it
safely to their parked cars. more »
At a media briefing at the Emergency Operations Center this evening, City and Port of Oakland officials provided an update on the marches and demonstrations that have occurred at the Port of Oakland and downtown today. more »
The City and Port of Oakland held a media briefing at 12:15 p.m. today.
“Protesters caused sporadic disruptions throughout the Port of Oakland area, which led to delays, but the Port has remained operational,” said Port Executive Director Omar Benjamin. “Traffic is now flowing into and out of the Port. We are working with our partners – labor, community, business, truckers, dockworkers and our government and law enforcement partners – to keep the Port operational throughout the day.” more »
The City and Port of Oakland held a media briefing at 6:45 a.m. today.
“One week ago the Port of Oakland sent a message to all of our stakeholders throughout this region to Keep Our Port Open. This was in response to the call to disrupt our Port once again. We said it then, and we’ll say it now – closing the Port is a bad idea,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Omar Benjamin. more »
Oakland, CA – On Thursday, December 15, 2011, the Oakland Police Activities
League (PAL) will host its 22nd Annual Christmas Dinner. This invitation-only
event will take place at Shiloh Christian Fellowship located at 3291 School Street
in Oakland. Dinner will be provided for over 500 guests, and gifts will be
distributed to the children in attendance; there will also be special performances. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland
are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and
conviction in this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Youth and
Family Service Division at (510) 238- 3641 or the Tip Line at (510) 637-0298.
Investigators are working on a sketch of the suspect and hope to have it available
in the next 24 hours. more »
Mayor Jean Quan, local leaders, and community organizations will be commemorating the “Day of Inclusion” in recognition of the countless contributions and sacrifices of all immigrants to the United States. The celebration, which commemorates the 1946 repeal of the more than 60-year-old Chinese Exclusion Act will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 5:30-7 pm at Oakland City Hall,3rd Floor, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA. more »