Oakland, CA — Oakland Public Works is heading into week three of its spring Pothole
Blitz on Monday, May 10th in West and North Oakland. More than 787 potholes were
patched already in East Oakland during the first week by the Street and Sidewalk crews
dispatched in the blitz strategy. An additional 429 potholes have been fixed so far during
the second week in Central Oakland, and the overall goal to fix 1,000 potholes has been
surpassed, with still another week to go. Because of the success of this much needed
project, Public Works has extended the blitz for yet one more week to take care of 729
other existing pothole maintenance requests received by the Public Works Call Center.
In one of the most important urban design projects in many years, the 12th Street Reconstruction Project will dramatically enhance the south end of Lake Merritt. This Measure DD project will transform a 12-lane expressway into a Lake-side park and scenic boulevard.
The Oakland Police Department wants to publicly express our concern over the incident involving a deer in East Oakland on Saturday. The shooting of the deer by police officers is an unfortunate event and we are disturbed by the situation.
The Oakland Police Department will honor the officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives while performing the duties of an Oakland Police Officer. The 14th Annual Police Officer Memorial will take place in the lobby of the Oakland Police Administration Building (P.A.B.) at 455 7th St at 10:30 A.M.
Oakland, CA — Oakland Public Works is heading into week two of its annual Pothole Blitz. The second
week-long blitz will begin on May 3rd in Central Oakland, weather permitting, and will continue during the
week of May 10th in North and West Oakland. An estimated 479 potholes have already been patched in
East Oakland during the first week, despite some rainy days, by the eight Street and Sidewalk
Maintenance crews. The overall goal is to fix more than 1,000 potholes during the three-week blitz by
doubling up the number of staff assigned to the much needed work.
The City of Oakland’s Office of Parks and Recreation (OPR) will honor Barbara Newcombe as the 2010 Mother of the Year, at its 57th Annual Mother of the Year Award ceremony from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. The ceremony will be held at the Morcom Rose Garden, 700 Jean Street.
Let’s Go Oakland today released a report completed by the economists of Gruen Gruen + Associates outlining the many positive economic impacts of building a new baseball stadium in the Jack London Square Area.
The City of Oakland has released a draft Energy and Climate Action Plan
(ECAP) identifying actions the City can take to help minimize energy use and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions throughout the Oakland community. The City will hold two
Community Workshops on May 6th to provide an overview of content in the draft ECAP
and gather community input.
Oakland (CA) – On April 24, 2010, at 11:18 pm, Oakland Police Officers were dispatched to 68th Avenue and International Boulevard on a report of a vehicle crashing into a house. Prior to the collision, a CHP unit had attempted to stop a black 1997 Chevy Camaro that was traveling eastbound in the 5900 block of International Boulevard at an approximate speed of 85 mph.
The Oakland Police Department wants to make the public aware of several robberies that have taken
place during the month of April. The victims are being lured by ads featuring vehicles and other items
for sale in Oakland. The victims arrive at the designated meeting place and are robbed at gun point. The
suspects have been described as African-American males between 25-30 years old.