“Health care should be a right of all the people and not a privilege of some. This was the principle of “The National Health Service Act” I introduced in 1977, which provided for universal, comprehensive, affordable and accessible health care for all Americans. The pursuit of universal health care has been a long struggle. Too many families in Oakland and throughout America have been frustrated and turned away by our existing system."
“As we pay tribute to the four officers who gave their lives to senseless violence one year ago today, let us remember their commitment to public service. Let us come together as one community to honor their lives, their courage and their commitment to justice. Today, my thoughts and prayers are with their families and the men and women of the Oakland Police Department who honor their memory every day with their dedication to this community and their willingness to protect and serve.”
On March 27th and 28th, Oakland welcomes our first running festival and marathon event. In order to ensure public safety, there will be temporary street closures and parking restrictions in effect.
On March 5, 2010, at 2:35 PM, gunshots were reported in the 1000 block of 30th Street. Oakland Police Department Patrol Division Officer Michael Osanna was on routine patrol and heard the gunshots. As Officer Osanna continued to investigate the gunshots he observed a vehicle fleeing from the area at a high rate of speed;
Officers Melissa Geraci, Jamin Creed, Russell
Mederios, and Delmar Tompkins responded to Cleveland Avenue and Radnor Avenue on a report of
a vandalism that had just occurred. Upon arrival they located several vehicles with their windows
smashed. Officers contacted the owners of some of the victims' vehicles. It was determined that
several auto burglaries had occurred.
The Oakland Police Department requests the public's help in locating Charles Edwards.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Sergeant Galindo at 238-3821.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in
The Oakland Police Department will be out in force March 12th, searching for those
unbelted drivers and passengers, enforcing California’s seatbelt laws as part of a year-long Click It
or Ticket campaign.