Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland experienced significant protest events last week. Many of the protesters were peaceful. However, at times numerous groups of people committed acts of violence and vandalism. Individuals have been arrested for a range of crimes, including obstructing highways, burglary (looting), failure to disperse, obstruction, vandalism, and assault.
On Monday, December 1, 2014, the Alameda County DA’s Office charged three men with commercial burglary for breaking into a business in the 900 block of Broadway. more »
Service hours for the City of Oakland’s popular “Free B” Broadway Shuttle will be extended by three hours – from the current end time of 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday to a new end time of 10 p.m. – beginning today. The extended hours mean holiday revelers can enjoy the many sights and sounds offered throughout downtown without driving from one location to another. more »
Looking for a job in Oakland? Know of a business that is hiring? The Oakland Public Library’s “Oakland Has Jobs” is an online bulletin board where job opportunities all over Oakland (and beyond) are shared. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department and Fire Department are working together to plan for a safe holiday in the City of Oakland.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed want you to celebrate this holiday season 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 has experienced significant protest events for the past two days. In preparation for ongoing actions, our outside agency partners have committed additional resources to assist us and we will work diligently to protect our city. The California Highway Patrol is assigning significantly more officers to maintain control of the freeways leaving additional Oakland Police officers to police the streets. more »
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday. more »
Not Alchemy! Just Vision & Determination
This week, the League of American Bicyclists designated the City of Oakland a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community. This is another step up from the Bronze Level designation earned in 2010 and recognizes the ongoing efforts to improve bicycling undertaken by a broad range of stakeholders more »