On Wednesday, October 8, the City of Oakland and Oakland Grown are hosting a launch event for the Oakland Grown Kiva Zip Lending Team. The fun event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall, 14th Street at Broadway. Organizers encourage all Oaklanders to help grow our local economy by helping businesses through the innovative Kiva Zip Lending program. more »
The City of Oakland will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake by hosting a community preparedness event on Friday, October 17. While bridging generations and communities through preparedness, the event will also reflect on that tragic event and honor those who lost their lives and the many heroes who risked their lives to aid others. The free event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cypress Freeway Memorial Park, near the site where 42 people lost their lives when the freeway collapsed. more »
The City of Oakland has issued a Request for Proposals/Notice of Development Opportunity for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the former Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center under a long-term ground lease. Proposals are due by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, and a pre-submittal meeting and building tour will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from the media and the public in locating missing person Mr. Robert Ware.
Mr. Ware is a male African American, 76 years old, 6’2”, 160 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes. Unknown clothing.
He was last reported seen on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in the 5400 block of Foothill Boulevard. more »
The Oakland Public Library’s Carnegie-endowed Golden Gate Branch, located at 5606 San Pablo Avenue, will close temporarily, beginning Monday, October 20, 2014, for building repairs. Library administration expects the branch to remain closed for approximately three months, and will announce a specific date when work nears completion. more »
The City of Oakland was awarded $3.2 million dollars by the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to continue design work on a bridge connecting the Bay Trail and Lake Merritt bicycle and pedestrian paths. more »
The City of Oakland will host a community workshop on the Draft Coliseum Area Specific Plan and the related Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Thursday, October 9. The event will be held at the 81st Avenue Branch Library, 1021 81st Avenue, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will be an opportunity for Oakland residents and business owners to learn about the two documents and comment on the Draft Plan and Draft EIR. more »
Oakland is being honored with the 2014 Community Project of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for the West Oakland Youth Center.
The Community Project of the Year Award recognized the project for the collaborative effort that multiple community groups, participants and stakeholders put into it, including Leadership Excellence, West Oakland Youth Organization, Data Center, Attitudinal Healing Connection, Alameda County Health Department’s Oakland Youth Movement, youth in the West Oakland community, design team, Oakland Parks and Recreation, Oakland Public Works Bureau of Engineering & Construction and the commitment from Oakland City Council. more »
A new federal grant will bring 15 additional police officers to Oakland neighborhoods, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced today.
The new grant is the fourth awarded to Oakland from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office. Oakland is being awarded a one-year grant of $1.875 million. Grants were also awarded to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the City of San Leandro, providing East Bay communities with funding for a total of 27 officers. more »