In response to recent articles related to Oakland’s financial position in the Oakland Tribune and other media, City Administrator Fred Blackwell felt it important to highlight some of the City’s efforts and correct some misleading assertions.
In 1964, President Lyndon B Johnson declared a “War on Poverty” and today that war still wages on. In Alameda County, 173,156 of our residents live in poverty and unfortunately 1 out of every 7 are children. This event is a call to action for the community to join the Alameda County – Oakland Community Action Partnership (AC-OCAP), Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor Jean Quan and Councilmember Lynette McElhaney on Saturday, May 17, 2014 for the 9th Annual Mach to End Poverty as we come together to raise awareness about the social conditions and policies that impact those who live in poverty. The first 400 attendees who bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food drive, sponsored by our corporate partner Schnitzer Steel, will receive a FREE t-shirt. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Lake Merritt bandstand – across from 666 Bellevue Avenue, just behind Fairyland. The March starts promptly at 10 a.m. and this event is FREE to the public. For more information or to register visit www.AC-OCAP.com or call (510) 238-2362.
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department reports that 7-year-old Kyianna
Orear, who had been reported missing, has been safely located.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with
information is asked to contact the OPD Missing
Persons Unit at (510) 238-3641.
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from
the media and the public in locating a missing child, Kyianna Orear.
Kyianna Orear is a female African American, 7 years old, 4' 0", 50 pounds,
with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue
jeans and black tennis shoes.
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from the media and the public in locating missing person Mr. King Carraway, Jr.
Mr. Carraway, Jr. is a male African American, 79 years old, 6’4”, 165 pounds, brown eyes, and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket (blazer) and blue denim jeans.
Oakland Public Works will conduct a seven-week Pothole Blitz this year. Potholes continue to plague our streets and they require this annual special effort by the Oakland Public Works’ Streets & Sidewalks Maintenance crews.
The first week-long Pothole Blitz will commence on May 12, 2014 in East Oakland’s City Council District 7. The week of May 19th crews will concentrate on District 6; May 26th crews will be in District 5; and the Streets & Sidewalks Maintenance crews will continue to spend one week in each respective Council district, progressing east to west across the City. The Blitz is scheduled to end June 27th in District 1 in North Oakland.
What: Pothole Blitz Photo & Video Opportunity – Interviews Available
When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: 106th Avenue at MacArthur Boulevard
Photo/Video Opportunity: Mayor Jean Quan, City Councilmember Larry Reid and Public Works Interim Director Brooke A. Levin