Local tech entrepreneurs, community activists and the broader Bay area tech community have joined together to organize the 2nd annual Code for Oakland, a unique, one-day hackathon that brings volunteer programmers, coders and community members together to build web and mobile apps and tools to improve life in Oakland.
The City of Oakland will suspend administrative and other City services for a business closure day on Friday, July 13. While the City’s administrative employees are out of the office, if a situation arises that requires more staffing, the City has a plan in place to call in additional resources. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holidays or business closures.
Oakland, CA - On July 6, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Oakland Police Officers responded to
the 9000 block of International Boulevard on a report of an armed robbery that just
The victim told the officers that he was approached my two males and was robbed
at gun point.
National-caliber Artists, Works Highlight 12th Annual Festival. Advance Tickets Now On Sale. The City of Oakland’s wildly successful flagship festival, Art & Soul Oakland, ventures into its 12th year by adding a late-night bash and cutting-edge art show to its long established reputation as one of the region’s top music festivals. Complementing this musical cornucopia of rock, R&B, jazz, soul, folk, E.D.M., punk, honky-tonk, metal, blues, gospel, world and Latin are large-scale art installations from some of the Bay Area’s hottest local artists. Named among the top 12 “must-see summer festivals” in Northern California by the San Francisco Chronicle, Art & Soul Oakland 2012 -- slated for August 4 & 5 in downtown Oakland -- goes boldly into the night on Saturday, with audio-video art installations and multimedia performances to accompany DJ Dyloot broadcasting from the rooftop of Oakland City Hall.
Oakland, CA – Although portions of the investigation remain active, the Oakland Police Department can now confirm the existence of a long-term, multi-agency investigation of a violent East Oakland gang. Commonly known as “the Burn Out Family,” the criminal organization was involved in activity such as illegal firearm possession, narcotics trafficking, and fraudulent credit card activities.
Oakland, CA - On July 6, 2012, at approximately 6:09 p.m., two uniformed
officers assigned to patrol were in the area of 7th and Clay street attending to a call
when they observed a female adult running towards them and waving her arms to
gain their attention. A vehicle left the roadway behind her and went onto the
sidewalk in what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to run the female over.
Oakland, CA – On July 2, 2012, a three-year-old boy was transported to a local hospital by paramedics after his babysitter reported that he was unresponsive. Oakland police officers and investigators began an investigation due to the extent and nature of injuries and evidence of past physical abuse. The child is currently in a life threatening condition.
On July 1, 2012, the Oakland Fire Department began rotating fire station closures as adopted in the City’s two-year budget. It is anticipated that rotating station closures will save the City of Oakland approximately $4 million per year though June 30, 2013. “We understand that closing fire stations could potentially impact service to Oakland residents, however we have planned for this and will do our best to continue to provide the level of service our community expects” stated Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed. All Oakland Fire Department stations (except the airport) will participate in the brown-out rotations, where two stations per day will close in the City of Oakland for a three day period.