Nine finalists have been announced in the City of Oakland’s third annual Youth Poet Laureate competition. These talented young poets made it through a highly competitive first round juried by esteemed judges, including accomplished authors, educators and community leaders. The Oakland Public Library, in partnership with Youth Speaks Inc. and Pro Arts is staging the annual competition.
On May 6th from noon to 1 p.m., Oakland will celebrate City Hall turning 100. The beautiful Beaux-Art style building first opened its doors to the public in 1914. At 324 feet, City Hall was the first high-rise government building in the United States. When it opened, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River and in 1983 was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
What: Oakland’s City Hall Centennial Celebration
When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 12 noon – 1 pm
Where: One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor, City Hall
Who: Mayor Jean Quan will proclaim the day “City Hall Centennial Day”. Happy birthday will be sung, and cake and punch will be served.
The building suffered major structural damage during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, but remained standing. After retrofitting and repairs, it once again opened for business in 1995. It houses administrative offices of the City of Oakland, including Office of the Mayor, City Council and Council Chamber.
“One hundred years of Oakland’s history has passed through these doors,” said Mayor Jean Quan. “It is a stately and elegant building that belongs to all Oakland citizens. We host not only government meetings, but art exhibitions, toy drives, housing workshops and we hope all our residents will visit our ‘civic home’ this year with pride.”
Oakland CA – On Friday, May 9, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) will open its doors to the community at its third annual Open House Event. The Open House, sponsored by OPD and the Oakland Police Foundation, will be held at the Police Administration Building on 455 - 7th Street.
Oakland, CA — On April 30, 2014, Oakland Police Officers arrested Cartier
Hunter, 25, of Oakland for the December 22, 2011 murder of Charles Butler, Jr.
Hunter was the second and only outstanding suspect in this investigation. This
arrest came after investigators spent long hours tracking down and following leads
that resulted in the arrest of Cartier Hunter.
Oakland, CA — This week the Oakland Police Department in collaboration with
the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested two
suspects in connection with homicides that occurred in Oakland. The cases are
Oakland, CA — On Thursday, April 24, the Alameda County District Attorney’s
Office charged Jabulani Williams, 38, of Oakland with the murder of Casey
Walker, 26, of Oakland, that occurred on November 21, 2013 in the 1900 block of
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from the media and the community in identifying a strong arm robbery suspect. Investigators have released this photo of the person they believe to be responsible for committing a strong arm robbery of an 82-year-old victim on March 28, 2014, at 7:15 PM, in the area of Coolidge and Brookdale avenues.
Oakland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that Lisa Klein has been selected as Oakland’s 2014 Mother of the Year. Oakland mother of two and founder of the nonprofit Loved Twice, Lisa has been responsible for providing baby clothes to thousands of newborns living in Oakland.
The City of Oakland and AC Transit are pleased to announce that their staffs have developed a Business Sustainability Program for the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project. As planned, now that we are reaching the 65% design level and have been able to achieve project savings, the agencies are enhancing the BRT Business Impact Mitigation Plan (BIM-P) that will go to the AC Transit Board and Oakland City Council for approval this summer.