Oakland, CA — On Friday, May 2, 2014, at 6:30 PM, the Asian Advisory Committee on Crime (AACC) will be hosting its annual banquet to recognize the Asian Youth Services Committee (AYSC) at Peony's Restaurant in Oakland. Proceeds from the AACC banquet, its biggest fundraiser of the year, are used to fund AYSC scholarships and youth activities.
Oakland, CA – It was Thursday, April 24, 2014, and Financial Planner Wayne Rancourt of Boise, Idaho, had just flown into Oakland for a business meeting. Rancourt was riding the shuttle to BART when he saw a vehicle near Hegenberger Avenue at the San Leandro off-ramp hit the median, overturn, and land on its roof. Rancourt asked the driver of the bus to let him off so he could help.
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, the City of Oakland Fire Department, Emergency Management Services Division will conduct its 9th Annual CORE Program Citywide Emergency Response Exercise.
Oakland, CA — On April 24, 2014, Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent, Mayor
Jean Quan, Lieutenant Christopher Bolton and OPD’s five Area captains joined
Nirav Tolia, Co-Founder and CEO of Nextdoor, Nextdoor employees, and
neighborhood representatives to announce a partnership between the Oakland
Police Department and Nextdoor (nextdoor.com).
Oakland, CA – On April 23, 2014, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged homicide suspects Stephon Lee and Mario Floyd with the murder of Judy Salamon, which occurred on July 24, 2013, in the 2400 block of Fern Street.
For the 28th consecutive year, the City of Oakland will celebrate Arbor Day with a community planting and environmental education program with school children. This tree planting coincides with the National Arbor Day program that publicizes the importance of tree planting and long-term care. Arbor Day is one of many ways the City works to maintain its status as a sustainable and green city. This year, the planting of eleven crape myrtle trees will enhance the beauty along the street in front of Jefferson School.
What: Tree Planting in Honor of Arbor Day at Jefferson School
When: Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Jefferson School, 2035 40th Avenue, Oakland, CA
Who: Oakland Public Works Tree Services, Certified Arborists & Students
Oakland, CA – On Monday, April 21, 2014, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Prince Tsetse, 40, of Oakland with the murder of Kimberly Robertson that occurred on April 5, 2014 in the 1900 block of 3rd Avenue.
The Coliseum Area Specific Plan (CASP) serves as a roadmap for the transformation of the Coliseum district and surrounding area into a dynamic sports, entertainment, residential and job-generating neighborhood. Before the City of Oakland begins the formal public hearings associated with the CASP, two information workshops will be held.
Clean & Beautify!
On Saturday, April 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, thousands of community and corporate volunteers will clean and green over 90 locations throughout Oakland at the 20th Annual Oakland Earth Day. Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. According to Earth Day Network, “More than one billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.”