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 more »
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. more »
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.” more »
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. more »
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. more »
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
unrelated. more »
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
73rd Avenue. more »