On Thursday, January 15, the City of Oakland and Visit Oakland will sponsor a panel presentation and discussion called “From Farm to Factory to Fork.” The panel will feature four of Oakland’s leading food production entrepreneurs discussing the making of quality products and how these locally inspired and innovative products make their way to the chefs’ tables. The free event, which coincides with Oakland Restaurant Week, will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Lungomare restaurant, 1 Broadway in Jack London Square. more »
Oakland’s 50th Mayor Libby Schaaf will cap her weeklong inaugural festivities with a free public event celebrating the diversity, creativity and maker spirit of Oakland. The festive celebration will take place this Sunday, January 11, from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at American Steel Studios in West Oakland, located at 1960 Mandela Parkway just south of West Grand. Mayor Schaaf will make remarks at 5:15 pm as part of a dynamic program emceed by Oakland’s own Glynn Washington, host and Executive Producer of NPR’s Snap Judgment. more »
CityCamp Oakland, a participant-driven civic innovation conference to be held on Saturday, January 10, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, aims to redefine the way we perceive and collaborate with government. Organized by OpenOakland, the City of Oakland, the Oakland Public Library and other local civic groups, this event will convene more than 220 City staff, technologists, businesses owners and community members. The event will be held at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Mayor Libby Schaaf is participating in CityCamp Oakland as part of a week-long series of activities marking the inauguration of Oakland’s 50th mayor. more »
On Sunday, January 18th, Mayor Libby Schaaf will present the Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Regina Jackson for her outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at “In the Name of Love,” the 13th Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an extensive civic and cultural event that pays homage through music, to one of the greatest humanitarians of our time. more »
In response to the impending cold weather, the City of Oakland, Human
Services Department has established several sites to operate warming centers, which are
open today, December 30, 2014, through Friday, January 1, 2015, in the morning. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department and Fire Department are working together to plan for a safe holiday in the City of Oakland.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed want you to celebrate New Years safely and would like to remind everyone of the dangers and penalties associated with celebratory firearm discharges and the use of illegal fireworks. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department requests assistance from the media and the community in identifying and locating the persons in the attached surveillance photos. Investigators have released photos of several people responsible for burglary and vandalism on the night of November 24, 2014 during the downtown Oakland protest events. more »
Oakland, CA – This time of year, with all the holiday office parties and festive occasions with friends and families, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the Oakland Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be out in force December 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015—actively searching for drunk or drug-impaired drivers.
OPD will be conducting two DUI Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Drivers License Checkpoints and one roving DUI Saturation patrol with the first DUI operations planned on December 19, 2014 and December 31, 2014. more »