Oakland, CA – Mayor Jean Quan, Interim City Henry Gardner and Police Chief Sean Whent urge Oakland residents to participant in National Night Out (NNO) on August 5, 2014. NNO is America’s block party night more »
Since Thursday, July 10, the City of Oakland has been providing courtesy notices to vehicles with one or more unpaid parking tickets when the registered owner of the vehicle could not be contacted by mail. The intention of the On-Vehicle Noticing (OVN) program is to remind the vehicle’s owner of outstanding parking tickets in hopes that he or she will pay the tickets to avoid penalties and fees, or towing/immobilization (the “boot”). more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Thursday July 17, 2014 in an effort to lower the number of motorcycle-related deaths and injuries and increase public awareness. Officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes have occurred in the past. more »
On Saturday, July 26, the 7th annual “An Intimate Evening” event returns with live music, fine cuisine & wine, carriage rides, a martini lounge, vintage cars, community recognition awards and more. This festive fundraiser for the Oakland Parks & Recreation Department (OPR) will entertain guests from throughout the Bay Area for an evening of purposeful play at the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, from 6 to 11 p.m. more »
The City of Oakland is pleased to welcome the Jack London Improvement District (JLID), the city’s tenth Business Improvement District, as it starts its safety and maintenance ambassador operation in the greater Jack London District. more »
More Street Work Still Needed!
Seven weeks of filling potholes, surface patching and “milling and filling” Oakland streets, staff from the Oakland Public Works Streets and Sidewalks Maintenance Division have completed their annual Pothole Blitz. The goal of filling 2,500 potholes was reached – and exceeded by 21% – with more than 3,037 potholes filled. In addition, a total of 11 city blocks were addressed, utilizing the “mill and fill” process. Milling and filling is a longer-term solution consisting of removing two inches of deteriorated asphalt and replacing with hot asphalt. While the cost is higher, the repair is more permanent in nature. more »
Today’s agreement reached by the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority (JPA) with the Oakland A’s is step one of a three-part process. With this first step taken, the agreement now goes to the Oakland City Council and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for their consideration and approval. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and City Council President Patricia Kernighan issued the following statement regarding the City of Oakland’s process moving forward: more »