The Oakland Public Library, in partnership with Youth Speaks, is revving up to name another citywide Youth Poet Laureate. In 2012, the City of Oakland crowned its first ever youth poet laureate, launching an annual event. This year’s contest will get underway March 1st and conclude in August when the city crowns its second Youth Poet Laureate.
When tragedy struck in the Uptown neighborhood after February’s Oakland First Fridays event, everyone involved in the festival knew that the next event could not be a business-as-usual affair. In that spirit, City staffers and numerous First Friday stakeholders have been meeting together regularly over the last few weeks, to ensure that March 1 will be a unique event in the history of Oakland First Fridays.
Lake Merritt Channel Re-Opening a Milestone for Measure DD!
First 750-Foot Section Re-Opens after 140 Years!
A major milestone in the effort to reconnect Lake Merritt to the
Bay was marked with the re-opening of a 750-foot section of the Lake Merritt
Channel. The removal of the 12th Street dam, culverts and twelve-lane roadway is one of the premier Measure DD projects. Since 1869, Lake Merritt has been separated from the channel by man-made structures that altered what was once an open waterway to the San Francisco Bay. “Lake Merritt is an Oakland icon and among the most beautiful walks in the Bay
Area,” Mayor Jean Quan said. “I’m delighted to see the voters’ Measure DD
A major milestone in the effort to reconnect Lake Merritt to the Bay was marked with the re-opening of a 750-foot section of the Lake Merritt Channel. The removal of the 12th Street dam, culverts and twelve-lane roadway is one of the premier Measure DD projects.
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department requests assistance from the
media and the community in identifying a burglary suspect. Police have released
this photo of the person they believe to be responsible for committing a residential
Oakland, CA — Community members have voiced their concern to the Oakland
Police Department about illegal drug dealing and crimes associated to persons who
live in and around the area of 30th and Union Street where there is also a
community recreation center. With community help and support, Oakland Problem
Solving Officers initiated a project to address community concerns.
Oakland, CA — On Tuesday, February 5, 2013 the Oakland Police Department’s
Bureau of Field Operations Area 1 Problem Solving Officers and Crime Reduction
Team members conducted a search warrant on the 7800 block of Weld Street in
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 11 for a mandatory business closure day; Tuesday, February 12 in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day. While the City’s administrative employees are out of the office, if a situation arises that requires more staffing, the City has a plan in place to call in additional resources. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holidays or business closures.
Today, Mayor Jean Quan, City Councilmember Libby Schaaf and City Administrator Deanna J. Santana welcomed an excited team of innovative fellows from Code for America to Oakland. The fellows will be embedded in the City for the next four weeks while they work with City staff and the community to identify needs, leading to the development of new apps and tools that will bring greater openness, efficiency and participation to local government.