Today Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna J. Santana announced a new executive leadership team of the Oakland Police Department headed by Sean Whent, who has been appointed Interim Chief of Police, effective immediately. Interim Chief Whent has moved quickly to stabilize the leadership of the Oakland Police Department by announcing appointments to his leadership team. more »
On May 9, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Oakland Police officers responded to the area around Lake Merritt on a report of a robbery that just occurred. The victims on scene were able to provide officers with a description of the suspects, the suspect vehicle, and a license plate number. more »
Oakland CA – On Friday, May 10, 2013, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) will open its doors to the community at its second 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 Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that Annalee Allen has been chosen as Oakland’s 2013 Mother of the Year. Raised in Berkeley, Annalee graduated from UCLA with a degree in Art History before settling in Oakland with her husband Jim in 1978. She is the mother of three sons. The honoree will be recognized during the Oakland Mother of the Year Award Ceremony, 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Morcom Rose Garden, 700 Jean Street. more »
May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Unleash the Power of Age. Mayor Jean Quan will welcome seniors and advocates for seniors to the Veterans’ Memorial Building/Downtown Oakland Senior Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, on Thursday May 23, 2013, from 9am to Noon, to discuss issues and opportunities facing seniors. more »
On April 30, Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna J. Santana presented the FY 2013-15 Proposed Policy Budget to City Council that invests heavily in public safety, job creation and economic development. Before the City Council holds formal budget hearings to deliberate the budget, a series of Budget Town Hall Meetings, hosted in partnership with City Councilmembers, will be held to gather input from Oakland residents on the proposed budget. more »
Come play in the car-free streets & parks surrounding Lake Merritt – transformed through Measure DD!
Love Our Lake Day
Sunday, June 9, 2013
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lake Merritt, Lakeside Park and surrounding Oakland neighborhoods more »
On Thursday, May 2, the real estate website Movoto ranked Oakland as the most exciting city in America on its roster of the “The 10 Most Exciting Cities in America.” To view the post, please visit http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/10-most-exciting-cities/. Real Estate Blog Reviewed 10 Criteria in Selecting Roster of “The 10 Most Exciting Cities in America” more »
On Thursday, May 9, 2013, Oakland will celebrate its 20th Annual Bike to Work Day with a pancake breakfast at City Hall. Hundreds of bicyclists will take the “no pollute commute” downtown including Mayor Jean Quan and members of the Oakland City Council.
Starting at 7:00 a.m., the two-hour event features:
• Pancake breakfast, courtesy Rotisserie Deli & Whole Foods Market, with Peet’s Coffee more »