Oakland, CA – On July 2, 2012, a three-year-old boy was transported to a local hospital by paramedics after his babysitter reported that he was unresponsive. Oakland police officers and investigators began an investigation due to the extent and nature of injuries and evidence of past physical abuse. The child is currently in a life threatening condition.
On July 1, 2012, the Oakland Fire Department began rotating fire station closures as adopted in the City’s two-year budget. It is anticipated that rotating station closures will save the City of Oakland approximately $4 million per year though June 30, 2013. “We understand that closing fire stations could potentially impact service to Oakland residents, however we have planned for this and will do our best to continue to provide the level of service our community expects” stated Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed. All Oakland Fire Department stations (except the airport) will participate in the brown-out rotations, where two stations per day will close in the City of Oakland for a three day period.